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TOP 6 COUNTRIES THAT GREW FILTHY RICH FROM ENSLAVING BLACK PEOPLE
October 27, 2013 - By Atlanta Black Star staff
Slavery transformed America into an economic power. The exploitation of Black people for free labor made the South the richest and most politically powerful region in the country. British demand for American cotton made the southern stretch of the Mississippi River the Silicon Valley of its era, boasting the single largest concentration of the nation’s millionaires.
But slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.
The Diaspora is still Guyana’s most interesting location. These are the people who seem to be paying more interest in the country than even many of the people who reside within its borders. No longer must they rely on the letters and telephone conversations from their relatives and friends back home, they have access to information from numerous quarters.
These are the people who read the newspapers online, follow the various online news links and even listen to the internet radio out of the country. To hear some of them talk about issues, you believe that they actually live in Guyana and have access to the various sources of information. Continue reading →
Delivering statistics on a variety of areas, the police said that during 2012, a total of 750 Guyanese nationals were deported from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Trinidad, Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname, St. Maarten, Curacao, France, Antigua, Jamaica, Holland, Costa Rica, and Spain. Continue reading →
Trinidad (CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it ‘is moving to establish” a food security facility with Guyana.
Finance Minister Larry Howai, delivering the TT$58.4 billion (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) budget on Monday, said that with agricultural land becoming less and less available in Trinidad and Tobago, the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration is now looking to its fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to deal with the situation. Continue reading →
May is East Indian Indentureship month:
A Short story by Ron Persaud … (see bio at end)
The tension became almost unbearable as Graduation Day arrived and no results had been posted on the bulletin board. All sorts of rumors were going around, even that the ceremony would be postponed. That would have been a big disappointment in many ways; not the least of which was that all the students were going to be gone by next afternoon. (Some Trinidadians were planning to leave immediately after the ceremony). Every student was wilted and weak with nervous anticipation of the worst; but promptly at five o’clock the band and choir from the Mausica Teachers’ Training College led the assembly of Dignitaries, Clergy, Faculty, Students and Invited Guests in a roof raising rendition of the Trinidad National Anthem. Continue reading →
Gene Lawrence is one of the finest Caribbean musicians/entertainers.
His one-man show ranges through his unique interpretations of “ol’ time calypsos”, his own calypsoes and ballads.
His HISTORY OF PAN encapsulates the birth and growth of the steelband and the caypsoes that it spawned.
A profound composition by Guyana-born Ingrid & John SLINGHOT DrePaul.
This is a beautiful song with a human interest storyline written and sung by one of Guyana’s talented entertainers. A great tune with excellent lyrics and philosophy.
Words and music by John (Slingshot) and Ingrid Drepaul, featuring Cherry “G” on saxophone.
Enjoy and pass on to your contacts…..
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