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Fighting On Arrival: Gold Coast Chiefs In The Battle For Jamaican Freedom

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By Verene A. Shepherd — Jamaican History is replete with stories of heroic men and women who at one time or another placed themselves on the frontline of battles for freedom. Such was the case in the war for African liberty in 1760 in St. Mary, led by “Gold Coast Africans” Chief Takyi and Chief Jamaica, who knew enslaved people’s entrapment in “Babylon” was a violation of their right to…

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The Case for Reparations Is Nothing New

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In fact, Black activists and civil rights leaders have been advocating for compensation for the trauma and cost of slavery for centuries. By Mohammed Elnaiem, JSTOR Daily — In July 2019, thousands of Americans took to their television sets, phones, and laptops to watch Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny Glover, and Cory Booker testify before Congress, demanding reparations for slavery. There was a time when this debate was on the fringes; now it was…

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Capitalism & Slavery: A Handbook for Reparation Advocates in the Post-Colonial Caribbean

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Keynote speech by Prof. Verene Shepherd during symposium on reparations in Trinidad and Tobago on November 13, 2019. By Prof. Verene A. Shepherd Director, Centre for Reparation Research, The UWI Thank you Dr. Pemberton and good afternoon to everyone in this distinguished audience. Of course I must pay my respects to Prime Ms Erica Williams-Connell; Dean Cateau and her team of organizers; fellow presenters, reparation advocates, students, members of…

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Olivia Grange announces members of National Council on Reparations

Grange announces members of Jamaica National Council on Reparations

By Reparations

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced the appointment of the National Council on Reparations for the period 29 July, 2019 to 28 July, 2022. Grange said that the Council is tasked with formulating strategies to claim, secure and dispense reparations due to the people of Jamaica for the transatlantic slave trade, a statement from the ministry said today. The Council, which is…

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Prof Verene Shepherd, Vice Chair CARICOM Reparations Commission, speaking at the press conference.

CARICOM Reparations Commission Expands List of Countries to be Targeted for Reparations

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(Issued on behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission) This announcement was made by the Vice-Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Prof Verene Shepherd at a press conference held at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies (UWI) on June 10. She also revealed that the CRC was in the process of preparing a new round of letters of demand to be presented to additional countries identified…

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Mia Mottley

Centre for Reparation Research Congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados

By Reparations

CRR Expresses Commitment to Work with her on Reparations Matters By Centre for Reparation Research — St. Andrew, Jamaica. The Centre for Reparation Research (“CRR”) congratulates Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados on her assumption of the leadership of CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations. The Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee acts as a conduit between the CARICOM Reparations Commission (“CRC”), established in 2013 at the Heads of Government of CARICOM Conference…

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Photo: Mark Bell Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (at podium), speaks at Reparation Youth Conference, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown, Kingston, on Friday (May 25). Seated (from left) are: Co-Chair, National Council on Reparations in Jamaica, Professor Verene Shepherd and Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Janet Olisa. In the background is Charge D’Affaires at the South African High Commission, Mr. Phillip Riley.

Culture Minister Calls on Young Persons to Get More Involved with the Reparation Movement

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By Ainsworth Morris — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has called on the nation’s youth to get more involved in the activities of the National Council on Reparations in Jamaica. Speaking at a Reparation Youth Conference, hosted by the Council and ‘Talk Up Yout’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on May 25, the Minister said the Movement needs the support of the…

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Reparations is Focus of May 21st Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topic/Premium – Stand Up: Reparatory Justice Now. Guests – Dr. Verene Shephard (Vice-Chairperson, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Kingston, Jamaica), James Early (Consultant: Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy, African Diaspora,Washington, D.C.) and Don Rojas (Director of Communications, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Baltimore, MD)

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