Jamaica is truly a racial paradox. You can have athletes in Beijing, the majority who have brown to dark skin, representing the masses of Jamaica to the world burning up the track, then you have the Jamaica Miss Universe competition where a stunning beautiful light skinned racially ambiguous woman is selected as the winner. My […]Read more "The Racial Paradox of Jamaica"
Currently reading the book God Loves Haiti, and the fictional President is recounting a story about when he was child and another boy teased him calling him a Dominican spy. The President’s father responded by saying: “Did you punch him and tell him that Dominicans and Haitians don’t exist? It’s one damn island, one country […]Read more "God Loves Haiti is A Beautiful Book"
Today 53 years ago my birth country of Jamaica became “independent” with the right to self governance. Yet looking online on many forums, Jamaicans aren’t really in the celebrating mood with plenty of good reason. I talk frequently with my family living in JA about the conditions and it is easy to see how the IMF noose […]Read more "The Oxymoron of Jamaican Independence"
A black person commented on an article that black people who ask “what has President Obama done for the black community?” are upset that they didn’t get any handouts like caddies. Incorrect, justice and equality go a lot further than a caddy like you suggest. (This is probably a black person that considers them self […]Read more "Why are Black People So Afraid to Demand More from President Obama?"
In every classic story at the bare minimum there are two kinds of characters, the hero and the villain. You are conditioned to cheer for the hero while praying for the villain’s downfall. There are times when the villain can become compelling such as Papa Pope in Scandal. But what if there are no heroes or […]Read more "The Power of Power"
Yesterday was my birthday and I knew I needed a break to be happy and “free” from the constant brutalization of black bodies and the pain white supremacy inflicts on the black psyche. Calling in black felt amazing! Aside from avoiding Facebook and Twitter alerts of what was trending on Black Twitter I was able […]Read more "I’m Caliban"
For the next 24 hrs I am choosing to disconnect myself from the images of black people being brutalized and killed by limiting my time on social media. I will not take up the task up trying to educate people as to why we need to say Black Lives Matter or why white privilege and […]Read more "Calling in Black Today"