Opening Ceremony

Capitalism and Slavery 75 Years Later – Dr Heather Cateau – Greetings
The CARICOM Reparations Commission in collaboration with the UWI Centre for Reparation Research and the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the […]

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“We’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired” The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations

The novel Coronavirus Pandemic has revealed the longstanding disparities in health conditions for African Americans in the United States. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was “shocked” and “disturbed” upon learning that black Chicagoans, who make up 30 percent of the city’s residents, accounted for 70 percent of the fatalities. “Those numbers take your breath […]

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May 15, 2020

Reparations Symposium

Address by Prime Minister Gaston Browne during the Caribbean Reparations Commission Regional Symposium on Western Banking, Colonialism and Reparations.

October 10, 2019

I bring no special expertise or unique perspective to the issue of reparations. However, I am here primarily to signify my personal commitment to the fight […]

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Win for Reparations: California Assembly Committee Votes Yes on Bill

Tanu Henry | California Black Media

On May 11, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted yes on a bill that would mandate the state to set up an 8-member commission to examine how California engaged in — and benefited from — the enslavement of Black men, women and children.

If the bill, AB 3121, […]

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Coronavirus is a new crossroads for hope, healing and repair

As the coronavirus pandemic devastates the elderly, people with disabilities, people who are incarcerated, homeless and first peoples, it cuts open — again — America’s enduring wound of racial oppression.

Disproportionate rates of infection and death among African Americans lay bare continuing health inequalities and the need for the nation to heal this gaping wound through […]

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Invitation: CRR Forum on Monday, May 11, 2020

The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) invites you to join and participate in a CRR virtual seminar series forum on Monday, May 11, 2020. The discussion is entitled “The Uses and Abuses of Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence: Is Racism a Feature?” This will commence at 11:00 AM.

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Danish Government apologizes to Ghana for slave trade

By Kylie Kiunguyu

The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghanaians for their country’s role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast where millions of Africans were shipped to Europe and the Americas.

Zanzibar: Memory of Slaves.

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How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

Christer Petley is professor of history at the University of Southampton in the UK. His latest book is White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution (2018).

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