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The first Africa/CARICOM Summit was a truly historical event.

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Don Rojas — It was an idea whose time had come. On Tuesday, September 5 this idea took material form at the first Africa/CARICOM Summit conducted virtually and broadcast to the world via the Web and social media. Participants at the historical event included heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the African Union, chairs of Caricom and the African Union Commission, the Africa Regional Economic…

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CARICOM meeting about reparations

PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics

By Reparations

By Don Rojas— PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics The PuLSE Institute, an independent anti-poverty think tank headquartered in Detroit, has announced the launch of a major lecture series beginning in January 2021 to focus on the contributions of the Caribbean world to U.S. politics and to examine the quest for reparatory justice and anti-poverty policies. The concept originated from the strong interest that was…

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Black Lives Matter Rally Photo by David Geitgey Sierralupe,

America has its knee on the necks of Black & Brown People

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Don Rojas — Today America is at a crossroads, a turning point…at an intersection of the old imperial order at home and abroad with the birthing of a new order, “a new normal” if you will. For millions of people in America, the unprecedented street uprisings of the past 10 days offer a glimmer of hope that after 350 years of oppression, meaningful change may actually be on the…

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Reparations and the Legacy of Marcus Mosiah Garvey By Don Rojas

Reparations and the Legacy of Marcus Mosiah Garvey

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

A speech delivered by Don Rojas at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit, Michigan on the occasion of the 130th Anniversary of the birth of Marcus Mosiah Garvey—August 17, 2017 Madame Chair, Sis. Hazel Ross-Robinson, Distinguished Guests, Sisters and Brothers, Good evening. I wish to begin by thanking Bro. Charles Ferrell, vice president for programs at this venerable museum, for the kind invitation to speak here this…

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