Another time the British got their ass kicked by rebelling Maroons and Enslaved People. (Thread)
If your work focuses on the Caribbean or the African continent and its diasporas, and your research and teaching take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, you might be interested in a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Black Cultural Studies at New York University.
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Haiti: Peasants defend their Food Sovereignty amidst new attempts at international interference https://viacampesina.org/en/haiti-peasants-defend-their-food-sovereignty-amidst-new-attempts-at-international-interference/ #Land,WaterandTerritories #InternationalSolidarity #HaitiPeaceMission #FoodSovereignty #Caribbean #Haiti #Zoom
So far, this is the biggest Jamaican spider I've ever seen. So clever for weaving a web where pollinators visit. Poor wasp.
Like other trickster spirits, the folktale character Anansi (Akan word meaning "spider") in Jamaican culture teaches us to be cunning and to use our common sense so that we won't be deceived.
The premier of Bermuda said the island another Caribbean nation are currently dealing with a cyberattack that prompted several announcements about damaged internet and phone infrastructure
No hype, just #hurricanes: https://TheEyewall.com is a new (to me) #forecasting #weather #blog “covering #tropical activity in the #Atlantic Ocean, #Caribbean Sea, and #GulfOfMexico,” founded by @mattlanza and @sciguyspace of #Houston-based #forecaster https://SpaceCityWeather.com
Check their page on #hurricane #preparedness and #evacuation: https://TheEyewall.com/hurricane-preparedness-and-information-on-evacuation/
I am looking into #Grenadas entries. It has 534 ships. it goes till 1837. the last ship arrived after the official ending of slavery in the #caribbean in 1834. The enstalved people didn't got a last name by a buyer but instead keeped their african surnames:
(highly reccomend this doc!)
PETITION - NO TO INTERVENTION IN HAITI - We call on individuals and organizations in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central & Latin America, esp. Member states of CELAC & CARICOM to demand their elected reps SAY NO to any resolution to the military intervention in Haiti #handsoffhaiti #nointervention
#HandsoffHaiti #Haiti #caribbean
Nii Ayikwei Parkes: Following heritage threads from Africa to the Caribbean
Novelist, poet and storyteller Nii Ayikwei Parkes travels to the #Caribbean to research his past – a complex heritage that has been fractured and scattered by the impact of the #SlaveTrade
For many, especially white people, it is difficult to understand how something that ended centuries ago could still resonate today and affect people and communities. Nii Ayikwei Parkes takes the reader on his journey and sheds light on how the slave trade impacted the enslaved as well as the communities they were taken from.
#blackmastodon #blackhistory #news
Pier in the Caribbean ocean
By https://buff.ly/3i3uCm2 #WallArt #homedecor #fineart #BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #LoveArt #BuyArtNotCandy #photography @PatriciaPhotos #pier #caribbean #ocean #turquoise #beautiful #sea #water #paradise
RLM Arts Poster Catalog, p740: "Soul Food" (2001)
“Making sabrosura out of empty calories is an act of resistance, and soul food is damn good medicine.” Words from Ricardo's sister, historian and author Aurora Levins Morales.
Available here for $12: https://www.rlmartstudio.com/product/soul-food/
"All Night Long (All Night)" is a hit single by American singer and songwriter #LionelRichie from 1983. Taken from his second solo album, #CantSlowDown (1983), it combined Richie's soulful #Commodores style with #Caribbean influences. This single reached number one on three Billboard charts (pop, R&B and adult contemporary). In the UK, it peaked at number two on the #singlesChart. The song lyrics were written primarily in English.
by Verity Bowman, September 6, 2023
"Hundreds of people are preparing to escape a tiny Caribbean island as rising waters threaten to engulf their homes.
"The densely populated island of Carti Sugtupu off #Panama’s north coast is under threat from climate change induced sea level rises, suffering from flooding on a regular basis.
Forty-nine of the islands are populated and are just a few feet above sea level.
'We're going to sink': hundreds abandon Caribbean island home #Caribbean #climate #ClimateChange https://phys.org/news/2023-09-hundreds-abandon-caribbean-island-home.html
More new collage art... Work in progress... #art #groningen #kunst #artist #collage #collageart #collagekunst #sxm #sceafa #gusknot #wip #workinprogress #kunstenaar #artexpo #dutch #caribbean #kunstingroningen #collagekunstenaar #collagecollective #collageartist #collageexpo #artgallery #artcollector #museum #popartcollage
And here is another new collage art piece on which I am currently working...
