CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice

Now is the time to move “From Apology to Action”

The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on July 6 to update the media on recent developments in the CARICOM region’s push for reparatory justice for the historical crimes of native genocide and African enslavement in the Caribbean region.

The media engagement comes […]

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Reparations Commission Chairman expresses Caribbean solidarity with African Americans in the US on Juneteenth

Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles on Friday expressed solidarity from the Caribbean with African Americans in the United States on Juneteenth. The sentiments were expressed in a statement issued by his office.

“We, your brothers and sisters from ‘your islands’ downstream Mississippi are standing with you in joyous remembrance of the journey. […]

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VERENE SHEPHERD ONE OF 2 RECIPIENTS OF ST. MARTIN BOOK FAIR 2020 PRESIDENT’S AWARD

“The President’s Award is presented to individuals and institutions whose work is noted for its excellence and for combining literary, cultural and liberation components in the service of progress of their people or nation, and of humanity,” said projects director at House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) Lasana M. Sekou.
Shepherd was the keynote speaker at the […]

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Pan-Africanists strikeout in Martinique

By KAREN JUANITA CARRILLO

On the afternoon of Friday, May 22, members of the Pan-Africanist group Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine (LDNA/Black African Defense League) tore down and destroyed two famous statues on the island of Martinique. The statues were in honor of the French writer Victor Schœlcher who is famed for having prepared the […]

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A Caribbean reparations lens on African Liberation Day

By Martin P. Felix

“The truth is that any figure of Africans imported into the Americas which is narrowly based on the surviving records is bound to be low, because there were so many people at the time who had a vested interest in smuggling slaves and withholding data. Nevertheless, if the low figure of ten […]

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A GLOBAL MASS MOVEMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

This century will know no greater mass movement than the struggle for reparations. It is no longer a matter of if, but when.
By Hilary Beckles

At the 2001 United Nations Conference on Race and Xenophobia in Durban, South Africa, it was evident that the reparations struggle would evolve into the greatest and most transforming political and […]

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Africa must support the CARICOM Reparations demand

Africa is now free of direct colonial domination, but the cause of African Liberation continues, having changed from one of fighting for independence to one for stopping wars, healing wounds and uniting to consolidate its political liberation in ways that will eventually yield the levels of economic liberation that continue to elude the continent more […]

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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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