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28 July 2014
Why Some Caribbean Authors Are Accusing Trinidad-Born Novelist Monique Roffey of Being a ‘Latter Day Columbus’
After U.K.-based Roffey wrote a blog post exploring modern Caribbean writers, some authors accused her of ignorance about the region's literary history.
26 July 2014
Many people from the India's northeastern states, called the “Seven Sisters,” face racial discrimination. The country has seen several cases of deadly violence against northeasterners in recent months.
21 July 2014
Trinidad and Tobago's military is accused of flouting the law in the search for a soldier's killer. This isn't the first time authorities there have policed at any price.
17 July 2014
Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.
15 July 2014
Groups protesting a possible repeal of a colonial-era anti-sodomy law have tried to distance themselves from being labeled "homophobic." Caribbean bloggers insist on calling a spade a spade.
14 July 2014
Vladimir Putin recently called Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, as a “talented man” in the meeting with an international delegation of rabbis.
3 July 2014
People are calling for a Twitter "Day of Solidarity" with Palfreeman, imprisoned for murder. He says he was defending himself after trying to stop an attack on two Roma boys.
25 June 2014
Hardline Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena's anti-Muslim rhetoric has fueled deadly riots in Sri Lanka. The group is vocal, but Buddhists are speaking out against them on and offline.
Jamaica's moral compass is on overdrive ever since the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain. The controversy continues to fuel the debate over gay rights in an infamously homophobic country.
17 June 2014
Do You Know About the Deadly Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka? Not If You're Reading Local Media
Clashes between extremist Buddhists and Muslims have left at least four people dead, but Sri Lanka's mainstream media isn't giving the situation much coverage.