Atiba Rogers is a writer/journalist from Trinidad and Tobago, living in California. When she's not hunched over her MacBook, Atiba's watching period dramas hoping to master a British accent or writing rhymes.
To view some of her work — check out her blog.
Latest posts by Atiba Rogers
Guyanese-American author celebrates Caribbean identity in new alphabet book
'I noticed how scarce and inaccessible Black children's literature was, compared to other fictional children's books.'
Life in the time of COVID-19: A Caribbean perspective on isolation
From a COVID-19 survivor to a teenager with autism, here's how some Caribbean netizens are coping with self-isolation.
A mud volcano might explode in Trinidad: Are villagers prepared?
When the volcano last erupted in 1997, the village of Piparo was unprepared; if it happens again, residents are doing everything they can to ensure the response will be different.
Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language
"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."
Guyana's LGBT community hosts its first ever gay pride parade
"#Guyana is the only South American country where homosexuality is still illegal. It just held its first LGBT Pride parade. Let's hope decriminalisation is next..."
This Week in the Caribbean: From ‘Shithole’ Comments to ‘Wining’ Laws
This week, Caribbean netizens rail against the US president's "shithole" comment, discuss violent crime in Jamaica and debate the new "wining" law that will impact Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
Musicians Think There's #NoGreaterTime to Advocate for Change in Trinidad & Tobago
A new musical project delivers an inspirational message of unity to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, challenging them to collectively create "a more peaceful society".
Up-and-Coming Trinidadian Soca Singer Devon Matthews’ Journey Comes to an End
The 36-year-old, whose "star was on the rise", collapsed after performing at a Carnival band launch and was rushed to hospital, where he could not be revived.
Haitian-American Singing Sensations Team Up Just In Time for Women's History Month
A soul/jazz/Haitian creole melody mashup by two accomplished female performers just in time for Women's History Month in March? What's not to love?
A New, Free E-Book Celebrates Caribbean Waterbirds
Think bird counts are something only scientists and serious birdwatchers do? A new e-book, out just in time for the annual Caribbean bird count, gets everyone involved.
Caribbean Bloggers Week 2016 Seeks to Amplify the Region's Online Voices
Caribbean bloggers are out there, and they do have voices that deserve recognition.
After Two Decades, Jamaican Author Finally Unveils Book Dedicated to Marcus Garvey
Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.
Where's the Party At? Trinidadian Developers Created an App for That!
A passion for partying has inspired two young Trinidadian software developers and entrepreneurs to design an app that makes it easy for other partygoers to find their groove.
The Plague of Human Trafficking Reaches Trinidad & Tobago
In a new report, Trinidad and Tobago has been identified as "a destination, transit, and source country for adults and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor".
The Caribbean Memory Project Is Crowdsourcing Family Histories to Preserve the Region's Cultural Heritage
"We come from a very complex place, and that the histories we possess are even more complex. We -- Caribbean people -- are very fragile keepers of our history."
Demolition or Not, Trinidad & Tobago’s Historical Mansion ‘Mille Fleurs’ Needs a Lot of Work
In the midst of an economic recession, Trinidad and Tobago's government promises to find money to restore an important historical building as citizens discuss whether heritage should be a priority.
Animator Chronicles His Family's Experience Emigrating With the Caribbean's ‘Windrush Generation’
"While many of the Windrush Generation experienced similar circumstances arriving in Britain, not much is actually documented. Animation can help to bridge generational gaps when the story is relevant."
Haiti's Electoral Crisis and Unsteady Future
Haiti's legislative elections took place last August. Months later, the country has been left with no president, an interim government and a mandate for new elections by April 24, 2016.
Broken Is the Road of Political Promises in Trinidad & Tobago
An opening ceremony for a children's hospital that was never actually opened to the public. Public funds used despite a government-to-government arrangement. A collapsed access road. What next?
Amid Political Posturing and Dancehall Vibes, Jamaica Finally Announces Election Date
"Jamaica is in need of a leader who is truly interested in laying aside partisan politics...What I witnessed in the video is hyped up bravado and noise..."
Rastafarian Jamaican Farmer Cooks ‘Ital’ for the Internet
"I’d love for people to take away an appreciation of Mokko’s culture, the beauty in simplicity, and start to think about where their food and energy comes from."