Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Actor Louie ‘Original Don Dada’ Rankin, of Belly and Shottas, Dies in Car Crash

Louie Rankin, the Jamaican dancehall singer (known as the “Original Don Dada”) and film actor has died, following a tragic car crash in Ontario, Canada, TMZ reports. Rankin was a Jamaican native who grew up in Saint Thomas Parish and East Kingston and was living in Toronto at the time of his death. According to…

Amber Guyger gets 10-year murder sentence for fatally shooting Botham Jean

The final day of the murder trial included a stunning moment in which Jean's younger brother, Brandt, told Guyger during his victim impact statement that he forgave her, and gave her a long hug before she was taken to prison. Just after that, District Judge Tammy Kemp apparently gave Guyger a Bible and also hugged…

Why are we still explaining blackface in 2019?

WHO WOULD’VE imagined that in 2019 we would still be explaining the history, impact and implications of blackface? Surely, the racist caricature has been poked and prodded for years with numerous think pieces and debates around why it’s offensive and why white people who use it should be called out for their actions. But low…

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe's early years were praised for broadening access to…

Bahamas reports ‘total devastation’ in wake of Hurricane Dorian

United Nations and Red Cross relief officials rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday after the most powerful storm ever to hit the islands devastated homes, crippled hospitals and left thousands in need of food and water. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said at…
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