David Comissiong

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David Comissiong (born 1960)[1] is a Vincentian-born political activist, who is founder of the Clement Payne Movement, and once served as head of the Barbadian government's Commission for Pan-African affairs.[2] He is a frequent critic of globalization and United States hegemony.[3] Commissiong is one of the key Pan-Africanists in Caribbean politics.

He starred in the multi-award-winning documentary 500 Years Later (2005), which featured Maulana Karenga, Muhammed Shareef, Francis Cress Welsin, Kimani Nehusi, Paul Robeson Jr, Nelson George, and many others.[4]

Comissiong is the author of the 2013 book It's the Healing of the Nation: The Case For Reparations In An Era of Recession and Re-colonisation.[5] He is also the author of Marching Down the Wide Streets of Tomorrow: Emancipation Essays and Speeches, published in 2008, ISBN 978-976-8219-51-0, ISBN 976-8219-51-3. An attorney by profession, he is married with two daughters.


  1. ^ Kimberley Cummins, "David Comissiong’s life of service", Barbados Today, 10 September 2013: "The 53- year-old (spacing and punctuation Sic) Comissiong (...)".
  2. ^ Rodney Worrell, Pan-Africanism in Barbados: An Analysis of the Activities of the Major 20th-Century Pan-African Formations in Barbados, Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2005, p. 99.
  3. ^ "Rome, Hitler And Bush - Facing Reality", Barbados Daily Nation, 24 March 2003.
  4. ^ 500 Years Later at IMDb.
  5. ^ It's the Healing of the Nation: The Case For Reparations In An Era of Recession and Re-colonisation, Caribbean Chapters, 2013. ISBN 978-976-95522-3-4.

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