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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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Marcus Garvey

Hand back to us ‘our own civilisation’

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Valerie Dixon, Jamaica Observer — The following is a tribute to Marcus Garvey on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of his birth. It is also in support of reparations and how the reparations can be used to the benefit of the progeny of the enslaved Africans mainly in the Diaspora. “I do not see why the world should be worried about the UNIA [Universal Negro Improvement Association] and…

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Medical Experimentation

The hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations

By Reparations

By Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University (THE CONVERSATION) In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health. We all want our medicines to work for us in wondrous ways. But how are human subjects chosen for experiments? Who bears the burden of risk? What ethical brakes keep scientific enthusiasm from overwhelming vulnerable populations? Who goes first? Today, the question of…

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Link emancipation to indentureship and reparations

Link emancipation to indentureship and reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Dr. Vishnu Bisram Every year since 1985, the emancipation of enslaved Africans is celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on Aug. 1 which has been declared a national holiday. Slavery and indentureship were among the most heinous and inhumane crimes committed against African and Indian peoples in the diaspora. Slavery was similar to indentureship in more ways than one. In fact there is a book on indentureship entitled, “A New…

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Reparations for Slavery

The Promises and Pitfalls of Reparations by Yusuf Nuruddin

By Reparations

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

By Reparations

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

By Reparations

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

By Reparations

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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