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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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 very little about the culture of our
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Popular and Tasty Jamaican Dishes

The Caribbean island of Jamaica has several unique dishes. Some are easy to prepare, while others take practice. This article explains how to prepare three of the most popular dishes in Jamaica.
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