If YOU Are Black, YOUR Name is George Floyd

Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Group

As Black progressives and other informed, enlightened citizens, seek to identify with the George Floyd protests in America, it is becoming embarrassingly clear that the region’s educational systems, have failed to explain the importance of the historical connection between Afro America and the Afro Caribbean.

The MCG, unapologetically, aligns with all those people and individual countries, who are actively protesting the brutal public execution of Afro American George Floyd. Those who believe that this should be of no concern to the region, are to be forgiven for it is really not their failure but the societies from which they come, that have refused to enlighten them.

We cannot be diplomatic, and sugar coated, on this sordid or any other issue that seeks to justify and defend, the continued murder of Black Americans by those who are supposed to execute and defend the law. We are at one with the Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian, the Mighty Stalin, who in one of his vintage calypsos stated: “We took the same ship on the same trip.”

The collective failure of the region’s educational system, to have comprehensive Black history taught from the primary school onwards, must carry a tremendous amount of blame for how we see ourselves physically and mentally. Should we remain in this barren state, we would never understand why, due perhaps only to pure historical fate, that George Floyd could have been any Afro Caribbean man, in another time and place.

We go further and predict that if we don’t teach our current and future generations about the historical ties and connections we have with our Afro American brothers and sisters, history would repeat itself in a different form but with more dire, brutally destructive consequences.

The MCG therefore joins with all protests and protesters from all countries, racial and ethnic groups, in expressing sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and all those who are left to grieve because of his brutal inhumane murder.

William Skinner, Information Officer, MCG

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  • Stupse. I am sure that your comments would not be the same if the police officer was black, and incidentally there is black police brutality against black persons. Nevertheless, who cares? White police brutality against black persons is more sensational and incites hatred which is the new norm.

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  • You seem to be the unicorn within the cesspool of a wicked reactionary, christian, fascist, racist, euro-apologetic main which BU seems intent on being.

    All of course, under the rubric of free speech.

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  • Of course, we, unlike the writer hold no expectatuon that the micmic-men and women in the Caribbean academy could serve our enemies any less efficiently than they have always done.

    Separately, it is good that some “progressives” have finally come to see the “intersectionality” between American or global issues and those thought to be merely regional. For that universe never existed.

    We would now expect that all thinking on any regional matter must be properly located within that field of forces.

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  • You may call this writer george floyd but we would prefer our real name\s.

    Asar Imhotep is the One!

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  • Critical Analyzer

    It is time to get back to the business of making Barbados better.

    All these Black Lives Matter, racism and slavery posts are getting ridiculous and comes across to me as a whole lot of people so bitter and blinded by the past that they are ignoring the injustices right in front their eyes and have the power to address in their own country. History is not there to be studied and be bitter about. History is to be studied so we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past in the future and improve ourselves.

    Let me tell you about a current situation akin to modern day slavery in Barbados you all conveniently ignore for decades because the people affected can’t do any better. You have nurses working and not getting paid properly for months and they still have to get up and go to work because it is an essential service so they can’t strike. They have to constantly beg family, friends and strangers for money to get to the same job that ain’t paying them, can’t pay rent nor buy anything for themselves but still have to hold their head up high when they walk down the road and smile at work like everything is great and they are not being harassed everyday for when they will payback the people they borrow from cause another month gone and they ain’t get pay yet. Is that situation not slavery i.e. working without getting paid. Where are all the protests and blog posts on that? All you care about is jumping on the latest bandwagon so you can sleep comfortable at night in your comfortable bed.

    This is a blog about Barbados and should be primarily focused on bajan issues. It is high time we stop minding other countries business, leave their citizens to solve their own problems and focus on solving our own problems cause we fooling ourselves if we think all the people coming to help us out the kindness of their heart and not seeing something to gain for themselves.

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  • You think one is divorced from the other?

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  • I thought this blog was about BARBADOS and BARBADIANS including those of us who live in the Diaspora.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    One is not divorced from the other but they are not joined at the hip either. We bajans constantly get our priorities wrong and constantly stick our noses in other people’s business and ignore our own business. The other people will eventually get thru with there business and leave us behind.

