Category: Babbzy Speaks

Why I Avoided Social Media During The Barbados Election!

Thank God the 2018 Barbados Election is finally over. Many of you know that I am a blogger/vlogger who truly does not enjoy political or religious related conversations.  Reason being, I don't think that I should be arguing with anyone over the choices I make in my life or arguing with anyone over the choices they make for their own life. But as we know, politics pretty much affects all of us.  Well at least those of us who live in a so-called "Democratic" society.  So at some point we will have to address politics in our lifetime, usually every 5 years. Barely Surviving the…

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Ignore Them…. The Reason The Caribbean Is In This Mess!

If you are from the Caribbean then I am sure you have heard some elder or close friend say to you "Ignore Them".  But after being a Caribbean Blogger/Vlogger for almost a decade, I have realized, "ignoring them" is the problem. Ignore Them......The Caribbean Solution For Everything! I remember when I was very young, early teens, and the song by Buju Banton came out called "Browning".  Up until that point growing up in Toronto, I mean, I knew I was black, but this song changed so many things for me. Primarily because it now differentiated the type of black I was.  The funny thing is,…

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Am I African American? Canadian? Help!

This is a serious question, because as of late, I am wondering why people keep referring to people like me who happens to be Canadian as African-American?  Well I think I am Bajan-Canadian, so how do I fall under the category of African-American? Childish Gambino - "This Is America" This week Childish Gambino who many of you know as Donald Glover (it's a long story) dropped a bomb.  His music video "This Is America" seemed to have struck a nerve with many all over the world.  Well maybe not seemed to have struck a nerve.  After over 78 MILLION views in less than a week…

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Dear Edmund Bartlett … Jamaica’s Minister Of Tourism!!!

  Well boy, this one here made me pull out the keyboard and address Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Edmund Bartlett. Now ordinarily I don't get involved in these topics but I felt compelled to speak out at the recent reckless statements made by Mr. Bartlett.  I am very concerned at the inaccurate information being spewed by this minister and the seriousness of these kinds of inaccurate statements.  And, as a person with a very large platform I felt that I needed to really step out and say something about this. Jamaica 'safe' despite upsurge in violence and state of emergency. I read today in…

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Is H&M Racist Or Blind? Should Black People Boycott Them?

Happy New Year! Ah boy, imagine the first post of the year has to do with something racial.  Imagine that.  Well on Sunday, January 7th 2018 I woke up to my inbox flooded with this picture. Is H&M Racist Or Blind?  Now, I was very shocked to see that this type of ad would be able to make it to the public, from a large company such as H&M.  People have been saying to me that this is so racist.  But you know me, I would like to analyze some things first before I jump and say it is in fact racist.  This advertisement is…

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Miss Jamaica, Miss Universe, And The Afro!

Good day everyone. Hope you are enjoying your Cyber Monday.  I personally haven't seen any deals that I need to scream and shout about but what ever.  I live in Canada anyways. Let me talk about Miss Jamaica. Miss Jamaica Makes The Top 5 In Miss Universe 2017 Well, last night was the MISS UNIVERSE competition.  To be honest these things don't really captivate me unless a Caribbean person makes the finals.  And this year again Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett made the top 5.  Now, ordinarily the debate is about a person being too light, too mixed to represent many of the islands in the…

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Why Digicel Needs To Rethink This Free Facebook Thing!

I have been sitting on this topic for a while but based on my experience over the past couple of months, I believe that it's time that this topic really does come to light for discussion. There are pros and cons in everything in life, but when innocent people are affected it's time to rethink things.  What am I rambling about now?  Let me explain. Facebook Flex - Free Facebook In The Caribbean Courtesy Of Digicel! Just under 2 years ago, I remember travelling to an island in the Caribbean and something strange came up on my phone.  I got this popup on my Facebook…

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No More LIVES (Dear Babbzy And Babbzy After Dark)!

The End Of Dear Babbzy Live It's been a long time since I have done a written blog.  I felt that based on the recent announcements that I made pertaining to my blog on Facebook, that now is a good time to pick back up the written blogs. This week was my anniversary. And, for the first time ever since I started blogging, I didn't celebrate that milestone.  Why not?  Because I don't feel like there is anything to celebrate.  This year has been the worst year that I have had since I started blogging.  It is even miraculous that my blog still exists. 2017…

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Dr. Umar Johnson. All This Drama? What Are My Thoughts???

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Hope you all are doing well. Today I wanted to touch on something that I basically got up out of bed about last night.  I had a chance to see Dr. Umar Johnson's segment on Roland Martin's show "News One Now".  Let me just say that my jaw was on the ground almost the entire segment. At first I thought it was only Roland and Umar but when I saw 3 other people come in later in the conversation I was like this is not going to go well.  Here is the clip of the conversation.  Well the debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioRC9FTB2Jg&t Now I…

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The Pressures Of Being A Black Female Blogger/Vlogger!!!

What is good everyone! Happy July (crap it's already more than half way through the damn year). Over the past couple of weeks I have been relaxing a bit trying to focus on a few things.  And this time of year is very busy for me there are dozens of Caribbean Carnivals many of which I will be attending, vlogging at, and so on. So my first post after my hiatus is basically about an issue that I have been struggling with tremendously over the past 2 years.  It's about the fact that I am a Black Female Blogger/Vlogger who is Canadian with Caribbean Roots.…

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