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“In the Waters of Time” – Poetry by Brazilian Poet Flora Egídio Thomé

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Justice for Freddie Gray - Baltimore - USA

Justice for Freddie Gray – Victim of Police Brutality – Baltimore/USA – April 2015
Source: Common Dreams (Photo courtesy of Ryan Harvey)

As yet another African-American community erupts in the face of police brutality, I offer the poetic wisdom of Brazilian educator and poet, Flora Egídio Thomé (1930-2014). In my Poetry Corner May 2015, I feature six Haiku poems from her collection In the Waters of Time (Nas Águas do Tempo), published in 2002.

The title of her collection alludes to the fluidity of time.

Born in times of water
in the waters of time I am…
drifting alone.

Water gives life to our planet. The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. Even our bodies are composed of water: 60 percent in adult men and 55 percent in adult women. Because of this life-giving water, we exist and experience time.

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How we’re priming some kids for college… and others for prison – Alice Goffman – TED video

Alice Goffman: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

Transcript of Talk:   Click here to play TED video

0:12On the path that American children travel to adulthood, two institutions oversee the journey. The first is the one we hear a lot about: college. Some of you may remember the excitement that you felt when you first set off for college. Some of you may be in college right now and you’re feeling this excitement at this very moment.

0:34College has some shortcomings. It’s expensive; it leaves young people in debt. But all in all, it’s a pretty good path. Young people emerge from college with pride and with great friends and with a lot of knowledge about the world. And perhaps most importantly, a better chance in the labor market than they had before they got there.

0:56Today I want to talk about the second institution overseeing the journey from childhood to adulthood in the United States. And that institution is prison.   Continue reading

Queens College Alumni Association Toronto – Father’s Day Brunch – June 14, 2015


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Queens College Alumni Assoc. Toronto – Father’s Day Brunch


91 East Park Blvd , Scarborough, Toronto. Canada

(2 stop lights south of Lawrence Ave. East off Markham Rd.)

 Tickets are $30 for adults and $15  for children under 15.

See details in attached flyer.

Please contact any of the persons listed at the bottom of the flyer for tickets….   and forward to other alumni and your friends.

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – April 2015

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – April 2015

April: New Entries = 127;  Views = 59,148; Total Views = 3,079,265

Note: Click entry to view it on the Website

  3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
  4. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  5. Iran nuclear talks: Rouhani vows to abide by deal + video
  6. The Best of 80’s LOVE SONGS [2 hours non stop] [HD AUDIO]
  7. Madeiran Portuguese Migration to Guyana, St. Vincent, Antigua and Trinidad – By Jo-Anne S. Ferreira
  8. “I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
  9. Easter: Kite Flying in Guyana – with pictures by Nigel Durant
  10. They Story Got Melody – by Clyde Duncan        Continue reading

Guantanamera – By Adrian Sanchez – includes music videos


Adrian Sanchez is one of the followers of Guyanese Online

Originally posted on Hoxton Spanish Tutor Info:

A song which we all should know. Its name alone resonates deep within me and in perfect time with my heartbeat. Guantanamera. I love it when a song, its rhythms and beat, affect me with such physicality. Guantanamera is one such song. Imagine my excitement when I recently heard a new version of this Latin American musical gem. For anyone who has not heard “Guantanamera” and would like to listen: click here and please tell me what you think of it.


This  version of Guantanamera is a vast collaboration of no less than 75 Cuban recording artists. It was produced by Playing for Change [1]. They recorded and produced this track with Jackson Browne, who stated that traveling with Playing for Change across Cuba was one of the most rewarding and inspiring musical experiences of his life.

As with the most popular versions of this song, this latest recording, is based…

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OKRA (OCHRO) – Biblical foods of the world – By Lance Seeto – Fiji Times Online

OKRA- Biblical foods of the world

OKRA plant

OKRA plant

Lance Seeto
Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Fiji Times Online

I’ve always been a big believer that the ancient fruits and vegetables found in ancient religious and biblical texts have a special role to play in our diet.

Not only did our early ancestors enjoy them, but most of them have special medicinal value that has helped protect against disease for thousands of years.

Take okra. Also known as bhindi, lady’s finger and gumbo, okra is a nutritional powerhouse used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes.  Once loved by the Egyptians and still used in many dishes today (such as the famous Southern American gumbo dish), this pod-producing, tropical vegetable dates back over 3500 years.

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Raising a black son in America + The danger of silence – 2 TED videos by Clint Smith

Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

Published on Apr 23, 2015

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father’s furious and fearful response.

*******  video #2 follows *******

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Guyana Cultural Asso. New York- April 2015 On-Line Magazine

 Guyana Cultural Asso. New York- April 2015 On-Line Magazine

GCC-NY April 2015

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR  – Lear Matthews – April Editor.

Greetings! Wah happenin dey?…..We are grateful for the continued support of our patrons and delighted to welcome new readers, as the long anticipated spring blooms fresh daffodils, tulips and water lilies in both our adopted home and our dear land of rivers, streams, savannahs and majestic mountains. A country as rich in tradition as its natural resources, yearning for transformation that would unleash its real potential, and to which many in the Diaspora will truly call “home” again.

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Dr. Moses Telford: Music is his Life – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Moses Telford: Music is his Life – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Moses Telford is the personification of what a true musician should be: calm, unruffled, caring and above all talented. Over the years Dr. Telford has crossed continents and has shared his love of music with the world and the world has reciprocated by bestowing many honors on this illustrious son of Guyana.

The young Moses Telford was born at Cumberland Village on the East Canje area of Berbice in Guyana. His dad was Jacob Nathaniel Telford and his mom was Florence. Moses has a sister Elaine Elizabeth Lowe. What is remarkable is that the fore-parents of Moses migrated from England to Guyana. His great grandfather Robert Richard Telford left England for Guyana to teach and he became Headmaster of a school in Berbice. He was also an organist at St. Patrick’s Church in Canje.   Continue reading

Dianand Bhagwandin and his “Incredible Journey” – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dianand Bhagwandin and his “Incredible Journey” – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dianand Bhagwandin

Dianand Bhagwandin

Dianand ‘Denny’ Bhagwandin created waves in the early nineties in New York when he announced that he was running for Congress. It was a tall order but the immigrant community in Queens embraced Denny and admired him for his courage.

The 6th Congressional District was strongly Democrat and Denny decided to run on a Republican ticket. He ran a spirited campaign and when the results were declared on November 4, 1992 he had acquitted himself well. Denny received over 21,000 votes even though he did not win the seat.   Continue reading


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