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President of the Republic of Guyana David Granger terminated the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry. The commissioners are expected to provide a report on 30th November, 2015. There has been an international outcry to the early termination of the Inquiry and a petition requesting an additional two weeks to hear evidence was circulated. As Dr […]

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Notice of Public Hearings – January 2015

WALTER RODNEY COMMISSION of INQUIRY Notice of Public Hearings The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, comprising Sir Richard Cheltenham, K.A., Q.C, Ph.D, as Chairman, Mrs. Jaqueline Samuels-Brown, Q.C. and Mr. Seenath Jairam, S.C., will be convening Public Hearings as follows: 9:30 a.m. on the following dates January 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th Follow the […]

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Notice of Public Hearings

WALTER RODNEY COMMISSION of INQUIRY Notice of Public Hearings The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, comprising Sir Richard Cheltenham, K.A., Q.C, Ph.D, as Chairman, Mrs. Jaqueline Samuels-Brown, Q.C. and Mr. Seenath Jairam, S.C., will be convening Public Hearings as follows: 9:30 a.m. on the following dates July 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st August 4th, 5th, […]

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Adisa Douglas

Adisa Douglas Received the “Women Who Dare” Award

The Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF) is pleased to congratulate Adisa Douglas, Vice Chair of the WRF on receipt of the Black Women’s Health Imperative’s “Women Who Dare” Award on November 20, 2013. The award was part of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Imperative and the organization’s most prestigious honor. Adisa Douglas is a globally recognized activist and […]

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Walter Rodney Comission of Inquiry – Update

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF DR. WALTER RODNEY On June 13, 1980, Walter Anthony Rodney was killed by a bomb blast in Georgetown, Guyana. His death has been called an assassination based on the known facts and circumstances surrounding his death. On June 13, 2013, the Government of the Republic of Guyana, following a direct […]

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George Lamming

George Lamming is Chief Judge of the Inaugural Walter Rodney Creative Writing Award

The Walter Rodney Foundation is proud to announce that George Lamming will be the Chief Judge that will make the final decisions and announcements as to the winner of each category of the inaugural Walter Rodney Awards for Creative Writing 2014.   The Rodney Family and the WRF express sincere appreciation to Mr. Lamming for agreeing […]

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Dr. Jesse Benjamin with Barbara Emerson, daughter of Hosea Williams.

Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Benjamin

From Kennesaw State University Georgia State’s intercultural unit recognizes Dr. Jesse Benjamin’s work on the Walter Rodney Speaker Series. KENNESAW, Ga.  (Feb. 3, 2014) — Georgia State University’s Office of Intercultural Relations awarded Kennesaw State University professor Jesse Benjamin its annual Hosea Williams Award for Community Activism, recognizing his role in organizing a public lecture […]

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Portrait Of Amiri Baraka

A Tribute to Amiri Baraka

  The Rodney Family and Walter Rodney Foundation sends its sincere condolences to the family of Amiri Baraka.  As a poet, playwright and community activist, Baraka used his literary gift and skills to fight for justice.   He has left a legacy that will continue to educate and inspire future generations. The Walter Rodney Foundation was […]

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For Professor Norman Girvan

The Rodney Family and Walter Rodney Foundation continue to send thoughts, prayers and positive energies to Professor Emeritus Norman Girvan and his family. Dr. Girvan recently suffered a serious injury and is recovering in Havana, Cuba with his family. Professor Girvan is a leading voice on Caribbean political economy, both regionally and internationally. In the […]

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africaatlanta

The Walter Rodney Foundation Partners with Africa Atlanta 2014

The Walter Rodney Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Africa Atlanta 2014. See here for their events, including our 11th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium. Modeled on the highly successful France-Atlanta Initiative, Africa Atlanta 2014 has been organized by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration […]

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The World Remembers Rodney

SCHOLARSHIP Annual Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick Walter Rodney Seminar Lecture Series at the African Studies Center at Boston University Walter Rodney Essay Competition at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan The 2005 conference to honor the 25th […]

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HEUA

Translation of How Europe Underdeveloped Africa in Chinese

From Dr. Patricia Rodney, Chair and CEO, The Walter Rodney Foundation In December 2012, I was approached by the Social Science Academic Press (SSAP) in Beijing, China, which expressed interest in translating “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”, a seminal text by Dr. Walter Rodney, into Chinese (Mandarin). A contractual agreement was signed with the Press in […]

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Deferral of Oliver Tambo Award

DEFERRAL OF THE OLIVER TAMBO AWARD On April 18, 2013, the South African Government announced it had chosen Forbes Burnham, a late President of Guyana, to posthumously be the recipient of the prestigious Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo (Oliver Tambo Award). On April 27, 2013, the South African Government announced that it had […]

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