Farewell, America

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
Farewell, America No matter how the rest of the world looked at us on Nov. 7, they will now look at us differently. BY NEAL GABLER The sun sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its…

What’s Happening in Hispaniola? Viewpoints From Grenada, Jamaica and the Bahamas

Hispaniola? Where’s that? Some may ask. Oh, it’s that huge island, nearly 30,000 square miles in size and the second largest island in the Caribbean, divided into the Creole-speaking Haiti and Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic. It is the island that Jamaicans do not visit that often, perhaps because of the language and cultural barriers; perhaps because … More What’s Happening in Hispaniola? Viewpoints From Grenada, Jamaica and the Bahamas

Professor Verene Shepherd at the UN: Let’s Learn From History on Racial Discrimination

I almost missed this, but for those who did – March 21 was the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to be followed by a week of awareness.  As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted,”This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial … More Professor Verene Shepherd at the UN: Let’s Learn From History on Racial Discrimination