How did a musician whose songs were suffused with messages of anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism become so commercialized?
Domestic workers in Jamaica often experience low pay, poor working conditions and informal work arrangements. Here’s how unionization could change their situation.
The visit will acknowledge the more painful aspects of the UK and Kenya’s colonial history.
Britain’s industrial revolution was built on slavery: both black labour and intellectual property.
The first Rastafarian communities emerged around 1931 in eastern Jamaica. Today, there are over 700,000 Rastafarian communities located on almost every continent.
Nights out dancing! How African and Caribbean music and dance have shaped British culture.
The Windrush generation has a long and storied history encompassing empire, war, migration, multiculturalism, racism and scandal – a history that has transformed British society and culture.
The world changed a great deal in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Her son’s legacy may be determined by how he adapts to new dynamics within the UK and across the Commonwealth.
An invasive Australian tree is exploiting ever-stronger hurricanes.
An expert on the royal family’s finances explains how they still benefit from historical connections to slavery and empire.
By looking back at my dad’s music collection I understand more clearly that the music I listened to as a child shaped my personality, destiny and view of the world.
The last original Wailer may have died, but the musician’s lasting influence on music is clear
Britain’s widely circulated notion of the ‘foreign criminal’ has generated an atmosphere of hostility in Jamaica.
Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
The killing of George Floyd has sparked debates in Jamaica about police brutality – and class and colour.
Conservatives worldwide favor carbon pricing, cap-and-trade systems and other innovative environmental plans – just not in the United States.
Even before the British billionaire invested US$1 billion in making the region ‘climate-smart,’ Jamaica, Barbados and Dominica were pioneering a renewable energy boom in the Caribbean.
More than just a musical accolade, UNESCO has recognised the social and political importance of Jamaican music.
The legalisation of the private use of cannabis in South Africa is a victory for human rights. But, much more work needs to be done to make it practical.