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Labour Day: Dignity, Community & Solidarity

Introduction On May 23 each year, unless it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, Jamaicans celebrate Labour Day by volunteering their time and energy towards the beautification and enhancement of communities across the island.A national holiday, Labour Day has been officia
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Chaplain To Queen Elizabeth II To Visit Los Angeles

Beverly Hills, California, April 20, 2015 – The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will visit Los Angeles in July 2015. Also holding the historic title as the 79th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Reverend Hudson-Wil
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From Projects to Parliment, Britain’s ‘Rev Rose’ Breaks Barriers.

Parliament in London is an old­ fashioned place. When members gather in the House of Commons, the sea of faces is generally wrinkled, white and male. The chaplain who leads them each day in prayer is emphatically not. The Rev. Rose Hudson­Wilkin is the first black woman to serve as
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The Unsung Heroes Of Jamaican Popular Music – Chapter 1

There is a persistent myth that seeks to suggest that the influence of Caribbean music on the rest of the world is a recent phenomenon, and that prior to the appearance of Bob Marley and Reggae music the Caribbean had no significant presence in the wider world. Not only that, but the
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“AAA” (Triple “A”) – MATTHEW ALEXANDER GOODEN

Loyola Marymount Univeristy Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering, Class of 2019 Division 1, LMU Soccer, Forward Harvard WestLake High School High School
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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 King," which opened in 19
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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 appreciation to Dorothy McLeod and th
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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. Characters in the Johnkonnu Masquera
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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
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