Feminism is Not the Enemy, Bad Behaviour is! (The Chris Gayle ‘Saga’)


Jamaican cricketer and former West Indies Captain is fined for ‘flirting’ with Australian reporter, during interview. Read why this is bad behaviour and not just a matter of ‘cultural confusion’… Continue reading Feminism is Not the Enemy, Bad Behaviour is! (The Chris Gayle ‘Saga’)

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Forget you, Kanye! (Forget you, TMZ)! You do not speak for “the Black Community”!


West is neither black nor even human, at this point. He is plain self absorbed and caught up in his own hype, spreading white propaganda (about black history). But the real point of the post though, was that both West and Lathan – the TMZ reporter who challenged him, are minstrels.

That means, both Lathan and West are performing, in different ways, versions of a black uni-dimensionality, primarily for a white audience. In effect, both men are prostituting black pain as a source of entertainment. This is then neatly packaged and presented as but one of the slew of “hot topics” to be found on TMZ, daily.

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Beyond the “reaching”: Ishawna, Miss Lou and the tablecloth


This post follows from a Facebook discussion about comments made by Dancehall artiste about Jamaican poet and cultural icon Miss Lou. It is not an effort to praise Miss Lou or even denigrate Ishawna, as much as an outgrowth of the discussion about who can criticise who. Have a read and give me your feedback. Thanks! Continue reading Beyond the “reaching”: Ishawna, Miss Lou and the tablecloth

Who Will Speak for Khajeel Mais? Marginal People, Democratic Futures and the Mythical Hopes for Justice in Jamaica!


Indian feminist scholar and literary theorist Gaytri Spivak provocatively poses the question: ‘can the subaltern speak?’ in her ‘ovulal’ (seminal) … Continue reading Who Will Speak for Khajeel Mais? Marginal People, Democratic Futures and the Mythical Hopes for Justice in Jamaica!