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Forty Years Ago, The CIA Had Its Eye On Jamaica—And Bob...

AFRICANGLOBE - Two nights before a much awaited national show, two carloads of armed men drove into Bob Marley’s Hope Road yard and shot up the place. Whether the CIA was connected to the attack is unclear. But Marley was stirring up the populace with lyrics of resistance and revolution, inciting the people to think breaking from “the system” was a good idea.

Bolt Secures Third World Sprint Sweep As Jamaica Wins Relay

AFRICANGLOBE - Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a world championships for the third time when he helped Jamaica's relay team to a fourth successive 4x100 metres title on Saturday.

Black Business Ownership Culture Needed – Dr Henry Lowe

AFRICANGLOBE - Black Jamaicans need to create a culture of business ownership similar to the Chinese and Indians, reasoned scientist and business owner Dr. Henry Lowe.

As Caribbean Immigration Rises, Miami’s Black Population Becomes More Foreign

AFRICANGLOBE - One in three Black residents in Miami is now an immigrant, a reflection of a nationwide trend that shows immigrants making up a rising share of the country’s Black population, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

‘We Declare To The World That Africa Must Be Free’

AFRICANGLOBE - The imposing statue of Marcus Garvey in Lawrence Park, St Ann's Bay, Jamaica has a powerful story behind its unveiling that, at the time, demonstrated a determined alliance with the African freedom fighters' movement thousands of miles away. It is a moving story, and one that should be told over and over again, not only in Jamaica, but across the continent of Africa,

New Cuba Policy Stirs Caribbean Memories

AFRICANGLOBE - When I was a young adult living in Jamaica, the government of then Prime Minister Michael Manley had very strong ties and a special relationship with Cuba. Jamaica lies just south of that island, fewer than 300 miles away. And before the Cuban revolution, Jamaicans and Cubans had always traveled freely back and forth between the two countries.

Alia Atkinson Becomes 1st Black Woman To Win World Swimming Title

AFRICANGLOBE - Alia Atkinson made swimming history on Saturday by becoming the first Black woman to win a world swimming title: the women’s 100 breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha, Qatar.

Jamaica Records Increase In Poverty

AFRICANGLOBE - Poverty increased to one-fifth of the Jamaican population, according to the just-released Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) 2012. Interestingly, poverty increased in most urban areas but dropped in the majority of rural areas due mainly to increased earnings from agriculture.

Trini Finds Fresh Allure In Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - What I see around Kingston belies the official picture showing a Jamaican economy to have hardly grown at all in 40 years. But it has taken on debt to the level of 146 per cent of gross domestic product.

The Asianisation Of Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently, while travelling and shopping in some of Jamaica's major towns, it became shockingly clear that the cream of the nation's retail and wholesale business sector are owned by Asians. Many of whom speak or understand only few words of English. It's as if the descendants of Marcus Garvey -- champion of self-reliance -- had ignored his teachings.

Louis Farrakhan To Lead ‘Million Man March’ In Jamaica?

AFRICANGLOBE - Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan will be attending Jamaica's 'Million Man March', to be held on October 19. Details of Farrakhan's participation will be announced today at a press conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

Jamaica: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

AFRICANGLOBE - While Jamaica is an unsuccessful country, Jamaicans at home and abroad are a successful people. We have no doubt that it is within the capacity of our people to ensure that the good triumphs over the bad and the ugly. We have to stop being a nation which has great individuals and become a nation that collectively achieves the greatness

IMF Head To Visit Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde will visit Jamaica on June 27, according to a statement issued by Jamaica's Ministry of Finance on Monday.

Fake Study Claims To Link Jamaican Music To Anti-Homosexual Attitudes

AFRICANGLOBE - A new research from the University of London claims it has evidence supporting the view that dancehall music promotes homophobia and can lead to anti-social behaviour. Jamaica has been controversially targeted internationally as one of the most homophobic places on Earth.

J. A. Rogers: Historian, Journalist And Author

AFRICANGLOBE - Joel Augustus Rogers was born September 6, 1880 in Negril, Jamaica and died on March 26, 1966 in New York City. Rogers was a historian, journalist and author whose works made great contributions to the history of Africa and its diaspora.

Life & Debt: The Story Of Jamaica’s Economic Struggles

AFRICANGLOBE - Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text "A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid, Life & Debt is a woven tapestry of sequences focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas.