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Akola Thompson

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FOR a while, I have made a conscious decision to not comment on anything religiously-related. Often, I find I come off preachy and condescending...

I’M NOT one for holiday festivals and celebrations, particularly religious ones. All of them tend to merge into one continuous stream of things I...

DURING the past few days, three things have settled heavily on my mind. One, the death of Norma Leah McCorvey, better known by the...

Last week, I was once again reminded about why we need continuous conversations about race. I sat in a bus and listened as some...

Often, I would wonder about societal change. It is an interesting and sought after ideal of progressives even if it is an elusive one....

FOR years, I would sit by reading the news about the latest infraction against people. I would ask those closest to me and myself,...

Here in Guyana, as is true in other Caribbean countries and the world at large, we have a sex-driven culture. From the music we...

Earlier this week, social media was abuzz with criticisms of women who would have attended a local concept party. Normally, I try not to...

ALL human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” - Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It...

I NO longer celebrate Christmas. I have not, since I was 15. While I am not religious, that is not the reason behind me...