Black US physician working to end anti-Black obstetric racism

Black US physician working to end anti-Black obstetric racism

Project led by Dr. Karen A. Scott MEMPHIS, Tenn – Black mothers die in hospitals at nearly four times the rate of White mothers _ an appalling disparity that has persisted for decades despite state and national quality improvement initiatives, clinical safety innovations, and technological advances. These shocking statistics and outcomes persist regardless of patient […]

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

While walking the TIFF red carpet last week, Viola Davis said that embodying an African warrior who leads an all-female battalion in The Woman King was just part of the gig. “Your job as an actor is to humanize your character. Nobody is strong all the time,” Viola Davis said. “Nobody’s without vulnerability, no one’s […]

Pianist Ramsey Lewis, the embodiment of jazz crossover, dies at 87

Pianist Ramsey Lewis, the embodiment of jazz crossover, dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, a pianist who sustained connections between jazz and popular music at a time when those bonds often seemed fragile and imperiled, died on Monday in Chicago, his hometown. He was 87. Throughout his career, Lewis was the embodiment of jazz crossover. His affinity for gospel and blues tunes melded seamlessly with easygoing, unfettered […]

The Mighty Sparrow gets baptised in New York

The Mighty Sparrow gets baptised in New York

He said that he will stop singing some songs Mighty Sparrow, the undisputed Calypso King of the World, was baptized on Saturday at Far Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York. Sparrow, 87, whose real name is Slinger Francisco, was “taken into the water of Holy Baptism by Vincentian Seventh Day Adventist Pastor, Claudius Morgan.” Morgan, […]

UN hosts 9th African History Reflection Day August 31st 2022

UN hosts 9th African History Reflection Day August 31st 2022

Former Costa Rica VP Epsy Campbell Barr gave opening presentation Epsy Campbell Barr, the politician and economist who served as the Vice President of Costa Rica from May 8 2018 to May 8 2022, and is now a member of the UN’s Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent, made a live opening presentation at […]

Despite the Inflation Reduction Act, America remains dysfunctional

Despite the Inflation Reduction Act, America remains dysfunctional

  By Carlton Joseph The dysfunctional United States Senate remains dysfunctional, but Senate Democrats were able to strike a deal with Dixiecrat Democrats, Manchin and Sinema, to pass a multi-billion-dollar climate, health care and tax package, with no republican support, and Vice President Kamala Harris using her vote to secure passage. The bill now goes […]

US should follow Canada’s lead and pay reparations to African – Americans

US should follow Canada’s lead and pay reparations to African – Americans

By Carlton Joseph Heritage Canada Emancipation Day, Aug. 1, 1834, marks the day that the British Empire declared slaves emancipated from bondage.  In Canada, Ontario was the only province to recognize Emancipation Day but, on March 24, 2021, the Canadian House of Commons voted unanimously to make August 1 a federal day nationwide.  The expectation […]

Steelpan highlighted on Google Doodle Tuesday

Steelpan highlighted on Google Doodle Tuesday

Google, the multinational company that focuses on search engine technology, highlighted the steel pan, the national musical instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, on Tuesday. Its “Google Doodle Tuesday” coincided with the 71st anniversary of the Trinidad All-Steel Pan Percussion Orchestra’s (TASPO) performance at the Festival of Britain, which introduced the steelpan and a new music […]

13-Year-Old Girl Becomes The Youngest Person Accepted To Medical School

13-Year-Old Girl Becomes The Youngest Person Accepted To Medical School

Alena Anаlеіgh Wісkеr earned еаrlу аdmіѕѕіоn to mеdісаl ѕсhооl just a уеаr аftеr grаduаtіng hіgh ѕсhооl аt 12. Nоw Alеnа Anаlеіgh Wісkеr іѕ hеаdеd tо medical school in 2024. Move over, Doogie Howser, M.D., thеrе’ѕ a rеаl lіfе tееn tapping in as thе next American mеdісаl рhеnоm. After graduating frоm high ѕсhооl last уеаr, Alеnа Anаlеіgh Wicker has […]

T&T, Guyana and USA open Women’s Rising Stars Championship with big wins

T&T, Guyana and USA open Women’s Rising Stars Championship with big wins

Hоmе tеаm Trinidad and Tоbаgо ѕtаrtеd thеіr tіtlе pursuit оf thе Cricket West Indies (CWI) U19 Wоmеn’ѕ Rіѕіng Stаrѕ Chаmріоnѕhір with a 138-run victory over thе Lееwаrd Iѕlаndѕ аt thе Brian Lara Cricket Academy. Sent іn tо bаt first, T&T posted 164-2 frоm thеіr 20 overs, thаnkѕ to hаlf-сеnturіеѕ frоm ореnеrѕ Shalini Sаmаrоо 63 аnd […]

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