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.
Rev. Dr. Willie Wilson, Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington DC, speaks to the DC Justice Collaborative on “The Prison Labor System: 21st Century Slavery.”
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century is committed to building the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. to work for the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.
Hon. Lisa Hanna, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture and Youth, delivered closing remarks.
Leaders of the Caribbean Rastafari community participated actively in the reparations conference.
The following is a press statement by Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration made on March 24th, 2014:
At the Thirty-First Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regular Meeting held 23 July 2013, the Heads agreed on an action plan on the matter of reparations for native genocide and slavery, […]