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‘It is Africa that owes Reparations’- Sandra Phillip-Hodge

According to commentator, local author and prayer warrior Sandra Phillip-Hodge, arguments abound regarding the issue of the Atlantic Slave Trade; however, one of the less discussed aspects of it is the fact that Africans sold Africans into slavery. Photo: Facebook/File
It was last month that cultural icon and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons, OBE revealed that she does not believe the Virgin Islands (VI) should be fighting for reparations for slavery, and instead should just be grateful for where it has come. Photo: Facebook/File
It was last month that cultural icon and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons, OBE revealed that she does not believe the Virgin Islands (VI) should be fighting for reparations for slavery, and instead should just be grateful for where it has come. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While local politicians and Caribbean leaders have been making calls for the United Kingdom and other countries of Europe to pay reparations for slavery, there are some who believe the descendants of slaves should not concern themselves with that and that it is Africa who they should be looking to for reparations.

According to commentator, local author and prayer warrior Sandra Phillip-Hodge, arguments abound regarding the issue of the Atlantic Slave Trade; however, one of the less discussed aspects of it is the fact that Africans sold Africans into slavery.

‘A bitter pill to swallow’

In a social media post on Friday, August, August 4, 2023, Phillip-Hodge said it is like a bitter pill to swallow, but research shows that some African countries have admitted to selling their own African brothers and sisters into slavery and have apologized to the African descendants in the Diaspora, even to the point of offering Reparations.

She said countries such as Ghana and Ethiopia have extended the olive branch for Black people to return to the Motherland, if they so desire, and will ensure that they are accommodated with property on account of the history of how their ancestors were exported from their native land.

Africa ‘owes reparations’- Sandra Phillip-Hodge

“This is not a well-known fact. But in all honesty, it is Africa that owes Reparations to those who think they deserve it.

“However, few today wish to take up the offer to "repatriate" to Africa, but they want to be paid in money. How much money is an open question, as they will now have to calculate a price on the head of the dead who died hundreds of years ago.”

According to Phillip-Hodge, intellectuals and Heads of State are seeking to discuss the issue of reparations during the "Emancipation season", in an ongoing effort to gain from those they blame.

‘Forgive & forget’

She said it will be interesting to hear their arguments, “but for peace of mind, and less stress, it is advised that we simply forgive and forget all that went down in the past and focus on being better people towards each other today,” Phillip-Hodge concluded.

It was last month that cultural icon and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons, OBE revealed that she does not believe the Virgin Islands (VI) should be fighting for reparations for slavery, and instead should just be grateful for where it has come.

66 Responses to “‘It is Africa that owes Reparations’- Sandra Phillip-Hodge”

  • sane (09/08/2023, 14:47) Like (69) Dislike (13) Reply
    At last, someone recognizes that this is not, and never was, a color issue. It was all about money. Europeans did not kidnap Africans. Africans were sold to them, by other Africans. You might not like it, it might not fit your political or social agenda, but it is the simple truth.
    • fact check (09/08/2023, 20:11) Like (23) Dislike (17) Reply
      You ignored the word "some" and replaced it with an imaginary 'all'. Not because some Afrikans sold slaves to europeans doesn't mean that all were sold and none were taken. Also please learn, research or realize that the slavery in africa was nothing like what the europeans slavers did to the africans because the afrikans saw each other as people when the europeans didn't see us as human beings. 3/5 of a human was the measure they gave, they treated their dogs better than them yet raped them and the women sexualized them. And if it was 'never' a colour issue then why were they considered to be 3/5 of a white person. YOUR attempt to white wash history is a failure no matter how many misled decide to like your lie.
    • Comment (09/08/2023, 23:00) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      What the writer failed to mention is that slavery was practiced throughout the world at that time. In Africa a slave owner would work beside his/her slave in the fields and slaves would be able to gain their freedom.

      However, the Europeans would take is evil practice to a whole other level of evil by introducing… cattle slavery - A slave was considered by law as property, or chattel, and was deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free persons. A chattel slave is an enslaved person who is owned for ever and whose children and children's children are automatically enslaved.

