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Why Reparations Part III

Why Reparations Part III


Professor Zaki Amir the invisbleman

U.N. International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade was established by U.N. General Assembly resolution 62/122 as an annual observance to keep alive the memory of the Africans who suffered and died as a consequence of what has been called the worst violation of “Human Rights” in human history.

The 25th of March 2008 was the first observance. This year, 2024 United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called for reparations to be paid for the act of transporting Africans to the New World for slavery.

Statistics for the amount of our African ancestors were kidnapped and put aboard slave ships vary according to the historian. On average it is 10 to 12 million as a low estimate and the U. N has 12.5 million.

The International Decade for People of African Descent by the U. N. began as General Assembly resolution 68/237 being adopted on 23 December 2013 with the theme of recognition, justice and development.

The stated objectives of the International Decade for People of African Descent were to:

Promote respect, protection and fulfillment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by people of African Descent, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

• Promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture and contribution of people of African descent to the development of societies;

• Adopt and strengthen national, regional and international legal frameworks according to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and to ensure their full implementation.

Professor Dwight Dummond from his book, Antislavery; The Crusade For Freedom in America page 4 wrote; “A total of 10,000,000 men and women were carried out. 100,000.000 died.”

There is a difference between people of African descent and Afrodescendants. Those Africans that came to the Western Hemisphere were deprived of all knowledge of themselves and raised by the slave masters, whether English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.

In the “Slavery Diaspora” the colonies were maintained by Europeans until they no longer could hold them by force. Haiti was the first to become independent and to this day is the “Poorest” of any country in the Western Hemisphere.

Guterres said the past “laid the foundations for a violent discrimination system based on white supremacy,” adding, we call for reparatory justice frameworks to help overcome generations of exclusion and discrimination.”

The Caribbean Community political and economic union, or Caricom chair, Hilary Beckles, said at the U.N. General Assembly, “This is the movement that will signal, finally, the collective victory of humanity, of good over evil,” speaking on behalf of former colonial powers such as the United Kingdom, France and Portugal.

Caricom reparations commission is different than the Afrodescendant Nation which is speaking for reparations on behalf of Afrodescendants in North America at this juncture in negotiations for reparations. Stay Tuned for Reparations Part IV.

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The Muhammad Speaks Newspaper is back physically and online as and can be viewed on social media platforms like You Tube and X formerly known as Twitter.

April 28th the annual commemoration of Black Holocaust Remembrance Day will take place in Washington, D.C. with the Conductor of the Reparations Movement Malik Shabazz giving the Keynote Address: The Black Holocaust Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

– Call 202- 505-1382 or go to X formerly Twitter @ Muhammad Speaks – for more information

National Reparations Convention will take place in Washington D.C. on May 17, 18 & 19 at Lincoln United Church (Shaw Community Center) 1701 11th st. Washington D. C. And don’t forget to text “Reparations” to 877-506-2184

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