Month: October 2016

Spooked

In the dark, teeth clenched Large steps, he enjoys the race, In he creeps, the end. Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Creep & Race.

Walter Rodney: An Agent of Liberation

Walter Rodney was assassinated in Guyana at the age of 38 for preaching what he believed in, his advocacy for the working poor, the unfair treatment of Blacks in all societies, he believed a more socialist view would be better for society rather than a capitalist one, this all […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone 🙂

October 19th was the birthday of, reggae musician, the great Peter Tosh. An original member of The Wailers (band), who decided to take the solo path, and shined, till his death at the age of 42. Last Saturday, following his 72nd birthday, the “Peter Tosh Museum” was launched in Kingston, Jamaica (not yet open to the public.) So today as my celebration of him, I’m sharing some of his songs.

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Upcoming Events!

This week is filled with excitement! From Wednesday to Sunday there are events being kept, so take a look at my list, make some plans, and go enjoy yourself! I know I definitely will 🙂

In Bloom

My heart beat rings out, And I wonder, is love wild As my petals dance. Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Heart & Petals.

Breast Cancer Awareness

As you all should know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today I’ll be doing a throwback, to a post about Breast Cancer that I really loved, it is from October 2015. “Breast Cancer Awareness” by Jik-Reuben, take a look here.

A small excerpt: “The symbol on her forehead is an African Adinkra symbol which represents “Adaptability.” Being able to bounce back from any form of cancer isn’t an easy feat, and for women bouncing back from breast cancer most times is very difficult…”

Jik-Reuben, Breast Cancer Awareness, in Jamaica, Jamaican Photographer, 876Lover

Now go read the blog post! Tomorrow is Mammography Day, so all my ladies who are of age and haven’t done that test as yet, the sooner you do your first test, the better. For those who are due another mammogram, don’t put it off, you need to keep your health status in check. Learn more about Breast Cancer, and how to spot signs on Jamaica Cancer Society’s website, here.

If you would like to support a great cause, you may purchase the “Mar Mar Bar” from The Sud-Bar, all proceeds from the sale of this soap goes toward funding Breast Cancer education initiatives in urban communities. It is available in pharmacies island wide as well as the Sud-Bar website, here.

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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone 🙂 Since this is the week following Hero’s Day, I decided to show you a part of Jamaica’s culture; a music genre born here, Dancehall. The song for today is “Needle Eye” by Spice, this is a Gyal Chune, which simply means it’s a song […]

Garvey The Musical: Roots Rock Reggae

October 17th was our National Hero’s Day, it is the Holiday for celebrating our National Heroes, for all their contribution to the development of Jamaica. In honour of the life of our first National Hero, Michael Holgate’s Roots Rock Reggae Musical, “GARVEY: The Musical” débuted last weekend.

Moonlit Trail

Following the moon
The light trails, feelings on high
I want the hunter.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Hunter & Moon.

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Something Is Coming!

Something is coming! *Cues a nice long drumroll* Fi Wi Jamaica declares Monday, (Jamaica’s Hero’s Day) October 17th, the first ever Big Up Jamaica Day! It is a celebration of Jamaica via social media. All you have to do to participate: on Monday, post and tweet good things or simply […]