“We now need to say to the British Government development is a shared responsibility…you have a role to play in this process, come back to the table and repair the damage you have done”. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), was speaking in his role as chairman […]
By REVD. Jesse Jackson
I thank President Hollande, Minister Pau Langevin, for their gracious invitation to this momentous occasion. I thank the Ministers, the president of the Senate and the President of the National Assembly and all the dignitaries present. I also thank Mrs. Cottias, President of the Committee for the Remembrance of […]
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover delivering a message on the Decade for People of African Descent.
Danny Glover speaks to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).
by Brian Jones
A 1930 unemployment rally at local Communist Party headquarters in Washington, DC. Library of Congress
In a series of recent articles in the Atlantic, columnist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates criticized US presidential candidate and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders for not supporting reparations. Cedric Johnson responded with an open letter that challenged Coates’s […]
British Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit to Jamaica October 2015, when asked about reparations for slavery replied that Jamaica should move on from the painful legacy of slavery and offered to build a multi million Pound prison on the island. This comes as an insult because within the […]
Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller raises slavery reparations at a meeting with David Cameron on Wednesday. Cameron is first British prime minister to visit Jamaica for 14 years, aims to strengthen trade ties with the former British colony. He is now under pressure to address them when he speaks to the Jamaican parliament.