Playing Mas: Style Lessons at Jamaica Carnival 2017

Playing Mas: Style Lessons at Jamaica Carnival 2017

by Noel Cymone Walker

Months before Carnival arrived, I knew I had to get fit for the road. Jamaica Carnival is the showdown event on the island, where... Read More

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Bashments & Bacchanal: The Ins and Outs of Jamaica Carnival

by Noel Cymone Walker

Carnival Season is one of the most celebratory party seasons of the year where there is nothing short of lush soca music, rum punch,... Read More

Making a Difference With a Volunteer Vacation

Making a Difference With a Volunteer Vacation

by Danielle Pointdujour

Pristine beaches, raucous parties, fancy drinks and bucket-list checkoffs are great, but giving back to others while on vacation is just as fulfilling. Learning... Read More

Jamaica Honors Reggae Icon Peter Tosh With New Museum

Jamaica Honors Reggae Icon Peter Tosh With New Museum

by Britni Danielle

Known as one of the greatest reggae artists to ever grab the mic, Peter Tosh is finally getting his just due. Today, the Peter... Read More

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Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba Brace for Arrival of Hurricane Matthew

by Associated Press

Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm kept on a path early... Read More

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Immigration and Being ‘Other’ Within the Black Family

by M. Michelle Derosier

This month natives and visitors alike danced their way through the streets of Brooklyn in celebration of the annual West Indian Carnival. Scores of Caribbean... Read More

Usain Bolt Feature

Social Media’s Best (and Funniest) Usain Bolt Commentary

by Melissa Kimble

Team USA has been behind some of the most historic moments at this year’s Olympics (Exhibit A and Exhibit B, among many). But the celebrations... Read More

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Discover the Pulsating Vibes of Kingston, Jamaica

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

Known as the unofficial capital of the Caribbean, Jamaica has gifted plenty to the rest of the world. From revolutionaries like Marcus Garvey and... Read More

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s Visionary

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s Visionary

by Shantell E. Jamison

More than 40 years ago, Simpson-Miller, now 70, stepped onto the Jamaican political scene in hopes of changing her homeland. The working-class native had... Read More

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[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons — Taking Freedom Back

by Demetria Irwin

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually the first... Read More