      I truly doubt that these African leaders could comprehend the extent of the wickedness of the inhuman psychopaths they were trading their neighbors and people to. Plus, keep in mind that not all African leaders were involved in slave trading..there were some who greatly opposed it.

    • @sane (09/08/2023, 23:46) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
      White people blogging and liking again! Wrong news site folks.
    • Bumble Bee (10/08/2023, 08:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      While some slaves were captured and sold, by African tribes who in some instances were paid by the Europeans, the vast majority of the time the europeans used their might & power to subject others to their will, remember they are the only ones that had guns. The Africans did not load anyone aboard a ship and sail them hundreds of miles across the ocean. Countries like Ghana and some others have apologised because their coast and shores were used as transhipment points, the jails & dungeons built by the Europeans for this very purpose still stands and in most cases are now tourist attractions.
    • Jack-B-Quik (10/08/2023, 21:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I spoke with a Ghanaian sister just a few weeks ago, who explained to me that in Africa, there were always Africans who worked for other Africans i.e as House slaves etc.; so it was nothing unusual when the Caucasians showed up and wanted to trade. However, according to her, Africans did not understand that they were trading their own to be beaten and tortured and raped and mistreated in the manners in which our ancestors were…and I believed her.
      • Yes, l (11/08/2023, 09:50) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        Africans collaborated with the white man against their own people. Thats bitter pill number 1. Number 2 is that they are primarily responsible for what happened to the slaves after leaving Africa. Ignorance is no excuse for selling out your own. Blame the whiteman for his part as much as you please, fot he is not innocent. But don't try to cover the deeds of Africans in this sordid business. It was done for money, like they are still doing. Everyone will be judged according to their deeds, whether good or evil.
  • 2023 (09/08/2023, 14:53) Like (40) Dislike (12) Reply
    the mindset of some black peoples is mind blowing:

    look around our neighborhoods blacks gunning down blacks. When you leave your cell phone in your automobile and that phone missing 99% of the time some black person now have it. Missing stuff from inside your house U can bet a black person gone with it(these are all substantiated facts)

    documented evidence shows blacks on the West Cost of Africa sold their very own skin colour during the transatlantic period of slavery

    In this territory when last you heard another race gunned down their own class or creed: we have over 100 different nationalities residing in this territory(most black on black)
    • lol… (09/08/2023, 23:44) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
      Look how you have stored up these white racist bloggers to your distorted cause at villainizing your own people? Can we receive reparations from you also Sandra?
      • 2023 (10/08/2023, 09:14) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
        @ LOL
        just for your information: the SLAVE TRADE moved away in 1834 and we here chatting piss in 2023: stop disgracing my little country: we were labeled a bird sanctuary and our people overcame that: we came out of grant-in-aid back in 1975 meaning this territory moved away from the monetary handout from London. little Road Town have done so well over the years that London here knocking on our Door: slick moves like that C.O.I and the undercover Scotland Yard Police just targeting our own people……..wake up and Live

        • @2023 (11/08/2023, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          So, what's your point? what does your comment have to do with lol's comment??
    • Bob (10/08/2023, 08:42) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Crime is crime. The island is predominantly black so duhhhh. It’s a matter of proximity. Funny how we quick to say BOB crime but will ignore the crimes in Europe WOW crime. The media have y’all slow AF.

