THE SPICE ISLAND ATHEIST

Author/Humanist/Non-theist/Social Justice

Carnival as a Vehicle for Social Justice Advocacy

The carnival time is much more than a time to indulge and celebrate. It is a time to also stand up and speak out against injustice.

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July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Understanding of Life in the Diaspora

The movement of people from one place to another has always been part of the human experience. This movement can happen in two ways. It can be voluntary and involuntary, … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Friend: Compliance is Not a Strategy

If one has any understanding of the lived experience of Black and Brown people in the United States, compliance, my friend, is not a strategy for self-preservation. It is a stamp of approval … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Forgive or Not to Forgive

There is a deep anger and sadness that has engulfed the United States, especially among black Americans, in the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

Who’s Looking Out: An Analysis on Police Brutality of Black and Brown Bodies in the United States

By now we are all aware of black and brown human beings being gunned down by police officers in the streets and in their homes around the United States. There … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

No Arley Gill: The Grand Jury Was Wrong

This essay was published on December 24, 2014, in Now Grenada. Click Here for essay    Many have put their thoughts on paper concerning the Michael Brown and Eric Garner … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

Jab Jab: The True Essence

Okay, I know. Carnival is still months away. Despite this truth, however, the carnival celebration context is not the only context in which the Jab Jab masquerade can be talked … Continue reading

May 10, 2015