• Saltfish Buljol (Trinidad)
    15 October 20140 COMMENTS
    This is great for dish for breakfast. lunch or a light diner. Ingredients: 1/2 lb salt cod fish, boneless 1/2 cup tomato, chopped 1/3 onion, chopped 1/3 cup sweet pepper, chopped fresh ground ...
  • How Belle Changed the World: Book Review
    11 October 20140 COMMENTS
    Dido Elizabeth Belle’s remarkable life was captured in the film Belle. The costume drama focused on the trials of finding a husband for a black aristocrat living in 18th century London. This ...
  • Travel Photography Workshops in Cuba
    08 October 20140 COMMENTS
    Travel workshops offer photographers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore cultures and polish skills. Why are you drawn to pick up your camera every day and what do you choose to ...
  • Topless Sunbathing on a Monte Carlo Beach
    04 October 20140 COMMENTS
    Quite a few women were sunbathing topless on the Monte Carlo beach. Plump breasts, small breasts and crumpled breasts all pointed to the sun. No one gawked except for a few tourists. They were ...
  • Blackish: Are you a real black?
    30 September 20140 COMMENTS
    How black do you have to be? That is the key question in the heart of this new comedy show. Watching the premiere of Blackish had us in stitches with its dry humour. The show is about a rich ...
  • A Fine Selection of Black British Memoirs
    23 September 20140 COMMENTS
    As the leaves begins to fall so my reading gets more serious. There are many long and cold days ahead. A pile of good books will see me through winter’s darkness. Memoirs are a favourite genre. ...
Putting Africa back into Greek and Roman worlds
22 November 2014 0 COMMENTS
I was never interested in Classical Studies – the musty old world of the ancient Greeks and Romans had little to do with me. As a Jamaican girl growing up in ...
Buffalo: nice wings, shame about the city
15 November 2014 0 COMMENTS
Here‘s the thing – I really tried hard to like Buffalo. The city is about an hour’s drive away from Toronto. Its location is perfect for a day trip or a ...
Canadian women enjoy holiday boyfriends in Jamaica
“I go to Jamaica every year. Down there a woman like me can get plenty of attention,” said Erin Drummond. She was plumb at the top, at the middle and at the bottom. She did not want her real name used. Over dinner at a limp business conference we ...
Halloween and black families sort of mix
31 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
I still have difficulties with Halloween – even after two decades of living in Canada. Blood, zombies and skeletons don’t inspire me. They scare me – I know that is the whole point. I don’t do horror films either. We sort of did Halloween ...
Tobago: Returning to My Genetic Homeland
28 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
I was born in England. My parents had migrated from their tropical island – Tobago – anticipating a better life. I have wondered whether it is a twist of fate that I migrated to the cultural homeland they departed, equally for a better ...
Reggae Superstar John Holt is Dead
25 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
John Holt – a reggae superstar and icon of lover’s rock – died on October 19, 2014. In the 1970s and the 1980s Holt ruled the reggae airwaves with his silky voice and rhythms. His songs were the soundtrack of my university days in England. ...
Infertility and Black Women
22 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
Infertile black women live with a medical, financial and mental crisis. And all the odds are stacked against them. Being infertile and a black woman seem to be an oxymoron. Historically, black women have been seen as the symbols of over-ripped ...