Consciousness

Tosh was the outspoken member of The Wailers who was sidelined by the Jamaican establishment, says Ian Burrell Peter Tosh was not a man of peace. He was a revolutionary. “Peace,” he told the feverish 40,000-strong crowd at the famous One Love Peace Concert in 1978, is “the diploma you get in the cemetery”, written […]

Sizzla has certain producers with whom he regularly works, and one of them is Anthony Senior of Altafaan Records. Senior founded Altafaan in 1996 – at the exact moment in history when Sizzla’s career and the Rasta Renaissance were taking off. Until very recently, the pair had yet to collaborate on a full length project, […]

Boom Boom has broken his silence after he was reportedly assaulted by Sizzla & his entourage for allegedly playing a Ishawna single. According to the Dancehall Selector, over 10 members of Sizzla’s Rasta camp attacked him weekend after he played the “Equal Rights” at party in August Town, St Andrew. Speaking with police Boom Boom […]

Dandelion root has been used as a therapy for many years. It is able to treat allergies, lower cholesterol levels, to improve bile production, and to detoxify the liver. Also, it has diuretic properties and if good for pregnant women and for those in menopause. Spring is the best time to harvest dandelion roots, particularly […]

Malcolm X remains one of the most important figures of the American Civil Rights Movement, and his transformation into a vocal human rights activist added to his already impressive legacy. The man later known as el-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz came to relax some of his fiery politics that defined the earlier part of his time in the […]

“There’s no place like home.” To the Bedouin people, this “home” meant the entire Sahara desert. Traditional Bedouin are pastoral nomads, or wanderers who travel with herds of domesticated animals. They are constantly on the move, Life on the Desert Only around 20% of the Sahara looks like this sterotypical desert; the rest is rocky […]

The House of Rock. It’s not the name of a dance club or a new band. It’s actually a translation of the Shona word, “Zimbabwe.” Though not the best illustration of the modern African nation, this phrase is a perfect description of the ancient city within its borders known as Great Zimbabwe. Sixty acres of […]

In a small, tribal village nestled in the dense forestland’s of northwest Africa, an important meeting is called by the chief. Villagers anxiously assemble and chatter nervously as they await the news. A fire crackles as the chief and village elders deliver the proposal of an alliance. Several neighboring villages are soon to be united, […]

What would life be like if a magician ruled the land? The history of ancient Mali gives us some hints. The founder of this West African kingdom was well known among his people as a man of magic with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Mali: A Cultural Center Mansa Musa, greatest king […]

Between the 9th and 11th centuries C.E., the kingdom of Ghana was so rich that its dogs wore golden collars, and its horses, which were adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. Based on animal luxuries alone, it is no wonder that foreigners touted Ghana’s kings as the richest men in the world. […]


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