August142014
August92014

Woman Hold Your Head And Cry

Woman Hold Your Head And Cry

Originally posted on freedombyanymeans:

Woman Hold Your Head and Cry

Today was supposed to be Groundings #5. We’ve been good about sticking to our twice a month schedule and I had been able to convince Vidya to try a different location this time (High and Hadfield St- a corner close to my heart from People’s Parliament days), so I was looking forward to it.

I had to go to court in the morning,…

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August62014

Reclaiming Self, Street, Society (for Tyra and Jada and all of us)

Reclaiming Self, Street, Society (for Tyra and Jada and all of us)

Originally posted on freedombyanymeans:

I recently wrote about an encounter I had with a man while I was walking down the street. He offered me a lift (on his squeaky bicycle); I politely declined, and he rode away. As a woman walking alone on the street, such encounters are a regular occurrence. The reason that particular encounter was noteworthy (besides the squeaky bicycle ;) was his calm and…

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August22014

Increasing understanding and reducing stigma around mental illness in Guyana

Increasing understanding and reducing stigma around mental illness in Guyana

Originally posted on freedombyanymeans:

Increasing understanding and reducing stigma around mental illness in Guyana
Posted on August 1, 2014 In Daily, Features

Introduction
Starting today, Stabroek News will publish a biweekly column by Sherlina Nageer on various wellness-related issues, including sexual, reproductive, women, and children’s health, nutrition, primary health care, alternative…

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July102014
July92014

Black Man nah guh know dem selves till dem back against the wall-Beyond the IMF and Geopolitical Economics

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…

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July72014

Afifa Aza: There’s More to Life Than Just Getting By

Afifa Aza: There’s More to Life Than Just Getting By

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…

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July22014
So it was never about truth all along. Or science. Or freedom of speech. Or the children. It was and is about being able to publicly express bigoted anti-homosexual views without social censure or professional repercussions. Stirring up hate while professing Christian love.
From No Science is Neutral: A Long Hard Look at the Bain Affidavit and the Aftermath

So it was never about truth all along. Or science. Or freedom of speech. Or the children. It was and is about being able to publicly express bigoted anti-homosexual views without social censure or professional repercussions. Stirring up hate while professing Christian love.

From No Science is Neutral: A Long Hard Look at the Bain Affidavit and the Aftermath

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No Science is Neutral : A long hard look at Bain’s Affidavit and the Aftermath  

No Science is Neutral : A long hard look at Bain’s Affidavit and the Aftermath  

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…

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July12014

Queens Igniting Fires to End Violence Against Women in the Virgin Islands!

Queens Igniting Fires to End Violence Against Women in the Virgin Islands!

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,
And…

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June302014

Pride Mubarak

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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June252014

Calling Caribbean Feminist Bloggers!

It will take you less than a min to join the #CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Online hub & share your blogging with a pan-Caribbean community of activists, artists, feminist and social justice workers from the region & diaspora!

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May182014

Break Your Silence - Speech Delivered at the Award Ceremony of the Inaugural Walter Rodney Foundation Creative Writing Competition

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…

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May112014

Mama’s Day Poetry Playlist

Mama’s Day Poetry Playlist

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…

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