Labour Day’s lost message.

As my friend Jason and I joined the Labour Day procession in Fyzabad, South Trinidad last week, there was a lone car with a PA system driving slowly alongside those marching. Labour Day was made a Trinidad & Tobago public holiday in 1973 and every year since, trade unions march in Fyzabad to commemorate the … Continue reading Labour Day’s lost message.


5 Reasons Why OWN’s Queen Sugar is EVERYTHING.

A sleepless night recently found me binge-watching the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) original series, Queen Sugar. Queen Sugar follows the Louisiana-based Bordelon siblings - Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel - who’ve recently lost their father and inherited his failing sugarcane farm. The show has gotten rave reviews from critics and fans alike and after watching … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why OWN’s Queen Sugar is EVERYTHING.

Poetry: TRAUE’s Special Issue #BlackLivesMatter

The latest issue of The City University of New York's (CUNY) online journal Theory, Research & Action in Urban Education focused on #BlackLivesMatter and I'm happy to have my poem, "Immigrant Sings the Blues," included in this special issue. As the editors point out in their letter to readers, "#BlackLivesMatter is this generation’s social justice call-to-action" … Continue reading Poetry: TRAUE’s Special Issue #BlackLivesMatter