Daily Archives: 11/24/2018

BOOK: Defining Moments of A Free Man from A Black Stream – By Dr. Frank L. Douglas


In August, 1963, two weeks before Martin Luther King’s March on Washington,D.C., Frank L. Douglas arrived in the USA. This book recalls the Moments in his life, when the values he learned as a young boy attending Cambridge Academy High School, Queens College, and Elim Evangelical Church, gave him the courage and fortitude to endure and overcome the challenges he faced in a racist society. Those values included: Mercy, Wisdom, Justice, Authenticity, Emotional Strength and Self-Control.

The book accounts events at Lehigh and Cornell Universities where Dr. Douglas experienced both negative as well as very supportive actions from the professors. He graduated with Honors from Lehigh University and received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University. Douglas’ description of his experiences at Cornell University and Xerox Company explain the significance of ‘A Free Man from A Black Stream’ that is contained in the title of his Memoirs.    Continue reading

If Trump is Cornered, the Judges he Disdains May Finally Bring Him Down – Opinion

Walter Shapiro | The Guardian

The president thinks justice only matters as it affects him – He may live to find this all too painfully true

A rational president, who had just bludgeoned Brett Kavanaugh onto the supreme court, would not jeopardize the long-awaited conservative majority by picking a fight with Chief Justice John Roberts.But rationality has never been Donald Trump’s strong suit when it comes to dealing with the judiciary. 

According to an estimate by the Washington Post, the Trump administration has been overruled in more than 40 federal court decisions. While correlation does not imply causation, it does suggest that Trump’s constant bleats and tweets about biased judges represent an odd strategy to tilt the scales of justice.         Continue reading

Queens Book Fair on Understanding V.S. Naipaul – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

V.S. Naipaul, winner of
the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature

V.S. Naipaul – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

‘Whenever I walk on Liberty Avenue I see V.S. Naipaul,’ says Attorney Rakesh Rampertab. ‘Naipaul has allowed us to see ourselves in an authentic way and to examine our situation without being ashamed,’ Rampertab added.

He was speaking at the conference organized by the Queens Book Fair and Literary Festival Inc. to discuss the works of V.S. Naipaul. It was billed as ‘Understanding V.S. Naipaul’ and it took place a week ago at the Hillside Library in Queens. The conference attracted a number of literati from the Queens area, and beyond.

READ MORE: Understanding V.S. Naipaul – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana Toronto Consulate: Thelma Tappin Book Signing – December 6. 2018

Download flyer: Thelma Tappin Book Signing – Toronto