Category Archives: Race

The Father of Our Nation is BUSSA : the Mother of Our Nation is NANNY GRIG

Submitted by David Comissiong Who are the “Father” and “Mother” of that unique aggregation of people organized as a body politic on 166 square miles of Caribbean land and possessed of a distinctive cultural and social way of life, that we know of as the nation of Barbados? Well, the term “Father of the Nation” is a well known honorific title that– in many nations —

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The Prophecy

(Excerpt from A RASTA PLAY, written and illustrated by Ras Jahaziel August 2010 http://www.rastafarivisions.com) An Inter-faith Dialogue between Snow-white The Money God and The Three Dragons SNOW WHITE-The Money God: Gentlemen, welcome to this our fourth-hundred annual inter-faith dialogue where we exchange ideas for the better management of our slave-holdings in the modern colonies. Now please relax and take off

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Is the Bocas Literary Festival Biased?

It seems that the city of Port of Spain has a no-entry sign for Indo-Trinidadian (Indian) cultural performers. The Fiesta Plaza in MovieTowne does not entertain these kinds of artistes. The Live Music District in the capital also does not showcase cross-over orchestras such as Dil-E-Nadan, T&TEC Gayatones, Karma, and KI & the Band. The recently-concluded NGC Bocas Literary Festival

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Cuba is Making Progress Mr. Degia!

David Comissiong RESPONDS  TO MOHAMMED  IQBAL  DEGIA’S NATION  NEWSPAPER  COLUMN  ON  CUBA AND  THE  ISSUE  OF  RACE. How easy it is  for the Nation Newspaper’s columnist of East Asian descent, Mohammed Iqbal Degia, to get up on his journalistic soapbox and assume a posture of being “blacker” than all the Pan-Africanists and Afro-centrists of Barbados  by self righteously railing against

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