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In Celebration of Jamaican Independence: The 7 Greatest Things About Jamrock

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices
Karen Fragala Smith

Pop open a Red Stripe, break out the reggae and fire up a "birthday candle" in honor of Jamaica's 52 years as an independent nation. It has not been an easy road since Jamrock's 2 million citizens saw the Union Jack flag lowered for the last time.

The Many Journeys of Maíz

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Who invented the Frito anyway? Practically every reference source gives C.E. Doolin the credit. What I want to know, however, is who was the "Mexican man" who sold his recipe to Doolin?

Exploring Indigenous Legacies

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

Proponents advocated the replacement of the Native pair with an African couple, owing to the island's overwhelming African-descended population, but they underestimated Jamaicans' own identification with the island's First Nation.

The Final Debate: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Lisa Levart | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Levart

The fourth and final debate of the 2012 presidential race was held along the East Coast on October 29th with Hurricane Sandy as the moderator.

Good Things From the Good People

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Eduardo Diaz

Tesoros del Arte Taíno is a stunningly beautiful volume that reveals the prolific artistic production of the Taíno peoples, and validates current Smithsonian efforts to tell a new American story.

More Latinos Identify As Native American, Census Shows

CNN.com | Posted 12.02.2011 | Latino Voices

When Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard filled out her census form last year, she checked the box for Latino, and for the first time, she also checked th...

Columbus: Blundering into Immortality

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Kaplan

It is as well that Christopher Columbus was so sure of himself, because he was in many respects staggeringly incompetent. The very basis of his journey to the New World was a miscalculation.