Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Participants at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India East 2019 on April 23, 2019 in Kolkata,India. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Credit: Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images What began as an innocent collage of this year’s Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India’s obsession with fair skin. […]

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

New York City Council Member Andy King presenting the Franklin family with the New York City Council 12th District Music and Humanitarian Award. NEWARK – The 2019 McDonalds Gospelfest  this weekend paid special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, with an outstanding celebration with the Franklin Family and gospel artists who included Hezekiah  […]

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

ON Saturday, May 4, Kiara Grant wrote her name in the history books as she became the fastest Jamaican junior female athlete over 100m when she finished second in 11.11 seconds at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoors championships. The Norfolk State University sophmore lowered the previous best of 11.12s set by Veronica Campbell Brown […]

Former Windies fast bowler says CWI needs urgent governance reform

Former Windies fast bowler says CWI needs urgent governance reform

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding (Photo: CMC) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Outspoken fast bowling legend, Michael Holding, has welcomed the recent leadership change atop Cricket West Indies but says the regional governing body now needed to undergo serious constitutional change if it was to escape the cycle of poor governance, which […]

“Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism”

By Erin Telesford

“Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism”

How the Erasure of History Affects a Society “Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism” is a documentary investigating the shocking exploitation of Darwinism as a means of justifying racism. The growth of scientific and evolutionary discovery in the 1850s led to the belief that a specific group of Africans was the so-called “missing […]

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

The 35th Council District celebrates its own Spike Lee on his first Oscar win! His film BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay, and the night was historic for many! There were a total of seven Black artists who took home awards in seven different categories on Oscar Sunday. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Peter Ramsey, Spike Lee, Ruth Carter, […]

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

By Howard Walker, Senior staff reporter

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

First Gibson Relays in 1973 showing the victorious 4x400m Boys Open Relay team from Kingston College. The individuals are from left to right: Maurice Lawrence, Ronald Gray, Charles Headlam and Noel Gray. (Photo: Courtesy of the Gibson McCook relays) In 1973 Noel Gray brought the house down for Kingston College (KC) at the then inaugural […]

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