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Claude’s Comments: Black Identity (Pt 3): Diaspora Indians and the negotiation of Black/Creole ethnicity

I ended my “Comments” of 21 February with anthropologist Kumar Mahabir’s opinion that a re-scripting of the “Black Power” label might have seen more Indo-Trinbagonians eagerly embracing the movement. This will remain an open question. But if his reactions to other aspects of Afro-Trinidadian cultural engineering without the “black” label …

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Our march towards nationhood! Remembering the T&T revolution of 1970

Today, 21 April, 2017, marks the 47th anniversary of the Trinidad and Tobago Revolution of 1970, led by the National Joint Action Committee for a New and Just Society in Trinidad and Tobago. Under the astute leadership of the late Chief Servant Makandal Daaga, the people’s movement emphasised the absolute …

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