Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History – By Yvonne Sam

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History

19th-century engraving, depicting an Arab slave-trading caravan transporting Black African slaves across the Sahara. Credit: 19th-century engraving, uploaded by DavidYork71 at en.wikipedia; Public Domain.

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History

Yvonne Sam -- newThat Arab slavers were the first, and last, in modern times, to ship millions of Africans out of the continent as slaves? Most people still have the so-called Transatlantic [slave] trade by Europeans in mind; but, in reality, Arab-Muslim slavery was much greater.

Even in the face of years of Black History Months, currently there still remain Earth-occupants, many of whom know little-to-nothing about the expansive role, played by Arab and Muslim slavers in the African slave trade.            Continue reading

Barbados Tourism Authorities Deeply Concerned At Tragic Shooting Incident

Attorney General, Dale Marshall, commented, “Barbados was always felt to be a safe place for visitors, and this kind of callous conduct, on the part of a few hooligans, can threaten the livelihood of our country.”

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, February 28, 2020 (CMC) – The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) says it “deeply regrets” the incident that left a visiting Canadian national paralysed, after being shot.

The BTMI said that the incident, last weekend, “falls short of the founding values of our small community, as we pride ourselves on being a proven-safe destination, with many years of encouraging visitors to enjoy Barbados as their home, away from home.        Continue reading