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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Legacy of Slavery Still Monumental The reparations movement in the Caribbean has lessons for blacks in the U.S.
I think this is a logical request considering how these European empires were able to become wealthy off of Slavery and colonialism but then left their former colonies to fail by removing all of the economic support in search of cheaper labor and products.
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Barack Obama tells Africa to stop blaming colonialism for problems
I did not say anything about his comments at Morehouse’s graduation but this warrants a response especially since I voted for the man. We cannot be so delusional and say that people should stop blaming colonialism. Colonialism subjugated people of color to an oppressive system that denied them their humanity in exchange for power, wealth, and glory for a small white minority. Even though he never had a strong relationship with his father or his African heritage you cannot honestly say that a country built on the ruins of colonialism would survive especially when colonialism propagates the idea that there is one way of doing things. Therefore, these economic problems make perfect sense without the the yoke of colonialism which in turn only bred corruption and chaos among the leadership of certain nations. No Obama please read a book first the Morehouse thing now this?
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Jamaica’s Road to Independence: Interview with Gloria Jackson
Today is Jamaica’s 50th Independence and in light of today I have uploaded an interview I did with a mother at my church and close family friend where I asked her about her experience growing up in a colonial Jamaica and what Independence meant to the Jamaican people once they received it.
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