Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Music Video: “A Better Place” – Be part of the Global call to action

This song brings together musicians from around the world to speak out against inequality and for social justice.

No matter who you are – what religion, race, caste or gender – no matter where you live, each one of us has a right to live in freedom, dignity and peace.

Be part of the Global call to action.  

Make your voice heard and tell us what you think would make the world a Better Place!

HISTORY: A swift goodbye to some racist imagery and policy – National Geographic

Selma Alabama Bridge -1985

TODAY’S BIG QUESTION: WINDOW DRESSING, OR THE ROAD TO CHANGE?

By Debra Adams Simmons, HISTORY Executive Editor  – National Geographic

Hope infused last week’s broad Juneteenth celebrations and U.S. Supreme Court decisions protecting nearly 700,000 “Dreamers” from deportation and the civil rights of America’s LBGTQ communities.

Statues fell, flags with Confederate symbols came down, portraits of house speakers who served in the Confederacy were removed from the U.S. Congress. Venerable brands, which have long used labels such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s, announced an end to faces on food boxes and bottles that were born in racist stereotypes. Longtime companies that worked with slavers and profited from them, such as Lloyds’ of London, apologized to the Black community and promised to make amends.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections: CCJ restrains GECOM from declaring elections results

in CourtsElectionsNews – June 23, 2020
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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) late Tuesday night ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) not to  issue any results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections until the regional court hears and determines an appeal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

“The Guyana Elections Commission and its officers and agents take no step to prejudice the fair hearing of this Application including but not limited to issuing a declaration of the results of the elections held on 2nd March 2020, until this Court issues final orders following the hearing and determination of the questions raised before this Honourable Court in the said Application,” the court said.      Continue reading

Guyana Elections: CEO Keith Lowenfield submits final report to GECOM

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Keith Lowenfield this afternoon submitted his final report to the commission’s Chair Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, making way for the declaration of results for the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections.

The CEO presented his report guided by the ruling of the Appellate Court on Monday, which ordered that the commission’s decision on the elections be guided only by “more valid votes cast”.

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