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Grenada National Reparations Commission Lecture: Malcolm, Maurice and the Movement for Reparations in Grenada

By Events, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7-9 p.m. ET, join the Grenada National Reparations Commission (GNRC) via Zoom for its first virtual lecture “Malcolm, Maurice and the Movement for Reparations in Grenada” featuring guest lecturer Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century. Theme: Malcolm, Maurice and the Movement for Reparations in Grenada Amplifying the role of our revolutionary sons in framing and shaping radical and revolutionary responses to…

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All hands on deck for Vincy volcano relief

By News & Current Affairs

By Nelson A. King — Vincentians in the United States Diaspora are calling for “all hands on deck” to rush urgent relief aid to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the ongoing, massive La Soufrière volcano eruptions. “This is a day we all hoped would never have come,” declared Vincentian Vaughan P. A. Toney, chief executive officer and president of the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers,…

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Maurice Bishop (1944-1983) - Maurice Rupert Bishop was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – popular efforts in the areas of socio-economic development, education, and Black liberation – that came to power during the 13 March 1979 revolution that removed Eric Gairy from office

The Spirit of Maurice Bishop and the CARICOM Foreign Ministers Meeting in Grenada

By Editors' Choice

By David Comissiong — In this 40th anniversary year of the 1979 Grenada Revolution, the fates smiled upon our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) when it was confirmed that the 22nd Regular Meeting of CARICOM’s Council For Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) would be held in Grenada on the 13th and 14th of May 2019, thereby ensuring that the assembled Caribbean Foreign Ministers would find themselves in a space steeped in the spirit of Maurice…

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Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

By News & Current Affairs
Despite Cancer Battle, Rojas Continues to Fight Injustice. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — A phone conversation with Don Rojas can easily begin with the subtlest of greetings – a friendly “hello,” and good to hear from you. But any conversation of length undoubtedly leads to a lively discussion about the Transatlantic Slave Trade, reparations, journalism, and of course Rojas’ celebrated activism and the fight for freedom, justice and equality. For Rojas,...
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Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega, Maurice Bishop, and Fidel Castro at a May 1 celebration in Havana in 1980.

Grenada’s March 13 Revolution: Forever Remembered, Never to be Forgotten!

By Commentaries/Opinions

The young revolutionaries of the 1979-83 era, at home and abroad, have all grown into advanced adulthood. It’s still quite uncertain why Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has again set March 13, the anniversary date of the 1979 Revolution led by Maurice Bishop, as the date for a general election in the three-island state he rules over – Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique.

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Maurice Bishop (1944-1983) - Maurice Rupert Bishop was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – popular efforts in the areas of socio-economic development, education, and Black liberation – that came to power during the 13 March 1979 revolution that removed Eric Gairy from office

High Stakes for Grenada Election on Revolution’s Anniversary

By News & Current Affairs

The announcement of the March 13 election date on January 28 gave Grenadian voters and political parties only 45 days to prepare. By Earl Bousquet — Grenadians are getting ready to head to the polls in just six weeks. Voters have been registering to cast their ballots and a host of political parties have nominated candidates for the 2018 poll after the Government set the next General Elections for March…

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Grenada’s capital, St George’s

China set to move into US ‘backyard’ with national development plan for Grenada

By News & Current Affairs

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — If the Grenadian government accepts a multibillion dollar plan, it would become the first in the world to opt for the wholesale adoption of a Chinese development blueprint – increasing Beijing’s influence in what is frequently described as ‘America’s backyard’. The Chinese foreign ministry said this month that “China Development Bank, at the request of the Grenadian government, is helping them draft a national development strategy”,…

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Grenada's Maurice Bishop (C) with Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua and Cuba's Fidel Castro

The Russian Revolution and the Caribbean

By Editors' Choice

By Earl Bousquet — The Russian Revolution did get support from the Caribbean, then called the “West Indies,” when it shook the world in 1917. History records that Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Jamaican who led the largest organization of Black people in the Western hemisphere ever, quickly dispatched a letter from the United Negro Improvement Association, on behalf of its millions of members in the United States, the Caribbean and…

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