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

Caribbean Tales International Film Festival Review: Saturday Church


As I noted in my film review last Sunday, the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (now in its 13th year) will take place in Toronto next month, starting with a big gala night on September 5. That night will include the first-ever preview screening of Hero: Inspired by The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross, … More Caribbean Tales International Film Festival Review: Saturday Church

Gullah Geechee Community Finally Credited with Song “Kumbaya”


Dr. Anne C. Bailey is a Jamaican American academic, historian, author and friend – a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar. She is also a blogger, and has recently published a book called The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History. You can read her latest post in full here. A fascinating story about … More Gullah Geechee Community Finally Credited with Song “Kumbaya”

Standing on the Shoulders of Miss Lou and Our Elders: Blog Post by Dr. Anne C. Bailey


Emancipation Day and Independence Day are just around the corner now, and I thought it was appropriate to share this blog post from Dr. Anne C. Bailey, a Jamaican-born writer, historian, and professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York). As her blog notes, “Dr. Bailey is committed to a … More Standing on the Shoulders of Miss Lou and Our Elders: Blog Post by Dr. Anne C. Bailey

The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, by Anne C. Bailey


Dr. Anne C. Bailey is a Jamaican-born academic – an author, writer and historian. She is Professor of History and Africana Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton. She still maintains close links with Jamaica; we first met when she visited Jamaica during Black History Month. I had the honour of organising her visit … More The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, by Anne C. Bailey

The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent


One humid afternoon just before Christmas, we drove down the hillside from the busy junction of Papine, descending into the valley of Elletson Flats, just where the hills meet the city. Smoke curled from the trees and a sound system played somewhere. A game of football was in progress in the yard of the Sir … More The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent