Touch and be touched

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One of the hardest aspects of nursing Steele while he was in hospital was the loss of physical touch. There is so much communicated between two people by the physical touch. Few things express desire like a sensual kiss. Few things express compassion like a hand held in moment of weakness. When a child is hurt, one remedy guaranteed to …

A simple touch, so priceless

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I have been blessed by the touch. Charge me up Jah man, black man, African King. My spirit rises in your presence, floating like a sweet waft of cinnamon incense over an infinite plain with no end and no beginning. I see you – the light of your copper sun eyes – from upon my goddess throne. I know you …

White privilege is alive and well in the Bahamas

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Why is it that all my life Bahamians have toted the line that you cannot have dual citizenship as a Bahamian, and now all of a sudden, Mr Ryan Pinder is running for a seat in the House of Assembly, and the fact that he has dual citizenship with the Bahamas and the United States is all of a sudden …

This moment in time

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“I am aware that I am living through an unforgettable moment in my life; it is the kind of awareness we often have precisely when the magic moment has passed. I am entirely here, without past, without future, entirely focused on the morning, on the music of the horses’ hooves, on the gentleness of the wind caressing my body, on …

What if we treated white people like an invasive alien species

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This weekend I read about an anti-abortion billboard campaign in Atlanta, Georgia that is stirring up controversy. The black and white billboards state: “Black children are an endangered species,” referring provocatively to the fact that abortion rates amongst African Americans are three times as that of white women, according to 2006 statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and …