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November 26, 2008

Obama commentary round-up.

Aggregated from: Mental Slavery » US

A few weeks have passed since the historic US election on November 4th and the dust is still settling. Derek Walcott wrote a poem, Alice Walker wrote a letter and everybody in between is wondering what this election actually means. I thought I would share with you some of the best commentary on the...

November 5, 2008

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Aggregated from: Mental Slavery » US

And although it seems heaven sent / We ain’t ready, to see a black President – Tupac Shakur They might be ready now. In a few hours, assuming there isn’t a repeat of the drama of 2000, it should be clear whether or not the United States will elect a black man as President for the ...

Caribbean: Watching, Waiting…

The region (and indeed the world) thinks it knows who has won the race to the White House, but the suspense is killing Caribbean bloggers. Seriously. The mood in the blogosphere is positively electric, with (almost) everyone catching Obamamania...

November 4, 2008

The Caribbean Hopes for History to be Made

There is no doubt about it, the 2008 US Presidential election has captured the attention of the world. Whatever the reasons for the unprecedented global interest, there is one common denominator - the rest of the world will continue to be affected by US policies - so in a sense, this is their election as much as it is America's. And in one little corner of the world, at America's back door, Caribbean bloggers have been monitoring developments and waiting for this day...

October 29, 2008

Caribbean: How the U.S. Vote Affects the Region

As the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are getting more vocal about what an Obama presidency could potentially mean for the region. Janine Mendes Franco reviews the Caribbean blogs for reactions.

June 23, 2008

Bahamas: Words of Advice

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

WeblogBahamas thinks the late Tim Russert's advice to his college-bound son should be adopted by Bahamians, especially the part about not cultivating a sense of entitlement. ...

June 17, 2008

Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, U.S.A.: R.I.P. Russert

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Cuban blogger Ninety miles away…in another country, Adrian Gibson at Weblog Bahamas and Living in Barbados acknowledge the passing of American journalist Tim Russert. ...

June 13, 2008

Tim Wise: Your Whiteness is Showing

Aggregated from: Nicolette Bethel’s Blog

Tim Wise: Your Whiteness is Showing I’m sure that others have linked to this before me, and I’m coming late to the party, but – it’s fun. And rings true. See for yourself. This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of p...

June 4, 2008

Caribbean: Reactions to Obama's Nomination

Barack Obama has secured the Democratic Party's nomination. Caribbean bloggers were online with immediate reactions to the history-making news that a black man actually has a chance of winning the race to the White House.

May 27, 2008

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Agriculture & Politics

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit weighs in on this and that, saying that “Food self-sufficiency for the Bahamas is an illusion” and that “The American presidential election is…the most interesting presidential race in memory.” ...