Category Archives: History

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals – BBC News

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it’s all recently got a lot more tense. Here’s why.

How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t get along?

Saudi Arabia and Iran – two powerful neighbours – are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.

The decades-old feud between them is exacerbated by religious differences. They each follow one of the two main sects in Islam – Iran is largely Shia Muslim, while Saudi Arabia sees itself as the leading Sunni Muslim power.   READ MORE

Julius Benjamin Nathoo: A Principal for the Ages! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

PROFILE: Julius Benjamin Nathoo: A Principal for the Ages!

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It was a sunny Thursday in June 1963. The day before, I was playing at Philadelphia Scots School pelting awara fruit from a tall tree and jumping rope with my friends. It was a blissful world, with no thought of the future.

My father appeared at the school,saw me hopping and skipping and put an end to it. “Tomorrow, you will be going to Saraswat High School,” he said. “I have spoken to Mr.Nathoo and he will take you.”

On Thursday, my cousin Latchman Sookraj and I journeyed to Saraswat.

Read more: Julius Benjami Nathoo – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

President Donald Trump – Speech in VIETNAM at APEC Summit – Nov 9, 2017

President Donald Trump – Speech in VIETNAM at APEC Summit – Nov 9, 2017

Georgetown Guyana: Brickdam Tour, Stabroek Square and Parliament Building

NOVEMBER is TOURISM MONTH in GUYANA

Walk With Me on Brickdam, Stabroek Square and Avenue of the Republic

Raphael –Published on Mar 18, 2017
Continuation of the walking tour of the city of Georgetown, Guyana, South America. This walk take us past the Parliament Building and the Stabroek Market Square.

History: Some Scenes of the old British Guiana, now Guyana – Video

NOVEMBER is TOURISM MONTH in GUYANA

History: Some Scenes of the old British Guiana, now Guyana – Video

 

President Trump’s Speech to US Troops in Japan – November 4. 2017

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH TO U.S. TROOPS IN JAPAN

President Trump’s Speech to US Troops in Japan – November 4. 2017 …. at Yokota Air Base Japan

“If I Had My Way” – Poem by Guyanese-Canadian Poet Yvonne Sam

From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog.

Three Worlds One Vision

Think and Work Wisely - Painting by Guyanese Artist Philip Moore

My Poetry Corner November 2017 features the poem “If I Had My Way” from the poetry collection, Life’s Many Faces: Fun-on-the-Run (2013), by Yvonne Sam, a Guyanese-born poet, nurse, educator, and community volunteer. For the past forty years, she lives in Canada where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, following a thirteen-year nursing career in England. To fill a need for teachers in her community in Montreal, she later obtained a Masters in Education and a Diploma in Adult Education.

While Yvonne Sam maintains a light tone throughout her collection, she does not shy away from injecting an irreverent tone or strong moral convictions when dealing with life’s controversial issues. As a black woman and teacher, she urges “Black Youth” to get an education, to stay in school. She propels them forward in her poem:

So move on black youth let not your mind tire
Education must…

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The 15th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium – Atlanta. Georgia – March 23rd – 24th, 2018

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“1968 – 2018:
Reflecting on 50 Years of Struggle”

March 23rd & 24th, 2018

The 15th Annual
Walter Rodney Symposium

At the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, Georgia.

The theme for this year will be:

1968 – 2018: Reflecting on 50 Years of Struggle

More information to be announced soon.

The 15th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium will reflect on the 50th anniversary of 1968, including the 50th anniversary of one of Walter Rodney’s most important books: The Groundings with My Brothers (GWMB).

Why 1968?

1968 was a truly momentous year in the history of global social movements, a year of global revolution.

It comprised the primary year of the shift from the Civil Rights to Black Power movements and Black Consciousness; the emergence of Black and Ethnic Studies programs; the “Rodney Riots” in Jamaica; innumerable assassinations, uprisings and student movements globally; open social conflicts as seen in the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that year; the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Olympics Black Power salute which followed thereafter.      Continue reading

Guyana – Yours To Discover – video produced by Mike Charles

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

Guyana – Yours To Discover – video produced by Mike Charles

A DVD Program Featuring Guyana that was created a few years ago…. Produced By Mike Charles Out Of Guyana. This DVD Also Features Music From Guyanese Band  Dave Martins and The Tradewinds. To Get Your Copy Of This DVD Visit http://www.mikecharles.biz

 

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Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the American Civil War — Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the American Civil War

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say.

Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid about their own history.

Stupid enjoys an unfortunate place in the highest ranks of American government these days. And while one cannot immediately affect this fact, one can choose to not hear stupid things and quietly nod along.     Continue reading

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