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Lasana Seckou calls out silent St. Maarten politicians on racist Dominican Republic legislation

Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abassi When politicians remain silent, the intelligentsia has to step up to the plate. That is exactly what our local poet and author Lasana Sekou did with his urgent appeal on the prime ministers on both sides of the island to denounce a measure taken in the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court  that […]

Decolonial Love

“Guess who’s coming to dinner?” was the title of the American 1967 box office hit that starred Sidney Poitier and Katherine Hepburn among others. The story was a controversial one at that time in the United States: a young white woman from a liberal upper-class background marries a black man and brings him home to […]