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Book Review: ‘Glimpse of Sunlight’ by Leona DeRosa Bodie and G.E. Gardiner


A well written historical fiction adventure about pirates, treasures, slaves, and everything else that made the seventeenth century Caribbean colorful, beautiful and at the same time scary. A great read! Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘Doodu Boy’ by Stefhen Bryan

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Author Stefhen Bryan's performance piece chronicling his triumphs over childhood abuse and sexual addiction comes off more opportunistic than inspirational. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Harder They Come’

Jimmy Cliff in Harder They Come

Not only an interesting and well told story, it's just as relevant todays as it was 40 years ago. Read More »

Book Review: Papa’s Letters by Judith C. Lovell

"About ten years ago, I inherited a bundle of love letters and diary notes written by my maternal grandfather, David Clarence Hurd." Read More »

Movie Review: Marley

Kevin MacDonald's Marley is revealing, hugely satisfying. Read More »

Book Review: Pao by Kerry Young

Pao is a unique new work of historical fiction, set in Jamaica and told in the voice of a Chinese crime boss. Read More »

Jerk chicken: Jamaica’s Most Authentic Food

From rustic kitchens to TV screens, the method of cooking Jamaican jerk chicken has preserved through history. Olivia Heath guides you through the cooking process Read More »

Rihanna’s “Man Down” Controversy: Much Ado About Nothing?

Rihanna is back in the line of fire, for her provocative "Man Down" video. Read More »

Book Review: The Long Song by Andrea Levy

Levy presents an epic tale of the life of one slave on Jamaica during the final years of slavery and the first years of freedom. Read More »

Music Review: Lee “Scratch” Perry – Revelation

Not the reggae you're used to hearing on your radios, but reggae that's definitely worth listening to. Read More »