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‘On one hand it’s good, but on the other hand it is also a questionable moment,’ Donisha Prendergast says Donisha Prendergast is a practising Rastafarian, a social activist, actress and filmmaker living in Toronto. She is also the granddaughter of the most famous Rastafarian the world has ever known – the iconic singer-songwriter Bob Marley. […]

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz created history on Wednesday in the United States by becoming the first Caribbean team to reach the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Reggae Girlz achieved the feat by defeating Panama  4-2 on penalties in their third-place playoff match at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship at the Toyota Stadium in Texas. The historic qualification to the […]

KINGSTON – Canada-based Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC) announced Saturday it has secured a US$100-million deal to develop medical marijuana products here in Jamaica for the international market. Courtney Betty, the Jamaican-Canadian who heads THC, did not go into great detail, but said the deal would create job opportunities for many Jamaicans. He said the […]

KINGSTON – Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw on Thursday announced that Jamaican has made its legal export of medical marijuana extracted oil to Canada, marking the first step in positioning Jamaica as the world’s medical marijuana hub. According to Shaw, the shipment was authorised through an import permit issued by the Government of Canada through Health […]

Chief Alfred Sam…Black America Web In 1913, after traveling to the United States, gold coast merchant and Chief Alfred Sam began a quest to recall African-Americans back to their ancestral home.  He enticed prospects by stating that there were “diamonds lying on the ground after a rain, trees that produced bread, and sugar cane as large […]

“I believe that arts and music are the best way to influence change and that’s something I can stand behind” Nowadays, we aren’t tied to one career, and we love learning about women who have broken down walls to try their hand at everything. One of our favourite new DJs, Gabija, has already played at […]

Hiding two centuries of slavery requires some effort, and it is a collective silence that historian Afua Cooper calls the ‘erasure of blackness.’ (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Listen to the full episode53:59 Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United States, but few know that Africans and Indigenous peoples were bought, […]

When the ‘Brampton Top 40 Under 40’ awards are presented on June 20 in Ontario, Canada, Jamaican Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade will proudly take her place among the honourees. The annual awards are given by the Brampton Board of Trade to individuals in leadership roles who are making an impact in the community, and Shelley-Ajibolade is ecstatic […]

Photos of a newly elected local commissioner in Georgia taking the oath of office on a Malcolm X biography have gone viral on social media, with users dubbing the photo “iconic” and “proof that every vote counts.” Mariah Parker, who at 26 is among the youngest commissioners to take office in Athens, won by a narrow […]

The place I call home no longer feels safe. On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward. A few hours and a visit […]