Article: The Rihanna generation: How black immigrants are reshaping America

Great article that looks at the immigration and influence of black immigrants in the US. The most interesting part is that the Dominican Republic is listed as a major site for the  emigration of black immigrants. I wonder if the participants self-reported their race because then that provides better insight to how Dominicans see themselves […]

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Jamaica’s Post-Colonial Hangover

Yesterday Septermber 29, David Cameron arrived in Jamaica on his first visit to the Caribbean as Prime Minister. The prior night (28th) I attended the People of African Descent Summit where the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines  gave a wonderful speech about the movement to make Europe pay for indigenous genocide and African […]

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The Racial Paradox of Jamaica

Jamaica is truly a racial paradox. You can have athletes in Beijing, the majority who have brown to dark skin, representing the masses of Jamaica to the world burning up the track, then you have the Jamaica Miss Universe competition where a stunning beautiful light skinned racially ambiguous woman is selected as the winner. My […]

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Legacy of Slavery Still Monumental: The reparations movement in the Caribbean has lessons for blacks in the U.S.

Legacy of Slavery Still Monumental The reparations movement in the Caribbean has lessons for blacks in the U.S.

I think this is a logical request considering how these European empires were able to become wealthy off of Slavery and colonialism but then left their former colonies to fail by removing all of the economic support in search of cheaper labor and products.

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