Getting world history right: real African history - August 13, 2019
Years after the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2011 as "The International Year for People of African Descent", it must be realized that the European enslavement of African people or the "MAAFA" ("great disaster") only represents .01 per cent of the history of African people on this planet. Put another way, for the 99.9 per cent of their history, Africans were a free people.
Abolition of Slavery — Economic/Political Aspects - August 06, 2019
As Emancipation Day approaches, it is indeed apropos to delineate the economic and political aspects of the abolition of slavery, albeit the European enslavement of African people or MAAFA -- the "great disaster."
Stop the GATE madness - August 10, 2016
The recent policy decision by the People's National Movement Government to revamp the Government Assistance for Tertiary Expenses (GATE) programme is indeed a most welcomed and long overdue move.
America's electoral dilemma: Donald Trump - March 03, 2016
As the general election heats up in the United States, it becomes essential to posit an outsider's, albeit foreign, perspective. At the outset, it must be stated quite equivocally that the outside world still holds the highest regard/respect for the United States of America and its president.
Why are incidents/events call Black? - December 20, 2015
Now that the yuletide season is upon us and Trinbagonians have completely exhaled after the appalling, overt euphoria/hysteria over the American-driven "Black Friday" shopping frenzied climax, it is apropos to discuss the phenomenon of using the word, albeit adjective, Black, to describe/label certain incidents/events.
Decoding European plantation system of governance - November 02, 2015
The 27 October 2015 (191-2) vote/resolution passed by the UN General Assembly that called "for an end to the decades-long US embargo on Cuba" brings to the fore the contemporary modus operandi of the 15th century European plantation system of governance in two aspects, namely, the Euro-British-imposed Westminster system of government on then colonies in the Caribbean and Africa in the 1960s and the United Nations system in 1945.
Taking calypso to the next level - October 26, 2015
As the Trinidad/Tobago United Calypsonians Association (TUCO) is currently celebrating "Calypso History Month", it became supremely imperative for this writer, albeit lover of the calypso art form, to pen a few thoughts about the need to take the art form of calypso to the next ultimate international level.
Racial chupidness vs ethnicity in T&T: Updated - September 30, 2015
The recent ridiculous, albeit simplistic, narrow-minded so-called post election "racist ranks" via social media only speaks massive volumes as to the utter confusion and misunderstanding by Trinbagonians in regard to the endemic differences between race versus ethnicity.
Racial chupidness vs ethnicity in T&T - September 20, 2015
The recent public simplistic, albeit ridiculous racial remarks as per social media by Trinbagonians, tended to false impression that that's the human interactive reality in this country post 53 years of putative political independence, period.
New US-Cuba Rapprochement - July 17, 2015
The historic diplomatic reality that the Obama administration has decided to re-establish a US embassy presence in Havana, Cuba on 20th July, 2015, signals a new geopolitical policy of the United States toward Cuba, albeit "Charting a New Course on Cuba."
Decoding racial tensions in United States: Updated - May 27, 2015
The shooting and killing of unarmed 17 year-old African-American male Trayvon Martin on 26 February 2012 in Sanford, Florida; the 24 November 2014 "no indictment for officer Wilson" verdict arrived at by the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, in regard to the shooting and killing of the unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the subsequent 3 December "no indictment" verdict by a grand jury in Staten Island, New York City, in favor of a white police officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD)...
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