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

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 data...

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

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 ...

Beckles to European Parliament: “End colonialism in region and honor debt owed.”

Beckles to European Parliament: “End colonialism in region and honor debt owed.”

The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, called upon the European Parliament to end colonization in the region and...

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 boarde...

Capitalism, Slavery, and Economic White Supremacy

Capitalism, Slavery, and Economic White Supremacy

By What is at stake when we talk about the economics of North American slavery? Over the last 75+ years it has been whether c...

Africa: France Approves Return of African Treasures Looted During Colonial Period

Africa: France Approves Return of African Treasures Looted During Colonial Period

French MPs have approved the return of looted historical artefacts to Benin and Senegal, completing the legislative process needed to give back the objects...

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 me...

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

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 L...