      Africans sold other Africans, true that was a practice from tribal wars, they were POWS not slaves. They had no idea what the evil Europeans were doing after that fact. Get off the YT man’s sacks with justifying his evil ways all throughout history
  • lodger (09/08/2023, 15:07) Like (13) Dislike (24) Reply
    Some of these cats trying to rewrite history
  • NICK (09/08/2023, 15:19) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why are these people keep talking about African and Indian and white,you people need to grow up,this world isn't in to slavery anymore unless you are in a cage! Your not in Africa why must people celebrate they way you want,there is a new generation evolving,if you want that kind of tradition then you need to visit Africa in some tribe,I am sure you are not from Africa neither your parents,I am sure you doesn't use the bushes as a toilet and hunt animal for food,if you really want to speak about tradition then meet with the government and keep a cultural event that would intrest you,tourists doesn't come here and expect to see African tribes,if they wanted that they would have visited Africa,we all know it's a mix culture living in the bvi,have you seen any cultural events for event for Hispanic? No because they don't have any,other than party and drink rum,the culture is different these time.
    • @NICK (10/08/2023, 09:15) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      Not in slavery anymore? Do you see what is going on in African right now? France, America, Germany and the rest needs to get out of Africa and stop trying to harass the Caribbean nations and other Afro-nations with their post-colonial slavery systems of governance. As you can see we have had enough!!!
  • Sambo (09/08/2023, 16:40) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    This Sambo seems to have consume too much of the conquerors and colonizers divide and conquer cool aid. She is conquered and is severely suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Her reasoning is illogical. How so? If I go to a car dealer, buy a car, and then drive off the lot and then mow down dozens of people, is the car dealer or DMV culpable? In the jungles of Africa in the 1400 and 1500 hundred, “tribalism” was was common place. Tribes would capture people from other tribes and hold them and would trade them, along with other value commodities in their trading with Arabs, moors, Europeans, etc. An example of the doctrine of unequal exchange.

    This Sambo is telling us it was okay for slave traders, slave owners, and colonialists to purchase slaves and transport them across the Atlantic in the most horrific conditions imaginable, strip them of their humanity, worldly possessions, curtail their freedom, exploit and expropriate their labour for dizzy profits, separate them from their families, culture, customs, heritage, courtesies, religion, etc, work them from sun up to sundown to near death, fed them very little from scraps, house them in horrible conditions, rape the women, brutalize them, murder them with no accountability(Arthur Hodge was the exception; are they related? Blood lines are strong), lynch them, rob them of their freedom, deprive them of the ability to read and write, and other unimaginable atrocities and have no responsibility for reparative justice?? That is load of bullshit, Sambo.

    Moreover, racism flowed from the slavery institution. Race is the primary construct on both sides of the pond( Atlantic) , especially in the US and UK. As such, whites have labeled blacks as a permanent underclass, an out group , a non competitive group, etc, ranking them the lowest on the social acceptability human scale, if they treat them as even human. They have structured the system to avail of themselves of special privileges, entitlements and racial superiority. Further, under the 1833 Abolition Act, the UK authorized and appropriated £20M to pay some 3000, slave owners for lost of their chattel property and highly profitable source of income. Incidentally, the £20M was borrowed money, equated to 40% of the UK’s budget at the time, and was paid off in 2015. Nonetheless, up to this microsecond, neither slaves nor their descendants have yet to receive even a simple apology. What are they afraid of? Is it that they know that the crown/parliament legally sanctioned slavery? Hmmmm! Further, why did UK, etc, did not go to Ghana and other west African countries to pay the slave owners reparation ?

