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Why are the 2010s more difficult for female R&B singers than the ’90s? Halfway through 2017, Nielsen Music announced that R&B and hip-hop now account for 25 percent of all music consumption, outpacing rock for the first time in the company’s 25 years of compiling the report. The viral R&B or rap hit jetting up […]

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. In an article published in The Gleaner, on December 20, 2016, he lashed out at the then 59 year-old Recording Academy, calling the reggae arm of […]

Kaisha Lee Eyes may be the windows to the soul. But anyone who has ever heard Kaisha Lee sing knows that her powerful voice, introspective lyrics and harmonious melodies are the doors to her soul. Kaisha (also known as Kaysha) was born to create beautiful music. She grew up in Toronto, Canada hearing her dad […]

Robert Mugabe to black Zimbabwe citizens – You Will Appreciate Me More When I Am Gone My fellow Zimbabweans, I am writing this letter and hope that all of you will read it and share it. My days on this earth are numbered, but I know that once I am gone, you and your children […]

‘It’s not the story Canada likes to tell about itself. But it’s a story that needs to be told.’ Yamri Taddese never really thought about race until she immigrated to Canada as a teenager. Since then, she’s been learning how to make her own space, despite everyday racial prejudice. (Fabiola Carletti) The first time someone called […]

A lecturer at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, Dr. Obadele Kambon has referred to the bible as a false book wholly based on plagiarized texts, lies and deceit. According to him, biblical concepts, doctrines and text were copied from ‘theEgyptian pyramid text’, ‘the coffin texts’, ‘Egyptian book of coming forth […]

It’s an invitation, not an order. But the power dynamics are in full play after politicians backed one councillor’s push to move police board meetings from police headquarters to city hall. Coun. Mo Salih, appointed to the police services board at last week’s council meeting but not yet officially sworn in, tabled the idea at […]

By 1860, the Cherokees had 4,600 slaves; the Choctaws, 2,344; the Creeks, 1,532; the Chickasaws, 975; and the Seminoles, 500. Some Indian slave owners were as harsh and cruel as any white slave master. Indians were often hired to catch runaway slaves; in fact, slave-catching was a lucrative way of life for some Indians, especially […]

“What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things — especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.” So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa. Adapted from a series of […]

Thursday, September 14, 2017  KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that the photos circulating on social media of guns thought to be seized at the Kingston Wharves, originated in Barbados. Earlier, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said it was aware of the photographs but did not provide any further information. It has since been […]


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