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Rohan Marley - Rastapreneur

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Rastafari is a belief that God is man and man is God. It is a belief that humans are called on to celebrate and protect life and that the spoken word,...

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Called Out For Being 'Digital Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology

Ever wanted to look like Bob Marley? Snapchat is now giving you the opportunity with a new filter. But some are criticizing the feature, calling it "d...

2Pac and Africa

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

It is not uncommon for African Diaspora born artists to become popular in Africa. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Louis Armstrong, and Lord Kitchener are all examples of this. Tupac was yet another example of this

The Role of the Musician and Artist in Tense Social Times By Nedelka F. Prescod

New England Conservatory | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

As a musician, or as an Artist, as I prefer to think of myself, I often feel there is way too much pressure on us creatives to be this undefinable super-being for the world.

Kendrick Lamar, Truth Telling, The 13th Amendment, And America's Cognitive Dissonance Towards Mass Incarceration

Dr. Kirk Anthony James | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Kirk Anthony James

First, let me say that Kendrick Lamar's performance is indeed worth of all the superlatives, but maybe that's not the point here. Maybe America's collective refusal to see the truth of mass incarceration is the real problem!?

Why I Wrote A Book About The CIA In Jamaica

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Casey Gane-McCalla

We must learn from our mistakes and find a way to stop what happened in Jamaica from happening today. As Americans we must make sure that the CIA is not creating new gangsters, terrorists and drug dealers to serve American goals and interests.

Chris Cornell And His 11-Year-Old Daughter Perform 'Redemption Song'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

Chris Cornell Brings 11-Year-Old Daughter On Stage to Sing Red...When Chris Cornell brought his 11-year-old daughter up on stage, no one knew how powe...

'Rudimental in Jamaica' for We The Generation!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

In 2013, they hit us with Home, which became a #1 debut album in the UK for this global-platinum selling electronic act Rudimental. Since then, we've seen them raising the desert temperature at Coachella and back-to-back statewide sold out shows.

Roger Steffens: Reggae Encyclopedist and "Family Acid" Photographer

Eric Trules | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Eric Trules

Steffens' world-famous reggae archives are housed in a labyrinthine maze below the first floor of his home in Echo Park, filling the entire lower level of seven rooms from floor to ceiling.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

Top Ten Summer Jams

Annabel Acton | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Annabel Acton

Every summer an epic "summer song" comes out to party too through all those hot, fun days and nights of freedom. And let's face it, we're at our best in summer time.

Bob Marley Raised A Really Good Question About Marijuana Prohibition

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Reggae superstar Bob Marley passed away 34 years ago Monday at the age of 36. On Feb. 6 of this year -- which would have been his 70th birthday -- ...

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Daily Meditation: Exodus

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Remembering Coral Gardens: Rastas Wanted Dead or Alive

Suzanne Persard | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Suzanne Persard

In the red, green, and gold posters adorning college dorm rooms and the global image exported about Rastafarianism, a narrative of the horrific incidents of 52 years ago is lost.

Obama Visits Bob Marley Museum

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama made an unannounced stop at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, taking a brief tour of the museum late Wednesday evenin...

'Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery'

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Edie Weinstein

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds." -- Bob Marley from "Redemption Song" That powerful line from the cl...

Nick Wing

If The Criminal Justice System Treated Other Music The Way It Treats Rap

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 04.03.2015 | Black Voices

Around the nation, police and prosecutors are using lyrics from rap songs to incriminate suspects and obtain convictions, often in the absence of trad...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Shaggy Is the Real 'Mr. Worldwide'

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you'll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn't care about "A."

Breathe Easy With Lots of Island Puppy Love in Jamaica!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

This island even features award-winning restaurants. Who wouldn't want to bask in all of this culture? The answer is no one! Are pets permitted on the island? Unfortunately not; Jamaica is a rabies free country. Foreign dogs and cats aren't allowed to enter Jamaica unless born and bred in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland.

Red Baraat's Infectious Bhangra Funk, Pluralistic Message and Its Gaadi of Truth Playing Nationwide

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

If Bob Marley's message of "one love" was an anthem for a previous generation, then Red Baraat's "pluralism" is one for a technologically interconnected world still severely separated by issues like race and economic inequality.

A Gay Man's Comprehensive Guide to Reggae Music

David Munk | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Munk

Though it may strike you as something less than shocking coming from an analog, Fosse-loving gay guy like me, but I've never cared much for reggae music. Doesn't everyone like reggae? That said, I do actually like a reggae beat.

Jamaican Senate Says Yes To Marijuana On Bob Marley's Birthday

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

Jamaica took one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana and it couldn't have happened on a more fitting day -- the birthday of Jamaican reggae super...

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Songs of Freedom: Celebrating Bob Marley on his 70th Birthday

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

In an arc stretching from Kingston, Jamaica, to Birmingham, England, our photographers captured many special moments with the reggae master Bob Marley, born 70 years ago this Feb. 6th.