Prime Minister’s Emancipation Day 2010 Address

Message to the nation from the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar on the occasion of the celebration of Emancipation Day 2010 Fellow citizens. Today our nation commemorates the 172nd Anniversary of Emancipation in Trinidad and Tobago. That historic act on August 1, 1838, destroyed the moral and legal basis of a system, which allowed human beings to … Continue reading Prime Minister’s Emancipation Day 2010 Address

Emancipation 2010: ‘Ganges and the Nile’?

THE EDITOR: Possible points of confluence, and of departure between the ‘Ganges and the Nile’? As Emancipation, T&T ’10 approaches, and considering possible choices for ongoing nationhood, three prescient thinkers, one in each of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, are worth citing. One is William Faulkner, the Nobel prize-winning American author; the other, George … Continue reading Emancipation 2010: ‘Ganges and the Nile’?

Emancipation vs Liberation

By Dr. Kwame Nantambu July 25, 2008 One hundred and seventy-four years have passed since Afrikans were emancipated from European enslavement. Nevertheless, their descendants in TnT are still irreversibly entangled in the web of historical-ancestral dislocation and powerlessness. The fact of the matter is that in 2008, the descendants of these ‘freed’ slaves are still … Continue reading Emancipation vs Liberation

E.S.C.’s 2007 Emancipation Launch

Emancipation Celebrations 2007 in pictures TriniView.com Reporters Event Date: July 27, 2007 The Emancipation Support Committee (E.S.C.) launched the 2007 Emancipation celebrations on Friday night, 27th July, at the Lidj Yasu Omawale Emancipation Village located at Jean Pierre Complex. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Remember the Middle Passage; Act to Repair the Damage”. … Continue reading E.S.C.’s 2007 Emancipation Launch

Emancipation versus Liberation

By Dr. Kwame Nantambu July 20, 2007 One of the most perplexing, disturbing and still yet unresolved perennial reality-check dilemmas that afflict Afrikan-Trinbagonians is their supremely blurred vision to clearly ascertain the intrinsic, historical differences between emancipation versus liberation. In this regard, Malcolm X is perfectly correct when he concludes: “The major problem with Black … Continue reading Emancipation versus Liberation