Talk:Afro-Caribbean

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Perhaps this could redirect to British Afro-Caribbean community? --b. Touch 20:34, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps it could be a disambiguation page (after all, why British Afro-Caribbean?). Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 21:11, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Good point. I like your idea. --b. Touch 22:46, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Can you think of anything else that could reasonably go here? Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 23:03, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I suppose that's fine, for now. This article should really be about African-descended people from Jamaica, Haiti, etc. But this is a topic I'm not well-versed enough in to write on, or even know where to look. --b. Touch 03:24, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, this disambiguation page is pretty lame, why would I come to the Afro-Caribbean page to learn about the Carribean in general? Or why would I come to this page to learn just about Afro-Caribbean people who are now living in England? I came to this page to learn about Afro-Caribbean people living in THE CARRIBEAN.

I agree up to a point, except that it should then be moved (it's odd, at least, to have an article with an adhective as its title. Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 08:39, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

There's no such thing as the "British Afro-Caribbean community" anyway, unless of course you mean a bunch of Caribbean-British who are all Jimi Hendrix impersonators. :-) -- Korax1214 (talk) 06:58, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

How about we turn this into a seperate article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.194.235.77 (talk) 00:30, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

List of Major Figures...[edit]

Since I created the 'list of major figures in Afro-Caribbean History' including Toussaint L'Ouverture, Franz Fanon, Portia Simpson Miller, Derek Walcott and Rhianna a number of additions have been made which do not appear to meet a reasonable criteria of 'major' with regard to their contribution to Afro-Caribbean history. They are for the most part minor or second-string entertainers, who, whilst perhaps notable in their own right have not achieved what could be described as a major historical contribution. Others, such as American-born Lenny Kravitz, who has one Afro-Caribbean grand-parent, also seem like a stretch. I therefore propose that the following be removed from the list:

  • Shyne-Belizean Rapper.
  • Foxy Brown-Trinidadian Rapper.
  • Kevin Lyttle-Vincentian Singer.
  • Errollyn Wallen-Belizean Composer.
  • Nadia Cattouse-Belizean Singer and Composer.
  • CCH Pounder-Guyanese Actress.
  • Al Roker-Television News Personality.
  • Lenny Kravitz-Bahamian Singer,son of Roxie Roker.
  • Tatyana Ali-Trinidadian Actress and Philanthropist.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro-Trinidadian Actor.
  • Esther Rolle-Bahamian Actress known as Florida Evans on "Good Times".
  • Nia Long Trinidadian Actress.
  • Sommore-Trinidadian Actress and Comedienne.
  • Trinidad James-Trinidadian Rapper

My own feeling is that, none of these entertainers themselves would seriously contemplate being regarded as 'major figures in Afro-Caribbean history' and to include them has the effect of rendering the list ridiculous. Ackees (talk) 08:43, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Afro-Caribbean not General Caribbean[edit]

Recently, an editor removed the subtitle and link to 'Afro-Caribbean history' from this article, redirecting it to 'Caribbean History'. The Caribbean has a general history, which includes all of the people in the region, and it also has specific histories, which refer to specific groups - such as 'Caribbean women'; Taino History; White Caribbeans, etc. 'Afro-Caribbeans' (of African Caribbeans/Black Caribbeans) do not have a 'separate history' from the other groups, but, they do have a specific history. It is that specific history which this page addresses. Attempts to undermine that specificity, however well intentioned, undermine the integrity of the article.Ackees (talk) 08:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 9 January 2017[edit]

  • Support - Parity of nomenclature in keeping with consensus over the plural term use for diasporic ethnic groups residing in/citizens of another country (rfcid=67A353C). This has been applied articles for multiple regions across the globe since the RfC as a matter of WP:COMMONSENSE. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:54, 9 January 2017 (UTC)