The Supreme Court just dealt a devastating blow to reproductive rights. With its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, five Republican-appointed Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court swept away half a century of progress and eviscerated women’s rights and equality. After last month’s leaked opinion, we knew this moment could come, but that doesn’t make today’s news any easier to digest.
WASHINGTON, DC – Even in the best of times, Caribbean consumers face some of the highest energy prices globally due to heavy reliance on expensive and volatile fossil fuel imports. Electricity prices in the Caribbean average around US$0.25 per kWh, more than double the average price in the United States and in some countries reaches over US$0.40 per kWh.
Some extremely important truth-telling is happening in Washington, D.C. right now.
“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” - Proverbs 11:24
WASHINGTON, DC – It is time that several nations, led in the Western Hemisphere by the US and Canada, correct a foolish wrong. Among those countries are two member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), namely Haiti and Jamaica.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26
When a former client of leading Black real estate broker Donnell Williams was about to get his house refinanced in Wharton, New Jersey, Williams quoted him as asking, “‘Should I have my White friend come over and open up the door for the appraiser?’”
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean region, already hit by the COVID pandemic and struggling with the impact of the climate crisis, now faces another serious problem: a food crisis.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:18-19
There are some persons who just like to have control over others. They have to laud themselves above them, tell them what to do, when to do it, where to do it and how to do it too. It just feels good to be in control of another person, to have them do your bidding and wait on you hand and foot. And control comes in all forms, ranging from the physical to the mental and emotional.
WASHINGTON, DC – As beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is success or failure measured by the beneficiary or the overlooked. Summits of the Americas, from the time they were initiated by the administration of the US in 1994, have overlooked the Caribbean.
100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Recalls Description of African-Americans
On May 30, 1922, thousands gathered on the National Mall to dedicate the Lincoln Memorial. President Warren Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Dr. Robert Russa Moton offered remarks and remembrances honoring the life and legacy of the slain emancipator. A native of Amelia County, Virginia, Dr. Moton was born shortly after the Civil War ended. He knew better than any of the other speakers the importance of America fulfilling its great promise. The most prominent African American leader of the day, Dr. Moton was the president of Tuskegee Institute.
The U.S. Supreme Court wasn’t always a threat to civil rights.