Daily Archives: 02/07/2018

Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

BY NELSON A. KING – Caribbean Life News – NYC –  February 7, 2018 – Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Eric Williams

Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (Sept. 25, 1911 – March 29 1981) served as the first Prime Minister of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Renowned as the “Father of the Nation,” Dr. Williams served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also a noted Caribbean historian.

His father, Thomas Henry Williams, was a minor civil servant, and his mother Eliza Frances Boissiere (April 13, 1888 – 1969) was a descendant of the French Creole elite.      Continue reading

Linden Fund USA : Annual Spring Dance – Brooklyn NY – March 17. 2018


Linden Fund USA : Annual Spring Dance – Brooklyn NY – March 17. 2018
Dear members and friends,
The annual Spring Dance held by the Linden Fund USA will take place on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at Woodbine Social Club, Brooklyn, NY.   Invite a few friends to join you for an enjoyable evening of dancing and socializing with the popular DJ Flexx and DJ Supreme.

Save the date for another enjoyable event, the annual Breakfast Social is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

All the well-loved Guyanese breakfast foods will be on the menu.   A cultural show of dance performances and a line-up of gospel, contemporary, and folk songs will also be a part of this event.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Shona Wright

They thought they were white – DNA tests showed otherwise

They considered themselves white,: DNA tests told a more complex story

By Tara Bahrampour February 6, 2018 – Washington Post

As more Americans take advantage of genetic testing to pinpoint the makeup of their DNA, the technology is coming head to head with the country’s deep-rooted obsession with race and racial myths. This is perhaps no more true than for the growing number of self-identified European Americans who learn they are actually part African.

For those who are surprised by their genetic heritage, the new information can often set into motion a complicated recalibration of how they view their identity.


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