Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from President Bolsonaro

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS

XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil, (Reuters) – Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the “genocide, ethnocide and ecocide” planned by the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.            Continue reading

Guyana Association of Montreal: Inter Faith Service – Guyana’s 50th: February 15. 2020

Opinion: Ensuring Progress is made in the Start of a New Decade – By Yvonne Sam

— By Yvonne Sam

Readers forgive me if I fail to reflect any change in my approach now that 2020 has arrived.  In fact, in the name of progress and enlightenment I have resolved to be even more brutally honest. Of late, for some strange reason it has become apparent that when Blacks climb to a position of power it seems as if they are afraid to help their own people.

Instead they sometimes display a willingness in part to help destroy us. Get it straight, I am not talking about the typical phrase, “I’m going to help you get a job.” I am strictly talking about the lack of a pure willingness to help our communities and our people to move forward.   

On the other hand, whenever individuals from other races are occupying positions of power or prestige, they go all out to help their people. They demonstrate their willingness of what they would do to put both them and their communities in a position to succeed, and quite frankly they could not give a hoot about what anyone says or thinks.            Continue reading

See how the media reports on Harry and Meghan compared to William and Kate.

Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That May Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Over the years, Meghan has been shamed for the same things for which her sister-in-law, Kate, has been praised.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) didn’t just shockingly “step back” as senior members of the royal family this week — they gave the UK media a big “fuck-you” for years of what they said was biased and unfair coverage.

The couple’s new website on breaking up with years of royal protocol laid out — among a lot of other things — their media strategy, stating that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a select group of UK outlets.

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Britain trouble on the double  – First Brexit  now Megxit – By Yvonne Sam

  –By Yvonne Sam:

Did Harry’s announcement to the British nation take his mental illness into consideration?

Once upon a short time ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were lauded as the breath of fresh air that the British monarchy needed to become more inclusive and modern. Let us fast forward to the point where on January 8, the couple stunned the nation, the world and disconcerted the Royals by announcing on Instagram that they were all but divorcing “The Firm” (a term for Royal family) and planning to split their time between Britain and North America.

Harry and Meghan

The two met on a blind date when Harry was in Canada promoting the Invictus Games and began dating in July 2016. Immediately the British tabloids started a sensationalized coverage of Meghan the Royal family Markle, an actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the American legal drama Suits, daughter of a white mother and a Black father. They referred to her as Prince Harry’s saucy divorcee, further alleging that she had engaged in raunchy snaps, and might still have been dating an ex-boyfriend at the time she met Harry.              Continue reading

8th Annual One Love Gala and Awards: Unbroken – Toronto – 29 February 2020

8th Annual One Love Gala and Awards: Unbroken

Sat, 29 February 2020 – 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM EST – Add to Calendar

Location: Elite Banquet Halls and Convention Center

1850 Albion Road. Toronto, ON M9W 5S8. Canada – View Map

One Love Gala 2020: Unbroken

The One Love Gala was inspired by Bob Marley’s song, One Love!

The Gala is a fundraiser for Interfaith Prision Chaplaincy. The gala was born in a moment of inspiration seven years ago when Chaplaincy was under some serious threat in Canada.          Continue reading

VIDEO: Toronto and Montreal Compared

VIDEO: Toronto and Montreal Compared

GIHR Online Newsletter – January 2020 + GIHR Call for Papers and Abstracts

Read: GIHR Online Newsletter – January 2020

Read: GIHR Call for Papers and Abstracts for 13th Research Conference -By June 15. 2020

Guyana in 2050: Old Dhanpaul’s Dream! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana in 2050: – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Old Dhanpaul had a dream. He assembled the brethren at Cuffy Square, in Georgetown.

“Comrades, I had a dream. Why are we the biggest racists at election time? By 2050, our country, Guyana, will be taken over by a foreign clan. It will be done legally and legitimately. This is how it will happen: There will be a large influx of foreigners with second Guyanese passports. Some will inter-marry with Guyanese and will become naturalized as citizens.

These two classes will form their own political parties that will outnumber the ethnic or indigenous Guyanese. They will win the elections and take over the country. It’s that simple. The children, born from inter-marriages, will not be loyal to Guyana, but to other countries. The textbooks, schools, and universities will teach this to them.

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Guyana Cultural Assoc. of Montreal: Black History Month Celebration: February 23. 2020

GUYANA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF MONTREAL

Presents 2020 BLACK  HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

Reverend Dr. Vernon Johns was a very influential “negro” minister in the earliest days of the N.A.A.C.P. and other African-American groups fighting for civil rights. Johns is considered by many to be the father of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Before Malcolm X, before Martin Luther King Jr., Vernon Johns took the first step on the long road to freedom. Reverend Johns had a lasting effect both personally and professionally on Martin Luther King Jr.

Open to the General Public

Date:                                              February 23, 2020  

Time:                                               4.00 p. m –7.00 p. m

Venue:                                             St. Paul’s  Anglican Church

3970, Cote-Ste Catherine Road.  H3T 1E3

Bus 129.          Metro—Cote-Ste.-Catherine

Refreshments  will be served.

SEE YOU THERE

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