Month: May 2011

Black Music Month For Garvey Self Sufficiency Center

Black Music Month goes back to its Reggae-Dancehall roots on Saturday, June 4, 2011, with a unique fundraising dance and culturama in aid of the establishment of a Marcus Garvey Self Sufficiency Center in Fort Lauderdale. Music lovers and party goers are in for a special treat when three noted selectors come together for the “Triple …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

City Suspends Market Vendor and Philanthropist Tilly Johnson

Dr Tilly Johnson, 82, one of Hamilton Farmers’ Market’s longest-serving vendors, has been slapped with a 30 day suspension under the Hamilton Farmers’ Markets’ Zero-Tolerance policy. The staff acted on a customer’s allegation that she was harassed by Johnson; the incident occurred Saturday, May 21st. Johnson was given notice at 3 pm Friday. Despite Ms …

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Coin given to the author by Rita Marley in 1975 after she returned from an Ethiopian visit.

Growing Dread: KC, the Wailers and Me

Jennifer Lopez is on my Toronto TV as I write, singing I’m Into You, accompanied by the rapper Lil Wayne. It’s a traditional reggae bass line with a little bit of the more recent dancehall rhythm on top – a sound some of us in my youthful days called flyers rockers, associated with the likes …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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