Thoughts for BHM 2017

As we stride headstrong into celebrations of another Black History Month it is evident that the world as we have known it over the past few years is experiencing dramatic turmoil. For the past 8 years we were fortunate to witness the first African-American President in the United States of American do his best to initiate positive change.

Barack Obama’s presidency was a dream that most Black people never thought would happened in their lifetime. While we observe from a distance some of the obstacles he had to face and manage to overcome with such grace, dignity and decorum it is extremely difficult to see what is considered to be the most democratic country in the world going down a path that is filled with fear mongering, anxiety and giving permission to those in society who believe in oppression.

As we watched the transition of power in the USA, on the heels of the Martin Luther King Day celebrations which is recognized around the world in various ways, it was evident that the I, Me self-centered, self-absorbed era is about to grab a foot-hold once again.

So, as we step into this year’s Black or African History Month let us not be complacent and as melinated people in the Americas and around the world it’s time to awake the ancestral consciousness that has allowed us to survive and coexist with our fellow man. To quote the keynote speaker – (Rev Dr. Anthony Bailey from the opening ceremonies of Black History Month at the Library & Archives Canada which sits on First Nation’s Territory in Ottawa, Canada.)
“We are experiencing societal tumors that are causing amnesia.”

Looking forward, these Black History celebrations need to recognize the challenges ahead. We need to be vigilant by arming ourselves with the knowledge of the past along with the knowledge of today. Be conscious of the happening in the world around you and realize these things have a ripple affect. Never let society fall so far into amnesia that unethical thinking spreads to infect people’s minds like an inchoral disease.

Stand in solidarity with the indigenous people of the world because no matter where they may reside they all believe in the philosophy of One Love, One Blood, One Heart. Believe that there is always hope but that it doesn’t manifest itself by silence.

Paying it Forward in your Community

As you have been aware Nanny M.I.S.T.I.K (Musically Inspired Spiritual Thought Increases Knowledge) was taken to fulfill a higher purpose and that we will not question. However, the circumstances under which she left us were horrific and to that we have spoken and will continue to speak. There's a fund that has been started to assist in the village being able to raise the children and we ask that you continue to show love by contributing.

Nanny Mistik's Children

Awareness Campaign

Health Issues

Awareness Campaign

Read his story and then give generously.

Charitable Foundation

Vernon's Charity Foundation

Community Event

Jobs of the Future Youth Summit

Free Event- youth!

Film Festival

Open World Toronto Film Festival

Once again Jay Harmony will be the host and providing a high calibre performance as always. Do visit the website to see more!

Canadian Artists Touring

Ethiopian Reggae Tour 2017

Edutainment

Live Entertainment

Rabat Blues Festival

This one wil be happening in Marocco from 16-18 th Nov and althought we cannot attend we will fulljoy thro watching Sonia Aimy's updates.

Live Entertainment

Independence Celebrations

It's Barbados's term as it begins the 51st year, Mistah Dale will be the visiting guest artists along with Susan G and Neu Jenarashun. Muisc by Night Rider

Public Launch

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Community

Not ot be missed community engage on a financial level!

PEABO Awards – Vote Now

We encourage you to support these events as they just contribute to strengthening our community. Vote Here

Caribbean Music and Entertainment Awards 2017

Celebrating Barbados at 50

poster
Barbados 50th Independence
00:00
--
/
--

Hoop It 2 Win It

First Annual Hoop It 2 Win It YouTube play

Article Categories

Upcoming Events

  1. Barbados Independence Celebrations

    November 25 @ 5:30 pm - November 26 @ 2:00 am