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Buju And the Deportee Narrative (Things Change)

Dr. Kirk Anthony James | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Kirk Anthony James

The lyrics of Freddie McGregor's Big Ship rocked out in my head as I boarded the massive Norwegian Pearl cruise liner. It was a rainy Saturday after...

12 Steamy Caribbean All-Inclusives for Adult Indulgence

Oyster | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Oyster

Family vacations can be great, of course. But sometimes, adults need a getaway geared exclusively to grown-up tastes.

A Food Guide to Jamaica's West Coast

Renee Blodgett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

If you've been to the Caribbean, you know that the food can be spicy at times and depending on where you are, there's no shortage of rice and beans, but there's also another side to this part of the world which is surrounded by clear turquoise waters in that seafood is prevalent everywhere.

The 12 Most Popular Resorts in the Caribbean Right Now

Oyster | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
Oyster

To escape freezing temps and snowy sidewalks, many travelers will head to the sunny Caribbean islands with warm weather year-round and pristine beaches.

The Best Resorts Where No Kids Are Allowed

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

If you just put up with uninterrupted "quality time" with the kids during their seemingly endless school vacation, you might feel like you've earned a...

The Challenges With Regime Change in the Caribbean

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

In May 2015, Guyana elected a new government. This was the first government change in 23 years and only the second time in the nation's nearly 50 year...

Haiti and Sam Sharpe: The Self-Emancipation of Africans on the Plantation

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

This Holiday season marks the anniversary of two significant events in Caribbean and African Diaspora history; the revolt of Sam Sharpe in Jamaica w...

What Does It Mean to Be a Marathon Finisher? A Lot

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

"You did not perish." I had just returned from Negril, Jamaica, where I finished my first marathon, and Kevin McGuinness, my Washington, D.C., phys...

5 Places That Will Yank You Out Of Your Rut

Oyster | Posted 12.05.2015 | Travel
Oyster

The benefits of traveling are extensive -- and often surprising. Traveling has been accredited with the ability to heal, educate, and expand our horizons. The feeling of inspiration many of us get after traveling is undoubtedly one of the best consequences of a trip away.

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.

Filmmakers Jeremy Whittaker and Roy Anderson Bring Jamaican Culture and History to a New Generation

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Anne Thornley-Brown

As more and more Black young people of Jamaican heritage are raised in the USA, Canada, and the UK, it is important for them to have an understanding of their history and culture in order to develop a strong sense of identity.

The 15 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
Oyster

There are times when getting away with the kids is great, and times when getting away from them sounds even better. For those latter moments, here are this year's 15 best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Reparations

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The Prime Minister of Jamaica: The honorable Portia Simpson-Miller. A woman with the strength, gumption and assertiveness to ask for the reparations the Caribbean deserves. YES! Thoughts?

Do You Believe #BlackLivesMatter? Here's How to Save One

Diane A. Thompson, MD | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane A. Thompson, MD

How can we build on such efforts? We might start by educating African-American physicians, who tend to have an easier time overcoming the distrust of patients of color and can pass on good information.

Boot Camps to Kick-Start Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean

FOMIN | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
FOMIN

The concept of public-private partnerships is in vogue in the Caribbean. Some governments mistakenly believe that PPPs allow the private sector to build and maintain infrastructure like roads, and provide public services like wastewater treatment, with little cost to the public sector.

Hilarious Little Kid Must Be The Most Motivational Trainer On Earth

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

Cancel your SoulCycle classes and cancel your gym membership. All you need to get in the best shape of your life is to watch this ...

Chase the Summer, Head to Jamaica Now

Tara Settembre | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Tara Settembre

Sadly, summer is coming to an end here in the states, but fortunately you can experience an endless summer in Jamaica. With weather ranging from mid-70s to the high 80s all year-round, it's always a right time to travel to Jamaica.

5 Reasons Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are My Favorite Way to Vacation

Jamie Harrington | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Jamie Harrington

I love traveling so very much, but I also love all the comforts of home. That's why all-inclusive resorts are my favorite way to vacation. My husba...

Fabulous Family-Friendly Resorts in Jamaica for Every Need

MiniTime | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Jamaica is one of the best in the Caribbean for it, with its plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions. And with the best season for Jamaica travel coming up - October to mid-December - now's the time to start planning.

'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.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

11 Places to See the World's Hottest Sunsets

Trippy | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Trippy

There's nothing better than a not-to-be-believed sunset, so the travel community at Trippy.com shared where they've seen the best ones on their travels. Here's where they go to see the sun go down!

Jennifer Hudson's Body-Positive Mantra: 'Love What Skin You're In'

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.23.2015 | Style
RaVal Davis

"You've got to embrace yourself. Love what skin you're in," says Jennifer Hudson. "It's not about what other people think. It's about what you believe about yourself, so own it."

From Junkanoo to Brukdown: A Booty-Shakin' Tour of the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Don't get me wrong. I love Jamaican reggae music. Ditto for its two predecessors, rocksteady and ska, and before that mento and old-time calypso. But down in the Caribbean you'll hear all kinds of other booty-shaking rhythms.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sun and Adventure

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The hilly town of Ocho Rios sits on the north coast of Jamaica, at the base of the St. Ann Mountains. The former fishing village, now a tourist destination, is as noted for its resorts and beaches as its mountainous terrain and natural wonders.