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Was Bob Marley killed by the CIA? Young, healthy men don’t usually die of cancer

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Bob Marley is known as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.   More than just a musician, over the course of his career, Marley became a moral and religious figure.   Born in Jamaica,he moved to Kingston at the age of 14, and in 1963, he formed the Wailers with Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, Junior Braithwaite, and Beverly Kelso.  Their first single “Simmer Down” became one…

Nia Long Gives Advice To Single Mothers

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By Lechette Walker During Oprah’s Life Class, Nia long gave advice to Malikah, a single mom from Jamaica, New York, about how she can deal with her man and son’s bonding progression.  She passionately proclaimed that both of them, her son and man, are interested in music but the bonding has not evolved to an interactive relationship. Nia Long, co-Star in Tyler Perry’s movie “The Single Moms Club” is currently…

Jamaican Bobsled Team Makes The Winter Olympics!

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are the two men who make up Jamaica’s two-man bobsled team. They qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. This is the first time a Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Winter Olympics since 2002. Many people became familiar with Jamaican bobsled through the movie Cool Runnings. “The Disney movie told the somewhat fictionalized story of how the Caribbean…

Queens Community Stunned by Shooting Death of 14-Year Old Girl

Queens Community Stunned by Shooting Death of 14-Year Old Girl

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  The violence needs to stop.  Teenagers are dying in all the cities across America, and police aren’t able to stop it.  Guns are everywhere, and they are given to black people who end up killing each other.  A 14-year old girl was shot on a city bus when a bullet went through the window this week.   She was an athlete, a scholar and a good person.  She didn’t…

Jamaican students from kindergarten through high school are supposed to learn values such as self-esteem, respect for others and personal responsibility by studying Marcus Garvey

Jamaica Mandates Study Of Marcus Garvey To Bolster Self-Pride In Children

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Marcus Garvey is being resurrected in Jamaican classrooms throughout the entire island. Jamaican school officials have mandated a civics program for students from kindergarten through high school to study Garvey’s values (e.g. self-esteem, respect for others, accountability). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said Garvey is the “first man on a mass scale and level to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”  Jamaica is home to 2.8 million (predominantly black)…

17-Year-Old Girl Caught Trying To Smuggle Cocaine From Miami As Cake Mix

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An 18-year-old woman who was arrested after nearly 30 pounds of cocaine was found hidden in cake mix boxes in her suitcase will be charged as an adult, according to a Florida state attorney’s office. Ayesha Niles, who lives in London, was traveling from Jamaica to London with a stopover at Miami International Airport on Friday when she went through a routine luggage check. “Twenty-four boxes of cake mix in…