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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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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Cleaning Up the Colonia Mess: Persistent Poverty and Social Decline”

The Centre for Reparation Research, The university of the West Indies presents a seminar:

Friday, October 19, 2018
10:00am – 12 noon

Dr. Aleem Mohammed Room
Regional Headquarters, the UWI
2A Hermitage Road, Kingston 7

Professor Brian Meeks

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Centre for Reparation Research Calls for Reflection and Reparation on Emancipation Day

St. Andrew, Jamaica. Today, 13 of the 15 independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries celebrate “Emancipation Day” with a public holiday and a day of national observance. Emancipation Day commemorates August 1, 1838 when the enslaved people of African descent across the region finally received emancipation from Chattel Slavery and Indentureship. On this 180th anniversary of […]

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Sir Hilary Beckles – Emancipation Day Message

We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1st; other dates are determined elsewhere and officially recognized.

Marking the moment in a celebratory fashion remains necessary despite the despicable nature […]

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