The Panama Connection

The last time I heard the phrase from Wacky kill Phillup, I wasn’t in Jamaica or even around Jamaicans–I was in Panama. Many Jamaicans and other Caribbeanites went to Panama to work in the building of the canal in the early part of the last century. The descendants of those workers have kept alive many […]
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Catching Rainwater…

The county I live in is offering a course on how to set up a system for diverting rainwater from your roof into a container or barrel. We are in year two of a serious drought and water restrictions have left many lawns and businesses in trouble, despite occasional rain. I have not rushed to […]
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The Power of One

We are all familiar with the saying “the power of one.” Upon hearing these words, we naturally, immediately think of examples of one person making a huge difference as did Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. And then there was the unknown rebel student who captured the world’s imagination when he singlehandedly […]
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Loving Day

In 1958, Richard Loving, a white man and Mildred, his black wife were arrested in Virginia and convicted of violating the state’s laws against interracial marriage. They had been married in the District of Columbia and subsequently moved to Virgina to live. They were sentenced to one year in prison but the sentence was suspended […]
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