#art #groningen #kunst #artist #collage #collageart #collagekunst #sxm #sceafa #gusknot #wip #workinprogress #kunstenaar #artexpo #dutch #caribbean #kunstingroningen #collagekunstenaar #collagecollective #collageartist #collageexpo #artgallery #artcollector #museum #popartcollage
"Cuba has uncovered a human trafficking ring that has coerced its citizens to fight for #Russia in the #war in #Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Monday, adding that Cuban authorities were working to "neutralize and dismantle" the network.
...Cuba's foreign ministry gave few details, but noted the trafficking ring was operating both within the #Caribbean island nation, thousands of miles from #Moscow, and in Russia."
Next was the subsequent panel on #Caribbean futures also at Brown with Brian Meeks, Patsy Lewis, Aaron Kamugisha, Paget Henry, Alissa Trotz, Daniel Rodriguez, Francio Guadeloupe, and Gabrielle Hosein. While I don't agree with all of the economic system conclusions here, this is an important conversation to consider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P42p-SnGXlk (3/10)
First was an interesting conversation on #Caribbean futures with Aaron Kamugisha and Brian Meeks at The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. This gives a nice overview of the state of Caribbean societies and economies as well as visions for where it should go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGAWLUwuPQM&t=2s (2/10)
NYPD will use drones to monitor backyard parties this weekend, spurring privacy concerns
New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants police to embrace the “endless” potential of drones, citing Israel’s use of the technology.
But privacy advocates say regulations have not kept up, opening the door to intrusive surveillance that would be illegal if conducted by a human police officer.
Good things are happening in my country. 😍
“Di Cawna Library repurposes old refrigerators and turns them into book cupboards...
The residents wanted to engage and uplift their communities. They wanted their children to read more, and to be able to improve and upscale their way of life. It is a hub for the written and spoken word, along with other activities [and] engagement.”
If you're anywhere near Leeds, I *highly* recommend visiting Leeds West Indian Carnival on Monday! It's been running since 1967 and is truly something to be experienced - and if you see me, come say hi! I'll probably be behind a camera 😂
Our Monday update talks about the potential for Gulf development before Invest 91L comes ashore in Texas on Tuesday morning. We also discuss Tropical Storm Franklin's future in the Caribbean, as it is poised to bring substantial rain to the Dominican Republic. That and more: https://theeyewall.com/august-21-2023-outlook-gulf-tropical-wave-chugs-west-toward-south-texas-ts-franklin-to-drench-parts-of-the-dominican-republic/
Petrofuture Mexico…66m sea level rise on a 1956 road map.
Base from David Rumsey Maps
#TropicalStormHilary #mexico #Belize #Guatemala #Honduras #Nicaragua #ElSalvador #Caribbean #GulfOfMexico #BajaCalifornia #historicalmaps #vintagemaps #petrofuture #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #climatechangemaps #maps #cartography #clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
Sylvia Hall - “Don't Touch That Thing” (1974)
Cool song about hiding a pregnancy, I think. ???
It’s from a compilation released in 2007 that explores the pan-American funk experience from 1969 to 1976.
I'm not where I want to be, but I'm moving forward more and more every day. Many times we get frustrated because we don't see a result, but let's remember that small actions add up. Be constant and perseverance, tomorrow you will enjoy your results.
If you love seafood, a bit of spice and dishes that remind you of sun drenched vacations, then you'll enjoy this recipe collection!
I asked the community of home cooks and culinary pros in @Flipboard's The Recipe Exchange to share their favorite Caribbean recipes and here's a taste of what they shared: Jamaican jerk chicken, poulet aux noix (Haitian chicken with cashews), Trinidadian creamed spinach and spiced plantains.
Good afternoon. 🌅🌞😎
9 August 2023
I didn't post this morning because there was somewhere we had to be early. It's odd how much I don't like having things that I have to do or places I have to be at a certain time. But getting out on the road early in the morning like I used to do is refreshing. I saw lots of crows along the roadway and some kind of hawk perched on a power line. I did have my camera though, it's too hot to leave it in the car.
“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
- Erin Hanson
Let's take a moment to appreciate The Raggae Girlz and their achievement at this tournament. 🇯🇲 👏
The team from #Jamaica has disbanded twice in the last 15 years, and had to crowdfund their way to this tournament due to lack of funding from the Jamaican Football Federation:
Despite this, they're the first Caribbean team in the modern era to reach the knockout stages of a WC.
Voltage in the Caribbean - Electricity Supply and Power Quality Overview
"The installed electric generating capacity in the Caribbean exceeds 17 Gigawatts (GW)"
So if Jamaica and the other Caribbean islands worked together to develop that 52 gigawatt #geothermal vent it could provide clean electrical power for most of the #Caribbean and part of Central America.
