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  • Emancipation, Rastafari, Whoppy King, and Coral Gardens

    Tales of the Black Friday Coral Gardens events in recent years disregard the deeper background and leave a warped understanding of Rastafari and the emerging Jamaican society. Rastafari emerged in the 1930s, 100 years after emancipation turfed three hundred thousand Black people off the sugar estates into an uncertain...
  • Serious questions for reparation advocates

    The call for reparations has been constant and growing. Ever since emancipation the former slaves and their descendants have in some form or another been asking for repayment for the centuries of slavery which brought the ex-slavers and their descendants so many riches. The demand has, in recent times,...