    The colonialists have found a mumu, a Sambo, Benedict Arnold friend to advocate their cause. Sambo get some help. Have you no shame, pride?
    • Manjack (09/08/2023, 19:52) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      @Sambo, I was going to weigh but after your commentary there is not much I can add other than evangelist Hodge-Phillip is looking for attention, wanting to stay in the limelight.
      • Julius Malema (11/08/2023, 00:46) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        @ Sambo l absolutely agree with you. Clearly this lady has not done proper abd truthful research. I am very disappointed and ashamed of you Mrs. Phillip- Hodge. If you are paid to write this untruth and careless article shame on you. Black people has suffered the most haneous treatments and they still are innother ways ex.beconomic genocide ( the list us endless) and you are here talking f!#%@#y. With the same breath tell whoever send you for the Europeans and Arabs to return all of Africa's RESOURCES so she can pay her debt ...according to you. I would like to have a real talk with you lady to gjve you the real and your BS and whoever send you, Return TO SENDER....IMMEDIATELY PLEASE...AND PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!!
    • Slavery Virtues (09/08/2023, 21:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      What gloomy but true picture you painted of slavery. No wonder the descendants of slave owners want to revise history to postulate that it was not so bad and it provided some benefit to slave, according to Ron de Santis the Florida Department of Education. If you believe that lie there is a huge oil deposit on Dead Man Chest for sale cheap.
    • @Sambo (09/08/2023, 22:18) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ Sambo, you are a disrespectful, sick, lying, s..b. All the BS you are spouting you know are made up and using the pen as a lethal weapon to tarnish the young lady for stating an opinion.
      • He’s speaking facts (10/08/2023, 08:30) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        These things are easily researchable.
      • Sambo (10/08/2023, 18:24) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Simple ? Tell me what I’m lying about? Everything stated can be independently verified.
      • @ @Sambo (11/08/2023, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stop playing the devil's advocate, or you will meet his faith one day!
    • Limey (10/08/2023, 11:48) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      Here this. You bloaks who are waiting for a UK Taxpayers handout will be waiting till the 32nd of the month. It is not going to be long.
      • @Limey (11/08/2023, 09:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are a chip off the block of your demonized ancestors...but thank God 'He' always has the last word. Euro-nations have a legacy of sucking the resources out of other nations for your survival and prosperity. Vampires and leeches with no ordinary heart of mankind.
    • @Sambo (10/08/2023, 12:53) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      (1000) Likes ! Very well communicated!
    • @ Sambo (12/08/2023, 04:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Sambo, “ Arthur Hodge was the exception; are they related? Blood lines are strong).” Interesting comment. The slave masters by day treat slaves as animals or worst yet at night they invaded the slave quarters, raping the women. Slaves had no rights not even over their own body. The church, government, etc., sanctioned slavery. So legally they make amends for the exploitation, the injury, etc. Moreover, Arthur Hodge( 1763-1811, serial murderer, plantation owner, member of of Executive and Legislative Councils, slave owner, etc., was a horrible, murderous, barbarous, etc, killers, for when your fellow white heartless, compassionate less slave owners/planters determined that your barbarous treatment of a slave(s) went too far and judging you guilty and sentenced you to be hanged just like a slave ( poetic Justice) you know you are a horrible human being. Poor Casper was murdered for letting a mango supposedly fall on the ground from the tree. May his soul rest in peace. Hopefully, Arthur Hodge repented before going to the gallows. The sins of the parents fall to the children/offspring. The slave masters raped the slave women, knock them up but didn’t support the chiren. The chiren too were slaves, treated as slaves, sold as slaves like a piece of furniture, etc. Being a slave passed from generation to generation. No escape.
  • AH GO SAY IT AGAIN (09/08/2023, 16:40) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Googler (09/08/2023, 16:44) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    I had to read this story twice to ensure my comprehension was accurate. It's truly perplexing to hear such notions from an individual of considerable spiritual stature. The assertion that African nations willingly sold their own people seems entirely nonsensical. Simply being a prayerful individual doesn't confer expertise to comment on matters without proper factual grounding.

    The slaves who were forcibly transported to the Americas were subjected to the brutality of being kidnapped, possibly facilitated by individuals manipulated into participating, often for meager compensation or through deception. However, it's essential to recognize that these manipulated individuals were not the masterminds behind this sinister scheme, but rather the victims of a more cunning force.

    Esteemed speaker, it's crucial to acknowledge that many African nations were plundered from their rightful owners, wrested from the hands of their true custodians, and claimed by the very same individuals you argue shouldn't bear the responsibility for their transgressions. It's historically documented that, in some instances, entire nations were traded for nominal sums or trivial commodities such as a bag of sugar.

