Daily Archives: 02/05/2021

BANKS DIH goes Virtual for 2021 Annual Shareholders Meetings – by Francis Quamina Farrier

By Francis Quamina Farrier

It was no surprise that the BANKS DIH Annual Shareholders Meetings 2021 were combined and held virtually as one. Observing one of the COVID-19 protocols – Social Distancing – it was of course, a wise and responsible decision by Chairman Clifford Barrington Reis, CCH, and the Board of Directors of the Company. Traditionally, the Meetings are held at Thirst Park in Georgetown on the fourth Saturday of January, followed by the Branch meetings at Airy Hall on the Essequibo Coast, Region 2, the next day (Sunday). At Bartica, Region 7, on the Wednesday. The Branch Meetings usually continue at Linden, Region 10, on the Friday, culminating the following Sunday at New Amsterdam, the Capital of Berbice.      Continue reading

Entertainment: Seven Boundary-Breaking Black TV Shows on USA Television

Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford in ‘The Jeffersons,’ -CBS via Getty Images

7 Boundary-Breaking Black TV Shows – History.com

These shows helped broaden the range of African American experiences portrayed on television

African Americans have appeared on television as long as the medium has been around. In fact, the first Black person on TV may have been Broadway star Ethel Waters, who hosted a one-off variety show on NBC on June 14, 1939, when television was still being developed. The medium evolved over the next decade as TVs became a household fixture, but roles for Black actors did not, with most being relegated to playing servants or providing comic relief.      Continue reading

U.S. — Where ignorance is bliss; ’tis folly not to be wise – Opinion


The following is the transcript of a dialogue that may or may not have taken place.

America: The problem we have with you is that you are like kindergarteners who make up stories as they try to understand the world; they grow out of them and you grow into yours.

Maga: What do you mean?

America: You believe that the Civil War was fought over state power, not slavery; that the First Nations were defeated at Little Big Horn; that politicians caused the Vietnam to be lost.            Continue reading

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