We cannot depend on politicians to lead the development process. Many of them are committed only to their personal enrichment.
Supposedly civilised Europeans still claim that Africans are savages. Yet they desperately want to hang on to the art made by the uncivilised.
The Government of Jamaica and the leadership of the Maroons need to establish a crucial distinction between literal and symbolic sovereignty.
“Mi a Rasta an some Rasta seh dem nuh deal with death. But everyone have dem purpose an dem work fi do pon earth. Well me just simply a do my own.”
We carry the imprint of ancestral homelands. We remember our origins across oceans of history. Our consciousness is not insular.
There is overwhelming evidence to substantiate the claim that Chief Tacky should be a national hero. Before Sam Sharpe and Paul Bogle, there was Chief Tacky.
The primary purpose of the Pan-African Heritage World Museum is to ensure that the silences about our history are loudly broken.
As we celebrate Emancipation and Independence, we must honour our African heritage: language, aesthetics, spirituality, food and so much more. Otherwise, all the high-sounding talk of freedom is pure vanity.