CNN lists 8 things you might not know about Jamaica…At least 1 will surprise you!!!

Leading up to the recent Anthony Bourdain show titled “Parts Unknown Jamaica “,  CNN published a detailed list of 8 thing you may not know about Jamaica. Does anything on the list surprise you? James Bond’s birthplace Jamaica is the roots of the banana trade and Caribbean tourism Jamaica has delicious coffee Rastafarians make up […]
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Stickin’ it to the Workin’ Stiff

Mitt Romney told them they were moochers, so America’s working class should not be surprised when Republicans stick it to them. They should’ve known what they were voting for when they put rich, white folks in charge of Congress. I don’t know why 61 percent of white working-class voters — meaning those  with no  college degree and […]
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As Time Goes By

  I just came across a news item reporting that actor Burt Reynolds is in financial trouble and is auctioning off some personal items to bail himself out. It’s always depressing to read about some once wealthy celebrity falling on hard times, but what makes me even more downcast is the photo that sometimes accompanies […]
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Stumbling Toward the Light

As buildings burn and protests rage in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury verdict, you will hear depressing stories about an America that seems stuck in the Jim Crow past. You will hear that black Americans are many times more likely to go to jail – and, worse, to be shot dead by police – for […]
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No “Justice for All”

  Three decades ago, I stood in a Tampa courtroom and, with dozens of other starry-eyed immigrants, I raised my right hand and recited these words: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice […]
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To Give or Not to Give?

  As Christmas approaches, you are once again facing the Big Question: What to give to whom. You can figure out Aunt Martha’s gift for yourself. Nothing you do will probably be right, anyway. But when it comes to the charities, I have a word of advice for you: Google them first. A few nights […]
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‘Press Plantain’

Once upon a time I thought pressed plantains were wholly and solely owned by Jamaicans. This starchy treat can be found at most cook shops particularly on the breakfast menu This is the home made, origin of banana chips a thinner often crispier snack which is the Jamaican answer to potato chips and the corner […]
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Jamaicans.com Senior Writer, Dr. Kerri-Ann Smith honored as “40 Under 40” Caribbean-American Leaders who are making a difference

New York based newspaper Caribbean Life News this week honored Jamaicans.com Senior Contributing Writer, Dr. Kerri-Ann Smith with an award as one of   “40 Under 40”  Caribbean-American Leaders who are making a difference. Dr.  Smith is the youngest member in the Department of Academic Literacy at Queensborough Community College and was once named a New […]
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A Bold Act of Kindness

  He said he would and he will. President Obama is keeping his promise to America’s undocumented immigrants. With a stroke of his pen, he is brightening the lives of some 5 million men, women and children who have been living in constant fear of deportation. He announced the historic action last night in a […]
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An Unappreciated Boon

The modern toilet has to be one of the most unappreciated wonders of the world. You probably take it for granted as you linger over the comics pages of your newspaper, knowing all you have to do is pull that little lever when you’re through with your morning ablutions and go on your merry way. […]
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