Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Black History documentary reveals Canada’s hidden past – By Yvonne Sam

Black History documentary reveals Canada’s hidden past – By Yvonne Sam

Displays of historical omission in civic remission

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana. The Life of Reason (1905-06)

The recognition of Black History Month has created controversy about the continued usefulness and fairness of a month dedicated to the history of one race.  Now February 28 has come and gone carrying in its wake Black History Month. Simply put it means that we will go back to not talking about black issues until next year, or until something in the news makes it applicable again. For one month each year Canadians deign to pay attention to Black History in the most perfunctory manner possible.     Continue reading

Nostalgia: Building Blairmont Temple for Phagwa – By Vidur Dindayal

Nostalgia: Building Blairmont Temple for Phagwa

By Vidur Dindayal

Visiting Blairmont temple on Sunday morning was very special for me. I was born at Blairmont Sugar Estate and lived there in my early childhood. I liked to go to the shivalas –small chapels- and put flowers in them before going into the temple itself. The picture in my mind of the temple was it was glowing white in the bright morning sunlight. It has always been my ideal temple.      Continue reading

CELEBRATE HOLI – a.k.a. PHAGWAH – By Leonard Dabydeen + 2 videos

CELEBRATE HOLI – By Leonard Dabydeen

Let the evil that all men do

Have seagull’s wings to fly away

let colours glorify our day

as we celebrate Holi, too.

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