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Scholar Traces Trail of Slave Trade

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Herb Boyd Special to IBW      Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the Executive Director of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center in Washington Heights.  She always exuded an air of the global diaspora and now that international aura is fully expressed in her book Goud kase Goud—Conjuring Memory in Spaces of AfroAtlantic.      From the “Door of No Return” in Benin to the…

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Speech by Hon. Camillo Gonsalves, Minister of Foreign Affairs, St. Vincent & the Grenadines at the Congressional Black Caucus Reparations Panel, Sept. 26, 2014, Washington, DC.  

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

  Each year, around this time, Caribbean leaders join other presidents and prime ministers in convening in New York to participate in the annual United Nations General Debate. And each year the countries gathered at the United Nations feel compelled to speak out against current and historical injustices – from genocide, to torture, to forced displacement of populations. From war crimes, to terrorism, to crimes against humanity. From Ukraine to…

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White supremacy and slavery

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

With a sweeping and widely praised new essay on reparations in the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates has challenged Americans to reconsider how they view their country’s history and to place the influence of white supremacy front and center. Rather than imagine the damages inflicted against African-Americans by white supremacy as having occurred mainly during the antebellum period, Coates asks us to recognize how Jim Crow in the South and redlining in the North denied black people the means to build real, stable lives for themselves, directly explaining the disproportionate poverty we still see in the African-American community today.

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