Archive for January 15, 2015

Garth Fagan JCA Trailblazer of the Year Awardee

For many, Garth Fagan is synonymous with “The Lion King” which has gained international acclaim worldwide. According to the Los Angeles Times, “The source of his good spirits is the announcement in the latter part of 2014 that “The Lion K
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Why Do We Need A Cultural Alliance

What is the purpose of a Cultural Alliance – why do we need such an entity? In this article I seek to explore what my cultural roots have meant to me, as a person, as a Professional Educator and as a member of a community. I also want to express ap
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Jonkunno – The forgotten Christmas Past Time

Jonkonnu (called John Canoe by the British) is a band of masqueraders which usually perform in towns and villages at Christmas time.  The Jonkonnu customs go as far back as the days of slavery, at that time the bands were very large and elaborate. C
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Jamaican Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 pound Margarine 1/2 pound dark sugar 4 medium eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla/almond flavoring 1 pound all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon mixed spice/nutmeg 1 tablespoon Browning 3 cup
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Reflections

From the perspective of living in Jamaica, Los Angeles seems to be on the other side of the world. Jamaicans even view Europe as closer to home than Los Angeles. It was no wonder then that in the nineteen sixties the people on U. S. West coast knew v
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