Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Last Tuesday, January 17, Jo Mersa Marley was interred at Nine Miles, St Ann, like his legendary grandfather, Bob Marley. Jo Mersa (born Joseph Marley) passed away suddenly in Miami, at the tender age of 31, on December 27th. The Reggae singer is survived by more than 50 family members, including his wife, Qiara, and […]

Israel’s leader Binyamin Netanyahu is using Trump’s playbook  

Israel’s leader Binyamin Netanyahu is using Trump’s playbook   

By Carlton Joseph Recent elections in Israel revealed that far-right political parties in Israel are deploying the tactics of the far-right Republicans in the United States (US).  Netanyahu, following Trump’s and Make America Great Again (MAGA) Republicans playbook, branded his rivals as a “dangerous left-wing government,” and that if approved, the coalition would be the […]

She spied for Cuba: US frees Ana Montes after more than 20 years in jail

She spied for Cuba: US frees Ana Montes after more than 20 years in jail

Ana Montes – among the best-known Cold War spies caught by the US – has been released from prison after more than 20 years in custody. The 65-year-old spent almost two decades spying for Cuba while employed as an analyst at the Defence Intelligence Agency. After her arrest in 2001, officials said she had almost […]

Race, sadness and the velvet voice Nat King Cole

Race, sadness and the velvet voice Nat King Cole

By: Norman “Otis” Richmond Saturday, July 06, 1985 While James Haskins and Kathleen Benson’s book “Nat King Cole” purports to be a personal and professional biography of a man as unforgettable as his music, it really points out the racial contradictions in American society. It also reveals the conflicts that exist between upper-class and lower- […]

Harvard names Claudine Gay as new president

Harvard names Claudine Gay as new president

Claudine Gay has been elected as Harvard University’s 30th president, the school announced last Thursday. Gay, the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative and the dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2018, is the school’s first Black leader and the second woman to be appointed its president.  The daughter of […]

After Christmas, Etienne Charles invites you to jam with him at T&T Carnival  

After Christmas, Etienne Charles invites you to jam with him at T&T Carnival   

By Stephen Weir While Toronto Caribana revelers have put away their mas costumes and glitter and brought out their Christmas decorations, Trinidadian music man Etienne Charles wants Caribbean Camera readers to come dance with him in the streets of Port of Spain in a couple months. That’s right, forget about winter holidays, suddenly it is […]

US employing trade as the primary weapon against China

US employing trade as the primary weapon against China

By Carlton Joseph International trade is “war,” where nations seek to extract wealth from other nations in a “peaceful” environment.  Unfortunately, the environment is not as peaceful as it looks, because strong nations create the parameters for trading that benefit them, and allow them to extract wealth from weaker nations. Eventually, weaker nations are made […]

Minister Ahmed Hussen at the UN Forum on People of African Descent

Minister Ahmed Hussen at the UN Forum on People of African Descent

On December 5, 2022, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, participated virtually in the first session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. This year’s session focused on strategies to combat systemic racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance. Hussen delivered Canada’s introductory statement highlighting how […]

US Congressional Caucus elects Caribbean American woman to top post

US Congressional Caucus elects Caribbean American woman to top post

The United States Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has elected Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke as its first vice chair. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, was among top officials elected by CBC’s Executive Committee for the 118th US Congress. “It has been the honour of my career […]

Irene Cara of “Fame” dies at age 63

Irene Cara of “Fame” dies at age 63

The American singer and actress was best known for her title track in the 1980 film Fame, as well as co-writing and singing the smash hit Flashdance… What a Feeling, for which she won an Oscar and a Grammy. She later starred in films opposite Clint Eastwood and Tatum O’Neal. Cara’s publicist, who announced her […]

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