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.
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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 first known ethnic group to inhabit the island: the Arawaks, or as they are called amongst Latinos, the

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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. My interest in the Rastafarians of Shashemene evolved from significant personal, psychocultural issues while growing

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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. The first thing that struck me on my arrival to Accra,

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