If Lloyd D’Aguilar Is Right …

I think it's really wicked that Lloyd D'Aguilar has been dismissed from the enquiry. He has done so much work to ensure that the enquiry take place at all. When a lot of us shamefully forgot about the massacre of civilians, D'Aguilar and the Tivoli Committee kept the issue alive.

Paying For Emancipation

The abolitionist, Sir Thomas Buxton, had urged his fellow parliamentarians to pay reparations to emancipated Africans. But, as Beckles notes, "[T]he British Parliament, densely populated with slaveholders and other beneficiaries of slave investments, did not take Buxton's suggestion seriously".

Alpha Boys’ School Get New Logo

Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson, one top-a-top Jamaican graphic artist, im draw one beautiful picture fi represent Alpha: one lickle yute a blow im horn. An yu can see seh di pikni feel im owna strength an know im power di way im a hold di horn. / Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson, wan tap-a-tap Jamiekan grafik aatis, im jraa wan byuutiful pikcha fi riprizent Alpha: wan likl yuut a bluo im aan. An yu kyahn si se di pikni fiil im uona chrent an nuo im powa di wie im a uol di aan. / Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson, a first-class Jamaican graphic artist, drew a beautiful picture to represent Alpha: a young man blowing his horn. You see pride and passion in his posture.

Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson to speak at UWI

"My designs are quite varied, depending on the poster type and whether it is political or cultural, regional or international. I tend to lend a voice to issues which I feel passionate about, such as injustice against indigenous people, environmental exploitation and poverty."

Israeli Artist Wins First International Reggae Poster Contest

Who would have thought that out of Kingston’s concrete jungle would have come a ‘riddim’ of resistance that now reverberates across the world? Reggae music and its wild child, dancehall, symbolize the unlimited potential of the creative industries that enable hard-working, talented people to make ‘nuff’ money out of brainpower.

The Colour of Money in Multiracial Jamaica

It really doesn’t bother me too much if private-sector firms handpick exclusively ‘Out of Many, One’ models to advertise their products and services. All that means is that they don’t expect me to patronise them. But when public-sector entities discriminate against black people in their advertising, that’s a whole other business.

Persistent Perversity On Jews and Slavery

It is true that many histories are partial – in both senses of the word: incomplete and one-sided. But some histories are more complete than others. There is a lot of historical evidence to support the claim that Jews played a major role in plantation slavery in the Caribbean.

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