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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1st Nelson Mandela Interview

A television interview by Brian Widlake on 31 May 1961 has long been considered the earliest known interview with Nelson Mandela. However, we have recently discovered a short interview recorded during a break at the 1956 Treason Trail which lasted four-and-a-half years.

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Saint Lucia adopts UN Decade for People of African Descent on Marcus Garvey’s birthday

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Dr Gale T. Rigobert, says Saint Lucia is proud to have officially adopted and launched the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent.

The Acting Prime Minister spoke following her presentation of an official declaration adopting the UN Decade last week, during a Colloquy on Slavery and Emancipation, […]

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The Reparations Movement: “A Ragtag Collection of Racial Malcontents Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum?”

By Dr. June Soomer

The Reparations Movement: “A Ragtag Collection of Racial Malcontents Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum?”

I would like to thank the National Reparations Committee for inviting me to deliver this inaugural lecture to launch the Committee. Since I was on the inside I know what it has taken to reach this […]

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Message to the St. Lucia Reparations Event from Don Rojas

Your Excellencies,
Members of the diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Sisters and Brothers of St. Lucia.

Please accept my apologies for not being present at this important event but currently I’m on my way to Canada for a family funeral. However, I wish to congratulate the National Reparations Commission of St. Lucia for organizing this function and allow […]

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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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Two hundred years after emancipation, ‘Are we there yet?’

By Christopher Famous

Are we there yet?

This is a question frequently asked by persons on a journey to a place not yet known to them.

In 1834, England declared that all enslaved persons throughout the British Empire were to be set free of slavery. August 1st was to be their emancipation day.

Ah, at long last, the elusive […]

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‘This is the Biggest Case in History’: Fight Goes on for Slavery Reparations

By Ben Stensall

The 1st of August marked African Emancipation Day. Thousands of people marched from Brixton to Parliament as part of an ongoing campaign for reparations to make amends for the generations of slavery that claimed the lives of millions of Africans, who ended up displaced and were forced to work to support Britain’s booming […]

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Emancipation and Economic Resilience

by Maxwell Haywood

The story of the resilience of the former enslaved black population in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) is part of the global narrative of the resilience of people of African descent throughout the world, who experienced the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism. That heritage of resilience is becoming more vital to the […]

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