Category Archives: Racial Conflict

IAD and Emancipation – Dinner Dance – Ottawa. Canada – May 26. 2018

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Caribbean Hummingbirds Cultural Association

 cordially invites you to the

Annual Dinner & Dance to celebrate



Saturday, May 26, 2018 –  6:00 p.m.

St. John the Apostle Church Hall

2340 Baseline Road, Ottawa

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Cyril Dabydeen

Beyond Sangre Grande: Indian Arrival and Emancipation 2018 – A Writer’s Perspective”

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Michael Curry’s royal wedding sermon will go down in history

Michael Curry’s royal wedding sermon will go down in history

Bishop Michael Curry

The American bishop did it black. And he shocked the congregation by refusing to tone down his passionate message on power and love

The candle flames were trembling. The pulpit was on fire. The bride and groom were waiting. As were the Queen, Oprah, Idris Elba, and Doria Ragland, now the world’s most famous yoga teacher. Just before he got on to the subject of fire, Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal church, promised the happy couple, “and with this I’ll sit down, we got to get y’all married”. But there’s a lot to say about the French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and his relevance to modern technology and the concept of love and how this relates to Martin Luther King, so he went on for another three minutes.
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History: Black Churches in America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

History: Black Churches in America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It is 1758 and a slave reports on the condition of Blacks. He says, ‘the white folks would come in when the colored people would have prayer meetings, and whip every one of them. Most of them thought that when colored people were praying it was against them.’ In 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina, a weapon that was deadlier than the whip was used and it brought tragic results.

Black churches were a cause of concern to the White establishment during and after slavery. A Black congregation was seen as a threat to White supremacy. The congregation was an example of faith, togetherness, and the ownership of property and this did not sit well with Whites.

When Whites in the South wanted excitement they would set fire to Black churches. The flames provided relief from boredom and sent a message to Blacks to mind their message and  manners.

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Jagdeo, David Patterson, Khemraj Ramjattan and the IAC – By Freddie Kissoon

Jagdeo, David Patterson, Khemraj Ramjattan and the IAC – By Freddie Kissoon

By Freddie Kissoon

The brother of Minister David Patterson was arrested for narcotics in Grenada. Before that, there was a celebration in the New Amsterdam prison where prohibited items were in use. Bharrat Jagdeo took some nasty swipes at Minister Patterson. The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) took some nasty swipes too at Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of Security.

Jagdeo thinks Patterson should do the right thing insinuating that he should resign though Jagdeo stated that the Opposition Leader is not calling on Patterson to resign. The IAC is demanding Ramjattan’s resignation. Both Jagdeo and the IAC are creatures from another world that the Guyanese people need to read up on. Here are some notes about them.    Continue reading

Micro-aggression and the Caribbean Diaspora: A Perspective – By Lear Matthews

Micro-aggression and the Caribbean Diaspora: A Perspective

By Lear Matthews

There is a dimension of the immigrant experience that has not received much attention.  Micro-aggression is a concept used by psychologists to describe a phenomenon in multi ethnic societies such as the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. According to Derald Wing Sue and colleagues, micro aggressions can be defined as, “brief and common place daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative slights and insults to the target person or group”.

Micro-aggression may be an expression of contempt, fear, power, self-defense, implicit bias or discrimination. It may also signify a lack of knowledge of a particular group of people. The author will examine this phenomenon as it relates to the English speaking Caribbean Diaspora, with implications for the wider immigrant community. Personal narratives are used to highlight examples and consequences of micro-aggression. An in-depth, empirical-based study on the topic is forthcoming.   Continue reading

Guyana: Diversity in Our Villages; Harmony in Our Culture – By Ken Corsbie

Ken Corsbie

Diversity in Our Villages; Harmony in Our Culture – By Ken Corsbie

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:23 PM, Ken Corsbie <> wrote:

Hello folks, some of this may be of passing interest..
I wrote this perhaps 10 or 12 years ago. It was triggered by a symposium that my friend Henry Muttoo had organized in the Cayman Islands – the the poor tenement yards in the city as illustrated by Errol John’s signature play“Moon on a Rainbow Shawl”.
Wondering if it has any relevance or interest at this time.. …
The following article was in the Guyana Cultural Association NY – GuyFolkFest Magazine. It was carried by Guyanese Online in February 2011.

GUYANA ROAD TO SEDITION – By Verian Mentis-Barker


By   Verian Mentis-Barker – May 6, 2018

It doesn’t help that Anil Nandlall the Attorney General of Guyana’s immediate past government is opposing the now infamous clause 18 of the Guyana Cybercrimes Bill…..

not after the he said/he said/ testimony he gave against former Army Officer Oliver Hinckson which caused him to be charged with sedition;

not after he, Nandlall, was an integral member of the Political Party whose government brought charges against journalist/activist Ronald Waddell who was charged with sedition subsequently assassinated and allegedly at the command of criminal KingPin Roger Khan a confessed inner associate of the PPP government;

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The Windrush Generation: It’s Racism – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Windrush Generation: It’s Racism – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

British Prime Minister Theresa May ‘s government asked the Windrush Generation to prove that they are British.

22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London

They went in ships to work on the plantations. They were torn from their families, their culture and their lands as they slaved for the Mother Country.

A century later, the Mother Country was up to its old tricks. It invited the sons and daughters of the Empire to work and rebuild England. Thousands went in ships and gave their labor to put England on its feet.    Continue reading

Reflections on Cheddi Jagan, 1918-1997 – By Ralph Ramkarran 

Reflections on Cheddi Jagan, 1918-1997

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Toronto restaurant ordered to pay black man $10K after asking him to prepay for meal

Emile Wickham was celebrating his birthday with friends when the incident happened in 2014

Nick Boisvert · CBC News · Posted: Apr 30, 2018

Emile Wickham

A black man from Toronto has been awarded $10,000 in damages from a downtown Chinese restaurant that asked him and a group of friends to prepay for their meals.

The payment was ordered by Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal, which determined the man faced racial discrimination in the incident, infringing on his human rights.     Continue reading

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