It’s been a minute because you know graduate school but I have been aware of all the events that have happened in the last two months in regards to how black lives are treated in America. It goes without saying how the recent non-indictment in the murder of Tamir Rice is beyond a travesty. At […]Read more "My Top Things of 2015"
Yesterday Septermber 29, David Cameron arrived in Jamaica on his first visit to the Caribbean as Prime Minister. The prior night (28th) I attended the People of African Descent Summit where the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines gave a wonderful speech about the movement to make Europe pay for indigenous genocide and African […]Read more "Jamaica’s Post-Colonial Hangover"
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"
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"
This whole Greece “Crisis” is very interesting to me because all of a sudden people care about the IMF and its loans because one country threatens the European Union meanwhile countries with a majority black population, such as Jamaica, have been crushed by the IMF and its policies for decades yet hardly anyone cared or […]Read more "Why Don’t Black Countries Suffering under IMF Loans get the Same Attention as Greece???"
This post is going to make a lot of Jamaicans angry if they read it but this is my blog, my thoughts, and my rules so if you have an aversion to hearing an opinion different from your own please stop reading now…Well so on to the real message of my post. We are currently […]Read more "Colonialism, Beauty Pageants, Colorism, and Skin Bleaching"
So there is a scene in A Brief History of Seven Killings when a white man shows up while Bob Marley and his band are rehearsing for the Peace concert and he begins to question why Marley doesn’t do anymore of his happier songs instead of revolutionary ones. He compares the newer material to “angry […]Read more "This Book is Already so Good!!"