Juneteenth, Freedom and Financial Bondage: From Dr. Anne C. Bailey’s Blog


I am shamelessly copying and pasting from my friend Dr. Anne C. Bailey’s blog. You can find the link here. Anne blogs (and writes books, and teaches) about “race, slavery, refugees, diasporas, African American, Caribbean and African studies, human rights, history, and memory.” I always learn so much from her. Here is her latest post, … More  Juneteenth, Freedom and Financial Bondage: From Dr. Anne C. Bailey’s Blog

Running a World Away


The Petchary was recently kindly invited to a film show at the Canadian High Commission.  The film was called “The Mighty Jerome,” and was selected to recognize Black History Month.  (Now, Jamaicans too recognize – or half-recognize – this month.  Paying lip service to the need to understand one’s roots.  Commenting sourly, “But it’s an American … More Running a World Away