Who Really controls the Economic Recovery?

  I have not been to the local mall since last year.  Before you acuse me of not supporting the effort, the FEDEX and UPS trucks know my address better than the postman, as I prefer the on-line experience. My youngest daughter cajoled me into experiencing a real mall experience as we made our way […]
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Basil Dawkins is to theater as Usain Bolt is to Track & Field

The Jamaican Observer pegged it just right!  Master playwright got his groove back. This play critic was talking about playwright & producer, Basil Dawkins’ latest work, “Which Way is Out”. .  Basil Dawkins For those who may not be aware of the magnificent breadth and scope of his work, let me take a moment to […]
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Multiplying the Bolt Effect

Usain Bolt is not only rewriting records, he is overshadowing historical personalities such as Jesse Owen . . And let me add, modifying  nursery rhymes . Try this one on for size. And bionic Bolt stands alone. . Yes Usain Bolt owns the world stage.  No Phelps, no Woods, no Federer, no Williams sisters, no […]
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Horace McCormack – A Profile of the Jamaican Abundant Spirit.

 More than our pocket books are affected during our season of economic turmoil. A recession of the spirit can blanket our psyche. Our personal pain tend to lead us to become tight-fisted and closed-hearted. . It take strong leadership to challenge us to see beyond our personal circumstances and practice a spirit of abundant living. […]
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Bolt is World record breaker, but the Honorable Marcus Garvey – what a World Leader!

We are all excited about the Herculean feat of Usain Bolt in the great showdown in Germany. On August 16, 2008, he blazed to an Olympic record of 9.69 sec. Well, on August 16, 2009, he turbo-charged his performance to  9.58 seconds that puts him in the league of the immortals. . We need to […]
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Is there a New Prophet in Kingston?

Celebration without contemplation leaves one giddy and moor-less. So I have made as a part of my annual Independence day happening, attendance at the Service of Celebration held at Dunbarton Chapel on the campus of Howard University. . The chapel is usually enveloped with the sounds of the best in choral and instrumental renditions  that […]
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From Diapers to Diaspora – a reflection on our Independence

Precisely at midnight, on August 5, 1962,  the Union Jack- the British flag – was lowered and the Jamaican flag hoisted. The birth announcement of an independent Jamaica went forth. . A ceremony marking this historic event was held at the newly constructed National Stadium in Kingston. Jamaica’s first Governor-General and Prime Minister, Sir Alexander […]
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Facing the Jobless Monster – One Family’s Journey

The unemployment rate and other technical terms used to describe the impact fail to capture the anguish and human toll of the economic  tsunami. . Like a tornado, it strike swats within communities and industries  leaving many staggering and drowning in a sea of debt and despair. . One powerful tool that we do possess […]
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