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Daily Meditation: Give Thanks

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

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

Thank You Note: A Conversation With Nas and Michael Eric Dyson

Jasmine Rand | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

New Orleans Band the Plum Magnetic: Fruitful and Alluring

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The Plum Magnetic's most recent record, Terra Animata, sounds larger than their four members. Infusing sonic sounds of classical Hindustani with American roots music, their vibe has a calming effect. They have weaved a tapestry together of classical tracks.

Does Umbrella Bed Refill or Rehash 2 Tone Ska?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't until the '90s that the third wave of Ska achieved commercial success. This begs the question: Does Umbrella Bed, a 2 tone band from Minneapolis, move Ska into a new wave, perhaps the fourth, or has the sound remained the same?

Peter Tosh Remembered: A Conversation With Niambe McIntosh, a Chat With The Bongos' Richard Barone, Rafael Vigilantics and FSC Exclusives and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"To me, that sort of bravery, and harmony with oneself and with the World, is the true legacy of Peter Tosh."

Reggae Star Dies At 67

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song "Police and Thieves," has died in Jamaica. Son Keith Smith says t...

Reggae According to Keyser Soze

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Why would a Reggae band from Reno, Nevada (of all places) call themselves Keyser Soze? Anyone familiar with the ghost-like demonic character in the film, The Usual Suspects, might find this perplexing, since the album is anything but dark.

Bob Marley, the Messenger

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

Walking through the Bob Marley Messenger exhibition I was moved by the ordinary origins of this prophetic soul who transcended race, culture, class and heritage.

Iron Like a Lion for Zion: Ari Lesser Sings Truth to Power

Philippe Assouline | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Philippe Assouline

Ari Lesser has made a reggae video that went viral recently. It garnered 100,000 views in one week.

WATCH: BMX Master Makes Citi Bikes Look Cool

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | New York

You don't often hear the words 'cool,' and 'Citi Bike' in the same sentence. Convenient maybe, but cool? It's hard to make those clunky, slow bikes fl...

St Kitts Sends the World a Musical Invitation

Richard Powell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Richard Powell

By turns sumptuous and seductively shabby, St Kitts - or Saint Christopher's Island - has seen a surge in global interest thanks to its increasingly popular annual music festival.

Singer Cancels Tour After Being Attacked By Fan

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

Toots Hibbert was struck by a glass bottle a fan threw at him earlier this month, an incident that resulted in injuries serious enough for the reggae ...

Best/Worst Brands: Breaking Good, Afros and Crowdfunding

Alona Elkayam | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Whenever I see a really big afro in bustling NYC, I get the feeling it's winking at me, saying, "Remember me?" When an afro sighting is followed up by a throwback cigarette or e-cigarette advertisement on a bus shelter I don't smile, for a moment i get genuinely confused what era it is.

The Musical Half of the Kardashian Family Release Debut Album (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Californian music duo Brandon & Leah treat the What's Trending studio to a live performance of their song, "Showstopper," widely known as the theme song from Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

The 8 Stages of Being a Bob Marley Fan, In Honor of Bob Marley’s Birthday

Brandon Wenerd | Posted 04.10.2013 | Comedy
Brandon Wenerd

"Bob Marley is overrated" has never been uttered when "Jammin'" or "Easy Skankin'" is queued up on a summer pool party playlist. His music has inspired millions of fat, middle-class Americans to chill out and have another pina colada out on Royal Caribbean cruises for decades.

Whirled Peas: The Shrinking Globe Examined Through Music and Side Dishes

Modiba | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Modiba

Two things became immediately clear after arriving at the University of Oxford for my semester abroad this fall. First was the British gastronomical preference for peas.

Review: Hommage by Yannick Noah

Modiba | Posted 01.31.2013 | World
Modiba

Hommage is everything that a tribute album should be; a blend of striking originality and comforting familiarity that more than does justice to Marley's beloved songs.

Why Did Snoop Dogg Change His Name When He Became A Rasta?

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Snoop Dogg scored a huge hit with the hip-hop anthem "What's My Name?" back in 1993. Announcing his co...

Global Beat Fusion: Michael Jackson in Dub

Derek Beres | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Taking on Michael Jackson is a tough endeavor, especially with his recent passing. Yet this homage is tasteful and eloquent, avoiding modern reggae's trappings, such as vocoders and synth-based horns.

The Inns and Outs of Jamaica

Kevin Childs | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Violence against local gay men and lesbians continues unchecked, with three incidents in as many weeks recently, including a double murder. And why is this so? Tradition? Christ? A misplaced morality that is in fact immoral?

Scientists Find Groovy New Use For Star Data

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/13/2012 12:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists have created a melody that's truly out of this world, turning num...

Beenie Man Apologies To The Gay Community For His 'Homophobic' Lyrics

Posted 05.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Beenie Man has been criticized for using homophobic lyrics throughout much of his work, but now the Jamaican reggae star is offering the lesbian, gay,...

PHOTOS: Tobago Is Trinidad's Chilled Out Sister

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Goats and look-a-like short-coated brown sheep graze by the road.

Brennan Williams

Ziggy Marley: My Mother Was Cordial About Bob's Extramarital Affairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Black Voices

With 4/20 upon us, today marks the release of the first-ever family authorized documentary, "Marley," chronicling the life and times of legendary musi...