Daily Archives: June 8, 2018

It’s A Month To Celebrate Caribbean Immigrant …. But Who Really Cares? – By Felicia J. Persaud

It’s A Month To Celebrate Caribbean Immigrant…. But Who Really Cares?

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By newsamericas – June 7, 2018 – By Felicia J. Persaud

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 8, 2018: Since 2006, every US President since George W. Bush has been declaring June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, (NCAHM), in the United States.

The month, which is supposed to celebrate the legacy of the millions of Caribbean immigrants in the US today as well as those of Caribbean heritage now and those of the past, was sponsored and promoted through the US House by Congresswoman Barbara Lee in 2005.

In 2006, it was passed by the U.S. Senate, culminating a two-year lobbying effort to recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of these United States.        Continue reading

Will the Barbados Government Follow Canada And Decriminalize Marijuana?

Will the Barbados Government Follow Canada And Decriminalize Marijuana?

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 8, 2018: A newly-elected Caribbean government says it will consider the issue of decriminalizing marijuana even as Canada on Thursday night voted to approve the legalization of recreational pot with a vote of 56 to 30.

The Barbados Labor Party, (BLP), government, made the disclosure this week in the Throne Speech at the start of the new parliamentary term.  Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, however, noted that Barbadians will be consulted on the issue.     Continue reading

USA: Democratic leaders woefully inadequate against Trumpism – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Democratic leaders woefully inadequate against Trumpism

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

As the mid-term elections loom, control of at least the Senate is crucial to what will happen to America for at least the next generation because of the judiciary. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky refused to entertain President Barack Obama’s nominees for the Supreme Court and the federal bench, leaving Trump to preside over the rewriting of the laws of the land.

Shira A. Scheindlin reported in the Guardian that, in 2008, when Obama took office, 53 vacancies for federal judges existed. The number rose to 112 when President Donald Trump became president in 2016 and he is filling them with mostly conservative white men. Hugh Hewitt noted in The Washington Post that, by next year, these judges will “be participating in more than 15,000 decisions every year and almost all those decisions will be the law of the land. There will be no fewer than 400 crucial case votes and dozens of signed opinions, each year, every year …,”    Continue reading

Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni – Florida Chapter – Family Brunch – June 24. 2018

Fathers Day? Every day – The Power of the Black Father – By Yvonne Sam

Fathers Day? Every day – The Power of the Black Father

By Yvonne Sam

A father’s responsiveness to his children and his emotional availability are key characteristics of fathers that facilitate children’s development.

Some fathers come home every day wearing a suit and a tie. Some arrive home wearing coveralls speckled with paint or dirt. Others arrive home wearing a blue collar uniform. Yet there are others who come home clad in civvies after a long day of just looking for work.

Irregardless of the circumstances, if they arrive in the spirit of love, they bring a power to the home that cannot be substituted. Regrettably our culture just does not honor fathers as was formerly done. The focus now is on other groups. Yes, feminists groups did more than just secure equal rights for women, they have succeeded in pushing men out of the way as our society becomes more and more feminized, the role of man and father becomes less. No longer is the father a dominant or important figure as he once was in the traditional family structure.    Continue reading

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