Daily Archives: 08/20/2021

GCA – GUYANA FOLK MAGAZINE – 2021 Third Quarter Edition

GCA- Guyana Cultural Association of New YorkGCA – 2021 THIRD QUARTER EDITION


 Guyana Cultural Association On-Line Magazine

Linden Fund USA: LFU Reunion Picnic Enthusiastically Supported by the Community

LFU Reunion Picnic- 2021

Community members gathered at the Linden Fund USA (LFU) reunion picnic on Saturday August 7, 2021, at Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn, NY.

The event brought together members and friends for the first in-person LFU gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from sharing in our usual annual events like the Breakfast Social and Family Fun Day. The day way well spent with members, friends, and family from noon until 8:30pm, with delicious food, great music, and loving camaraderie.      Continue reading

U.S.A — Reparations issue continues to languish in Congress as other topics take precedence – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Third in a series – – By Mohamed Hamaludin

“We, the jury, in the above entitled cause,” the verdict read, “do find for the plaintiff and assess her damages … at Two thousand five hundred dollars $2,500.00.”

The year was 1878. Inevitably, the jurors, judge and attorneys were all European Americans. However, the plaintiff was an African American woman, Henrietta Wood, who had sued for slavery reparations and was awarded today’s equivalent of $65,000.

Like Wood, untold numbers of enslaved Africans, freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation Declaration effective Jan. 1, 1863, were still denied their freedom. Wood was kept enslaved and, after she was finally freed, she had little choice but to contract to work for her former owner for three more years for $10 a month. She was not paid and she sued him for $20,000 in lost wages, USA Today’s Nicole Carroll recounted on June 19, 2020.      Continue reading

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