Daily Archives: 08/28/2017

Bishops’ High School Alumni Toronto – ROOTS & RHYTHMS 2017 – September 23, 2017

Download: BHSAA -Toronto- Roots & Rhythms 2017 flyer

Bishops’ High School Alumni Toronto – ROOTS & RHYTHMS 2017 – September 23, 2017

All are invited to our ROOTS & RHYTHMS evening on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017,from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Our exciting lineup features:

  • Ø  The Richard Whiteman Trio (Acoustic Bass/Drums/Keyboard)
  • Ø  The Joy Lapps Project (Steelpan/Drums/Bass/Keyboard)
  • Ø  Kevin Cato (Saxophone)
  • Ø  Justin Bacchus (Singer – R&B/Soul/Funk)
  • Ø  Rebecca Farnum (Soprano)

Venue:  Tropicana Community Services, 1385 Huntingwood Avenue, Scarborough.

Tickets: Please check the flyer (see link above), for details and call me ASAP at 416-449-4453 to order your tickets for this classy evening of great music and entertainment!

Nancy Rickford

BHS (Guyana) Alumni Association. 416-449-4453 –  rickford@rogers.com

Why do North Indians Look Different from South Indians? The Genetics of South Asia- video

Why do North Indians Look Different from South Indians? The Genetics of South Asia

Masaman – Published on May 21, 2017  
Today, we’re going to answer the questions of why North and South Indians have such vastly varying features, and look at the genetic history of South Asia as a whole. I’m not trying to offend anyone with my tangent on skin color discrimination in Bollywood and Indian society.
I am merely stating a fact that Bollywood actors are of a much lighter complexion than the average Indian so it’s not fair to judge what the average Indian looks like by looking at South Indian celebrities.
Indians with light skin are not any less “Indian-looking” than Indians with dark skin. Don’t post racist comments in my comment section. Thanks. Masaman

We need to talk about an injustice | Bryan Stevenson – TED talk

We need to talk about an injustice | Bryan Stevenson – TED talk

In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America’s unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER Bryan Stevenson · Public-interest lawyer. 
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

U.G. Diaspora Engagement Conference – July 23-27, 2017 – Appreciation List

Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. (GCA) – Signature Events – Aug-Sep 2017

Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc (GCA). – Signature Events –  Aug-Sep 2017

Contact:  Claire Ann Goring, Cultural Director (718-209-5207) claireagoring@aol.com

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The Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc (GCA) will  kick off its 2017 Guyana  Folk Festival series  of signature events from Wednesday, August 31 to Sunday, September 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York, under the theme: Celebrating our Indigenous Heritage. The following events will reflect the mission of the GCA which is to study and celebrate Guyana’s rich multi-ethnic heritage as well as to encourage and promote Guyanese creativity:

The Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, August 30, 6:00 p.m. Borough Hall: Our 2017 Awardees reflect our commitment to community engagement and dialogue.   Continue reading

Trump Won’t Back Down – David Frum | The Atlantic

Trump Won’t Back Down

What the president is saying by pardoning America’s second-most famous birther

President Donald Trump

David Frum | The Atlantic

At 11:46 a.m. on Friday, August 25, President Donald  Trump issued the first of what would become a sequence of 12 tweets that day about the government’s readiness for Hurricane Harvey.

Seldom, if ever before, in his tenure has this president so publicly performed the role of chief executive:

the demonstrations of command, the expressions of concern for the wellbeing of citizens. The one obviously false note was the performance itself. Perhaps a president truly immersed in disaster preparations might not have so much time available for social media? Still, a good show.   

And then, at exactly 10 p.m., came the show’s kicker:       Continue reading

The new Guyana/South Africa Connection – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The new Guyana/South Africa Connection – by Francis Quamina Farrier

President Jacob Zuma and Dr. Kenrick Hunte

For those old enough to remember, Guyana had a very strained relationship with South Africa for many years, during that country’s white minority government and its brutal policy of apartheid, in which the majority Black population, was treated less than human beings for the better part; many, including children, murdered mercilessly by that brutal minority racist white regime.

For those not old enough to have known, the then all-White minority government of South Africa, kept the majority Black population of that nation in abject poverty and suppression, and not full citizens in the country of their birth.        Continue reading

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