Tag: slavery


UN Says 50 Million People Worldwide Stuck In ‘Modern Slavery’

The pandemic, armed conflicts, and climate change have exacerbated conditions, trapping people in forced labor or marriage. The number of people trapped in forced labor or forced marriage and other crises has swelled by a fifth in recent years to about 50 million on any given day, the United Nations’ International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Monday. The study by […]


Chinese Ambassador Hails Jamaica’s Resilience

Jamaica’s resilience in overcoming slavery and achieving Independence has been hailed by the newly installed Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency, Chen Daojiang. Speaking with JIS News, the Ambassador said: “The history of Jamaica’s fight against colonial rule and slavery is laudable and emotionally moving.” He said that the “strong leadership and arduous efforts of Jamaicans” have allowed for significant progress in the […]


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’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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]