Good morning. 🌅🌅🌅
6 August 2023
What do you know of caring people? You don't hear about them often because horrid people usually suck up the air. But caring people live among us as well. In that way, I'm lucky. My wife is the most caring person I know. The problem is that people constantly reach out to her with their problems. Some petty, some heart breaking, regardless, my wife always takes their calls. Compassion comes naturally for her, I, on the other hand have to work at it. I'm not sure if it's a lack of compassion so much as being able to sense other people's plight. Maybe, I'm just the Ying to her Yang.
“for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” - Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A Caribbean sorceress in Castlevania: Nocturne! Inject. In. My. Veins!
South African actress Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad; The Woman King) is the voice actor for Annette, “a young girl who used her power and wits to escape vampire-enforced enslavement in the Caribbean, and now wields magic to stop the impending apocalyptic threat”.
Castlevania: Nocturne is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on September 28, 2023.
Discounts for the #GlobalSouth, younger people (≤ 25 y.o.), and for buying all 3 items.
As the effects of climate change intensify across the Caribbean, it will only lead to more extreme weather events that will in turn force Puerto Ricans out of the places they once considered "safe" and make many reconsider their life plans.
#ClimateChange #wildfire #PuertoRico #Caribbean #ExtremeWeather
Good morning. 🛳️🛳️🛳️
Third attempt, the connection on our balcony, isn’t so good.
I woke about 6:30 this morning and we were already docked in Cozumel Mexico. I had an espresso while waiting for room service and coffee, there is a machine in the suite. I think I just want a leisurely day in port, maybe just some light shopping.
I checked on Ben and Charlie yesterday, they are doing well. I may have mentioned that Ben was having a couple of minor procedures done while we’re away. He had a cyst removed from his right front paw and a dental cleaning.
The 1889 Emigration Pass for my Great Great Grandmother who left India to become an indentured labourer on a sugar cane plantation on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.
Indians were recruited for plantation work after the British 1833 Slavery Abolition Act freed most slaves in the British Empire.
My ancestor stayed in Trinidad at the end of her tenure. Many others did too, giving Trinidad and Tobago its unique population mix.
Via Extreme Temperatures Around The World: "More about this totally unprecedented heat in the Caribbeans:
June 2023 in San Juan,Puerto Rico had an astonishing average temperature of 86.3F/30.2C,+3.1F above the 1991-2020 norm and was by far the hottest monthly in climatic history,a whopping 0.8F above the 2nd :June 2012." #heatwave #Caribbean
"I am a part of the Windrush Generation, however my parents were not on the HMT Windrush that arrived in Tilbury, Essex on 22 June 1948.
My mother (& siblings) arrived in Southampton aboard the TN Ascania on 25 June 1958, they were four of the 567 passengers on board; that is when my personal Windrush generation history really started in the UK."
Tropical Storm #Bret has passed through the Lesser Antilles into the #Caribbean and is forecast to weaken over the next few days. Models currently have it passing over #Nicaragua as a remnant low, but heavy rain remains possible for landslides and flash flooding there and in nearby countries.
As of 08:00 AST Friday:
Location - 13.4°N, 63.6°W
Wind - 100 km/h
Pressure - 1001 mb
Tropical Storm #Bret may briefly tap #hurricane strength today or tomorrow but the main story is the heavy rain it is forecast to bring to some #Caribbean islands as it passes near St. Lucia tonight. It is forecast to weaken as it enters the Caribbean.
As of 11:00 AST Thursday:
Location - 13.8°N, 57.7°W
Wind - 110 km/h
Pressure - 999 mb
Next was an interesting talk by Daricia Wilkinson on online identity risk perception in the #Caribbean at #NokiaBellLabs. These populations are often overlooked in the literature, so an in-depth survey of these experiences was extremely informative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYBGZqQ3P2A (3/9) #privacy #security
“From an ancient Taíno perspective, the hurakan was an expression of the fury of Guabancex, mistress of violent churnings of wind and rain, and one of the manifestations of Atabey (the consciousness of Mother Earth). Guabancex is chaos incarnate; yet, her power was not seen as merely a destructive force of death, but part of a transformational cycle leading to new life and balance.”
“Hurricane” comes from the Taíno word “Huricán”, the Carib god who represents Guavava & Coatrische, the 2 messengers of Guabancex, the Taíno deity of wind. They controlled tempests and floods, and “accounts … show that offerings were made to her idol to appease [her] wrath, in order to avert tempests [from destroying the crops] rather than to bring rain.” (fr. “An Antillean Statuette, with Notes on West Indian Religious Beliefs”, J. Walter Fewkes)
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts tomorrow. I still remember how Hurricane Gilbert squatted over Jamaica for three nightmarish days before leaving.
Olive Senior's "Hurricane Story, 1988" connects the other hurricane stories in the "Travellers' Tales" section of her poetry collection, Gardening in the Tropics, which is an absolute must-read.