Category Archives: Racial Conflict

Profile- Guyana-born Cliff Joseph Unites The Community – By Dr. Dhanpaul + Music Video

 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

He was an ordinary man with a guitar and a cowboy hat. He was born in humble circumstances, the sixteenth of seventeen children. But he did not allow his surroundings to dictate his life. Instead, he rose above his station and brought joy and entertainment to thousands.

When he died the outpouring of emotions was unmistakable. His fans traveled from far and wide, from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and Toronto and Grenada and Jamaica and they all had one message: Cliff Joseph was a legend. We were lucky to have him. We would not see the likes of him anytime soon again.            Continue reading

Morales loyalists block Bolivia’s roads to pile on pressure – The Guardian UK

Followers of the exiled ex-president hope their blockade of food and fuel will bring concessions from the new rightwing government

‘Bring Evo Back’ graffiti at a barricade to Alto Lipari manned by Morales supporters.
 ‘Bring Evo Back’ graffiti at a barricade to Alto Lipari manned by Morales supporters. Photograph: Tom Phillips/The Observer

The barricades blocking the road to Alto Lipari are fashioned from every conceivable object: telegraph poles and tree trunks, wheelie bins and wooden crates, a bed frame and even a shipping container daubed with insults aimed at Bolivia’s “sell-out” police. Their message is unambiguous. “Evo de nuevo” reads a demand written on to the ground at the blockaded entrance to this rural farming community an hour’s drive south of La Paz. “Bring Evo back.”      Continue reading

Extinction Rebellion Founder’s Holocaust Remarks Spark Fury – Kate Connolly and Matthew Taylor | The Guardian UK

German politicians accuse Roger Hallam of downplaying significance of genocide

Kate Connolly in Berlin and Matthew Taylor | The Guardian UK

A co-founder of Extinction Rebellion [XR] has sparked anger in Germany after referring to the Holocaust as “just another fuckery in human history”.

Roger Hallam has been accused of downplaying the Nazis’ genocide of 6 million Jews by arguing in an interview that the significance of the Holocaust has been overplayed.

In the interview with the weekly Die Zeit, in which he referred to the Holocaust several times, Hallam said: “The fact of the matter is, millions of people have been killed in vicious circumstances on a regular basis throughout history.”             Continue reading

Memoir by Guyana-born, Dr Frank L Douglas – Book Review by ZammiD | Online Book Club

“Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream”

Memoir by Guyana-born, Dr Frank L Douglas

Book Review by ZammiD | Online Book Club

This is the story of Dr. Frank L. Douglas as he recounts the events of his life filled with religious and personal struggles.     

Frank is a very intelligent, and relentless man who is devoted to his education. During the 1960s and as a result of his hard work, Dr Douglas received a U.S. scholarship to study abroad away from his home in British Guiana (now known as Guyana) at Lehigh University and later at Cornell University Medical School.

During his studies, he experienced many different cultural shocking moments that upon his arrival leaves an impact on him.              Continue reading

U.S: Trump’s  immigration czar unmasked as white nationalist – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  – By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Press reports have indicated that the U.S. Supreme Court is almost certain to rule that President Donald Trump can end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  program which his predecessor put in place to shield some 600,000 to 800,000 undocumented immigrants whom their parents brought to the country while they were children.

The ruling, expected in June, should not be a surprise, not just because of the court’s 5-4 conservative majority but also because, in the absence of a Congressional mandate, the President has wide latitude over immigration under the Constitution.                Continue reading

Guyana: Prison-break carnage: A Stabroek News investigation… with details

420 persons killed between February 2002 and September 2006

–   151 were murdered by bandits
–   239 killed during confrontations with police and in unexplained circumstances
–   30 security officers lost their lives

Introduction

For more than 15 years, the number of persons who died in the violence that followed the February 23rd, 2002 Camp Street jailbreak and the circumstances of their deaths have been the sources of heated disputation. As part of a public service journalism project to shed more light on that period, Stabroek News has compiled from its archives a list of persons killed between February 23, 2002 and September 2006 along with basic facts surrounding their cases.  Continue reading

Did Hollywood use the bounty hunter in Harriet to propagate the Black male myth ? – By Yvonne Sam

 – By Yvonne Sam

In the movie Harriet the first feature length film to capture the most quintessential female abolitionist, suffragist and activist in American history, may have been succinctly used by Hollywood to propagate longstanding myths playing out in our culture.

One such example is the fictional bounty hunter named Bigger Long played by Omar Dorsey.  Although the character is fictional, the name nevertheless alludes to male sexuality, the fear of which in particular has been a core reason for the subjugation of Black American males. One would not be surprised if “dong’ was replaced by “long” to throw viewers off the track, a clear plan of subterfuge.        Continue reading

New UG Chancellor calls for dismantling of racial polarisation, coarseness

Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene.

Fresh from his installation at Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene on Saturday appealed to graduates to help transform the country’s political culture and improve race relations.

Addressing the Convocation at the Turkeyen Campus, he called on the graduates as they leave the campus to use their investment and accomplishments to dismantle decades-old divisiveness in their communities and the wider world.    Continue reading

Guyana’s Villages: Pray Tell- What has happened to our Village? – By Yvonne Sam

  – By Yvonne Sam

Way back then during my growing up years, there were many things that Black folks did not have.  Nevertheless, there was one thing that we did have, which replaced and made up for those things we lacked. 

The Black village of yesteryear was not restricted to just family members; essentially any face you saw that looked like yours was most likely a part of the village. Basically everybody looked out for everybody. Although we did not have cell phones, like many people today, we were more connected to the latest updates and happenings in each other lives, than we are now.                  Continue reading

USA: This Presidency Has Exposed My White Christian Friends – commentary

John Pavlovitz | Stuff That Needs to be Said

This President has been many things since arriving: A national embarrassment, a global punchline, an environmental disaster, a divider of people, a prolific murderer of the English language.

But he has also been a floodlight. He has fully exposed millions of people who had kept themselves carefully concealed. I can really see them now in ways I never could previously. It’s all out in the open.

Intellectually I always knew that racism was deeply embedded into the fabric of our nation, but I had convinced myself that it had slowly but certainly begun to unravel, that we weren’t as hopelessly bound by it as our ancestors had been.      Continue reading

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