Obeah Controversy in Jamaica

Legalizing Obeah in Jamaica Kingsley Ragashanti Stewart, Ph.D. Recently much debate has been raging regarding the prospect of legalizing obeah in Jamaica. The possibility of…

A Brief History of Ethnicity in Jamaica

Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation of about 3 million people, has a diverse set of ethnicities in its population. To begin to understand Jamaica’s ethnic configuration it’s prudent to start from the

Ragashanti Visits Shashemene, Ethiopia

In late November 2015 I visited Shashemene, Ethiopia. It was a decades-long goal of mine to make this visit to see first-hand what life was like for the Jamaican Rastas who had repatriated there.

Ragashanti in Ghana, Africa

I visited Ghana on several occasions and have found the experiences tremendously fun and fulfilling with my trips there having a profound impact on me and continue to provide significant knowledge of self and my country of birth, Jamaica.