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National African American Reparations Commission’s Plan for Reparations with Dr. Ron Daniels

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Jan Roberts, founder and president of Cultural Innovations in Action interviews Dr. Ron Daniels, President of IBW21 and Convener of NAARC. June 20, 2020 — Veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron Daniels was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 1992. He is the founder & president of Institute of Black World 21st Century and administrator for the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), which has…

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The case for British slavery reparations can no longer be brushed aside

The case for British slavery reparations can no longer be brushed aside

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There is now a global debate focused on all those nations who built their wealth by denying black people humanity. By Afua Hirsch, The Guardian — I once asked a British cabinet minister why the country had never apologised for the transatlantic slave trade. After all, this nation trafficked more enslaved Africans than almost any other – at least 3 million on British ships – yet it has only ever expressed “regret”….

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

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Says the time has come for a Caribbean Development Plan Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organizations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The three-day summit will discuss how to honor the historical debt…

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Five generations of a slave family.

American slavery: Separating fact from myth

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By Daina Ramey Berry — People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t. Slavery has been in the…

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Haitian President Jean-Pierre Boyer receiving Charles X’s decree recognizing Haitian independence on July 11, 1825. Bibliotheque Nationale de France

When France extorted Haiti – the greatest heist in history

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By Marlene Daut — In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, there have been calls for defunding police departments and demands for the removal of statues. The issue of reparations for slavery has also resurfaced. Much of the reparations debate has revolved around whether the United States and the United Kingdom should finally compensate some of their citizens for the economic and social costs of slavery that still linger today. But to me, there’s never been a…

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88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors — Resolution In Support of #HR40

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88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors Resolution In Support of the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act (H.R 40/S. 1083) WHEREAS, Congress finds that four million Africans and their descendants were brought to this land and enslaved in the American colonies beginning in 1619, and slavery was an institution that was statutorily upheld by the federal government of the United States…

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CARICOM Reparations Commission

CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice — Now is the time to move “From Apology to Action”.

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The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on July 6 to update the media on recent developments in the CARICOM region’s push for reparatory justice for the historical crimes of native genocide and African enslavement in the Caribbean region. The media engagement comes in the wake of recent public statements of “apology” and “regret” by some European states and a number of British commercial enterprises for…

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George Floyd Memorial

Reparations bill gains steam following the death of George Floyd

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By Mike Lillis, The Hill — Legislation exploring whether Black Americans should receive restitution for slavery may soon get a huge boost, as a growing number of Democrats are hoping to move reparations this summer as another response to the death of George Floyd. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will huddle Wednesday to discuss their next legislative steps as Democrats seek to confront racial inequality following the police…

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Suriname Emancipation

July 1, 1863: The day of great deception in Suriname

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For many years Surinamese people of African descent, whose ancestors worked on the plantations in the colony of Suriname, celebrated and commemorated ‘Keti Koti’ on July 1 as “Emancipation Day”. In recent years they have been doing this more and more together with others from our Republic. Many have never considered why ‘Keti Koti’ is always celebrated and/or commemorated on July 1. Also, many have never considered why the ‘Keti…

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