    Madame, by advocating that the individual who received a mere bag of sugar be held accountable for an entire nation's ordeal, while absolving those who colonized entire territories, the narrative becomes skewed. Slavery had the devastating impact of indoctrinating many into a mindset where acquiring their owner's name translated to an illusion of freedom, masking the shackles that had shifted from limbs to the psyche.
  • Blimey (09/08/2023, 22:35) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    She is really delusional. Let us say for argument sake that SOME African tribes sold the tribes who formed part of the lost tribes of Israel (because that IS who they were or else why would a tribe sell its own people). If she is right, who raped them, lynched them, worked them for no pay, shipped them in the most inhumane conditions. Was it the Africans? I think she should go and read some books, with all due respect, including the accounts from the stolen slaves themselves. This is what happens when emancipation celebrations have zero to do with the true meaning of emancipation. This is the result of it.
  • Pls. Stop. (10/08/2023, 04:32) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    African may have sold African into Slavery but your reasons are facts are off.. This was highly influence by the masters in 3 ways 1/ to safe themselves 2/ using the wording of the Bible..3/ Monetary reward.. At the end of it all the Masters are the one that got infinite profit from free slaves labour, So, its only natural and make sense for them to now pay back pay, payment owed, or what we dub as 'Reparation'.
  • one question (10/08/2023, 05:50) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is this the false prophet lady?
  • @ SAMBO / MAN JACK (10/08/2023, 06:39) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    • Cannibal Tribe (10/08/2023, 09:25) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      It’s be proven the only Cannibalism was by the non melanated demographic
    • @ @Sambo... (11/08/2023, 09:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who like more red meat than Euros??
    • El Demonio Negro (11/08/2023, 15:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hurt white feelings? Look at the history of the world if you delete the whites life isn't bad on Earth. Fact not an opinion.
  • WTF (10/08/2023, 07:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    .......I'm sorry wtf did I actually just read!? Schupid bush chewing again amongst the old folk
  • Virgin Islander (10/08/2023, 07:28) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is what we call a Momo!!!
    I got to really laugh
  • Clearly Ignorant (10/08/2023, 08:26) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Another member of the Stockholm Syndrome Committee. Lady get your head out your fourth point of contact.
  • Hellooo (10/08/2023, 08:32) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    • @hellooo (10/08/2023, 10:43) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Because they see caribbeans as lost people who do not know who they are. Are they wrong? Look at the emancipation festival we just had. Was anything learned?
      • hi (13/08/2023, 07:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        West Africans (Nigerians/Ghanaians) see Caribbean people as:

        - we always like to party..
        -we are taking education less serious (most Africans study stem majors)
        - they do not like our Caribbean accent/slangs
        -they will suppress a Caribbean person
        - Nigerians/Ghanaians and other Africans will lie, manipulate and be with Caribbean people (who are british citizens) especially if they want to stay in England.
        -they don’t really like our food
        -they will call you sister/brother..only to use/abuse you…they don’t mean it
        —they don’t like how we dress

        THEY DONT CARE ABOUT CARIBBEAN PEOPLE..they just care about the opportunities they can get from a Caribbean person and they will kiss your ass to get what they need to get
      • hello (13/08/2023, 07:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Africans prefers their own…they do not like other black peoples (black Caribbean, black American etc)..

        Wake up!!!!
    • @ Hellooo (11/08/2023, 10:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I had several West African friends and associates in America, and we got along very well. I love their food! Like us or not We Are Blood...we can work out our prejudices.
      • ha (13/08/2023, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        An African don’t want Caribbean people to live in Africa..they want Caribbean people to gave them resources (good,sponsors etc) so that they can enjoy those resources….without. Caribbean person living in African….

        You dey craze….dey go plan for ya life without knowing..
      • Not true (13/08/2023, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        An African call you “My sister or my brother” …and you bought that stupidness?? Lololol

        Dey go plan for ya life….

        They will never tell you of any opportunities…most times they will only come to you with problems for you to fix..

        • @Not true (14/08/2023, 22:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Africans are uniting….like it or not! This is the era of Pan-Africanism!
  • question (10/08/2023, 09:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    if the part about African countries giving land to people of slave desendants then why isn't everyone going back to the motherland they keep going on about?
    • go back (10/08/2023, 15:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      If melanated people go back where would the nonmelanated go? They are indigenous no where on this planet
      • @Go Back (11/08/2023, 13:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        The non-melonated can go back to the cold desolate Caucasoid Mountains in Russia.
    • @Question (11/08/2023, 10:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why won't the Europeans of Australia, America, South Africa, South America, etc. go back to Europe... why not go back to their motherland?
  • Why (10/08/2023, 09:40) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Has the world ever heard the voices of true Virgin Islanders on controversial topics?
    These women who feel having children with locals entitles them to speak on behalf of Virgin Islanders worse than Karen.
    Why don’t she talk on living in that woman house and the many forms of elder abuse?
  • Goose & Gander (10/08/2023, 09:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sandra it is nice to know that you want to move on and not received reparations from those who profited the most from the slave trade. You have a right to your choice, however, many does not share your choice and view.

