Daily Archives: July 29, 2015

Guyana Sugar: Dr Clive Thomas appointed Chairman of GuySuCo

BUXTON – FRIENDSHIP NEWSLETTER — JULY 2015

BUXTON – FRIENDSHIP NEWSLETTER — JULY 2015 – Emancipation Greetings!

Buxton- Friendship Newsletter - July 2015

Buxton- Friendship Newsletter – July 2015  – Click to Download

As we celebrate the 177th Emancipation Anniversary, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the sacrifices of our ancestors. There are a number of activities planned to commemorate this important occasion in the village, and we encourage villagers and friends to participate. Details of events organized by the Buxton First of August Movement can be found on page 2 of this month’s Buxton-Friendship Express newsletter.

Our 5th annual Heritage Week programme for students will be held during the week that begins on August 9th. A list of students entering secondary school this year is recorded on page 10. These students, and anyone else who may be eligible, are asked to register promptly for the Empowerment Workshop, Edutainment Day Trip and other activities, as well as to receive their backpacks and school supplies.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 28 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 28 July 2015 – Demerara Waves (7 items)

Black Churches in America – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Black Churches in America – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Black Churches Burned

Black Churches Burned

It is 1758 and a slave reports on the condition of Blacks. He says, ‘the white folks would come in when the colored people would have prayer meetings, and whip every one of them. Most of them thought that when colored people were praying it was against them.’ In 2105 in Charleston, South Carolina, a weapon that was deadlier than the whip was used and it brought tragic results.

Black churches were a cause of concern to the White establishment during and after slavery. A Black congregation was seen as a threat to White supremacy. The congregation was an example of faith, togetherness, and the ownership of property and this did not sit well with Whites. When Whites in the South wanted excitement they would set fire to Black churches. The flames provided relief from boredom and sent a message to Blacks to mind their message and manners.  Continue reading

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