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Column: We’re Bermudians, We Are Not Animals

Column: We’re Bermudians, We Are Not Animals

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Two months later and not one word on the investigation of Bermudians being pepper sprayed. Exactly how long does it take to prove what is clearly shown on video?Bermudian people are not violent nor are we revengeful. So the actions by the BPS, supported by the OBA that we have to be kept in our place in some... Read more of this article

Column: Questions About Actions On Dec 2nd

Column: Questions About Actions On Dec 2nd

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “What transpired in Bermuda last Friday was disheartening to see and unacceptable. Let me be very clear, I don’t condone the violence that occurred against our citizens and was deeply troubled by what occurred.” – Premier Michael Dunkley It has been painful to read the thousands of negative... Read more of this article

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] According to their website, the African Methodist Episcopal Church [AMEC] grew out of the Free African Society [FAS] which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787. When officials at St. George’s MEC pulled blacks off their knees while praying, FAS members discovered just... Read more of this article

Famous: Support ‘Made In Bermuda’ Concert

Famous: Support ‘Made In Bermuda’ Concert

[Written by Chris Famous] It is often said that Bermudians need to take initiative and make things happen for themselves. It is also said that Bermudians need to work together in order for things to happen. So as a community when we see our young Bermudians taking their God given talent and working together to make things happen the community must... Read more of this article

Column: Junior Maynard Dill ‘Did It His Way’

Column: Junior Maynard Dill ‘Did It His Way’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “And now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain, My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full, I’ve traveled each and every highway; And more, much more than this, I did it my way.” - Frank Sinatra Words... Read more of this article

Column: Thank You Troika, Unity Through Arts

Column: Thank You Troika, Unity Through Arts

[Written by Chris Famous] Something unusual happened over the last few weeks. Well, besides St. David’s taking back the Eastern Counties Cup from Cleveland County in dramatic nail biting style. For an entire week, Bermudians’ Facebook timelines became flooded with accolades by the hundreds, if not thousands, by persons of all demographics giving... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Politics & Race In Bermuda

Column: Famous On Politics & Race In Bermuda

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] It seems whenever the OBA is looking for votes they begin speaking about the need to engage with the community. What they really seem to be saying, in obvious clumsiness, is that they are trying to appear to care about and subsequently appeal to the black Bermudian community. On November 18, 2011 then Opposition... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Greatest Hope For Medal

Column: Bermuda’s Greatest Hope For Medal

[Written by Chris Famous] For the people of America they had faith in Michael Phelps bringing home the gold in his swimming events. Additionally, they had faith in Simone Biles to bring home the gold in gymnastics. And boy did they deliver. For the people of Jamaica they had faith in Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell to bring home the gold medals in track... Read more of this article

Column: Famous ‘Cup Match Is Your Heritage’

Column: Famous ‘Cup Match Is Your Heritage’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Originally I was going to sit and write a piece about Cup Match history and the usual banter that is part of Bermudian culture during this time of year.  I was going to write about the vast differences between those that support the colours of red and blue and those who support the colours of blue and bluer. I... Read more of this article

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

Four Videos: Cup Match Summer Splash Concert

[Written by Chris Famous] Every so often a group of people come together as a team and are able to create endless miracles. Feats that no one individual would be able to pull off by themselves are easily attainable when working with other like-minded individuals. For the last few years several event promoters have banded together to create what has... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office.” - Wikipedia.com Over the last month, it has become increasingly apparent that Premier Michael... Read more of this article

Column: Muhammad Ali Taught Us To Stand Up

Column: Muhammad Ali Taught Us To Stand Up

[Written by Chris Famous] When I think of Muhammad Ali his illustrious boxing career does not event come into my mind. Not one stat, not one fight. What does come into my mind is my entire primary school being sat down in the early 1970’s to watch a movie about a black man with a strange name who was prepared to lose all that he had in order to stand... Read more of this article

Column: Remembering The Legacy Of Prince

Column: Remembering The Legacy Of Prince

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] For any one born before the 1980s, there were very few options for listening to music during the 1970s. There were no MTV nor any BET music videos. So our options were:Two AM radio stations Soul Train with Don Cornelius American Bandstand with Dick ClarkThere was one particular Saturday in 1980 when I was... Read more of this article