By: Earl Bousquet — The Caribbean’s ongoing quest for Reparations from Europe for Native Genocide and Slavery got several boosts in Jamaica in October, when three major related activities coincided with the launching of the brand new Center for Reparations Research (CRR) at the region’s top university. Located at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the CRR was launched on October 10 by CARICOM…
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Video: Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica. Also watch: Opening Night — Centre for Reparation Research at the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica Video: Opening Night — Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica.
“There can be no end to white supremacy until white folks renounce its spoils and privileges.” Photo by Johner Images, Getty Images. What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me. By Chris Moore-Backman, Yes Magazine — I had a fascinating breakfast conversation with my 11-year-old daughter a few days back. The night before I had a fitful dream—one that was short on plot and…
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Video: Opening Night — Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica. Also watch: Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies Video: Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica.
Video: Region Talk interview with Samia Nkrumah, Ghanaian politician and daughter of former president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. The interview hosted by Professor Rupert Lewis. Originally aired on October 19, 2017. Also read Samia Nkrumah on African Unity and Reparatory Justice – The African Unity and Reparatory Justice Keynote Speech Delivered by Hon. Samia Yaba Nkrumah on October 10th, 2017, at the Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the…
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican leg of the CARICOM Reparations Youth Baton Relays and Rallies was launched in St Thomas, yesterday, to encourage participation from young people and the general public for the success of the region-wide movement. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Morant Villas, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said…
African Unity and Reparatory Justice Keynote Speech Delivered by Hon. Samia Yaba Nkrumah, President of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre on October 10th, 2017, at the Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. “…Freedom is not a commodity which is ‘given’ to the enslaved upon demand. It is a precious reward, the shining trophy of struggle and sacrifice. Nor do the struggle…
Video: A conversation on Reparations between Prof. Pedro Welch (Chair of the Barbados National Task Force on Reparations) and David Commisiong (Host of the University of the West Indies Region Talk television program).
Meeting at the end of the launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica on October 12, 2017, the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) issued the following statement: The evidence is now clear across the Caribbean that the colonial mess left behind by especially imperial Britain, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Portugal has overwhelmed the efforts of national governments and…