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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The racist ideas of slave owners are still with us today

by Catherine Hall

On Sunday evening, the ITV series Victoria imagined Prince Albert addressing the great anti-slavery convention at Exeter Hall, on the continued existence of the slave trade and slavery. It went so far as to show an encounter between Albert, a freed African-American and American feminists attending the convention.

It was engaging television. […]

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Suriname Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous People’s Day is one of the public holidays in the Republic of Suriname. It is celebrated on August 9, coinciding with the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The UN General Assembly declared August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in December 1994. In 2007, the government of […]

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US owes blacks reparations over slavery: UN experts

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The United States should give African Americans reparations for slavery, UN experts said Tuesday, warning that the country had not yet confronted its legacy of “racial terrorism”.

Amid a presidential election campaign in which racial rhetoric has played a central role, the UN working group on people of African descent warned that […]

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An open letter on the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

In the face of rising racism, scholars, activists and civil society organisations express their support for the UN Working Group on People of African Descent, and call on the UN to heed the call for reparatory justice.

To the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for Human rights and the General Assembly of the United […]

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The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

In the early 19th Century, it was fashionable for Europeans to collect wild animals from around the globe, bring them home and put them on display. One French dealer went further, bringing back the body of an African warrior. Dutch writer Frank Westerman came across the exhibit in a Spanish museum 30 years ago, and […]

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Descendants of 272 Georgetown University Slaves React to Reparations

by Ian Scoville Hoya Staff Writer

A group of descendants of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 is seeking to establish a $1 billion foundation in partnership with the university and the Jesuits of Maryland to fund scholarships for descendants a week after University President John J. DeGioia announced they would receive an […]

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Can Black Lives Matter work in Brazil, where ‘repression means death’?

By Kim Brunhuber

Every week or so, Ana Oliveira and Fatima Pinho meet on the rooftop deck of Oliveira’s modest home in the Rio favela of Manguinhos. They’re drawn together by the faces stenciled on a large black cloth — smiling faces of young black men. There are dates written underneath. Under her son Jonathan’s face […]

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