LONDON, Jan 11, 2023 - The Church of England says it will be committing £100m ($121 million) to establish a fund to compensate for its participation in, and benefit from the Trans Atlantic slave trade.
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January 8, 2023 - The centenary of the Rosewood Massacre kicked off today in Rosewood Florida, with a wreath laying ceremony fueled by the descendants of victims of the massacre that seemed to have been forgotten by history but whose persistence ensured that the world would remember the bloody end faced by ancestors at Rosewood.
NEW YORK, December 31, 2022 - The publication Marijuana Moment is reporting that New York’s first legal adult-use marijuana sales got underway on Thursday morning, with the inaugural purchase being made by the state’s top cannabis regulator. Broader sales to the general public began later in the afternoon at the symbolic time of 4:20 PM.
In 1994, the Australian federal government finally extended recognition to Australian South Sea Islander people as a distinct cultural group. This recognition was important: racism put Australian South Sea Islanders at a disadvantage, yet there was little public recognition of the unique circumstances they and their ancestors had experienced and survived.
MONTEGO BAY, December 28, 2022 - The public apology by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the Netherlands’ participation in the transatlantic slave trade, elicited a number of responses including one from the King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander who welcomed his government’s apology from Rutte, saying it was the “beginning of a long journey.”
MONTEGO BAY, December 27, 2022 - Today December 27 is Sam Sharpe Day, and marks the 191st anniversary of the Sam Sharpe War which began just after the Christmas festivities on the 27th of December 1831 in Kensington, St. James. It is important that we understand the significance of that strike for freedom which became the proverbial straw that broke the back of chattel slavery in the British Caribbean colonies.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, December 19, 2022 - While Britain and the United States, two of the major beneficiaries of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade remain shamelessly silent about their role in that international human atrocity, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, today in a nationally televised broadcast, formally apologised on behalf of the Dutch state for its historical role in slavery, and for the arising consequences that he acknowledged continue into the present day.
2015 was the last time the Golden Coach which chauffeurs the Dutch monarchs to open the parliamentary year was seen. This is because the usage of the coach is seen as an endorsement of the country’s slavery past.
Water is a scarce commodity in much of Africa, particularly in southern Africa. This is well symbolised in the name of the Botswana national currency, pula (rain). When tragedies like flooding and drowning take place, it may seem inappropriate to speak of the scarcity and commodity of water. For example, members of the Johane Masowe church drowned in a flash flood during a baptismal ceremony at a river in South Africa recently.
The Marina Project is a vast memorial and tourist complex under construction in Ouidah, a coastal town in the Republic of Benin in West Africa. The country hopes to market itself as a major destination for Afro-descendant tourists in the diaspora. Neighbouring Nigeria and its population of 220 million potential visitors also makes serene and diminutive Benin an enviable location for large scale tourist attractions.