Day 7 African History Month, 2019
It is indeed a shame, bordering on the line of disgraceful, that governments in the Caribbean appear to be not seeking the best interests of ots Alkebu-lanese sector of their population particularly in this United Nations declared: International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 -2024.
Several Caribbean territories began with what were termed Reparations Committees.
Today most of these Committees are either dormant or in some instances non functional.
Almost every just thinking person and Nation would agree that the “slave trade” constitutes a crime against humanity and was genocidal in its impact upon the populations that were the victims of this “slave trade”.
Today my discourse shall not be long.
I urge all citizens of the Caribbean where I am domicile to better organize ourselves to insist that governments of our territories take effective action to highlight the plights of our Alkebu-lanese populations where many of our young men are victims og gun violence or are disproportionately incarcerated in the prisons of our territories.
As we commemorate, observe and celebrate African History Month lets give a thought to the actions that we need to take in order to ensure just compensation for the labor, kidnap and spiritual, cultural degradation meted out to our ancestors