September 25, 2021

The “Color” of Immigration Policy Reform

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By Dr. Ron Daniels From Institute of the Black World 21st Century — Research, Policy and Advocacy Vantage Point Articles and Essays It is critically important that all people of conscience and goodwill continue to condemn the horrifying, uncivilized policy of separating children from parents from Mexico and Central America entering this country seeking asylum […]

The Editor Speaks: Black History Month

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Black History Month is February. One of our stories today, “Bichotte commemorates Black History Month’ had prompted my attention that we had not mentioned it. We should have done, but as it is a predominantly American celebration perhaps that will be enough to exonerate us, especially as it more commonly known as African-American History Month. […]

It’s not all black and white

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BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER From Caribbean Life “So You Want to Talk about Race” by Ijeoma Oluo c.2018, Seal Press $27.00 / $35.00 Canada 248 pages It’s all there in front of you. Plain as day. Plain as the nose on your face with nothing left to tell, it’s all in black and white — or […]

Ewin James: Stupid and brilliant

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Many people are allowing themselves to be convinced by the mainstream media in America that President Donald Trump, is stupid and is  pathologically unfit to govern, especially when compared to the reputed brilliant President Barack Obama.   Is that so so? Is Trump too stupid to govern? Is Obama brilliant as some in the media […]

Happy Kwanzaa!

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By Anthony L Hall From Caribbean News Now It’s a curious thing that so many black Americans — who insist on calling themselves African Americans — know so little about their American heritage, and even less about their African ancestry. But this is probably because “black pride” is about as ethereal and subjective as religious […]

Museum of African American History is freely digitizing home movies

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By David Lumb From engadget Just make an appointment at the Washington, DC institution. Humanity has access to more data than ever before, but there’s still so much media scattered around the world that might rot away before it can be preserved. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is launching an initiative […]

The west’s wealth is based on slavery. Reparations should be paid

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By Kehinde Andrews From The Guardian UK The west is built on racism; and not in some abstract or merely historical way. Genocide of over 80% of the natives of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries paved the way for the enslavement of millions of African people and the conquest of the world […]

Clarke swears-in for second decade

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Stating that it has been her honor to work on constituents’ behalf in the nation’s capital — even in the most difficult moments, including when the federal government was literally shut down — Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wednesday, Jan. 25 evening took the oath of office […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Remember, all lives matter

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By Rickey Singh, From Nationnews Barbados THE TITLE of today’s column was inspired by the widening agonising cry, “Black Lives Matter”, of African Americans currently contending with recurring shooting deaths of their countrymen by the police. Civilised people the world over – irrespective of ethnicity, colour, gender or citizenship – would appreciate that all lives […]

Dallas shootings: Police touched by outpouring of support

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By Tara McKelvey From BBC News, Dallas For many people in Dallas this week, the police are heroes. And for the others – there’s an uneasy truce. Police officer Chris Gilliam, 52, is a big, burly man, a 29-year veteran of the police force, and he rides a motorcycle. People don’t usually give him flowers. […]