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Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Look at us still in slavery even though we are not physically chained. We are in slavery economically, we are mentally in slavery, it is sad, very sad. I dare anyone to tell me that it is too black; I dare anyone to tell me that it does not fit,"...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMTickoya Joseph

Three years ago, Ashenafi Abayomi left his corporate job never to return.Walking away from what is seen as the norm, opened up endless possibilities, giving birth to Siwatu Jewelry.Once simply a hobby for Sentwali, his wife, jewellery making became...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

Returning to the motherland has been the dream for so many yearning for a deeper connection to their roots. And the 'Dora' in Jamaican Ariane Collman decided go on an adventure, taking a trip to South Africa for her 30th birthday. The visit, a dream...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I've always heard that Alzheimer's disease only affects you when you're over a certain age. But it seems like I'm getting it early.As you read this, the date on the calendar will read February 27, so the month well and truly done. The thing is, I...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberly Goodall

How do you talk or think about black history with all its pain, anger, and mortification? For many, the visual and performing arts have provided a haven of freedom to tell a story, question an ideology, and communicate truth. History has shown that...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

From enslavement to segregation, black history is littered with acts of oppression and dehumanisation. The courts played a significant role in that story, and today I will highlight two of the important cases - Somerset v Stewart (1772) and Dred...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Some say that they are black and proud, but not many of us liked the thickness of our hair or those full lips initially, but we grew to love these things and are proudly black. This week, three women and I share...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMTickoya Joseph

Hidden between the sensual beats and infectious rhythms are stories that no doubt have a major impact on the creative process of the players in the music industry.Latifa Brown, known to most as 'Tifa', took persons back to school with her song Spell...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

What really happens when reggae meets romance? In keeping with the spirit of Reggae Month, let's take it back to the root of erotic rhythm. We asked a few of our readers, "If you wanted to give your lover some sweet reggae loving, which song from...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is truly an extraordinary island.Apart from the obvious beauty of the hills, mountains, valleys and beaches, it just seems like we always do things better than other countries.Look at the fact that Jamaica is the birthplace of ska, mento,...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Most women go through it - a week of pain and absolute discomfort. We stack up on pain medication, among other remedies. Sometimes we have to just go back to our roots to get the help that we need. Flair, with the help of herbalist Ivelyn Harris,...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSherita Grizzle

Christopher Martin's album launch was definitely not the typical party. A classy all-white decor by the poolside at the Spanish Court Hotel echoed the night's theme - a big deal.Those in attendance were made to feel a part of Chris' musical family...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications firm FLOW joined LASCO and members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Community Safety and Security Branch in treating women of the Women's Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) on Valentine's Day.Hosted under the theme 'Love...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSherry-Ann McGregor

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9)It is this concept that presents the biggest challenge in relation to the creation of music because young musicians...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

This week, I am reaching out to my 'naturalista loc'd sistas'. While I do not have locs, I have friends that do and have learnt that while their hair is still technically natural, the moisturising process is not the same. Thus, this week DIY Jo is...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

Jamaicans always show patriotic pride in our food, our festivities, even our clothes and accessories, but how many of us ladies ever considered putting on an irie face? We had a one-on-one with make-up artist Nicolina Diabo, who introduced us to...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberly Goodall

Reggae, cultural wear has been creating waves on the fashion industry, and with hip, trendy clothing from Momo Penelli designs, you are in for a fabulous surprise.The brain behind the culturally inspired clothing brand, Monique Jones, pursues a...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberly Goodall

Singer, songwriter and recording artiste Anna-SharÈ 'Sevana' Blake is known for her conscious lyrics, her strong personality and her soulful vocals. But it is upon her regal presence that you experience the true gem of the 25-year-old.Born and...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 3:20 AM

On February 6, 2017, I received a message in which I was invited to wear black to commemorate the day to end violence against women. I wore black because I firmly believe that vulnerable persons in this society deserve absolute protection, and that...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

These days, love can be found right at your fingertips. Apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, match.com and so many others all work to connect you with friends and loved ones.But what's there keeping you connected with one of your most...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberly Goodall

This Valentine's Day, fuel your love life with yoga. I bet you never thought of that! You can enhance your love connection and spend the day teasing the appetite by engaging in sensual positions that will prepare you for some exciting night...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Valentine's Day is like a second Christmas when it comes to gifting, and Arm Candy has the gems to fulfil your love's desires with their 2017 Valentine Collection.Last year, Gianna Fakhourie did a collection with blues and browns for Valentine's Day...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberly Goodall

You know how they say 'three's a crowd'. Well, not for side-chicks. As many of us get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day, we thought it only right to pay homage to the 'single' women who play a critical role in many lives - the side-chick.According...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

'Tis the season of love and time to get all dressed up for that sexy date night with your beau. Designer Tamia Carey has designed a collection just for you - Love Me 2017.Carey wanted to cater to every Valentine occasion. Whether you're staying in...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The brand Ashley Laird Designs is centred around pieces which are unique, customisable and ones that are able to tell a story. The 'Hubs...

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