Ink and identity: Clemson’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence shares Afro-Hispanic insights and continues dual book projects

  Clemson University’s Global Black Studies program welcomed the school’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in at least 15 years this semester. Paulette Ramsay of the University of the West Indies-Mona (Jamaica) is teaching a course on Afro-Latin American Women Writers this Spring, while also writing two books. She is a renowned academic and creative writer who has… Continue reading Ink and identity: Clemson’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence shares Afro-Hispanic insights and continues dual book projects

Tribute to Group Managing Director of Access Corporation, Dr. Herbert O. Wigwe  & former Group Chairman of Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo

It is with a profound sense of loss that we at The P.J. Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at The University of the West Indies, mourn the sudden departure of Dr. Herbert O. Wigwe, Group Managing Director of Access Corporation, alongside his beloved wife Chizoba, and cherished son Chizi, as well as the esteemed Abimbola… Continue reading Tribute to Group Managing Director of Access Corporation, Dr. Herbert O. Wigwe  & former Group Chairman of Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo

New Appointments at the Institute

The PJ Patterson Institute for Africa Caribbean Advocacy is pleased to announce the appointments of Professor Paulette Ramsay as Research Fellow and Sharon Bogues Wolfe as Director of Communications, Outreach & Events at the Institute. Professor Ramsay as Research Fellow will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer and set the research agenda of the… Continue reading New Appointments at the Institute

Remembering a Gentle Giant: Honouring Ambassador Richard Bernal

On the 30th of November, we would have celebrated the 74th birthday of a remarkable man, Professor, the Honourable Ambassador Richard M. Bernal, OJ. A year has passed since his untimely departure, leaving a legacy of profound impact in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and beyond. He is deeply missed by his family, the PJ Patterson Institute… Continue reading Remembering a Gentle Giant: Honouring Ambassador Richard Bernal

Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration

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UWI and Glasgow launch Masters in Reparatory Justice

  Global reparations continues to make headlines, with the latest being a prominent cover story in TIME magazine just last month. The University of the West Indies (UWI) is internationally recognised as a leading driver of the movement, and in the formulation, activism and academic research underpinning claims for reparations for slavery. The UWI in… Continue reading UWI and Glasgow launch Masters in Reparatory Justice

African Liberation Day Message 2023 “Imperialism and Neo-Colonialism must Be Destroyed! Africans Stand Ready for the Revolution

The P. J. Patterson Institute for African Caribbean Advocacy is delighted to join in a proud and glorious salute as we celebrate Africa Liberation Day on May 25th.  For the past 60 years, it has been the day on which Africans globally celebrate their heritage and struggles over colonialism and reflect on how to navigate… Continue reading African Liberation Day Message 2023 “Imperialism and Neo-Colonialism must Be Destroyed! Africans Stand Ready for the Revolution

Tribute – Dr. The Honourable Harry Belafonte, O.M.

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Trade as engine of economic growth for Africa and the Caribbean

An edited address to the 2022 Carib News business conference on November, 18, 2022. The conference theme to “look at the impact and development market in Africa, the Caribbean and the emerging market of people of colour in the United States” fits admirably within the objectives of the Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy, which seeks to… Continue reading Trade as engine of economic growth for Africa and the Caribbean

Kwame Dawes speaks on Africa-Caribbean advocacy and history as future

For Jamaican poet and writer Professor Kwame Dawes, the past is not just a signpost to the future but is actually the future that must be faced. This is more so for Africa and people of African descent in the diaspora, he says. “I recently learned that there is an indigenous community in Bolivia for… Continue reading Kwame Dawes speaks on Africa-Caribbean advocacy and history as future