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The Bridge features personal essays, commentary, and creative non-fiction that illuminate differences in perception between local and international coverage of news events, from the unique perspective of members of the Global Voices community. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the opinion of the community as a whole. All Posts

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Stories about The Bridge from February, 2017

14 February 2017

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity

By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

13 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 2

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.

9 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 1

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.

8 February 2017

Fighting the Good Fight: Immigration Advocates Challenge Trump's Executive Order

In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.

4 February 2017

Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor

Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.

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