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Will Caribbean Americans Finally be able to self-Identify on US Census Forms?

Will Caribbean Americans Finally be able to self-Identify on US Census Forms?
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Celebs. with Caribbean-roots.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 22, 2014: After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society.

If the recommendation made by the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC)  to the U.S. Census Bureau is accepted , Caribbean men women and children will no longer look at the Census form to find themselves invisible, and forced to choose from a list of racial and ethnic choices that are do not accurately identify them. Continue reading

Ti-Jean and His Brothers – directed by Henry Muttoo -Trailer

Ti-Jean and His Brothers -Trailer

Based on a West Indian fable…  

Nobel Prize-winning author Derek Walcott explores the power of good versus evil, poor versus wealthy and the search for what defines humanness. This folk tale—told by the animals of the rainforest through dialogue, dance and song—tells the tale of a poor widowed mother, her three sons, and their bargain with the devil.

Directed by Macy’s Guest Artist Henry Muttoo, Artistic Director of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Oct 24 – Oct 26 & Oct 30 – Nov 2 at 8pm 
Oct 27 and Nov 3 at 3pm
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus  Continue reading

West Indian American Carnival turns 47

 West Indian American Carnival turns 47

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Crowds at West Indian Carnival

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating in WIADCA’s annual New York Caribbean Carnival Parade , dubbed, “Brooklyn’s Greatest Show!”   Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association- August 2014 Magazine

GCA August 2014 magazine

Download- Guyana Cultural Association August 2014 Magazine

IN THIS ISSUE
PAGE 3: GCA Calendar of Events
PAGE 4-8: GCA 2014 Honorees
PAGE 9: Godfrey Chin
Prize Winners Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association New York (GCA) – Honorees 2014

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Ferguson, Missouri: “Go ahead, make my day!” – By Ron Persaud

“Go ahead, make my day!”

By Ron Persaud

The unforgettable challenge from Clint Eastwood was script-written for the movie by Charles B Pierce from earlier experience. “The actual origins of the phrase came from Pierce’s father Mack, who used to tell him as a child, “Just let me come home one more day, without you mowing that lawn, son just go ahead…..make my day”. (Wikipedia) The challenge was elevated from the street to the board room when, in 1985, President Reagan threw down the gauntlet over tax increases.

Freedom of Speech, guaranteed by the US Constitution, has been parlayed into “Expressive Conduct” – forms other than words alone. Burning the flag comes to mind.

There was some doubt in my mind as to who was issuing the challenge at Tiananmen Square in 1989 – the tank or the man. Continue reading

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

AUGUST 21, 2014 | BY |

-    Community will no longer allow advantage to be taken upon them…will become very agitated if demands are not met- Solomon

The operations of Bai Shan Lin and the blatant “disrespect” the company has been perpetuating towards the people of Region10 took center stage at a meeting the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) held with residents of Kwakwani on Tuesday evening August 19.
The sustained showers of rain that poured in Kwakwani, a community in the Upper Berbice River area on that evening, didn’t stop scores of residents from attending the meeting. Continue reading

In Iraq, the United States and Iran Align Against the Islamic State

 U.S. President Barack Obama (L), newly elected Iraqi prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi (C) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (WIN MCNAMEE/Getty Images, STR/AFP/Getty Images, ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L), newly elected Iraqi prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi (C) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (WIN MCNAMEE/Getty Images, STR/AFP/Getty Images, ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

In Iraq, the United States and Iran Align Against the Islamic State

Analysis  August 20, 2014 | 0419 STRATFOR

Summary:  Since June, a great deal of international focus has been on Iraq, where the transnational jihadist movement Islamic State took over large swaths of the country’s Sunni-majority areas and declared the re-establishment of the caliphate. Despite the global attention on the country, especially given U.S. military operations against the Islamic State, U.S.-Iranian cooperation against the jihadist group — a significant dynamic — has gone largely unnoticed.  Continue reading

Grounding your body improves your health

GROUNDING Article/Documentary

Story at-a-glance

  • Walking barefoot on the Earth transfers free electrons from the Earth’s surface into your body that spread throughout your tissues providing beneficial effects. This process is called ‘grounding.’
  • Grounding has been shown to relieve chronic pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, thin your blood, enhance well-being and much, much more
  • Wearing plastic- or rubber-soled shoes effectively disconnects you from the Earth’s natural electron flow
  • In the Grounded documentary, you’ll hear first-hand accounts from residents of Haines, Alaska who have overcome chronic pain, sleep apnea and much more simply by getting grounded Continue reading

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Searing Tribute To Black Men Killed By Police – video

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Searing Tribute To Black Men Killed By Police

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