On Barbadoz, the First Black Slave Society

By Sir Hilary Beckles Barbados was the birthplace of British slave society and the most ruthlessly colonized by Britain’s ruling elites. They made their fortunes from sugar produced by an enslaved, “disposable” workforce, and this great wealth secured Britain’s place as an imperial superpower and cause untold suffering. In The First Black Slave Society: Britain’s […]

Here’z What $20 Worth of Marijuana Lookz Like—In Jamaica

Ganja goes for dirt cheap in the land of reggae and Rastas. By Phillip Smith / AlterNet Photo Credit: Jared Shomo / Shutterstock.com   Ah, Jamaica. Just a hop, skip, and jump from Miami, the Caribbean island nation is a prime tourist destination. It’s got gorgeous beaches, breathtaking mountains, throbbing reggae beats, its own delicious […]

The Global African – Grenada: What Went Wrong?

Show -November 13, 2014 http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the-global-african-311786/ Each week on “The Global African” host Bill Fletcher, Jr. addresses issues facing Africa and the African Diasporas. Today’s program focuses on the revolutionary and anti-imperialist government of the Caribbean island of Grenada under the popular leader Maurice Bishop from 1979-to 1983. Despite itssmall size Grenada had tremendous significance, due […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

U.S. invades Grenada Date: Tue, 1983-10-25 On this date in 1983, President Ronald Reagan ordered U. S. Marines and Army Rangers to invade Grenada. Citing a takeover of the Caribbean Island by “a brutal group of leftist thugs,” U. S. troops, along with a small force from six Caribbean nations, overcame surprisingly strong resistance from […]

Remembering The Invasion Of Grenada

“Just as we observe the United States destabilization tactics in the Middle East today, these were the same tactics used in Grenada thirty years ago.” Given the current media attention being given to the war against so-called terrorism, African people should not forget significant events in our history. One of the events we should not […]

African People Should Not Forget Grenada

Given the current media attention being given to the war against so-called terrorism, African people should not forget significant events in our history. One of the events we should not forget is the United States invasion of the island of Grenada. The Caribbean island of Grenada has virtually been banned from international news coverage. It was thirty years ago that Grenada was a major international news […]