Daily Archives: 08/30/2021

GUYANA: Increased rates of “Survival Sex”… due to COVID-19 – By Akola Thompson

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TED Video: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious – By Johann Hari

TED Video: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious – By Johann Hari

TED TALK: 6,814,118 views – Oct 11, 2019

Guyanese Online Comment:  There are reports of a rapid increase in clinical depression due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. This talk (given in October 2019) may help to explain some of the causes of depression and how the lockdowns and reduced social contact may increase its incidence.

HISTORY: The Negro Progress Convention of Guyana (1922 – circa 1938) – By Nigel Westmaas

Edmund F Fredericks
Edmund F Fredericks

By Nigel Westmaas

One of the most significant African Guyanese organisations emerged in 1922, when the Negro Progress Convention (NPC) was launched by two prominent African Guianese middle-class professionals, Dr. Theodore Theophilus Nichols and Edmund F Fredericks. Under the motto, “charity to all, envy to none”, the NPC was organised to “perpetuate Negro solidarity and to create, organise, provide means and build institutions that the executive committee may consider desirable to assist Negroes in the development of self-help, self-reliance and independence” and to “do all lawful things that would tend to push the Negro peoples – not only of British Guiana, but of the world.”

(NB: the term “Negro”, now considered socially unacceptable as a broad descriptive, was in active use in Guyana up to at least the late 1960s, when it was replaced by “African” and “African-Guyanese.” In the United States the term generally faded away largely due to the activity of the Black Power movement but the Census Bureau only announced in 2013 that it would be removed from census forms).        Continue reading

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