    We used to be at the forefront of so many things but we have fallen way behind and gone the other extreme of talking pretty and can’t back it with action.

    Bajans now love to talk more than anything else but talk is cheap.

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  • Has that situation with the nurses not been resolved yet? Do they not have a union to represent them?

    Sounds like madness to me!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Critical Analyzer at 7: 59 AM and 8 :27AM

    I agree with you 100%. How can we see to take a speck of saw dust out of the eye of USA and have a big plank of wood blocking our vision. Those local cases you have cited cannot breathe metaphorically speaking, their lives also matter and commenters on this blog are agitated to the point of keyboarding the same cliches blog after blog after blog. I too find it tiresome especially because what they recommend local empathisers to do is of no effect. It is merely bandwagon hopping.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Critical Analyzer:
    “ We used to be at the forefront of so many things but we have fallen way behind and gone the other extreme of talking pretty ………………”(Quote)

    Allow me to name 4 things that we can actually claim to be in the forefront of:
    1. Rum
    2. One of the most popular tourist
    destinations in the English speaking Caribbean
    3. Some of the best cricketers in the region
    4. One of the highest literacy rates in the world
    There is a number 5: according to some historians we were the epicentre of slavery
    To the best of my limited knowledge, we are still producing the best rum; the current West Indies team has nine Barbadian cricketers ; we are still a popular tourist destination and our literacy rate is still considered to be quite high. I think slavery was abolished around 1835.
    Now, do you care to add at least two or three more ? And while you are at it, please indicate where we have “ fallen back” and pray tell who are responsible for this apparent falling back.
    Peace.

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  • In there anything which prevents you from submitting an article for publishing of your choice that you are aware of?

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  • @Vincent

    All of us see life through different lenses because of our unique experiences. The result is a different appetite and other tolerance level for the same thing. One should never get tired of exposing social injustices wherever and whenever they appear. For BU and the blogmaster the issue of injustices meted out to Blacks and disadvantaged groups will always be given high priority.

    This blogmaster does not go with the flow. He is not a bandwagonist.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Vincent, we disagree on this one.

    @Critical, I hear you lament and yet I am lost in your lament! Of course talk is cheap and action must be done effectively but some of us honestly face the real and honest dynamics of the enterprise of slavery and its suffocating power dynamics of white-black ascendancy and still cringe… we cannot so easily fit the centuries of hostility and disdain manifested in callous killings daily into the quite off-hand remark that “All these Black Lives Matter, racism and slavery posts are getting ridiculous and comes across to me as a whole lot of people so bitter and blinded by the past that they are ignoring the injustices right in front their eyes…”!

    “a whole lot of people so bitter and blinded by the past”…We can NEVER allow ourselves to be imprisoned by our past but even as we strive to “avoid repeating the mistakes” and as the Minister suggested, not do to others what was done to us, we also CANNOT refuse to understand (and smartly use) that historical knowledge to our advantage….

    …We are not bitter (well some of us aren’t) we simply see an opportunity finally for serious, actual change.

    I’ll close this simply by noting the amazing dissonance of 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma … how ironic (bitter even) is it to reflect that a political rally there on Saturday will reflect -in the same town – on the racial tinged rioting and the callous and indifferent killing of Black folks across the US, but where 99 years earlier (almost to the month n day) a group of anti-fascist – I presume- WHITE folks carried out a callous, indifferent massacre of hundreds of Black folks and the arson of their properties … Yep, we should be able to get over our supposed self-hatred and the bitter-gall on our tongues for that and the many other atrocities perpetuated!

    All civil rights protests are inextricably linked… and the issue of our nurses being denied salaries is a real and untenable aspect of such RIGHTS … but to suggest that Bajans can’t address that or other critical civil/human rights local issues and also confront the realities of the global civil rights problem of the systematic and pervasive affirmation of white privilege in our lives is crazy!

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  • @VC
    Why don’t you comment on the things that matter to you and let others comment on other issues? Its pretty simple not rocket science.

    Every few weeks someone comes along and tries to tell “David” what topics are important and how he should run his blog.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David June 18, 2020 9:25 AM
    I will definitely put pen to paper and write something for submission. Haven’t written anything formal since school days so it would be fun and interesting to pick a topic and go through the formal writing process again.

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  • I who was Born a PAGAN and a SLAVE
    Now Sweetly Sleep a CHRISTIAN in my Grave
    What tho my hue was dark my SAVIORS sight
    Shall Change this darkness into radiant light
    Such grace to me my Lord on earth has given
    To recommend me to my Lord in heaven
    Whose glorious second coming here I wait
    With saints and Angels Him to celebrate

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  • @ William Skinner ” 4. One of the highest literacy rates in the world”

    Are you really sure of number four? Having had experiences teaching and talking to some of them who are still active in the field, the picture seems some what different.

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  • There no requirement to be ‘formal’ just state the points you want to make.

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  • @ Robert

    Most Barbadians are functionally illiterate and innumerate for a modern technological society, and that includes many of our graduates. But, that is not unusual. Most Brits are also semi-literate and innumerate, but they are not the ones who run the country.
    In the US, American children are ahead of most of the rest of the world at fourth grade, by eight grade they are even and by 12th grade they are far behind. Finland and the Confucian societies have us beaten.
    By the way, your daily diary of your morning walks are missed. They are a good record of CoVid Barbados.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Sergeant ai12 :33 Pm

    Thanks very much for the reminder.I will follow your advice in the future. For some of us the rocket science approach is second nature.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @William Skinner June 18, 2020 9:22 AM
    Allow me to name 4 things that we can actually claim to be in the forefront of:
    1. Rum
    2. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the English speaking Caribbean
    3. Some of the best cricketers in the region
    4. One of the highest literacy rates in the world
    There is a number 5: according to some historians we were the epicentre of slavery
    To the best of my limited knowledge, we are still producing the best rum; the current West Indies team has nine Barbadian cricketers ; we are still a popular tourist destination and our literacy rate is still considered to be quite high. I think slavery was abolished around 1835.
    Now, do you care to add at least two or three more ? And while you are at it, please indicate where we have “ fallen back” and pray tell who are responsible for this apparent falling back.

    Peace.

    Furniture Manufacturing
    Black Belly Sheep – the sheep with the leanest meat in the world and breeds twice a year compared to all other sheep breeds.
    Top quality Cotton
    National Insurance Scheme – without it, many more people would be suffering especially after being laid off from this COVID thing for so long
    Semi-Organic Farming practices

    We have fallen down in not fully exploiting our great start in those many areas and combining them with our ingenuity to develop the ancillary research and other services required to provide truly high quality products, services and standards so we become known throughout the world as a place that overs top quality at higher than market price but well worth the price.

    What did we do with our best cricketers of yesteryear? We should have a leading cricket training college catering to the entire world which people should be clamoring to study at.

    Boasting high literacy is good but reading is not enough. We have to go towards encouraging students to understand, reason for themselves so they can question things that don’t make sense.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @ Robert
    From my understanding, to be counted in the literacy statistics as being literate, you only have to be able to read and write your name. That is what I was been told years ago but I stand to be corrected by those in the know.

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  • NorthernObserver

    In a 6-3 decision, the USA Supreme Court ruled that it is unlawful to fire someone because of their sexual orientation. This could never have happened a decade ago? And the author of the majority decision? Gorsuch !!

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  • Look out for the corporatists now pumping money into the backers of the BlackLivesMatter ‘movement’

    A hashtag started by few Obama gay rightists

    Now, like Obama, it has decidedly been co-opted by large corporations injecting tens of millions.

    What we have been seeing is the latest of the sell-outs of popular movements by the uber-identity-political-whores presenting as ‘progressives’.

    All of this passes for Sir William Skinner’s progressive ideal!

    There are no differences between the Christian-fascists of Donald Trump and the pretentions of what progressivism has come to mean.

    Well, all the George Floyds are on the chopping block.

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  • @ Hal June 18, 2020 1:50 PM

    You have hit the nail on the head. Year after year, the authorities lament the fact that students even at University level seem incapable of critical analysis of subject matter. Once I wrote a letter to the press in response to criticism of the lack of so-called discipline in the US. I pointed out that despite the so-called lack of discipline, the American students were very creative and open to challenging things. I concluded by stating that Barbados required less conformity and an increase in creativity from its students.

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  • @ Critical Analyzer June 18, 2020 3:06 PM

    That was why I crouched my post in that particular form.

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  • @ Hal June 18, 2020 1:50 PM

    Things are back to the normal situation. I recorded my observations because I felt that all that was needed were the wearing of masks and stringent checks at the port of entry. It was interesting to observe the reaction of Barbadians. They were very frighten and the obvious panic by the authorities did not help matters either. After living through the 1957 and 1968 pandemics I was not overly concerned. That 1957 thing was no joke if I may say so.

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  • A MESSAGE FOR WHITE PEOPLE…

    Freedom has seen these Sisters…Quite Dynamic Christians that are well Educated…A Force to Be Reckoned with.

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  • @ Critical Analyzer June 18, 2020 3:01 PM
    “We have fallen down in not fully exploiting our great start in those many areas and combining them with our ingenuity to develop the ancillary research and other services required to provide truly high quality products, services and standards so we become known throughout the world as a place that overs top quality at higher than market price but well worth the price.”
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    You have omitted the ingenuity of the old Bajan agriculturalists.

    What about the ‘advent’ of the grapefruit, one of the most nutritious citrus fruits?

    How about the early research done into sugarcane breeding in the late 19th Century which resulted in more disease-resistant and productive sugar crops?

    Why is a Barbados of today importing tamarinds (and coconut water) all the way from South East Asia in fancy looking boxes (and tetra pack cartons)?

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  • Quite true we have dropped the ball. There is much on those lists we could have run with. What do you think stopped us?

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  • Critical Analyzer

    We no longer have a long term vision, only long term debt with short term lust, greed and power. That is were we dropped the ball.

    Lust – Wanting things we are not ready for and know we can’t afford just to tell the world we punching above our weight instead of showing we are truly independent by balancing our budget and not borrowing money.
    Greed – it is easier to import something cheap and charge a high markup in the hope of getting rich quick instead of investing the time and effort required to get rich the long way.
    Power – Too many power hungry people willing to do whatever it takes to pull down their fellowman to get ahead.

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  • Those who follow Trinidad news will know of this gentleman.

    THE ORIGINS OF GEORGE FLOYD

    It is not possible for one to “root out” one’s racial bias from one’s unconscious. Even with the best of “training”. This is because the conscious or subconscious minds are unaware of the unconscious. By definition, the unconscious is unconscious; the human subject has no access to it. However, its hidden drives, manias and fears are the “gods” of our thoughts and actions.

    Some psychologists claim to be able to access the unconscious. They employ the method of psychoanalysis. They may put you into a state of hypnosis. Relieved of the burden and obstacle of the conscious or subconscious minds, the unconscious gospels out its fears, hopes, desires, long felt hurt, pains. Good psychotherapists may trace current neurosis, paranoia, diseases of the mind, to past events, particularly childhood events. Historical pain and traumas emerge under analysis and tell the truth about the causes of present pathologies.

    There is also the idea of the collective unconscious. Sigmund Freud was sceptical of this idea, or did not further his studies in this area. But others did. Carl Jung, for example, developed the idea that whole communities, tribes, nations of people may feel alike. These powerful ancestral modes of feeling and being govern us all. Just as schools of fish, millions and millions move in unison and ballet-like in the ocean deep, so do we move, driven by our same manias, fears, neuroses. Subliminal links move nations, races, tribes to pivot hither or thither, without any obvious physical reference or contact.

    Large segments of the US American nation carry identical fears, mania, hurts, pains, doubts, suspicions, transmuted, like radiation, from generation to generation. Many waves of pilgrims who migrated from England, in the early 17th Century, to the Eastern seaboard of the Americas were Puritans. They were a persecuted people, or felt themselves persecuted. Europe had been fighting religious wars throughout the Dark Ages, and well into the 17th Century. Saracens versus Arabs. The Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The burning of witches and churches. Cromwell, Mary Queen of Scots. Bloody O bloody!

    Puritans are by definition exceptionalists. They are stringent, authoritarian, exacting and punishing. Their bible is right, the shaman gods are wrong. They are civilized and deserving of the mercy of God, the Others are savages and deserving of smallpox, cannonball fire, burning and looting and extermination. God makes exceptions for them, not the Other.

    The Native Amerindians were eased away from Puritan conscience and burden by enslavement, decimation or encampment exile. Africans have been kept in bondage by historical violence and promise. The Civil War of the 1860s was not primarily a war to free slaves. It was a war to undo the economic agrarian South, in preference to the burgeoning industrial North. To undo the Confederates you also had to undo his hold over his own slaves; sweep the African slave carpet from under his feet. The war became synonymous with freedom only as a political, economic and military strategy; almost as an afterthought. The war was never entered into for freeing Africans.

    The promises made to the Africans in the US at the end of the Civil War were whittled away, taken back, little by little. One hundred years after the War, in the 1960s, Africans were fighting tooth and nail for the self-same freedoms that they had been earlier promised. The chief obstacle to the emancipation of the African in the United States is violence, as enshrined in the institutions of power: prison, police, judiciary, work-floor; and the education, housing and health systems. In other words, there is an unofficial ghetto within the official institutional structure. This structure bears the imprint of Puritan fear, suspicion, doubt, exceptionalism, neurosis and paranoid.

    To really see this imprint at work, one might look to the movies. The fear of indigenous Indian and African is imprinted in the filmstrips of movies coming out of Hollywood over the last six-score years. Howling savages. Thieving, lazy, over-proud, cunning and sneaking rights where they have none. Africans must know their station; servants, cooks, baby minders, big mamas, comics, bums, addicts, fancy talkers and weary chiefs, not fighting systems, but bogged down in police precincts..

    No sooner than the Senators of this nation train their guns on Mexico, than the Mexican becomes a lout. A lazy, obnoxious, moustachioed punk. These caricatures emerge wherever the Puritan mind imagines an enemy: Martian, Russian, Chinaman, Japanese, Arab, North Korean, Cuban, North African, Venezuelan, Afghanistan, Palestinian etc. The US Senator-cracy, a perpetually revolving door, buggered by fear, suspicions, neurosis, paranoia, and the ever-sweet feelings of superiority, induces chokehold after chokehold on the domestic or foreign enemy. Chokehold is the national ethic.

    These deep modes of feeling and being – overpowering paranoid, neurotic, sadistic impulses – are transmuted through the collective unconscious. Martin Luther King’s cry to judge one another, not by the colour of our skins, but by the content of our character, may not trump such irrepressible subterranean modes of feeling and being. In Freudian psychology, there is one cardinal rule. The unconscious gets what it wants. The unconscious is eternally subversive. It is as real or hard as police knees and boots. If certain puritan publics in the US don’t get their war fix, their snort of blood, they get anxious, neurotic, trembly, like regular addicts do. Only the periodic snuffing of Third World or Black Lives gives them succour, make their day.

    Wayne Kublalsingh

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  • I see a strategic problem in the many blogs since the murder in the USA: why do we always focus only on the USA when Britain is mainly responsible for the atrocities in the Caribbean? I have just read an impressive article on Churchill’s starvation order in Bengal in 1943, with which he murdered millions of Indians.

    Do diplomats from the UK write on this blog to divert attention from the crimes of the British Empire, which cost the lives of some 50 million people? Isn’t it very strange that 99 percent of the time it is always about the USA, when Britain owes us reparations? A very clever move by the British Embassy in Barbados.

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  • @robert lucas June 18, 2020 4:32 PM “After living through the 1957 and 1968 pandemics I was not overly concerned. That 1957 thing was no joke if I may say so.”

    I remember the 1957 “flu.” It was the only time I have ever seen everybody in home home being sick all at the same time. It must have been a very infectious thing. I remember that my mother heated cassava leaves and tied our heads with the warm cassava leaves inside the head tie. Rubbed us down with a mixture of coconut oil and camphor. I don’t remember any hand washing or any other advice being given. Of course we had no running water at home at that time. No radio either. Only the Advocate on Sundays. And I was alliterate at the time. Lol! My dad who lived up to his mid-90’s was a real life superman, but in 1957 even he got sick.

    We all recovered.

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  • @Tron June 18, 2020 7:32 PM “Do diplomats from the UK write on this blog to divert attention from the crimes of the British Empire, which cost the lives of some 50 million people?

    Only 50 million???

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  • Group to agitate for ‘Blues’

    The General Secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration (CMPI) David Denny is giving the office of the Attorney General a one-month ultimatum to report on why the murder case of Selwyn Blues Knight is still languishing in the Magistrate Court after five years.

    Denny said that if Knight’s widow, Marleen Knight does not begin to get answers on the status of the case in a month, he would be rallying Barbadians to take to the streets to march for justice for the late barman.

    The activist, who declared that the Royal Barbados Police Force should create the conditions for a special investigation into the case where police officer Everton Gittens was charged for killing Knight and shooting his son Junior Knight on March 15, 2015, said it was time the grieving widow be compensated for the loss.

    On Monday, Barbados TODAY highlighted Marleen’s plight when she said she was disappointed that while Barbadians took to the streets last Saturday to protest in the wake of American George Floyd’s slaying by a white cop in Minneapolis, no one marched for justice for her late partner.

    Denny said CMPI is also willing to write to Attorney General Dale Marshall requesting he holds a meeting with the widow to discuss her concerns.

    “The Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration stands in solidarity with the lady and we support her case and we would like to see some form of justice. If the Attorney General’s Office doesn’t take it up as soon as possible, then it would be an issue for us to take it to the streets and demand that this woman be able to get some form of justice so that she can close her book and move forward with her life.

    “Also the Government of Barbados should compensate this woman for all of the damages that would have been created because of the killing of her husband and the shooting of her son,” Denny said.

    The newspaper vendor said that since the death of the sole breadwinner of the house, she has been struggling to make ends meet, and lamented that all she wants is to be compensated.

    However, this afternoon, Denny visited Marleen at her Queen Mary Road, Bank Hall, St Michael home and apologized for not agitating for justice for Knight during the protest.

    “We are willing to protest in front of the same very Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to demand that this woman receive justice. We can’t do it for the people in the states and not do it for ourselves.

    “I understand she has been suffering with this battle for the last five years and up cometh the Barbadian people supporting the protest action with George Floyd and I am saying that would hurt anybody and I want to apologise to her for not helping to take it up. You and your family need immediate justice because five years is too long,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Marleen explained that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was in power when her husband was killed at Dash Gap, Bank Hall, while chasing a man who stole items from their home, and her Attorney Andrew Pilgrim wrote two letters to then Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite raising concerns about the stalled case.

    She said as far as she is aware, her attorney is yet to receive a response from the Office of the Attorney General.

    “He ain’t respond to me. But still he had the guts to say that if Lord Evil could get bail Everton Gittens could get bail, and in two twos, he did out on BDS$200 000 bail. But something got to be done. Somebody got to be made an example. You can’t just go about killing people, you are here to serve and to protect,” the widow said.

    “Now, I ain’t got no problem protesting for George Floyd, but remember there got a man that died here protecting his home and was shot and killed by a police officer. He should be charged and the case should have been done already and some kind of compensation or something should be done for me and my child,” she added.

