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Danny Glover's visits with Don Rojas at his Maryland Home. February 6, 2019

A Fundraising Tribute to Don Rojas with Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Talib Kweli, Danny Glover, Dr. Ben Chavis and others

By Events, Press Releases / Statements

A Fundraising Tribute to Don Rojas with Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles as Guest Speaker, Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Dr. Ben Chavis and Several other Prominent Public Figures to Present Solidarity Greetings. The event is Saturday, May 11 from 4 to 7 pm and open to the public at House of the Lord Church, which is located at 415 Atlantic Avenue and Bond St. (Take the A train to Hoyt/Schemerhorn).

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Let the Reparations Begin

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By The Daily Observer — In a surprising bit of news, we learned that the the University of the West Indies (UWI) will receive £200 million in cash and kind from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom in what has been described as reparation payments. That is almost EC $695 million!!! This must be great news to the reparation movement, whether they believe that it is sufficient or not,…

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Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles

Glasgow University To Pay Reparations For £200m Extracted From Region

By Reparations

The Jamaica Gleaner — Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has reported that The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK) is planning to pay reparations for £200 million (approximately J$34 billion) taken from the Caribbean. According to Beckles, who recently returned from the UK, “The University of Glasgow has recognised that Jamaican slave owners had adopted the University of Glasgow as…

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UWI Among Top 5% Of Best Universities In The World

By News & Current Affairs

By Ricardo Makyn, The Gleaner — The University of the West Indies (UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has positioned the UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that the UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in the world for 2019. This puts the university in the elite band…

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Ambassador Dudley Thompson

The UWI to Receive Ambassador Dudley Thompson’s Papers

By Reparations

A prized collection of papers belonging to the late Jamaican Pan-Africanist, politician and diplomat, Ambassador Dudley Thompson, will be donated to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at a ceremony on March 14, 2018 at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Cecile Eistrup-Thompson, widow of Ambassador Thompson. The collection will initially be housed at The UWI Mona Campus Library, and featured…

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The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies confronts claims by British Treasury

By Reparations, Video/Audio

February 21, 2018 — Media Conference: The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies confronts claims by British Treasury. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI & Chair, Caricom Reparation Commission The Hon. Lester Michael Henry, Minister of Transport and Works, Jamaica Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, The Centre for Reparation Research, The UWI Lord Anthony Gifford, National Council on Reparation, Jamaica Also see these related articles…

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Reparations Now — The Caribbean Claim for Reparations

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This video is of a panel discussion “The Caribbean Claim for Reparations ” with José Francisco Ávila, Chairman of the Board of the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc.; Natsu Taylor Saito, Law Professor at Georgia State University College of Law; Verene A. Shepherd, Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of…

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Outrage Across the Black World at Trump’s Racist Attacks

By News & Current Affairs

Editors Note: Below is a sampling of statements of condemnation from black organizations and individuals in Africa, the Caribbean and Black America 1/4 HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed. Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, January 13, 2018 – The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular…

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