Submitted by Margaret Brito PhD Let us welcome Margaret Brito to the BU family. Do not ever forget that the BU forum is about a melting pot of ideas, opinions- a forum where academics and ordinary share a single space. – David, blogmaster The image of the black panther is a symbol of Black power in the Caucasian paradigm. IRead more
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Submitted by Ras Jahaziel Tafari Chapter 4 of THE SLAVE IN YOUR MENTALITY is a continuation of the introspective journey that seeks to identify the many ways in which the X-Slave continues to carry the marks of his enslavement. In this chapter we examine an issue called “SATISFACTION WITH INFERIORITY,” showing how long slave conditioning caused inferiority to become normalizedRead more
SAY SOMETHING!!!!! The press is saying very little about this! Repost!!!!! This is no laughing matter! I’m so grieved! We WILL NOT be silent! This must stop!!! So what are we gonna DO? #REPOST #Repost @bishopjakes (@get_repost) ・・・ The slave trade that is going on in Libya, and even globally, is an atrocity that has to STOP. We, as aRead more
Submitted Ras Jahaziel Decolonizing the African mind has become the most urgent task that now needs to be done if there is to be any meaningful reparations. What will it take to accomplish this most sacred mission? It means curing the broken slave of TRUTH ALLERGIES.Read more
“View a video of the award winning dance entitled BLACK LIVES MATTER, choreographed by Aisha Comissiong and performed by Dancin Africa. This was one of the stand out dances at the recently concluded CARIFESTA arts festival in Barbados. It is the ultimate REPARATIONS DANCE!”Read more
The video is the third lecture in the UWI, Cave Hill series delivered by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on the 24 November 2016. He makes an interesting intervention to the narrative of where Barbados has come from, where we are, and where we need to go. The Q&A session is equally interesting. The BU household expects commenters will watch the video BEFORE offering comment.
A very interesting lecture –let us celebrate indeed!
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Submitted by Peter Thompson It is August 1st, Emancipation Day across much of the formerly British Caribbean. It commemorates the Slavery Abolition Act (1833), which legislated the end of slavery in the British Empire in August, 1834. Here in Jamaica it is part of a week of parades and parties leading up to Independence Day on August 6th. In BarbadosRead more