I was asked as the founder of an African centered charity “The African Heritage Foundation” to share my thoughts on the sentiments expressed by Sir Hilary Beckles, that the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson should be removed. This I did and the article drew a number for comments which I think were reasonable for people who have been blinded to their original history and culture by centuries of colonial rule.
The author’s recent trip to Cuba confirmed his confidence in the power of people to transform their lives. It is also clear that “the US government has not stopped its ceaseless attack on the Cuban Revolution and probably never will as long as the US possesses an imperialist system.” Nevertheless, every Cuban he spoke to “reiterated how the revolution remains non-negotiable.”
Popular former President Aristide survived an assassination attempt in March 2017 against the backdrop of increased violence in the world’s first black republic. The mandate of the deeply resented UN occupying force MINUSTAH ends in April and is set to be renewed. The violence is orchestrated to justify continued imperialist intervention that benefits foreigners and their local henchmen.
I am of the opinion that Kenyans and Barbadians are in the same boat of political gloom. Barbadians have before them an ever falling/failing government. They had before that another party/government that failed them, thus they got rid of them. Now they have a number of options for totally new governance that have not been tried or tested. What shall Barbadians do?
Many times the difficulties and ambiguities that women express in discussing wages for housework stem from the fact that they reduce wages for housework to a thing, a lump of money, instead of viewing it as a political perspective.
As we celebrate African Liberation Day 2017, let us be ever and intensely mindful that we meet in the midst of an unfinished fight, an ongoing struggle with social and ethical imperatives concerning how we approach our past, engage our present, and imagine and forge our future.
Jefferson Davis monument being removed in New Orleans. Photo by Abdul Aziz, courtesy of Abdul Aziz. On December 17, 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four monuments to white supremacy. Several depict slave-owners, including Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The ongoing removal of the monuments—done at night by city workers in bulletproof vests following threats of violence—has largely been credited to…
I don’t know how unbiased you can be when reviewing an activity hosted by your own organisation. Nevertheless, I am writing on “Community Conversations,” a panel discussion hosted yesterday evening by the African Heritage Foundation (AHF).
After viewing the Grantley Adams Memorial Lecture hosted by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) with feature speaker Ms Marsha Caddle last night, I was left with a feeling of “schupse.”
“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand….