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Everything can always work out – Commentary by Oliver Mills

Everything can always work out – Commentary by Oliver Mills

Published on July 19, 2017 – Caribbean News Now

Oliver Mills

Caribbean culture has conditioned us to believe that life is a struggle, that there are always hurdles, and even people with unwelcoming attitudes, who will always make things difficult for us. Our history has been misinterpreted to make us feel as victims, when we are the victors. And our societies have been structured in such a way to make us feel that there will always be the haves and the have nots, and disadvantage and bad breaks are a part of life.

But all this belongs in the realm of mythology, and false beliefs. The true situation is, we were born to be achievers, to manage all challenges, and to succeed at everything we put our minds and strength to. Because everything can always work out in our interest.   Continue reading

Diaspora Times International magazine – June/July 2017 Issue

Diaspora Times magazine – June/July 2017 Issue

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A History of Africa – Includes BBC Articles and Videos

Ancient History of Africa Documentary 2017

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Book: Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide – by Habeeb Alli

Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide

A Collection of Poems and Essays Surrounding Interfaith Relationships

Synopsis

I present to you my eighteenth book entitled Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide. Bridging the racial divide is what I do every day, and my collection of poems and essays this year speaks precisely of this. A man who picked up a dying fish as he and his friend walked the seashore was asked, “Why do you do that? You cannot save all these dying fishes!” He replied, “But it made a world of difference to this one!” One heart at a time, one community a time, we can make a difference.

Read more and order: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/red-coconut-bridging-the-racial-divide

GUYANA SPEAKS: CINEGUYANA – July 30, 2017 – London. England

The Pope and the Powerless – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Pope and the Powerless – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis

We come from everywhere Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America We hide in the bowels of ships And stowaway in the cargo of planes. Dodge bullets and run from dogs. And get nightmares about fences and walls.

We do these things and more. To experience the land of liberty-and dreams. And to provide for our families. So they too can say they are Americans.         Continue reading

France: Brand new Macron, same old colonialism – By Eliza Anyangw

France: With this slur against Africans, Macron’s radical pretence is over | Eliza Anyangw

Emmanuel Macron

The French president’s casual slur against Francophone Africans over birth control bodes ill for a progressive French presidency. Plus ça change

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Canada: Black Lives will only matter when the Black Vote matters – By Yvonne Sam

Black Lives will only matter when the Black Vote matters

By Yvonne Sam

Black lives will never matter in Canada until they matter to Black people enough that will force them to utilize every tool in the toolbox to fight back, and the biggest tool is the Black vote.

A lingering question permeating the minds of Blacks throughout the Canadian provinces  is how many more not guilty verdicts can the community take especially when it comes down to police officers and the shootings of unarmed Black males.  Yet, another devastating blow was dealt to the black community in Toronto when recently an inquest jury ruled the case of Andrew Loku, a South Sudanese native a homicide, a verdict which does not carry any criminal or civil liability.   Continue reading

Guyana: PPP GOVERNMENT LAND GIVEAWAY – By Verian Mentis-Barker

PPP GOVERNMENT LAND GIVEAWAY

POSTED BY: VERIAN MENTIS-BARKER – JULY 9, 2017

Source: http://xpressblogg.com/ppp-government-land-giveaway/

To understand this we will have to go back a few centuries to establish the mores of the Guyanese East Indian and the Guyanese African and the learned behavior that shreds the homogeneity constantly challenged in the country’s motto, One People One Nation and One Destiny.

So, those who prefer to be informed by bullet points or lightly tossed baseless banter could check out now.

This is serious stuff.   

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: ‘The European Union Must Decide’

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: ‘The European Union Must Decide’

In an interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses free trade, climate change and his country’s delicate relationship with its neighbor to the south: Donald Trump’s United States.

Justin Trudeau address crowd in Montreal

Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Barbara Hans | Der Spiegel Online

Justin Trudeau, 45, has been Canadian prime minister for 18 months, and he is the polar opposite of U.S. President Donald Trump. Inviting. Unafraid. Funny. Liberal. He is an advocate of climate protection and migration; when Trump announced his intention to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, Trudeau said that Canada welcomes the world with open arms.    Continue reading

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