Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday’s virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice. Both Black actresses wore T-shirts featuring Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT from Louisville, Kentucky, who was shot and killed by police in March. King’s T-shirt featured Taylor’s face. “The cops still haven’t […]

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt -report

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt -report

Mugello , Itally – Formula One’s ruling body is reported to be considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a T-shirt highlighting police brutality at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix. The six-time world champion and series leader, who won the race, wore a T-shirt bearing a message that said “Arrest the cops who […]

Pompeo on two day visit to Guyana

Pompeo on two day visit to Guyana

GEORGETOWN – The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, is due to make to two-day visit here , a senior Guyana government official has confirmed. He is expected to arrive in Guyana on Thursday Pompeo was critical of the David Granger administration after the disputed March 2 regional and general elections and Washington threatened […]

Buscabulla offers electro-Caribbean music for the pandemic

Buscabulla offers electro-Caribbean music for the pandemic

MEXICO CITY — Buscabulla, a Puerto Rican duo playing electro-Caribbean music, is promoting a “hymn of belonging” to lift spirits during the pandemic. The video of the group’s latest single, “Mío,” includes images of the Carnaval de Ponce and the Day of the Holy Innocents, also called the Fiesta de las Máscaras de Hatillo, known […]

Reggae Boy Kelly hat-trick headlines Caribbean scoring spree

Reggae Boy Kelly hat-trick headlines  Caribbean scoring spree

NEW YORK — Jamaican Dane Kelly netted a hat-trick to fire Charlotte Independence to their third win in four outings in the United Soccer League last weekend, headlining a productive round of matches for Caribbean marksmen. Playing at Sportsplex at Matthews in North Carolina last Saturday, the 29-year-old Kelly banged in a brace in the […]

Building a nation on the watchwords of discipline, production and tolerance

Building a nation on the watchwords of discipline, production and tolerance

By Carlton Joseph Trinidad and Tobago celebrated 58 years of Independence on August 31 last without fanfare or the usual parades as the COVID-19 pandemic caused the government to shelve all celebrations, including plans for fireworks display and festivities. Instead, Prime Minister  Keith Rowley announced that from Monday last it would be illegal for citizens […]

Judge blocks asylum screening by US border protection agents

Judge blocks asylum screening by US border protection agents

SAN DIEGO, California  — A federal judge on Monday blocked US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if any, immediate impact because the government has […]

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

LOS ANGELES  – Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed Jackie Robinson in the 2013 motion picture “42” before starring as T’Challa in “Black Panther,” has died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. He died at his home in California on Friday with his family by his side, according to a post on […]

A convention in the time of Trump and Covid

A convention in the time of Trump and Covid

By Carlton Joseph Former US Vice President, Joe Biden, formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in the nation’s first ever virtual convention.  His address focused on the dangers of President Trump’s reelection and pledged to address the four simultaneous crises of systemic racism, the coronavirus pandemic, the economic downturn and the climate crisis. Saying: “United, […]

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