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Black Man nah guh know dem selves till dem back against the wall-Beyond the IMF and Geopolitical Economics
Originally posted on 1981:
“plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” William Butler Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming,”
If yuh nah pay attention yuh probably wouldn’t notice seh Christine Lagard di IMF lady, just come a Jamaica…
Originally posted on Petchary’s Blog:
“People are leaving here, because it’s not livable. I want to make it livable.”
I often see Afifa Aza in our favorite café in Kingston, perched at a table with headphones on her ears. She has a self-deprecating smile and tufty hair. She is an artist – an artist who is also an activist. She wants to “guide ideas,” to help them grow. And to help Jamaica grow…
Originally posted on Groundation Grenada:
:: by Tonya Haynes & Angelique V. Nixon::
“Expectations” from The Neighbourhood Report by Barbadian artist Ewan Atkinson
Since the announcement of the terminationof Professor Bain’s short post-retirement contract with CHART (Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network), there has been a growing movement in protest over his termination. Most…
Originally posted on In BOLD Rebirth Consulting:
” Queen Mary, oh where you gon’ go burn?
Queen Mary oh where you gon’ go burn?
Don’t ask me nothin’ at all. Just give me the match and oil.
Bassin Jailhouse, ah there the money there.
Don’t ask me nothin’ at all. Just give me the match and trash.
We gon’ burn Bassin come down,
Guest post by Lina Free
So does Ramadan mean no sex for the whole month? Hello- I’m not that kind of Muslim! Ha ha, I just troubling u girl; I kno the thing- my father was Muslim. Eh heh? Yes, Salahuddin was his name. But is only me outta my brothers and sisters get that name. How come? He was always drunk, never had time for us. But I was the last chile; my mother said he felt sorry by then.…
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Break Your Silence - Speech Delivered at the Award Ceremony of the Inaugural Walter Rodney Foundation Creative Writing Competition
Originally posted on The Guyanese Experience:
In the company of very few, I delivered the following address at the Award Ceremony of the Inaugural Walter Rodney Foundation Creative Writing Competition. Minister of Culture Frank Anthony sat alongside UG’s Dr. Mark Tumbridge in an otherwise empty front row . Guyana Prize winner Ruel Johnson sat with two or three others in the back row. And when…
If mothering is the kind of work that makes all other kinds of work possible why are mothers and grandmothers turning to the media as a last resort to plead for jobs and housing for themselves and their families? Why have we not figured out a way to nourish and support mothers in the work that they do? Why is motherhood often impoverishing? Why do women as group earn less than men as a group…
no angels here
just girls with problems
fenced in freedom
guvment money spent
is not a prison
more like school
inmates run free
if you ask me
guvment money spent
that can stand up on their own
dem gal en no saint
not one file official complaint
guvment money spent
and dey running
from their freedom
poem found in the words of a callous politician
copyright Tonya Haynes 2014
Vile and Oblivious Politicians Support State Violence Against Children
At least three recent stories in Caribbean media have highlighted the systemic rape of boys and girls in state care and the horror houses known as children’s homes. Getting raped while literally under the care and protection of the state is a reprehensible violation and denial of bodily autonomy. Fleeing sexual abuse is what…