Tag: slavery

POLITICS

Trump Forced To Postpone Rally Date

“Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents. I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20, in order to honor their requests…” the President tweeted. This move […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness — Emancipation is Not A Gift!

The Abolition of Slavery Act was finally passed by the British Parliament in 1833 and came into force on August 1, 1834. Enslaved people older than six years of age were re-designated as “apprentices” and required to work, 40 hours per week without pay, as part of compensation payment to their former owners. Full emancipation was finally achieved at midnight […]

EDITORIAL

Emancipation Day – Never Forget!

Do you remember the days of slavery? Do you remember the days of slavery? And how they beat us And how they worked us so hard And they used us ‘Til they refuse us – Burning Spear August 1st marked the commemoration of freedom from slavery for people of African descent in the Caribbean. However, it is also commemorated on […]

NEWS

Over 40 Million People Living In Modern Slavery

It is a confronting reality that even in the present day, men, women, and children all over the world remain victims of modern slavery. They are bought and sold in public markets, forced to marry against their will and provide labor under the guise of “marriage,” forced to work inside clandestine factories on the promise of a salary that is […]

EDUCATION School

Bristol University — No Building Name Change Regardless Of Ties To Past ‘Slave Trade’

University students across various continents have been leading the charge for the name change of buildings, removal of statues, restitution to the children of slaves, among other demands. One of the more recent appeals is that of students from Bristol University who are campaigning for the name of the Wills Memorial Building to be changed. However, their request has been […]