The Jamaica Paid a Heavy Price for Freedom

By Prof. Verene Shepherd (Centre for Reparation Research) And Ahmed Reid (City University of New York)

In a New York Times article by Stephen Castle of December 27, 2014, ironically the anniversary of the outbreak of the war led by Samuel Sharpe that hastened legislative Emancipation by the British, we learned that after a financial crash […]

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Reparations, Black History Month…

… and the International Decade for People of African Descent

Following is the full text of an address delivered by Earl Bousquet, Chairman of Saint Lucia’s National Reparations Committee (NRC) delivered at the Antigua Multipurpose Cultural Center on February 22nd 2018, at the invitation of the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABSRC)

INTRODUCTION

I was on […]

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Mike Henry steps up reparations fight

Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Clarendon in Jamaica, MIN. Mike Henry, is taking his decades-old fight for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean all the way to Buckingham Palace. Henry told a press conference in Kingston last week that he has completed the draft of a petition he plans to pursue […]

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REP. CONYERS INTRODUCES REVISED REPARATIONS BILL AS GRASSROOTS SUPPORT GROWS

Congressman John Conyers, the longest serving member of Congress, introduced a revised version of HR40, his long-standing reparations bill, at the start of the 115th Congress last week and grassroots U.S. and global support grows.

The new bill, entitled, “The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act,” will focus on reparations remedies.

“The […]

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Angela Rye: ‘There’s Nothing Un-American About Reparations’

CNN political commentator Angela Rye called for reparations during a heated discussion with Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie on air Tuesday afternoon.

Rye and Higbie were discussing whether the two major political parties are dividing the country when the segment on CNN’s At This Hour went off the rails and turned […]

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Will Prince Harry Make a Slavery Apology?

By Tom Sykes

As Bob Dylan, among others, has observed, you can’t please all the people all of the time.

Even if you’re Prince Harry.

Thus it was that Monday it was the turn of the usually universally adored ginger royal to experience a whiff of unpopularity, as he undertook his first day of engagements in […]

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A Case for Non-Symbolic Reparation

Harvard should not limit its outreach to Antigua
By THE CRIMSON EDITORIAL BOARD

Last week, the Antiguan Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, asked Harvard to follow in Georgetown’s footsteps and provide reparations to Antigua and Barbuda, citizens of which are descendants of slaves previously owned by the Royall family whose donation funded […]

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