The Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network

June 1, 2017

December 7-9, 2017 Columbia University, New York City DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2017! In considering the politics and policies of commemorating the past, this conference probes how public discourses about memory change over time. Papers that explore how the past is known, interpreted, conceptualized, or articulated, and how such representations evolve with the passage of time, are welcome. How has the passage of time changed the way…


The battle is won but the war is not over. Rastafari family fights on.

October 28, 2016

Today the Rastafari couple charged with not sending their children to school journeyed to court to have their judgments handed down. The parents were fighting two cases which related to their two children in their bid to home school them. One case was brought before the Court by the Ministry of Education for failing to send their children to school. The other case, based on the first, was brought by…


Home school advocates take action with the AHF in support of victimized Rastafari family.

October 5, 2016

Updates on actions taken since the “Save Our Children” community meeting that was hosted on Monday 3rd October by the AHF. 1. In accordance with proposals made at the “Save Our Children” community meeting of concerned and enraged citizens over the handling of the case of a family who has never sent their two children to a formal school in Barbados, a position letter of support from the African Heritage…


Samson On The Wall: You Are Not Alone, Shaka Shaka we are family.

October 4, 2016

Today in “Samson on the Wall” I am going to further weigh in on the case of the Rastafari parents charged for failing to send their two children to school.  It is heart-warming to see the response of the wider Barbadian public in support of the family, especially after viewing a short video clip of the 12 year old son reading the section of the Constitution of Barbados relevant to…


I Have The Right To Educate My Own Children ….

September 30, 2016

On Wednesday, I published an article about a family who had run afoul of the Law of Barbados for not sending their children to school. That article was written from a logical but uninformed position. This article on the contrary is written from a more informed position.


Black Farmers Left Out Of New Growing Marijuana Industry.

November 10, 2015

National support for legalizing marijuana has been growing rapidly. Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. Independent analysts have valued the legal industry at $3 billion and rising to $10 billion when including ancillary trades and services. Cassandra Farrington, the co-founder and chief executive of…


International Decade for Peoples of African Descent (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2024).

The World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban in 2001, adopted the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. This document records a commitment by States to work together to eradicate racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. It is a comprehensive and action-oriented road map, offering a functional common approach to realize the principles of equality and non-discrimination. The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action…

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