Colonialism, Gun Violence and Irma

September 14, 2017

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.

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Policy is Key to Development

June 2, 2017

While the Executive of Barbados exercises poor fiscal and public policy, to total blame that organ for the situation in which we find ourselves would be intellectually dishonest. The failure of the Barbadian private sector (businesses / markets / for-profit and non-profits / charities) to build upon the stability we had and expand during those times within the country and beyond is a major component of our current woes. The…

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Barbados should listen to Dr Rodney

May 9, 2017

Dr Walter Rodney in 1973 wrote,”Education is crucial in any type of society for the preservation of the lives of its members and the maintenance of the social structure. Under certain circumstances, education also promotes social change. The greater portion of that education is informal, being acquired by the young from the example and behaviour of elders in the society.

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Adowa, Ethiopia, emblem of African valour and resistance

March 3, 2016

March 1, 2016, marked 120 years of Adwa’s decisive African victory. In 2015 it was 70 years of the 5th Pan-African Congress and the 60 years of the Bandung Conference. Still very little is known about the rich African struggle heritage let alone the need to draw lessons to build a better African future.

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The Weekend God Of Africa:

November 11, 2015

By Diescho’s Dictum Most world civilizations have either their own version of God with a special connection between themselves and that God, or a name for the religion that connects their being to their God of the past, the present and the future, or both. It would appear that the people on the Afrikan continent are the only group that does not have either a God of their own or…

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Racism & The Global Genocide Of Black People

October 29, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation is creating a pool of documentaries and short films that speak to the history of marginalized people and their cultures. These movies will speak of social concepts that gave birth to great oppression and struggles for liberation. As with all information on this website, these films are intended to be used as learning and research materials. We do hope that you bookmark this site and visit…

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Embracing Our Unique African Identity

Africa pride
July 22, 2015

Africa, who are we? Can we define who we are by comparing ourselves to where we’ve come from? And are we in danger of forgetting who we are as we rapidly grow and develop economically and socially? It’s easy to forget because we’ve been ‘forgetting’ for a long time. During the Scramble for Africa we endured assimilation (an ideological basis of French colonial policy in the 19th and 20th centuries…

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Blackness Without Borders: Global Caribbean Solidarity for Haitians

Haiti and Dominican Republic
July 19, 2015

Out of our homeland and in the global north, we have to be intentional about the way that we use our influence to impact countries in the global south. When I was in my first year of university I began actively studying all of the people and cultures that I learned nothing about in high school. Indigenous Studies, African, Caribbean and Latin American history. I had a particular interest in…

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