    Questions and short insights:

    Why did the slave masters when slavery ended did not decide to forget and move on? They fought and sought reparation for the lost of ill gained wealth and they were compensated. Haiti had to pay France is one of such example.

    Why are the jews whom are descendants of holocaust receiving monetary reparations up to this day from Germany? Did they simply forget this astrocity and moved on?

    The above are only a few, whatever is good for the goose is also good for the gander. Many persons descendants of the blacks slaves sees it only right that the same treatment be given to them. Further, they have their heads on their shoulders and not floating in the air, kookou land nor in their behind.
    • Sambo (11/08/2023, 04:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Goose and Gander, they are not against reparations; they are just against reparations for Blacks. In addition to examples given, a few more can be listed, ie,Japanese for their internment during WWII, Native Americans, Mexicans,,etc. As former US Supreme Court Justice zToger Taney noted “Blacks have no rights that he should respect” and he was/is not alone in his warped thinking. Moreover,, race is social construct purposely created idea created by a powerful people/group with authority over a less powerful people/group. Slavery/colonialism, etc, created Whites supposedly as the dominant racial superior race with special privileges, entitlements, etc, whereas, Blacks were cast as subhuman, a permanent underclass, out-group, ranked the lowest on the social acceptability scale, servile role, non/competitive labor force group,etc. And no stone is left unturned to keep Blacks in this status. For example, the system was structured so that whites acquired all the wealth , resources, power, control, and levers of government, etc. This mal-distribution of wealth, resources, power, control,, and control of the levers of government, etc, effectively keeps/kept Blacks in the desired status—-slavery, Jim Crow, semi-slavery, colonialism/imperialism, etc.
  • jack donkey (10/08/2023, 10:18) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some people need to know when an issue is out of their depth and they don't have the capacity to articulate or adequately address an issue.
  • haters (10/08/2023, 10:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    When haters hate the message they will also hate the messenger, and vice versa.
  • RealPol (11/08/2023, 05:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This lady is a getting a raking over hot coal, a history lesson, an education on the impact of slavery on Blacks, etc. Is this what she was expecting or she is just a contrarian wanting to turn the page, knowing that reparative justice is unfinished. Failing to realized that the legacies of slavery and colonialism still haunt many people, especially in the region. Or she is behaving like a Pavlov dog, having been conditioned and afflicted with the Stockholm syndrome? Is she alone in this warped thinking? Is she earning some type of psychic income?? What can be done to offset this supposed meritorious manumission?
    • Solzhenitsyn (11/08/2023, 08:50) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      All the lady said is that Africans sold Africans into slavery? Is it a lie or is it true?
    • @Pavlov Dog (11/08/2023, 17:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @RealPol, Pavlov Dog? Is that a simile or metaphor? Regardless of what it is the use was applicable and relevant. Many of us are conditioned to sacrifice own self-interest and national self-sufficiency for the interest of others. The BVI cannot self-empower and progress without putting a priority on its self-interest. The BVI must ethnoaggregrate, ie, individuals, resources, votes, etc, to progress. Individual success is notable but if it the person fails identify and connect with the group, the group does not gain in strength, competitiveness, and progress.
  • Reparation v. Repatriation (11/08/2023, 13:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sandra Hodge-Hodge Smith, there is a difference between Repatriation and Reparation, ie, recompense give by one to another for injurie; whereas, repatriation is the resettlement of for example of a displacement people. Black people going back to Africa is a personal action just like going back to the caucasoid Mountain is an optional choice for whites.
  • Exactly (11/08/2023, 15:19) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Its what I have been saying all the time we were being sold by our own kind.
  • Truth (11/08/2023, 17:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jesus said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).
    You can't be free and still living in truth-denial syndrome. Get over it. Keep singing "we shall overcome". When? Only when we stop playing ignorant and hating people for speaking truth.
  • Disappointed Sandra (14/08/2023, 04:44) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is simply blaming the victim and nothing else. I'm disappointed in Sandra not only as a black woman but also as a humanbeing.
  • lol (14/08/2023, 10:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Slavery was all about economics. Slaves were losers in battle or persons kidnapped by other Africans and sold to European or Arab slave traders.

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