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Guyana: The Diaspora Times – August 2018 Issue

Dear Friend

The Diaspora Times – August, 2018 Issue is attached.  Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

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In addition, you can click on diasporatimesforum.com to view an on-line copy of the current issue. Under the Archives/PDF Magazines link on the Website you will see several past PDF issues of the Newsletter.  In the future, this site will contain more pertinent and informative content.

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Desmond Roberts
Chairman
Editorial Board
Diaspora Times

Profile: Bollywood Needs a Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Entertainment Profile: Bollywood Needs a Makeover!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mahipal 1919-2005

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up India. He will do well to start with Bollywood. Over the past thirty years the Indian film industry has spread its influence to nearly every part of India, and even abroad, where its mindless and garish depictions have assaulted the intelligence in many living rooms. But this was not always the case.

One of the first superstars in the Indian cinema was Mahipal. He starred in over 100 movies his last movie ‘Jai Santoshi Ma’ (1975) has set records in the industry. In those days Bollywood idealized womanhood and the family and the epics left messages of the enduring values of love and devotion.

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Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc- Buxton/Friendship Museum launched

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

  • (Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center)
  • P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352
  • Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com
  • 501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 we culminated the end of one journey to open the  “Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center” The work is now beginning, as we look towards acquiring more artifacts  and archival material. For such a project , sustainability is paramount and we look towards your continued support in preserving our history.                        Continue reading

Guyana: Will its oil boom benefit the people? | The Stream – Video

Guyana: Will its oil boom benefit the people? | The Stream – Video

Al Jazeera English

Streamed live on Jul 30, 2018
Oil companies have identified massive offshore reserves

Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

By Garikai Chengu – Global Research, August 10, 2018
Global Research 12 October 2014

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2014.

On Monday [October 13 2014], America’s government offices, businesses, and banks all grind to a halt in order to commemorate Columbus Day. In schools up and down the country, little children are taught that a heroic Italian explorer discovered America, and various events and parades are held to celebrate the occasion.

It has now become common knowledge amongst academics that Christopher Columbus clearly did not discover America, not least because is it impossible to discover a people and a continent that was already there and thriving with culture. One can only wonder how Columbus could have discovered America when people were watching him from America’s shores.      Continue reading

“Hothouse Earth” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Mendocino Complex Fire August 2018 - Northern California - USA

Mendocino Complex Fire now largest fire in California history – August 2018 – California/USA
Photo Credit: ABC News (Noah Berger/AFP)

In Southern California, we’re experiencing temperatures of 88 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. At our local garden center two Saturdays ago, around ten o’clock, I had to seek shelter from the Sun. Heat stress aborted my fun-time outdoors while selecting succulent plants. Then, the following week, I suffered another episode of heat stress at the hair salon. The air-condition system in the one-story, flat-roof building wasn’t up to the task.

The danger is far greater in areas where firefighters battle to contain ferocious wildfires. The Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires in Northern California have together burned more than 486,000 acres of land and destroyed 1,828 structures. Hundreds more structures are damaged or under threat. Only 51 percent of the wildfires is contained. The California Fire Department expects to contain the Mendocino…

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Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’ after memoir claims racial slurs

Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’ after memoir claims racial slurs

Former White House aide’s tell-all, which claims Trump used the ‘N-word’, prompts backlash from president

The president made his first public comments on the book at a photo-op with the group Bikers for Trump.
 The president made his first public comments on the book at a photo-op with the group Bikers for Trump. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Donald Trump has called Omarosa Manigault Newman “a lowlife” in his first public response to the former White House aide’s tell-all book.

In excerpts from the book entitled Unhinged, which were first reported by the Guardian, Manigault Newman claimed the president had used the “N-word” repeatedly, and also used racial slurs to refer to George Conway, the half-Filipino husband of the top White House aide Kellyanne Conway.

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VS Naipaul -Trinidad-born Nobel prize-winning British author – dies aged 85

n Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85

By Richard Lea – The Guardian. UK

V.S. Naipaul

Trinidad-born author won both acclaim and disdain for his caustic portrayals, in novels and non-fiction, of the legacy of colonialism

The writer VS Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85.

Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully in London. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour,” she said. The author Sir Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Naipaul, writing: “We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother. RIP Vidia.”

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US Politics: Michael Avenatti says Democrats Must ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ – Eyes Presidential Run

Michael Avenatti says Democrats Must ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ as He Eyes Presidential Run 

  ……..   Lawyer who rose to fame with the Stormy Daniels

Ben Jacobs in Clear Lake, Iowa | The Guardian UK

Michael Avenatti could become the second person to go from cable news fixture to president.

Speaking to a crowd of activists at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding event, Avenatti left the room electrified. The lawyer, who is exploring a potential presidential bid, turned what has been a sleepy presidential pre-season – UPSIDE DOWN.

The lawyer for Stormy Daniels has become a national sensation with his ever-constant appearances on cable news advocating for his client and attacking Donald Trump. But while activists like Avenatti on television, they loved his live show, Friday. They clapped, they cheered and flocked to him for selfies afterwards in a mob scene.    Continue reading

US Politics: Strange times: Fox News Tucker Carlson questions wars and Russiagate – videos

Strange times: Fox News Tucker Carlson questions wars and Russiagate

– while “the left” media create hysteria.

While the Deep State/Democrat subservient media assets do their  best to damn Trump 24/7 while pushing the Russiagate hoax and ever more wars, outfits like the normally contemptible Fox News sprout voices of reason like Tucker Carlson, who puts to shame the supposedly left media represented by CNN, MSNBC and other hypocrites.

Not that the rest of Fox News is not part of the disgusting establishment chorus, it is, but there’s no one on “the left” speaking against the wars with such a decisive tone as Carlson.  The corollary of all this is that Carlson, for his antiwar stance and duly exercised skepticism is now being called a “cheerleader for Russia” by the “left” pack of disinformers.

Just observe the below examples.       READ MORE

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