The Sensuality and Brutality of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe”

In his new film series, the director wants to vanquish any idea that British racism is somehow more repressed and less violent than the American kind.

By Doreen St. Félix

One way to measure a filmmaker’s commitment to his subject is to look at the not so minor details, such as costumes, wigs, and food. If the […]

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Steve King’s Racist ‘Slave’ Attack On Kamala Harris Renews False Birther Conspiracy Theory

The Republican congressman disingenuously suggested his racist birther tweet was about reparations for slavery.
– By Bruce C.T. Wright

As it became resoundingly apparent that Donald Trump‘s desperate attempt to overturn the election’s results will not work, one of his loyal minions in congress decided to renew a baseless and racist birther conspiracy […]

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Addressing disparities of human development

Friends share a bicycle through the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since gaining independence from colonial Europe, most Caribbean countries have experienced low to no growth and a critical erosion of human-development gains. Most Caribbean countries have had a negative evolution in the HDI ranking over the past decade or so. Haiti, which the […]

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London’s Centuries-Old Insurance Market Investigates Its Slavery Role

Lloyd’s of London launches an internal investigation in response to pressure from Black employees and racial-equality campaigners

By Simon Clark

Lloyd’s of London has launched an internal investigation into its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade in part to determine whether it is on the hook to pay reparations.

The 332-year-old insurance market is responding to pressure […]

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Proposed advisory body would create plan for slavery reparations in San Francisco

Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. Kevin N. Hume/ S.F. Examiner

By Joshua Sabatini

San Francisco would establish a 15-member advisory body to draft a plan […]

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Nelson’s Statue to be removed November 16

The statue of Lord Nelson, located in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, will be removed from that location on November 16, 2020 — International Day of Tolerance, as designated by the United Nations 50 years ago.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, with responsibility for Culture, John King, whose office is leading the project, described the decision […]

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