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If I Don't Learn to Love Myself

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I wrote this over a year ago and when I read it, it pulls me back there, back to the place of not loving most things about my physical self, because you are not what the world considers beautiful; you are not the standard.

Blue Ivy. Why Aren't Children Off Limits?

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Why aren't kids off limits? Is it too much to ask to leave kids out of it. Damn, kids don't pick their parents, she didn't sign up for fame, so just leave her out of it for God's sake.

Rihanna Queen of Crop Over

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.

A Failed Coup in Trinidad and Tobago

ADST | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
ADST

On July 27, 1990, a Muslim organization called Jamaat al Muslimeen instigated a coup against the government of Trinidad & Tobago. Forty-two insurgents...

It's Time to End Violence Against Women

Mandy Moore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Mandy Moore

This is an issue that affects all of us and the only way we will succeed is by including boys and men in our conversation about how to end gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is a silent epidemic that has male victims, too.

John Oliver Goes On Trinidad TV To Urge Jack Warner To Rat On FIFA

The HUffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports

"You may save your completely tattered reputation."

Influential Caribbean Country Is Leaning Towards LGBT Rights

Jessica Joseph | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

According to a recent UNAIDS survey, Trinidad and Tobago's population is having a radical shift in attitudes towards LGBT Rights. It is not the only survey of its kind that reflects this.

The Evolution of Anya: The Fashion Designer, the Mentor, the Winner

Danielle James | Posted 11.15.2014 | Style
Danielle James

Her presence is undeniable -- as all eyes turn to her in intrigue. Dressed in a zebra print jumpsuit (her own) and Gerard Yosca jewelry, a New York born and raised designer, the amalgamation of an island queen with a city chic cool style is here.

Welcome To The Magical World Of International Stilt-Walkers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts

Welcome to the world of the moko jumbies, the guardians of a stilt-walking tradition that originated in West Africa and migrated to the Caribbean hund...

If Perfect Beaches Existed, This Would Be It

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel

Crescent-curved bay. Swaying palms. White sand and gentle waves. If there were such thing as a perfect beach, Maracas Bay would be it. The natural ...

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

Finally, a Cultural Melting Pot Too Hot for Religious Fundamentalism

Jessica Joseph | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

What protects American freedom is exactly the same thing that protects our freedom in sweet T&T-- a brilliantly worded secular constitution, keeping the cultural black hole that is absolutist, supremacist religious/political fundamentalism from swallowing up the rainbow.

The 'Lost' Gilligan Calypso

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Geoffrey Dunn

The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."

Five Things You Should Do in the Caribbean Before You Die

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

It'd be a real shame if all you brought back from the world's favorite warm-weather destination was a blistering sunburn, a wicked hangover and a cheap souvenir. Instead, choose one (or more) of these singularly Caribbean experiences and come home with memories that'll last a lifetime.

JetBlue Goes To Trinidad!

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- JetBlue plans to start a new nonstop flight service to Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood In...

Goodbye Twerking and Good Riddance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices
Jessica Joseph

I could not say a half-assed goodbye to this meme of gluteus maximus acrobatics which at its best is funny and at its worst, a dizzying cellulite assault on the eyes.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mexico Edges T&T To Reach Semi

Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports

By Zac Lee Rigg, Goal.com After peppering the Trinidad & Tobago goal for 84 minutes, Mexico finally found a breakthrough from Raul Jimenez, whose g...

PAN! The Universal Call of the African Drum

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jessica Joseph

The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story Of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

Trinidad Carnival: 7 Things To Know Before You Go

Tara Donaldson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Tara Donaldson

Wearing scanty costumes of feathers and sequins, masqueraders will soon be marching, wining and chippin across Port of Spain while music blares from speaker boxes and alcohol abounds. This is not for the faint of endurance. Here are some things to know before you go.

An Immigrant's Ambition and the Lessons Taught to their Children

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | Small Business
Ronnie Cameron

Having enough faith in yourself and your partner to invest all you have into something with no guarantees is the definition of bravery in my eyes.

Former FIFA VP As Prime Minister?

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, May 16, (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, an independent non-profit gro...

PHOTOS: Tobago Is Trinidad's Chilled Out Sister

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Goats and look-a-like short-coated brown sheep graze by the road.

Caribbean Holiday Travel-Do's & Don'ts for Female Travelers

Chie Davis | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

With reports of holiday travel finally sparking back to pre-recession life, I've compiled a list of Do's and Don'ts -- dedicated to my fellow solo female adventurers!

The West Indian Day Parade: An Island Woman's Perspective

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

I am stunned by the disparity in perception on the part of some New York City police officers and the reality of my experiences at the West Indian Day Parade.