Frankly Speaking

Thoughts on “Black” History (Month)

“One People”? Desist! Over the twenty-eight years of the life of this working-man’s column it has been easy for me to be consistent with both my general and specific views regarding the Black/African man’s presence and contribution to mankind’s existence.

Rajdai struggles with her racism

Accepting a black-and-brown America Rajdai is not an actual person. But this narrative is based on what actually happened to an Indo-Guyanese young lady just like her.

My life expectancy: Pity I’ll never…

Please save our, Brigadier’s Park! and these Gorillas! Hello friends – both “regulars” and newcomers to this man-in-the–street column – come share, with me, my brief lamentations, concerns and a few expectations as 2021 gains its two-week momentum.

The politics of Christmas – endures

Happy Holidays to our Prime Ministers I know that Guyana’s late legend of local trade unionism Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow was fond of reminding folks that “Politics follows you from the cradle to the grave.”

Guyana’s twelve months of Christmas

At this stage of my Guyanese existence – inclusive of my childhood exposure to a very wide variety of Christian teachings – I welcome any criticism which describes me as a “Christmas Skeptic” now.

Development delayed for decades….

Once crooks, now paragons of virtue I’m hoping that many readers, besides my weekly “regulars”, will tarry long enough today to accompany me through these few paragraphs of national historical nostalgia.

The first 100 days, the first COVID Christmas

– That darn COVID conquers my comics! Just couldn’t be completely lighthearted as planned again when I realized that today’s offering is on the cusp of the culmination of one hundred (100) days of the still -“new” PPP 2020 administration.

How authority and power infect

“Infect?” In a medical/health-care context to infect means to contaminate (especially with some disease or “some disease-producing matter; as in communicating pathogens.”)

Concerning a new PPP, the new PNC

Provocateurs! Exposing racism, promoting racism Even I, an untrained political analyst or hardly a trained qualified historian, would know that a very limited Op-Ed piece such as this would do no justice to even attempt a history, development and status of Guyana’s two political behemoths – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the People’s National Congress (PNC).

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