Daily Archives: 02/08/2014

“Colorism” – Who is Black in America? – CNN Documentary

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Published on Mar 7, 2013 on YouTube

Great show that touches on a MAJOR issue that effects far more people than the few that are willing to admit it.

What’s it like to be Latino – and black?    

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Thank you Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a blog entry from one of our followers -John Castellenas
Thanks John!


Remembering Martin Luther King.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry


Someone said to remember M.L.K. We should do acts of kindness. I believe he would appreciate his memory of anti-violence and love to be strengthen by kind deeds and love.



Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

I was just a baby when Martin Luther King Jr. led the world to equality with his sermons of love and anti-violence.
Even as a young boy he motivated my dreams of all men and woman being treated with equality and fairness.
I wonder how different the world would be? If Martin Luther King Jr. lived. I believe the world would of been a better place.

A old man walked into the mall.
He was wearing old clothing and not talking to anyone.
Me and my daughter were sitting at a coffee shop.
The old man sat across from us.
The manager of the coffee…

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Guyana: Main Street centre to handle British visa applications

Main Street centre to handle British visa applications

The British High Commission has outsourced it visa handling applications process.     
FEBRUARY 8, 2014 | BY  |
  The United Kingdom has announced new measures for issuing visas overseas starting February 17th.  The British High Commission has outsourced it visa handling applications process.

On that day, the UK Visas and Immigration, part of the UK Home Office, will be launching its visa application centre in Guyana and which will be operated by commercial partner, VFS Global, at the Guyana/Canada Cooperation Centre, 56 Main and New Market Streets, Georgetown.    Continue reading

Black History Month TV Specials 2014

Black History Month TV Specials

Here is a list of TV programs for Black History Month 2014 compiled by the St Stanislaus College website

  1. http://theurbandaily.com/2014/01/31/2014-tv-black-history-month-specials/
  2. http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/01/3907253/african-arts.html
  3. http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2014/black-history-month/
  4. http://www.rmpbs.org/topics/blackhistory/#ATHS
  5. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57444855-223/american-pbs-walker-alice.html.csp

BBC: Top Gear Festival Barbados May 17-18, 2014

 BBC: Top Gear Festival Barbados May 17-18, 2014

Top GearFebruary 6, 2014 – Caribbean News Now – Barbados

Top Gear Festival Barbados will host an international round of this year’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship adding to the already impressive line-up of motoring entertainment taking place at the festival on May 17 and 18 this year.

The action-packed weekend, which takes place at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados, will be the first time both parties have partnered on a live event as well as their first visit to the Caribbean.

The Top Gear Festival Barbados round will be the first event of the 2014 championship and will set the scene for Red Bull GRC’s most exciting year yet. Top Gear Festival Barbados will be the only Red Bull Global Rallycross event taking place outside of the US this year.   Continue reading

Book: Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington – by Terry Teachout.

Duke Ellington


Book: Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington  – by Terry Teachout.

During the Roaring 20s and into the Great Depression, the hottest club in New York was the Cotton Club, an establishment owned by one of New York’s most notorious gangsters. Though it featured black performers and was located in the middle of Harlem, New York’s preeminent black neighborhood, black patrons were almost never allowed and the decor was made to evoke a Southern slave plantation.

“In 1927 Harlem was a playground for white people who could afford to pay for liquor and sex — and who liked having sex with black people, so long as they didn’t have to talk to them afterward. Of the uptown nightclubs that catered to white patrons, the Cotton Club, which billed itself as ‘the Aristocrat of Harlem’ in its newspaper ads, was the best known and most expensive, as well as the one with the dirtiest pedigree.  Continue reading

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