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The History of The Caribbean Series- Second Phase

Caribbean “World” Series logo. Image thanks to: baseballdeworld.com

Before we move ahead with relating the second phase of the history of the Caribbean Series, we just want to wish all our fathers a very Happy Father’s Day.  There are still many devoted, loving, and consecrated – yes, consecrated- men who take their roll as a father, whether they are the biological progenitor or not, very seriously and do a marvelous job at it.  May God shower His blessings upon you. Continue reading

The History of the Caribbean Baseball Series

Roberto Clemente Walker in 1967. He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and for us is a dignified symbol of the Caribbean Series. Image thanks to the U.S. Embassy.

The history of the Caribbean Baseball Series is both fascinating and indicative of how politics can only be held at bay but never removed entirely from the world of sports. Continue reading

The Fourth Caribbean Series of 1952 Held in Panama

Frank Austin from Negro League web site.

Carta Vieja 1952. Image is property of mearsonlineauctions.com for purchase information.

Puerto Rico Team1952 Caribbean World Series

The Puerto Rican team photo of 1952. Image is from Camden Depot.

By 1952 I was sixteen years old and in my second year at Instituto Nacional and struggling hard to remain in school long enough to graduate as well as staying away from the troubles in the streets of Panamá.  Trouble at home in the form of unsupportive women in my family was also a big sore spot for me- one that kept me always in a state of uncertainty so that, I had little time for such luxuries and diversions as baseball games.   Continue reading

Afro Descendants of Latin America- Know Thyself Better

While we take some time off posting to do important lobbying work, meeting with officials and some backed up administrative work, check out some of the web sites and documents we have compiled below.  Some of them are extremely helpful and lead you to know the Diaspora and our Etnia Negra a little closer.  Continue reading

Black Ethnicity Celebration in Panama

Panama’s Black community promises to offer some new and exciting events for the month of May in its Celebration of Black Ethnicity.  Panama is preparing to welcome representatives from African countries and their descendants in the first Afro Festival 2012 organized by government as well as non-governmental organizations. Continue reading

The Winner Receives…A Gold Buckle!

Far from rosy, the economic picture for many Westindian Panamanians during the early 1950’s was often precarious and always overshadowed by the possibility of losing their jobs on the Zone.  Either through Reduction of Force notifications, through being accused of being a communist sympathizer or several other often arbitrary devices used by the Canal administration, the end result was losing one’s job. Continue reading