New US-Cuba Rapprochement - July 17, 2015
The historic diplomatic reality that the Obama administration has decided to re-establish a US embassy presence in Havana, Cuba on 20th July, 2015, signals a new geopolitical policy of the United States toward Cuba, albeit "Charting a New Course on Cuba."
Decoding racial tensions in United States: Updated - May 27, 2015
The shooting and killing of unarmed 17 year-old African-American male Trayvon Martin on 26 February 2012 in Sanford, Florida; the 24 November 2014 "no indictment for officer Wilson" verdict arrived at by the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, in regard to the shooting and killing of the unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the subsequent 3 December "no indictment" verdict by a grand jury in Staten Island, New York City, in favor of a white police officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD)...
Race versus Ethnicity in T&T: Afri-centric Analysis - Updated: April 20, 2015
Now that "an ongoing NACTA tracking polling exercise has found that Guyanese voters are as racially polarized for the May 11 General Election," it is a sine qua non to delineate the confusion/misunderstanding between race versus ethnicity in Trinidad and Tobago as the 2015 general election looms.
Race versus Ethnicity in T&T - March 19, 2015
Now that a recent national poll has ascertained that the voting "electorate continues to be polarized by race" as the 2015 general election looms, it is a sine qua non to delineate the public misunderstanding, albeit confusion, between race versus ethnicity in Trinidad and Tobago.
Decoding racial tensions in United States - November 27, 2014
The 24 November 2014 "no indictment for officer Wilson" verdict arrived at by the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, in regard to the shooting and killing of the unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the subsequent 3rd December "no indictment" verdict by a grand jury in Staten Island, New York City, in favor of a white police officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD), Daniel Pantaleo, for the "chokehold death" of another unarmed, forty-six year-old African-American man, Eric Garner, speak massive volumes as to the omnipresence of racial tensions/distrust between the Black community and white police officers across the United States.
Rowley's attempt to woo Indian vote - November 10, 2014
One of the least noticed events in the nature of the political beast in Trinidad and Tobago is the overt attempt by the leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) and Opposition Leader in Parliament, Dr. Keith Rowley to woo the Indian vote in the upcoming 2015 general elections.
W.I. Federation: Failure From the Start - October 26, 2014
The idea of federation has been bandied about in the West Indies for a long time. From the early days of Settlement in the 17th century, the idea of juxtaposing two or more islands for administrative convenience or for mere economic expediency, had appealed to the Euro-British government but there had been minor unification in reality.
Correcting Afrikan concepts in TnT: Updated - September 22, 2014
This article seeks to unlock the door to Afrikan-Trinbagonians' misconception, misuse and bastardization of vital Afrikan concepts/terms.
Why are bad incidents describe as Black? - June 27, 2014
As the entire world mourns the sad and unfortunate disappearance of Malaysian flight MH 370 with 239 human beings on board and still unaccounted for as of this writing, it is apropos to discuss the use of the word, albeit adjective, Black, to describe/label certain incidents.
Electoral Bois for PP Government in 2015 - June 27, 2014
One of the most unforgiving and egregious mistakes the People's Partnership (PP) government has made to date is the obscene, abject rejection of the request by the Trinbago Calypsonians' Organization (TUCO) to fund the National Calypso Monarch winner's prize money to the same $2 million level of the Chutney Soca Monarch and the Soca Monarch winners.
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