CAMBRIDGE, England, March 23, 2022 - The monument to a 15th century slave trader, Tobias Rustat, which is prominently mounted on a wall in the Jesus College chapel of Cambridge University shall remain, following the decision of the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Ely as handed down on March 23, 2022, by the Deputy Chancellor of the Dioceses of Blackburn and Oxford, David R. Hodge, QC.
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KINGSTON, March 22, 2022 - Quoting historian Brooke Newman who said it was no secret that the history of the British royal family is intertwined with slavery, The UWI Centre for Reparation Research is using the one week visit of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton to Jamaica, to support the call for Britain and the royal family to engage in a reparatory justice conversation with the people of Jamaica.
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, March 20, 2022 - Ambassador David Comissiong, in his capacity of Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM, has launched what has become known as the The Universal Ethiopian Anthem, composed by Barbadian, Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford for Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association, UNIA.
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - March 8, 2022 - Today, March 8 is being celebrated as International Women’s Day, and the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Dr. Carla Barnett is celebrating the day with the Caribbean Community.
WASHINGTON DC, March 1, 2022 - One of Jamaica’s highways is to be named in honour of renowned singer and actor of Jamaican parentage as well as civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte. So says Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a message to mark Belafonte’s 95th birthday anniversary on March 1, 2022.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 16, 2022 - Former Jamaican prime minister and Queen's Counsel, P. J. Patterson, says the litany of travesties surrounding the wrongful conviction of Marcus Garvey should be more than sufficient to persuade US President Joe Biden to quash the verdict of guilt and clear the blot against Garvey’s good name.
(THE GUARDIAN) LONDON, February 14, 2022 - David Lammy has written to the government asking it to pardon 70 abolitionists convicted for their role in the historic 1823 Demerara rebellion by enslaved people against British colonialists in the Caribbean.
China National Radio and various channels of the widely influential China Central TV showcased Robeson on programs in 2021, 2012 and 2009 narrating China’s resistence to foreign military aggressions. This could seem like unusually frequent coverage related to an American who passed away decades ago.
CAMBRIDGE, England,February 5, 2022 - The Church of England’s Diocese of Ely on Friday ended three days of hearing into whether a monument to a slave trade investor should be removed from a Cambridge University college chapel to a permanent educational exhibition space in the College.
MONTEGO BAY, January 31, 2022 - February is Black History Month, and one of the historical facts not very well known, is that the Jews were not the only people to be killed by the Nazis during the holocaust which defined Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime in the last World War. Untold numbers of Black people in Germany were dehumanized, experimented upon and murdered by Hitler's surrogates.