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
Three Jamaican short films are on the agenda of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival, which opens in Toronto on September 5. The two I have reviewed below will be screened on September 19, along with The Incursion (which I will review separately) and Kaneal Gayle’s film Dancehall’s Asian Ambassadors, a short documentary which you will find reviewed elsewhere. Kinto … More Two Jamaican Shorts Coming Up at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival: Kinto and Abeeku and the Maroons
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”
Here is a blog post by my friend Anne C. Bailey – her quiet reflections on freedom, our favourite sporting hero – and “un-freedom.” It’s a poignant piece… You can read it here. Usain Bolt and Freedom At Its Best Last week I wrote about Usain Bolt, who inspires us with his grace even in defeat. As … More One More Comment on Usain Bolt… and Freedom
Originally posted on The Terrible Tout's Weblog:
One of Jamaica’s finest public servants is a man named Herbert Samuel (“Herbie”) Walker. Herbie was born on February 29, 1924. His public service achievements are seminal but made all the more remarkable in that they came with an unshakeable personal integrity and the sort of political…
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
I am not an economist. I have said this before, so if I am way off the mark – please correct me. But I sat up straight when a headline popped up on Twitter: “IMF urges G20 to champion globalization at China summit.” Globalization! That was a terrifying word for many, back in the good … More Globalization, Brexit and Inequality: Is It All Bad?