Physically threatened, disorientated by the profound social changes taking place before their very eyes, many settlers left Ethiopia, selling or entrusting their houses to whomever they could. Little evidence is yet to be found on the re-settlement of Helen and James Piper to the United States. It seems James Piper died tragically in 1981 in the streets of New York City (Bishton 1986: 40).
Helen and James Piper are born in the early years of the 20th century in Montserrat, in the Eastern Caribbean. Migrants to the United States, they were Garveyites, Black Jews, and members of the Ethiopian World Federation, founded in 1937 in New York.
It was Edward Wilmot Blyden in consultation with President Daniel Bashiel Warner who developed the plan to encourage emigration to Liberia from the West Indies. Blyden was Secretary of State. He organised a Commission to the West Indies in 1862 to encourage West Indians to return to the Fatherland and to the first free black republic as Liberians identified their new homeland. Blyden had gone back to his birthplace, St….
Jamaican reggae group Morgan Heritage members will apply for Kenyan citizenship. Famously known as the ‘Royal Family of Reggae’, the group says it will soon make a home in the country. For the last two weeks, the Don Haffi Dread-famed band has been in Kenya, where apart from headlining the Extravaganza concert, they have been engaging in several charity activities.
It will be come glaringly more clear to you as you read this article that, Africa needs its sons and daughters from the four corners of the earth to return home and engage themselves in the empowering and development of Africa and Africans. The African diaspora brings with it a wealth of information, labour, engineering and ideas on how the vision of a truly redeemed Africa can be accomplished.
Today we continue in our series of discussions on the CRC’s call for Reparations . Yesterday we spoke of the firt point on this plan which was an apology from the former colonial masters. Today we focus on point 2, Repatriation.
Ahhhhh boy, its a hurtful sight to see such isolation and animosity amongst us black people living in the Caribbean. A lot of us are highly educated but yet still miseducated.