British Government Responds to Reparations Petition

In a previous post, I highlighted a petition to the UK Government and Parliament that’s requesting reparations for African and Caribbean descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the UK. Well, I just got confirmation that the British government did respond on August 4, 2020. Here’s what they advised: While reparations are not part of…

Happy Emancipation Day!!!

I just learned of a national holiday that’s celebrated in Jamaica, as well as other English and French-speaking Caribbean countries, and I had to highlight it. The following information comes from Loop Jamaica. On August 1, 1834, all African children under the age of six were deemed free from chattel slavery in Jamaica. But older…

Senegal Renames Slave Post

Greetings All, There’s some interesting news coming out of Senegal that I had to share. The following information is from Africa News. Goree, a Senegal island that’s closely linked to the slave trade, is renaming one of its main squares in response to the racial violence happening throughout the world. Europe Square will now be…