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Jamaica asks for £7 Billion as reparations for slavery from the British government

The Jamaican government has revealed they want £7 Billion as reparations from the United Kingdom for the Atlantic slave trade in the former British colony. This is coming after the country country announced last week it is holding the British queen personally responsible for the atrocities her kingdom committed during centuries of slave trade. The …

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Jamaica asks that Queen Elizabeth pay billions as reparations for slavery

Jamaica is set to petition Queen Elizabeth for compensation to all its citizens as slavery reparations. The Caribbean country’s government is to petition the British monarchy for billions of pounds of compensation but critics say British taxpayers have already paid to free slaves. Merchants made a fortune as slave traders in Jamaica after it became …

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Juneteenth, explained: the American Emancipation Day and Freedom Day

Juneteenth has been celebrated in the US for over 150 years Juneteenth is one of America’s oldest holidays, marking the end of over 200 years of slavery inside modern day US. The struggle for official recognition has lasted nearly as long. Juneteenth has been celebrated on every 19 of June since as early as 1866. …

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Joe Biden’s White House to support study of slavery reparations to Black people

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Wednesday said President Joe Biden will support a study on whether descendants of enslaved people in the United States should receive reparations, Reuters reports. If all went ahead as planned, economists estimate that such payments will be made to an estimated 40 million African Americans. Any federal reparations program …

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