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BURU – Slingshot!

Political demarcations within the community were rigid and once election season approached, bloodline no longer defined relationships. Rifts among friends and family members were not always as tame as that between my granny and grandfather. While political divisions within the home had their jumpstart in like fashion, most spiraled into a larger, broader disunity rife …

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Reggae Month and the Marley National Hero Debate

Jamaica’s Governor General, Sir Kenneth Hall, recently declared February ‘Reggae Month’ amidst applause and revelry at King’s House. Supporters of the proclamation, including Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, on whose instruction the declaration is actualized, cites multiple reasons for assigning reggae as an official landmark during this month. Although the Governor General’s proclamation and the Prime …

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From the pots of West Afrika to the tables of the Antilles

One of the wonderful things about living in Ghana is that Ghanaians, like other people of Afrikan descent, are food loving people. The mere sight of a Ghanaian enjoying a meal could tempt any stanch anorexic to promptly regain her appetite. Those who know me also know I would feel right at home in such …

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Jamaican artist for Black History Month showcase

The City of Tamarac, Florida is holding a special art exhibit by local artist Colin Barrington Smith, and Jamican, in observance of Black History Month. The exhibit shows Smith’s creative interpretations of Black History in the USA. The exhibition opens Monday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m. at Tamarac Community Center, with live music by the …

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