Despite COVID-19, the Caribbean Reparations Train Remained on Track in 2020! Part 3

December started with news, on Day One, of a massive new effort under way in the USA to name 12.5 million Africans sold into slavery through a database that will allow for an unprecedented view of who they were, where they were kidnapped and who they were sold to.

Despite COVID-19, the Caribbean Reparations Train Remained on Track in 2020! Part 4 (Final)

The three previous parts offered chronological recalls of some of the major developments that made 2020 different for the Caribbean’s Reparatory Justice Movement, including: George Floyd’s death and the resulting impetus for the Black Lives Matter and Reparations Movemen...

2020 was the year America embraced Black Lives Matter as a movement, not just a moment

2020 was the year America embraced Black Lives Matter as a movement, not just a moment

By ERIKA D. SMITH George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Andres Guardado. For months this summer, these Black and brown faces looked out on us from the boarded-up windows of businesses in Venice, spray-painted on plywood and awaiting riots that never came. Every day, they remin...

How Black Brazilians Are Looking to a Slavery-Era Form of Resistance to Fight Racial Injustice Today

How Black Brazilians Are Looking to a Slavery-Era Form of Resistance to Fight Racial Injustice Today

By and A dozen people are dancing around a bonfire in a yard between two large warehouses in São Paulo. It’s early November and members of Quilombaque—a Black community hub in Perus, a poor neighborhood on the city’s northern fringes—are celebr...

U.S. cities and states are discussing reparations for Black Americans. Here’s what’s key.

One lesson from international efforts: Keep reparations distinct from general social support. By Peter Dixon As Black Lives Matter protests have surged across the United States, several cities and at least one state have taken significant ...

Despite COVID-19, the Caribbean Reparations Train Remained on Track in 2020! – PART 2

November 2020 was a Reparations month to remember. On November 3, while American voters were busy deciding President Donald Trump’s future at the White House, the United Nations (UN) Security Council held an unprecedented Open Debate on ‘Peace-Buildin...

BRITAIN’S ROLE IN THE RISE AND FALL OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY

BRITAIN’S ROLE IN THE RISE AND FALL OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY

Independent MP William Wilberforce wrote the Slave Trade Act in 1807 which abolished the industry across the British Empire. It was enacted in 1833 The transatlantic slave trade was launched by Portuguese traders with the construction of sub-Saharan Africa's first permane...

Reckoning With Slavery: What A Revolt’s Archives Tell Us About Who Owns The Past

Reckoning With Slavery: What A Revolt’s Archives Tell Us About Who Owns The Past

by Marjoleine Kars The consequences of 400 years of the Atlantic slave trade are still felt today. Untangling the power structures and systemic racism that came with slavery is ongoing, with police brutality, memorials to slave owners and reparat...

Black Movement Organizations Call for Reparations Instead of Giving Tuesday

Black Movement Organizations Call for Reparations Instead of Giving Tuesday

By A coalition of Black organizations have decided to skip #GivingTuesday and call for justice by reimagining relationships, repairing harm, and reorganizing economies. Through the #ReparationsMonday campaign, leaders of the Movement for Black L...

Insight: What Climate, Conch Salad And The Land Have To Do With Knowledge Of Self And Freedom

In the first of a series of articles compiled by the University of The Bahamas - entitled the Mangrove Series - writers take a critical look at what it is that we value as a Bahamian people and the risks that a changing climate poses to these treasures. The series was in...