• Jamaican Curried Goat
    25 August 20140 COMMENTS
    Main course Moderately difficult Origin of dish: Exotic Type of cooking: Hob Preparation time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 240 minutes Ingredients: -1kg goat’s meat (substitute for mutton or beef) ...
  • Ponce: The Jewel of Puerto Rico
    24 August 20140 COMMENTS
    God must have paid special attention to Puerto Rico, giving it a little bit of everything, thus making the island a miniature of the world itself. On the road to Ponce, we drove through mountains ...
  • Mary Seacole’s Adventures, book review
    23 August 20140 COMMENTS
    I would have loved to accompanied Mary Seacole on her travels. The woman was a no-nonsense adventurer with firm views on where she was going and how to get there. It was no small feat for a ...
  • Spike Lee to Get Award at Montreal Black Film Fest
    22 August 20140 COMMENTS
    Spike Lee will be in Montreal to receive another award to add to his collection. The iconic director of such hits as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X will be presented with the inaugural Pioneer ...
  • M is for Miscarriage
    18 August 20140 COMMENTS
    “We’ve just lost the baby,” my friend said over the phone. As she told me the details of her miscarriage, I remembered my own. Miscarriage. The word sounds so neutral, so ...
  • A Haircut in Amsterdam Ended our Romance
    17 August 20140 COMMENTS
    “Can you cut off my locks?” That was the final straw. I knew then that my boyfriend and I were finished. His dreadlocks were long and thick reaching down to his hips. They bounced with each ...
01 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
James Baldwin, a Harlem native who died in 1987, would have turned 90 on Saturday. Among the many tributes in a year in which his legacy as a major writer is ...
A Visit to the Queen of Egypt
31 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
It was a pity she was dead and had been for 4000 years. I would have loved to have had mint tea and fresh dates with Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Looking at her temple ...
How to be fit and fabulous at 40
30 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
One woman who is embracing her 40-something years and encouraging other women to do so via social media is Neresa Maye, a singer with the London Community Gospel Choir. The mother of two has set up a Facebook page called ‘Over 40 and Fit’ which ...
Must only a black women direct Americanah?
29 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
I think it goes without saying that the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah,” should be directed by a woman, but more specifically a black woman. Earlier this summer, Academy-Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o ...
How I Met Christopher Columbus in Seville
28 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
In front of me Christopher Columbus was getting a blessing from the Virgin Mary. He was a strong and thick-set man, middle- aged and balding. His robes were luxurious. I was staring at an oil painting called the Virgin of the Navigators by Alejo ...
Marseille: A Bus Tour Around the City
27 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
We all agreed on one thing – the bus tour was fantastic. We – a family of seven including a baby, a teenager and a grandmother – spent a one week vacation in Marseille. The poppy red tourist bus went passed the Old Port and along the ...
Victoria, A Day Trip to the Island
26 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
We went to Victoria simply because it was there. We had a free day in Vancouver. Too wired just to chill and relax we headed out on yet another day trip. It was easy as the tour was booked at our hotel’s front desk. The next morning a coach picked ...