BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 30, 2021 - International superstar and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has been named the 11th National Hero of Barbados.
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PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries.
FOR several years now, beginning around the year 1975 when Sam Sharpe, the leader of the 1831-32 Rebellion, was declared a national hero, pilgrimages have been made to Kensington Estate — the location in St James from which the beacon by fire was lit as the start of what is widely known in Jamaica's history as the Christmas Rebellion, Sam Sharpe Rebellion, or the 1831-32 Slave Insurrection.
UNITED STATES, November 11, 2021 AP - For Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war.
One of the consequences of the establishment in the 17th century of the sugar industry in the British colonies in the Caribbean region was the importation of Africans to work as slaves. The result of this was that black people very soon comprised the great majority of the populations.
Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history. The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021, at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first Black national security advisor in U.S. history, the first Black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and also the first Black man to become secretary of state.
KINGSTON, Jamaica October 17, 2021 - Nestled in the quiet community of Newport, Manchester is Curphey Home, an infirmary for Jamaica’s indigent military veterans. Referred to as a “Haven”, Curphey Home was established in 1957 and was named after the late Colonel Sir Aldington Curphey, one of the founders of the Jamaica Legion.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 10, 2021 - Data released by the United Nations, says intimate partner violence (IPV) is so pervasive in Guyana, more than one in every two women between the ages of 16 and 64, ot some 55% of all Guyanese women, have experienced such violence at least once in their lifetime.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of "a racially unjust medical system."
The recent “joint declaration” of the Namibian and German governments on dealing with the 1904-08 genocide marks the first time a former colonial power has officially offered an apology to another country for state sponsored mass crimes.