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Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History – By Yvonne Sam

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History

19th-century engraving, depicting an Arab slave-trading caravan transporting Black African slaves across the Sahara. Credit: 19th-century engraving, uploaded by DavidYork71 at en.wikipedia; Public Domain.

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History

Yvonne Sam -- newThat Arab slavers were the first, and last, in modern times, to ship millions of Africans out of the continent as slaves? Most people still have the so-called Transatlantic [slave] trade by Europeans in mind; but, in reality, Arab-Muslim slavery was much greater.

Even in the face of years of Black History Months, currently there still remain Earth-occupants, many of whom know little-to-nothing about the expansive role, played by Arab and Muslim slavers in the African slave trade.            Continue reading

Guyana Diocesan Association (GDA): Celebrates Guyana’s 50th: London UK: February 11. 2020

Guyana: Consulate General Toronto: 50th Republic Anniversary Flag-Raising Ceremony – February 22, 2020

India: Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the world’s biggest democracy – The Economist

India’s 200m Muslims fear the prime minister is building a Hindu state

Narendra Modi

Leaders- Jan 23rd 2020 edition – Jan 23rd 2020 – The Economist

Last month India changed the law to make it easier for adherents of all the subcontinent’s religions, except Islam, to acquire citizenship. At the same time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp) wants to compile a register of all India’s 1.3bn citizens, as a means to hunt down illegal immigrants (see Briefing). Those sound like technicalities, but many of the country’s 200m Muslims do not have the papers to prove they are Indian, so they risk being made stateless. Ominously, the government has ordered the building of camps to detain those caught in the net.        Continue reading

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

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

Guyana: The African-Guyanese woman many Indians wrongly dislike – By Freddie Kissoon

U.S.: Killing Iran’s number-two leader as a way to force negotiations is a pipe dream — By Mohamed Hamaludin

—  By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

 General Qasem Soleimani was the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force

Qasem Soleimani

The U.S. Senate will not remove President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. Still, his presidency will be forever marred by the impeachment and that offends his narcissistic sensibilities. He could not do anything about it. What he could do was create a diversion which he could control. Hence, the January 3 assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Now the president has complete control of the narrative, especially since no whistleblower is expected to contradict his claim that Soleimani posed such an imminent threat that he had to be killed in a third, friendly, country. The problem, though, is how Iran will retaliate. To understand what is likely to happen, it is important to look at the history of U.S.-Iran relations.            Continue reading

Trinidad: Unrepentant TT$28m pastor tells his church – “Is you give it to me”

Third Ex­o­dus As­sem­bly

Third Ex­o­dus As­sem­bly
“If they want to be­lieve that’s $28 mil­lion that’s them. Is you give it to me,” he said mo­tion­ing to the con­gre­ga­tion.              Continue reading
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