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How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie

How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie 

Published on Sep 7, 2013 - Eugene Hennie describes himself as an ambitious, norm challenging, knowledge seeking, young professional. Born in New York City, he grew up in a fast paced environment. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in business management, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in telecom.   Continue reading

Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

According to the United States Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday February 18 2014, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing no reported damage or casualties.

Emergency officials tell Barbadians not to panic following earthquake   Continue reading

Researcher seeks information on Afro-Guyanese culture – letter

African History Month – February

Researcher seeks information on Afro-Guyanese culture – letter

Afro-Guyanese Americans are Hungry for their Spiritual Heritage!

Dear Sir and Readers,

I’m an American-born person in the Guyanese Diaspora, writing today with a plea for cultural knowledge. I must first admit, however, that I am mostly ignorant of the life experiences of Guyanese nationals, and am only vaguely aware of the cultural and political problems of the country.  However, I’m Guyanese enough to know that they do exist, and that they are huge problems affecting the lives of many, particularly within the Black community.

With that said, I am proud of my Afro-Guyanese heritage, and the African heritage that preceded it. As an independent researcher, it is a bit of an obsession of mine to try and connect various traditional cultural aspects of Afro-Guyanese back to the varied practices of those from the African continent. This includes African-based religious practices exclusive to Guyana like Comfa and Faithism.   Continue reading

US embassy warns citizens about flying on Caribbean Airlines

US embassy warns citizens about flying on Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean_Airlines_logo-600x270Sunday, 09 February 2014

The United States (US) embassy in Guyana on Sunday February 9, warned American citizens not to fly on Caribbean Airlines flights from Monday to Wednesday because of “threat” information.

“The Embassy has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014,” said the embassy on its Facebook Page and website.

An embassy official, when contacted, declined to say how the threat was received and said officials here could not go beyond the statement.  Continue reading

A Sanctified Bridge – By Dmitri Allicock

A sanctified bridge

A Sanctified Bridge

By Dmitri Allicock

Deep within the realms of flickering reflections
Lives a bridge amidst life’s wondrous connections

A cherish palladium of the world of yesteryear

And sacred script of precious times held so dear

Read more : A Sanctified Bridge

Make your comments on the Dmitri Allicock website (link above)

Haters/ By Maya Angelou

Maya Anjelou

Maya Anjelou

Haters/ By Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their
Time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least.  Nothing is ever
Good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters…

That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your
Blessings and your dreams, because some folk can’t handle seeing
You blessed…

It’s dangerous to be like somebody else… If God wanted you to be
Like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them!  Right?  Continue reading

Black Santa: Racist to Keep St. Nick White?

guyaneseonline:

This is a blog entry from one of our subscribers  - Holistic Wayfarer – which we decided to share with you… You can check out her site…

Originally posted on A Holistic Journey:

A recent L.A. Times article described a celebrated Black Santa Claus, “the main attraction…at a mall…in the heart of black Los Angeles.” People actually first call “to make sure he will be there” before they head out on what is for some an hour’s drive.

The historical St. Nicholas was actually a wealthy Greek orphan born in Asia minor during the third century who grew up to become a bishop. He was supposed to have tossed gold coins anonymously down a chimney so three poor downtrodden sisters could get married. He became known for his charity and evolved into a synthesis of the Dutch legend, the German Sinterklaas, and the British Father Christmas. So Santa as we know him is a European of multicultural blood who started out as a Christian from the Mediterranean, neither white nor black but olive.

Santa does not play a part in my family’s Christmas…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 – from Guyanese Online

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2014 from Guyanese Online

My visit to Cape Town, South Africa – by Lear Matthews

In Memory of Mandela: Impressions of my visit to Cape Town,

South Africa

by   Lear Matthews

Rejoice in the dawn of Pan African light.
Mandela! Mandela! Weep not for Nelson
But sing a thousand hosannas for Madiba
Our sacred Liberator (J.G.Morris)

Lear Matthews

Lear Matthews

I recently visited Cape Town as part of a team project focusing on adult higher education within the context of local and global struggles for equity and social justice, principles espoused by Nelson Mandela.  Following are impressions of this maiden sojourn, the highlight of which was a visit to Robben Island, the notoriously infamous island-prison where Mandela spent more than 17 years.  Continue reading

A Merry Christmas to all from Guyanese Online

A Merry Christmas to all from Guyanese Online

Celine Dion - So this is Christmas … Lyrics below 

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young a very merry Christmas  Continue reading

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