Recognizing the Past, Repairing the Present, Building the Future

Event Under the High Patronage of the European Parliament

Inaugural Commemoration of the European Day for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the European Parliament

Virtual Event on the Histories and Legacies of the Transatlantic Trade and Enslavement of Africans and People of African Descent in Europe and the Caribbean with a Screening of the Documentary […]

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The Sensuality and Brutality of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe”

In his new film series, the director wants to vanquish any idea that British racism is somehow more repressed and less violent than the American kind.

By Doreen St. Félix

One way to measure a filmmaker’s commitment to his subject is to look at the not so minor details, such as costumes, wigs, and food. If the […]

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London’s Centuries-Old Insurance Market Investigates Its Slavery Role

Lloyd’s of London launches an internal investigation in response to pressure from Black employees and racial-equality campaigners

By Simon Clark

Lloyd’s of London has launched an internal investigation into its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade in part to determine whether it is on the hook to pay reparations.

The 332-year-old insurance market is responding to pressure […]

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Proposed advisory body would create plan for slavery reparations in San Francisco

Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. Kevin N. Hume/ S.F. Examiner

By Joshua Sabatini

San Francisco would establish a 15-member advisory body to draft a plan […]

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As Indigenous Peoples Day Becomes More Widely Celebrated, Christopher Columbus Statues Become Lightning Rods

As more cities and states move to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of or in addition to Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus statues across the country are under increased scrutiny this year. While some cities are taking extra precautions to protect their Columbus statues from potential vandalism, others are preparing to have them removed.

In Pittsburgh, […]

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10 Photos That Celebrate The Resilience Of Indigenous Peoples Around The World

Indigenous People’s Day 2020 offers a chance to reflect on the destructive effects of colonialism and the enduring power of traditional ways of life.
By Amanda Schupak

The second Monday in October, traditionally called Columbus Day, is now known in 14 states, the District of Columbia and more than 130 cities as Indigenous People’s Day.

The name […]

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Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day

Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause.

More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day as an alternative to – or in addition to – the day intended to honor Columbus’ voyages.

Critics of the change see it as just another example of political correctness run amok – another […]

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Britain’s Green Party commits to seeking slavery reparations

As of yesterday (11 October), the Green Party has become the first national party to commit to seeking reparatory justice for the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved Afrikans.

Proposed by Bristol Green Councillor Cleo Lake, the motion will see Greens call on Parliament to establish an All-Party Commission of Inquiry for Truth and Reparatory Justice.

The All-Party […]

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October 12: International Day for reparations

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the so called “New World”, ushering in a cycle of occupation, violence, genocide and slavery: this was the beginning of colonization.

Colonization is a global phenomenon: there is hardly a country in the world that has not been colonized, a colonizer, or both, such as the United […]

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The Case for Climate Reparations

The world’s poorest will bear the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Redirecting international resources to address entrenched inequalities provides a way out.

Current estimates put the world on track for as much as a 5°C temperature increase by the end of the century, reshaping the places that humans have lived […]

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