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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.