Daily Archives: 07/02/2017

Headlines from News Americas – Week Ending June 30, 2017  

Headlines from News Americas – Week Ending June 30, 2017  

The Three Largest Caribbean Groups In The US Today
Fake News Site Claims Former Jamaican Prime Minister Is Dead
Jamaican Reggae Great’s Son Remains In A Coma After NJ Jailhouse Attack
US Slaps This Caribbean Country With Worst Rank In Latest Human Trafficking Report

Canada Warns About Travel To This South American Nation
Is The Measurement Of Caribbean Tourism’s Impact Flawed?
US Disability Organization Outraged As Trump Calls ‘Morning Joe’ Scarborough “Psycho”

Caribbean, Latin America Cannabis Fast Facts From The Latest UN Drug Report
This Caribbean Nation Has Been Rated Non-Compliant By The OECD
Four Ways To Enjoy Jamaican Culture Without Leaving The US
Can The West Indies Win Against India?

In The Face Of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda, One Man Sends A Powerful Reminder
Trump’s America – Episode # 24 – Our Pathetic Health Care

This Caribbean Singer Helps Honor U2 Bassist Adam Clayton
This Caribbean Artiste Receives The Key To The City Of Queens
Usain Bolt Barely Holds Off Cuba’s Perez

These Caribbean Nationals Received The 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award
Caribbean Recipe Of The Week

“Immigrant Song” – Poem by Korean-American Poet Sun Yung Shin – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Happy Fourth of July America

My Poetry Corner July 2017 features the poem “Immigrant Song” by Sun Yung Shin, a Korean-American poet, writer, and educator. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she was one year old when an American couple adopted her. Raised in Chicago, she later moved to Minneapolis where she earned a BA in English from Macalester College and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas. She teaches at Macalester College and lives with her husband and their two children. 

When asked about her relationship with the English language in an interview with Lightsey Darst for Minnesota Artists (January 2016), Sun Yung Shin said that strangers often question her ability to speak English without a “foreign” accent. Her fluency and sense of belonging as an Asian American offend them.

Shin’s opening verses in “Immigrant Song” from her poetry collection, Skirt Full of Black (winner of the 2007 Asian American…

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Guyana, Brazil explore completion of Linden/Lethem road and other projects

Guyana, Brazil explore completion of Linden/Lethem road

PHOTO: Brazil Visit: Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge, meets with Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes, on Wednesday, June 28. 2017. At left is Minister David Patterson. (Brazil Foreign Ministry photo).

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