    Marleen also shared that since the article was published, she has been contacted by an attorney-at-law working in Pilgrim’s office who informed her that the case was being held up in the Magistrates’ Court and therefore no progress has been made.

    “I need it to be over because it is a thorn in my side. Every day you got to relive this thing and it ain’t getting no better. It seems as though I am the criminal but I ain’t no criminal. I haven’t done anybody anything. You know how much people now that it come back up saying ‘wait, well Mrs Knight I thought that case did done’,” she said. anestahenry@barbadostoday.bb

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/06/18/group-to-agitate-for-blues/

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  • Did I not tell you that we will march for her?

    This is a new day and Bajans are marching toward the light.

    I am excited!

    A word to the wise. “Resistance is futile!”

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  • Where is Koochie Koo? Has anyone seen him since he spoke at the march?

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  • This woman has been going through hell. Her husband was shot dead. Her son was seriously and permanently injured and another son has committed suicide (wonder why).

    Hal Austin’s question as to whether the gun used was issued by the police force is crucial. If Gittens was using a government gun there has to some responsibility.

    This case needs to be settled. How is this poor woman surviving?

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  • One of the few Blacks in the Trump Administration resigned today, Mary Elizabeth Taylor came from a family of life long Republicans but blacks in the Republican Party are warm corpses, here is part of her resignation letter:

    “Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character. The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions,” Taylor wrote in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.
    ++++++++++

    I guess she is made of stronger fibre than Ben Carson

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-state-department-official-resigns-in-protest-of-trumps-response-to-racial-tensions-in-the-country/2020/06/18/e142e342-b181-11ea-a567-6172530208bd_story.html

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  • There’s Uncle Tom and now there’s an Aunt Jemima.

    Here’s a bit about the real Nancy Green, the real African American woman behind the face of Aunt Jemima.

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/06/17/the-real-story-of-aunt-jemima/

    Joke is Aunt Jemima is for real, the Quaker face is imaginary.

    Quaker Oats is not even a company with Quaker origins!!

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  • There is something about WURA-War-on-U’s comment on last thread that rubs the wrong way [June 18, 2020 6:53 PM]
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    “BAMEs Black, Asian and minority ethnic people could be among the first to get a coronavirus vaccine, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.”

    There is no such thing as a BAME it is a new British box classification that means non-white that must have been invented by a white

    Take Hal for example, he was born negro, became black in his late teens and BAME in his 50’s and is prejudiced against Asians and MEs in a multiculti country society

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  • Blacks can be any colour skin from mocha to café au lait to pinky white and can have mixtures of any race such as white red yellow brown but usually have afro texture hair that distinguish them from others although many shave it or straighten it but some have straight hair
    albinos are still called blacks if they come from a black family

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  • @ Dub

    I have never been BAME. In fact , when asked to fill in official forms giving my ethnicity I always refuse. But for the record, I became black in my teens and remain Black (with a capital B). And, in case you misunderstood, the multiculturalism project has failed. It lasted from the 1960s to the early 21st century.
    If you want, we can discuss why it failed.

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  • “And, in case you misunderstood, the multiculturalism project has failed”

    “multiculturalism project” is called humanity the way God planned it.

    foreigners in UK are representative of the countries that GB invaded

    there are whites and white brits settlers worldwide

    bame sounds like the national fronts final solution

    “If you want, we can discuss why it failed”

    no thank you when people show their prejudice and racism ism schism thinking there is no need for admonishment but to watch them and take note of their ignorant mindset an be wary and weary of anything else they may so. In case you don’t recognise I don’t dig you.

    I would rather meditate to tap into the infinite universe and all the gurus that have come before and the divine teacher within me or sit down and reason with my natty brethren and sip a cup

    or I can have a conversation with God my father on the bubbling telephone chalice

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  • Geezer never went to a multiculti school and made friends with anyone and everyone.
    There is nothing he can teach me. Not even in banking and accounting financial subject matter.

