Of Christmas Gifts, Black Dolls and Stereotypes

December 28th, 2015

Christmas Day has come and gone, and all those gifts have been unwrapped (or ripped open), admired, and enjoyed. Or, in some cases, returned to the store from whence they came. What did you give the children in your life, I wonder? I ask this question because there has been a discussion in social media (and […]


The Ubuntu Essence of Humanity Awards: We Are All Connected

December 12th, 2015

The ringing sound of drums drew me towards the auditorium where a special event was about to begin. This was no ordinary award ceremony; we have plenty of those throughout the year. This celebration held a special energy, coming from a very sad place – a candle in the dark, perhaps. And it was a […]


A Time for Heroics

October 21st, 2014

“Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure” is an oft-quoted remark attributed to Abraham Lincoln (although these may not have been his exact words). Nevertheless, Jamaicans take the spirit of these words to heart, as do other countries in the hemisphere and around the world. This week is National Heroes Week in […]