Ziggy Marley wins Best Reggae Album at 2015 Grammy Awards

The album “Fly Rasta” by Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong Worldwide) is the winner of the Best Reggae Album in the 57th annual Grammy Awards (2015).  Congrats Ziggy Marley!!! The other albums that were nominated in the Best Reggae Album category were: Full Frequency by Sean Paul (VP/Atlantic), Back On The Controls by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry […]
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Kerry Washington’s skin lightened by magazine. Do you think she looks like a “browning”?

InStyle magazine is being asked by angry fans why Kerry Washington looks significantly lighter on its March 2015 cover. Washington, who is of Jamaican descent through her mother, posted a preview of the magazine cover on Instragram last night. Do you think she looks like a “browning” (Jamaican term for light skinned women) or is […]
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Is This How Jamaicans View Bob Marley?

US independent newspaper, La Prensasa, reports that Jamaicans view Bob Marley like a regular celebrity and no different from his peers in the entertainment industry. The newspaper which is based in San Antonio, Texas spoke to Ray Hitchins, an expert in ethnomusicology about how Bob Marley is viewed in Jamaica. Here is a quote from […]
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This Jamaican School has “Patois Free Zone” for English Only

Could Jamaican schools start to establish “patois free zones” for Standard English only? It’s unverified but a tweet and photo being circulated on Twitter shows a “Patois Free” zone sign at Rio Bueno Primary Trelawny, Jamaica. What do you think? Is this he best approach to teaching languages?
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Jamaican Patrick Chung Poses with the Super Bowl Trophy after team win

New England Patriots safety, Patrick Chung celebrated his team’s Super Bowl win on Sunday posing with the  Vince Lombardi Trophy.  Chung was born August 19, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica.  He was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.  Congrats Patrick Chung.
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The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born today

On February 1, 1957, “The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born. Bob Marley cited him as his favorite singer. He began his career in 1960s when he was 11 years old and recorded over 75 albums. He passed away on July 1, 1999. Thank you Dennis Brown the great music and happy […]
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Bob Marley’s 70th: Jamaica plans birthday bonanza

Jamaica is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of late reggae superstar Bob Marley. The singer, who died in 1981 aged 36 after a battle with cancer, would have turned 70 on February 6. The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company, in conjunction with Tuff Gong International, the record label Marley founded, are […]
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The hashtag fuel #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWoning the fury at Miss Universe as many claim Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed

Social media has exploded with the hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon as people express their fury at Miss Universe, claiming Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed.  Television viewers worldwide witnessed the audience  at Miss Universe pageant booing when Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was named 4th runner up (5th place). Social media and the internet “lit up” as people expressed […]
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You won’t believe what happened to Kaci Fennell right after the Miss Universe Pageant tonight

Kaci Fennell was not only the favorite of the audience at the Miss Universe pageant but also loved by the other contestants. Here is a Repost from @pageantguy on twitter: “Half of the ‪#‎MissUniverse‬ contestants cheering & lifting up Jamaica immediately after crowning. Crowd yelling Jamaica”
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