Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Clarendon in Jamaica, MIN. Mike Henry, is taking his decades-old fight for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean all the way to Buckingham Palace. Henry told a press conference in Kingston last week that he has completed the draft of a petition he plans to pursue […]
On September 30, 2015 when Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain & Northern Ireland addressed the Jamaican Parliament and told the people of the island and region that slavery was a long time ago and that it was time black people ‘get over it’, he was not […]
Congressman John Conyers, the longest serving member of Congress, introduced a revised version of HR40, his long-standing reparations bill, at the start of the 115th Congress last week and grassroots U.S. and global support grows.
The new bill, entitled, “The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act,” will focus on reparations remedies.
At the turn of the year, after the giving, receiving and splurging are over, eyes turn wearily to outstanding bills, upcoming liabilities and the settling of accounts. This year, thanks to Brexit, no shortage of final demands and eye-watering bills will be appearing in the nation’s letterbox – and denial will not […]
CNN political commentator Angela Rye called for reparations during a heated discussion with Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie on air Tuesday afternoon.
Rye and Higbie were discussing whether the two major political parties are dividing the country when the segment on CNN’s At This Hour went off the rails and turned […]
By Tom Sykes
As Bob Dylan, among others, has observed, you can’t please all the people all of the time.
Even if you’re Prince Harry.
Thus it was that Monday it was the turn of the usually universally adored ginger royal to experience a whiff of unpopularity, as he undertook his first day of engagements in […]
Harvard should not limit its outreach to Antigua
By THE CRIMSON EDITORIAL BOARD
Last week, the Antiguan Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, asked Harvard to follow in Georgetown’s footsteps and provide reparations to Antigua and Barbuda, citizens of which are descendants of slaves previously owned by the Royall family whose donation funded […]
NEW YORK, USA — A team of researchers has traced a type of rice grown in the South American country of Suriname to a similar type found in the fields of Ivory Coast, revealing additional linkages between “New World” and “Old World” crops that likely resulted from the slave trade.
“This evidence is an incentive to […]
On Sunday evening, the ITV series Victoria imagined Prince Albert addressing the great anti-slavery convention at Exeter Hall, on the continued existence of the slave trade and slavery. It went so far as to show an encounter between Albert, a freed African-American and American feminists attending the convention.
It was engaging television. […]
Indigenous People’s Day is one of the public holidays in the Republic of Suriname. It is celebrated on August 9, coinciding with the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The UN General Assembly declared August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in December 1994. In 2007, the government of […]