Category Archives: Arts / Culture

The Queens Book Fair and Literary Festival – Queens NY. – June 24. 2018

Download: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine -The Queens Book Fair and Literary Festival

Download Flyer: Queen’s Book Fair Advertisement (See below)

Guyana Family Fun Day – Seattle WA. -August 12. 2018

Download: Guyana Family Fun Day – Seattle WA. -August 12. 2018

Guyana Heritage Foundation ~ Seattle is on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guyana-Heritage-Foundation-Seattle/232244840135927

Government of Canada – Improving Black Wealth via Mental Health – By Yvonne Sam

Government of Canada – Improving Black Wealth via Mental Health

By Yvonne Sam

The issue of mental health is not only taboo among Blacks, but also well hidden. Mental illness is looked upon as “White person’s disease;” Now the government of Canada is poised within range to bring about a cultural change.

I was recently invited to be part of one of several discussions—– the initial steps in the planning phase surrounding commitments made in the 2018 Government of Canada Budget on the health and well-being of Black Canadians. The Budget proposed the investment of $19 million over a 5year period, aimed at enhancing local community supports for youth at risk and to develop research in support of more culturally focused mental health programs in Black Canadian communities ($10 million administered by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and $9 million administered by Canadian Heritage).  Continue reading

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives – Buxton/Friendship Museum opens August 4. 2018

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

(Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center)

P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352

Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com

A 501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

Dear Family,Friends & Supporters,

Last December 2017, we informed you of our intention to open the Buxton/Friendship, Museum, Archives & Culture Center in August 2018.

We now have good news and hereby inform you that the opening is set for Saturday AUGUST 4Th 2018, in Guyana.

We ask your assistance to make this Vision a reality by responding to the attached letter and become one of our Sponsors, by making a contribution and be part of this new history of Buxton/ Friendship.

Please feel free to share with family and friends.

              Together we can make a difference and make all things possible.

             “Thanks to all who have made contributions.”

 

Keith Easton  – President & Founder –  (240)-601-3892 

Download:  Sponsor letter for Buxton Museum – 2018

Books by Michael Kersting – Guyanese writer

Books by Michael Kersting – Guyanese writer

About Michael Kersting

I was born and raised in Guyana, South America. At Present I live and write in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. I am a published writer for many years. You can find my works at www.lulu.com/michaelkersting. Three pages of books are listed on that web link. Here is the first of th three pages; followed by pages 2 and 3.

Tales from the haunted House
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More Detail    Paperback: $7.70

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A TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER – By Dmitri Allicock + video

A TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER

By Dmitri Allicock

(2012- Left to right, my brother in law, Walter Reece, my wife, Evadney, son, Shane and myself)

It has been years since I flew the nest
But my humble home I like the best
Memories of family closeness I feel again
Precious roots that still crowds my brain

READ MORE : Go to the Dmitri Allicock Blog < click

Happy Father’s Day Songs : Beautiful Father’s Day Songs For 2018

Happy Father’s Day Songs : Beautiful Father’s Day Songs For 2018

Guyana Cultural Association of New York (GCA)- Awards 2018 – Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2018  Guyana Cultural Association of New York Awards 
GCA LOGO 2018-FINAL.jpg
2018 Theme
Ma’iupe  = “Working Together.”
The Spirit of 
Solidarity 
within Guyana’s  
Festival Arts 
Guyana Cultural Association of New York  (GCA) hosts its annual Awards Ceremony on August 29, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.  A three-year Festival program has been  launched under the theme: Ma’iupe = Working Together. The Spirit of Solidarity within Guyana’s Festival Arts. It is the starting point of portraying  our various celebratory  features while living under one national identity. We continue our established and  unwavering acknowledgment and commendation of Guyanese who have contributed to our heritage.
 

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School’s out! The verdict is in! – By Yvonne Sam

School’s out!  The verdict is in!

By Yvonne Sam

Even in summer learning must continue to flow, if our kids are to forward go. `

School will soon be over for the year.  Here comes Summer!–Days are becoming longer, and the sun is positioned higher in the sky.  our children’s thoughts are now turned  to video games, skateboarding, swimming, mall hopping and bike riding.

Yes, school is out and parents will be  looking for things to keep their children occupied. Unfortunately for far too many kids, summer vacation is a time for forgetting. The saying “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it,’ is apt as kids who do not keep in touch with academics, especially reading over the summer regress. Their hard-earned reading skills decline.          Continue reading

It’s Not Our Job to Understand ‘Trump Voters’ – Dartagnan | Daily Kos

It’s Not Our Job to Understand ‘Trump Voters’

All of these objects of our concern are male, most often white male. But they are no longer the majority, and that’s the point. 

Dartagnan | Daily Kos  

Rebecca Solnit, whom the New York Times once tagged as the “Voice of the Resistance” is an American writer and contributing Editor at Harper’s magazine. I’m not sure the “Resistance” has a single, or even a particular “voice”, but be that as it may

This past month she wrote an essay for the Literary Hub which correctly flags one of the most persistent and pernicious myths propagated by the media and other cultural markers in this country: 

That there is a hardscrabble, homespun “Real America” out there that we as liberals need to be paying more attention to.
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