With the election of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as the first Black woman Vice President-elect of the United States, the Caribbean nation of Jamaica has been placed into the global spotlight, as Harris is also the first woman of Jamaican heritage set to become the second in command of the United States of America.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
BY OLÚFẸ́MI O. TÁÍWÒ, BEBA CIBRALIC
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 […]
By Hasit Shah (Deputy editor, global finance and economics–Quartz)
The day before the United Kingdom finally left the European Union, Bell Ribeiro-Addy gave her first speech in Parliament. The debate that day was about the broader future of […]