Stories from the International Decade For People of African Descent 2015 - 2024

These personal experience stories are elements of our legacy and will define the Pan-African people for future generations.

Canada Post commemorates Colored Hokey League

At the end of January 2020, Canada Post released a stamp to commemorate the Colored Hockey League which was established 22 years before the NHL. “The stamp features images of players from the Colored Hockey League that operated from 1895 to the 1930s and lists the catchy names of some of the teams — Jubilees, Stanleys, Eurekas, Sea-Sides, Rangers, Royals and Moss Backs… many of whom were the sons and grandsons of escaped U.S. slaves who sought freedom in Canada.”

Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research

Glasgow University in Scotland will pay £20 million over the next 20 years in slave trade reparations. The fundswill be used to support the Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research, a joint initiative between theUniversity of the West Indies and Glasgow University.

United Nations IDPAD

Government of Canada awarded $25 million dollars over five years in recognition of the United Nations IDPAD for projects and capital assistance to celebrate, share knowledge and build capacity in Black Canadian communities.

David Chariandy

Canadian writer David Chariandy wins the Toronto Book Award for the award winning   novel Brother 2018 

Ian Williams

Canadian writer Ian Williams wins the Scotiabank Giller for the novel Reproduction 2019

Esi Edugyan

Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan wins her second Scotiabank Giller Prize, for her novel Washington Black.

Mia Amor Mottley

Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, is the first woman Prime Minister of Barbados.

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo declared and formally launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” for Africans in the Diaspora, giving fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora.


The University of the West Indies (UWI) announces the official launch of the recently established Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), the first of its kind in the academy.