Take a Moment to Remember…International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

This just dropped into my inbox from the ever-diligent Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to remind us all of the observance of a very important day for all Jamaicans – and for all citizens of those countries over whom the shadow of slavery fell. This is a very well-written message. The themes of … More Take a Moment to Remember…International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

Professor Verene Shepherd at the UN: Let’s Learn From History on Racial Discrimination

I almost missed this, but for those who did – March 21 was the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to be followed by a week of awareness.  As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted,”This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial … More Professor Verene Shepherd at the UN: Let’s Learn From History on Racial Discrimination