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  • Frank L. White was born in Barbados who Emigrated to the US as a Young Lad… He was a Very Well Known Chef and His Image was used as a Trademark that Represented Nutritional Goodness. When you Continue to Look through the Colored Prism Glasses of Racism, that is All you See and Project and that is Quite Obvious here…

    LOOK AND LEARN AND STOP CREATING THE DIVISIVENESS TO SUIT YOUR NARRATIVE.

    Were you raised on Cream of Wheat? Then you were raised by a Bajan. That’s right. Our very own Frank L. White was a Bajan. Frank was born in Barbados in 1867 before immigrating to the U.S. in 1875 and becoming a citizen in 1890. White lived much of his life in Leslie, Michigan, and was working as a master chef at a Chicago restaurant at the time he was photographed for the cereal box in 1900. Frank was the chef best known as the model featured on Cream of Wheat breakfast cereal boxes. White died on February 15, 1938, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie. In June 2007, his grave had a concrete marker replaced with a granite gravestone.

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  • Just want to hear they arrest these idiots for murder.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/breonna-taylor-louisville-police-brett-hankison-fired_n_5eecddcbc5b63fb0df0a76e2

    “One of the Louisville Metro Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor is being fired, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Friday. It has been more than three months since police shot and killed the 26-year-old Black woman after entering her home through a “no-knock” warrant during an investigation that was unrelated to her.

    The police chief “is initiating termination procedures against Officer Brett Hankison,” Fischer announced.”

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  • http://chng.it/rpj5cTnv

    Donna…check this out. Am so embarrassed for and by some of those on the other blog. Am totally disgusted.

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  • Of course the killer is not sorry, they believe taxpayers pay them a monthly salary to murder the public..

    https://thegrio.com/2020/06/21/woman-confronts-cop-charged-in-george-floyd-killing/

    “The video shows the lady, who is unidentified, asked Kueng what his name is, to which he responds nonchalantly: “Oh, yeah, that’s me.”

    “So, you’re out of prison” and “you’re comfortably shopping in Cub Foods as if you didn’t do anything?” she said, going on to say “I don’t think you should be out on bail.”

    “I can understand that. I’m sorry you feel that way,” Kueng responded.

    josiah
    @jk3rd_
    look who my sister caught at Cub Foods in Plymouth. J. Alexander Keung, one of the officers who lynched #GeorgeFloyd in cold blood.
    32K people are talking about this
    The lady then said, “No, you’re not sorry,” as he walked away to wait in line to pay for his items. The video went on for over two minutes as she followed him, saying “you should be locked up.”

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  • And in the GTA

    “The victim’s nephew said a video of the incident shows officers climbing up a ladder to the balcony of his uncle’s unit and entering the apartment shortly before gunshots ring out.

    “They kicked the door open and they said, ‘Drop it.’ As soon as they said drop it, they started shooting. What conversation is that,” he asked.

    “That is how you deal with mentally ill patients… We called these guys to help us. This is what they do?”

    https://www.cp24.com/news/family-identifies-62-year-old-man-killed-in-police-involved-shooting-in-malton-1.4993356

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  • Who the hell called the police???

    The outcome was predictable.

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  • When George Floyd was calling out for his mother, she was already dead, he was calling out to her sprit, as he was was dying and was about to pass into the next realm to join her.

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  • The spiritual battle is between the souls of the black slave descendants and the wicked souls of the white slave masters and traders.

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  • “The spiritual battle is between the souls of the black slave descendants and the wicked souls of the white slave masters and traders.”

    it would be difficult to find 3 more people on BU who know this, even more difficult to find 3 more in the general population on the island who can see this let alone believe it , since they have been drained of any spirituality that their ancestors bestowed on them at birth, it was beaten right out of them to maintain a slave society, this crime was committed against their own people by colonial black face governments in Barbados and across the Caribbean.

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  • “A grand jury in Georgia has indicted three men on felony murder charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

    The indictments for Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan arrived nearly four months after the men followed Mr Arbery while he was jogging through a Georgia neighbourhood then shot him at point-blank range.”

    they charged the 3 murderous savages in Brunswick Georgia..

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