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Turning it Around

  When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, we will know that we are living in the creative turmoil of a genuine civilization struggling to be born. Martin Luther King, Jr. A downside to being the blogmaster of Barbados Underground is that there the danger of being sucked into the

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Fathers Being Stiffed by Barbados Courts

The following cry was posted to the blogmaster’s Facebook timeline by indefatigable citizen advocate Kammie Holder – Blogmaster Dear David King I may not be an officer of the court but it pains me to have to publicly condemn our court system. The selection process of judges and magistrates must undergo greater scrutiny to assure they are fit for purpose

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A Father’s Role, PRICELESS!

Submitted by Charles Knighton “Marriage key for black family” page 21 article, Daily Nation Sept. 20, “Former magistrate: Break single-parent mould” page 5 article, Barbados Advocate Sept. 20 Local pundits, letter-writers and talk-radio hosts, singularly myopic in their quest to ferret out any word or phrase which might connote some underlying racial animus in the American presidential campaign have, in

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Housework By Men Leads To Good Sex!

Submitted by islandgal246 A 2003 study by Scott Coltrane, a sociology professor at the University of California, Riverside, linked fathers’ housework to more feelings of warmth and affection in their wives. And a survey of 288 husbands, reported in Neil Chethik’s 2006 book “VoiceMale,” linked a wife’s satisfaction with the division of household duties with her husband’s satisfaction with their

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Barbados Heroines

Submitted by Yardbroom We celebrate Heroes Day, honouring those men and women who by great achievements have made us proud to be Bajans.  Their acts recorded, names well known and images in some instances, adorn the bank notes we spend in our daily lives; a constant reminder of the contribution they made to our society.  In some instances their names

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A Mother’s Role, Priceless!

There is the saying teach a man and you teach an individual, teach a women and you teach a generation. Whether religious minded, atheist or agnostic there is the appreciation by most men that a woman as the procreator and nurturer among us, she must be treasured and honoured. Although it is redundant to state that a mother’s role cannot

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Is Black Still Beautiful?

Submitted by Charles Knighton   I had hoped that the advent of March would have put an end to the tedious recitation of the numerous accomplishments  of Black people that have brought change to our lives. Alas, Corey Worrell “In the black” (Nation March 03rd) has now disabused me of that notion. Once again, Blacks have spent a few weeks

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron Identifies Factors Other Than The Economy For Well Being: Late Prime Minister David Thompson Said "Barbadian Society Is More Than An Economy"

Submitted by Yardbroom “The UK government is poised to start measuring people’s psychological and environmental well being, bidding to be among the first countries to officially monitor happiness…countries such as France and Canada are looking at similar initiatives as governments around the world come under pressure to put less store on conventional economic measures of prosperity such as gross domestic

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A Mother’s Cry

BU received the  following letter about a week ago. After some verification we decided to share (unedited) with the BU family I am asking for help from any one out there who can hear my cry a mother’s cry and pain and willing to help me and my kids. At the moment I am in the US however I am

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Angry Black Men: The Psychopathology And Its Perturbations On The Black Family

Submitted by Terence Blackett Beginning any controversial piece of literary discourse can be a daunting task. Equally challenging is tackling a taboo subject area which can be exhilarating, as one grapples with the issues that are so pertinent to the thesis you are trying to build – in order that it may have structural integrity. The concept of “Angry Black

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Barack Obama On: African-American Parents Taking Responsibility For Their Children

Submitted by Yardbroom “No one has written your destiny for you.  Your destiny is in your hands, and don’t forget that.  That’s what we have to teach our children.  No excuses,” he said.  “We need a new mindset, a new set of attitudes-because one of the most durable and destructive legacies of discrimination is …how so many in our community

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Mothers And Fathers Working Together

Mothers Day went in May with its usual fanfare. Fathers Day followed yesterday with more fanfare than has been in the past. It seems there is a concerted effort to highlight Fathers Day more than ever. Could it be that the objective is to rival the enormous buzz which is now synonymous with celebrating Mothers Day? The BU household is

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Brother, Where Art Thou?

Men are truly in crisis! Ralph Boyce and his MESA group are giving promotion of the interest of men their best shot, but I am not sure the extent to which they are succeeding. I see some very alarming trends on the horizon. I am not speaking here of the disproportionate number of females enrolling at tertiary institutions. Neither am

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Black Fathers And "Their" Children

Submitted by Yardbroom Some months ago Jessie Jackson in reference to Barrack Obama said: “I wanna cut his nuts off” and he – Barrack Obama – “was talking down to black people.”  To be fair, Jackson later apologized, and said his remarks were made, when he thought he was off air and in a “private discussion.”  What caused such an

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