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Reparations for Slavery

The Promises and Pitfalls of Reparations by Yusuf Nuruddin

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Yusuf Nuruddin, a veteran activist, has worked with the Network of Black Organizers, the National Black United Front and the Black Radical Congress. Currently he is adjunct professor of African American Studies and social science at the New School University, Co-Chair of the Brecht Forum/NY Marxist School, a broadcast journalist on WHCR community radio and MNN public access tv, and serves on the editorial board of Socialism and Democracy. Preview: The…

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Marcus Garvey on Reparations

Marcus Garvey on Reparations

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Our Founder, the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey delineates the ethical basis for reparations and repatriation in the following excerpt from a speech made circa 1919: “I do not see why the world should be worried about the UNIA and worried about Marcus Garvey. If the world hasn’t done anything wrong to Negroes, why should it be worried about the activities of Negroes. We are too considerate of other people’s…

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President Anthony Carmona (Trinidad & Tobago)

Pay reparations for slavery, says Trinidad and Tobago President

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Sean Douglas Anthony Carmona, President of Trinidad & Tobago, yesterday publicly supported a call to have European governments, whose countries benefited from slavery in the West Indies, to pay reparations to the descendants of African slaves. In his Emancipation Day message, Carmona said TT should support the efforts of Caricom governments as expressed by Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and Chairman of the…

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Plantations Slavery

Louisiana Plantations Reworking Tours to Include, Not Whitewash Slavery

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This July 14, 2017 photo shows a memorial by Woodrow Nash for the German Coast Uprising at the Whitney Plantation in Edgard, La. After the uprising, slaves who participated were tried and executed. Their heads were placed in public view along the Mississippi River, to serve as a warning to others. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)   By The Associated Press WALLACE — Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney…

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Irish American Slaves - American Child Labor

‘Irish slaves’: Historian destroys racist myth conservatives love to share on Facebook

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By Travis Gettys White supremacists have been promoting the myth that the first slaves brought to the Americas were Irish, not African — but a historian says there’s simply no evidence to back their racist claims. Liam Hogan, a research librarian at the Limerick City Library, set about debunking the myth after spotting a widely shared Global Research article in 2013 and realized its potential for misinformation, reported Hatewatch. “It…

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI)

The UWI establishes Centre for Reparations Research

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

News Release For further information, please contact The University Marketing and Communications Office via telephone at 868-663-9392 or email Rhonda.Jaipaul@sta.uwi.edu  or Shyvonne.Williams@sta.uwi.edu For Immediate Release Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, July 31, 2017. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has established a Centre for Reparations Research. Approved by the University’s Finance and General Purpose Committee earlier this year, it will be formally launched on October 10, 2017 at The…

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Call for Papers on Reparations: Special Issue of Social & Economic Studies [SES] on Reparation

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

It is now widely accepted and shown by scholars that the permanent dislocation and forced transportation of over 30 million enslaved Africans to the Caribbean and the wider Americas, and the mutilation and murder of millions unknown, constitute modernity’s greatest crime against humanity. But Western European culture, while aggressively championing the cause of human liberty, political freedom, and the public accountability of government, has so far failed to repair the…

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Europe replies to demand for reparations

Europe replies to demand for reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Bert Wilkinson At the just concluded meeting of Caribbean Community leaders in Grenada, the question of making European nations that had participated in the transatlantic slave trade compensate the region for the genocide was discussed at length, but officials are tightlipped about exactly what some European governments have indicated in their replies for demands for reparations from the Caribbean. For most of the past four years, regional governments have…

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Al Calloway

H. R. 40 is not the only answer

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Al Calloway Typically, too many African American political leaders, preachers and so-called intellectuals shy away from the issue of Reparations. As a result, the black body politic has not risen to demand that the U.S. government, industry, and white Americans in general, deal with rectifying the heinous wrongs experienced both by our enslaved black forebears and present day African American citizens. In the final analysis, African people throughout the…

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Reparations for Slavery

Reparations is Dead: How to Resurrect It

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By Dr. Jahi Issa and Reggie Mabry The moral case for Black reparations has effectively been made, but the legal argument has met much frustration in the courts. The authors believe that the period after 1808, when U.S. participation in the international slave trade was outlawed, is key to clearing the legal hurdles to reparations “Between 15-20 million Africans were brought to the America’s alive and against their will.”  …

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