Deiwght Peters You Got My Attention – Toppa Toppa Pon Di Modelling Front

There is no denying we are out of many one people, so for crying out loud, whenever the discourse arises on our representation on the international scene as to ‘depiction’ and even locally, just draw brakes………………  Simmer down, keep it real and go into the archives to the present and note if there are any changes.  Not perception, changes.  Come on man, talk di tings and ease off the offensive bench.

Dark and beautiful are hardly words we often hear in reference to Jamaican people.  I am not touching the ‘race card’, I am speaking specifically to ‘yard’ and the article below.  Our definition of beauty is based on the ‘hue’ ideally referred to as the ‘browning’.  We have become wider in our classification picking up some adjectives from the North, who we admire to the point of foolery.  The hair is the heart of our women, Jamaican no different.  Though the hair in its natural form is still not accepted by the majority who are considered movers and shakers on the Roc.  You still hear in conversations, ‘mi hair a bad hair, it nuh good’ hence natural will never be for me.  The weave, wigs are not only worn as changing up your look but as a total replacement to what you were born with.

As I watched a reality show just on the scene, the words coming out of the mouth of a beautiful black woman was astounding.  Yes she is strikingly beautiful, also her sisters, so much so that one of the other cast members (white) asserted that her beauty was due to her being a ‘mullato’.  That did not sit well with the black beauty as she classified herself as being black and took offense to the term ‘mullato’.  A term I must say many would love to own on the Roc.  After all, she was the third wife of an African plastic surgeon whose hue was no denying his gene pool.  She therefore refers to herself as black, her children a representation of dark skin.  Her words were, ‘no I do not swim or go into the water.  My weave, my weave.  Don’t you know black women stay away from the water because of our weave’?  I am paraphrasing, however, it is as close to her words.  What a PITY!!!!!!  The black woman cannot put the weave aside, adorn the natural hair whether relaxed or otherwise with a view to enjoying the pool, ocean, or getting splashed all over from both sidelines, either in and out of the water.  Despite her obvious beauty, the hair issue resonates with the belief of ‘black hair’, nuh good.  I will emphatically state, this is purely a generation curse which has become a stronghold that many still refuse to break.

I make no apologies when I read and see Dewieght Peters comments, his work and declare; it is about bloody time ‘out of many one people’ is truly represented.  You have to be open, look and you shall find.  We have the baddest, hottest, sexiest women on planet earth hailing from the Roc regardless of their ‘hue’.  They must be celebrated, taught to love themself in their own skin and truly overcome the voices that want to say you are less than because of………….

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Deiwght Peters: Taking brand Jamaica to the world

(Loop Jamaica Sunday 28 May 2017)

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Deiwght Peters

This week sees the latest edition of the fashion extravaganza Style Week, put on by model agency Saint International headed by the  indefatigable Deiwght Peters.

Peters formed his company back in 2000 and it has become a leading force of championing and representing Jamaican and Caribbean models in the leading fashion design houses of the world.

Recently there has been much talk of Jamaica adhering to an export strategy in an effort to improve its economic fortunes; Peters  has seen that approach bear fruit.

Bob Marley, Gordon “ Butch” Stewart’s Sandals Resorts International and Usain Bolt have given Jamaica international acclaim and Peters too has joined such illustrious company.

His models such as Tami Williams and Kai Newman have graced the pages of Vogue and Brad Allen was used to represent the iconic Polo by Ralph Lauren. More recently Tevin Steele modeled for Saint Laurent.

Peters has the ability to find striking looking Jamaicans who do not subscribe to a homogeneous look and make them into international models. Dark- skinned chiseled faced Jamaicans now appear regularly on the catwalks of the leading fashion houses of the world and are well sort after.

This was accomplished by Peters creating a brand that uncompromisingly exports  a veritable smorgasbord of Caribbean models whose looks stand out from the crowd and  command attention.

It is a gift that Peters has and with his business acumen, has managed to sustain and grow his company.

Observing him with his proteges one is struck by the fact that they are not just commodities  product that simply serve the  requirements of today’s hot designers.

Peters takes an avuncular interest in their welfare ensuring that they have long term futures and that their careers can be developed  and possibly channeled into other avenues.

The former banker has managed to scout talent from the most unusual of  places and does not look to mine just  the upper socio-economic strata. Case in point: Tevin Steele. This young man was found selling coconuts on his stall in Portland and today he is on the cusp of one of the great careers in male fashion modelling.

Calvin Klien, Alexander McQueen Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Prada  – all trust his eye and his talent.

It is that talent that will be on display this week in Jamaica during Style Week.

There are not too many industries or companies for that matter that find less fortunate Jamaicans, groom them and elevate them on to the leading stages of the world.

More often than not you have to come from uptown, be part of one of the leading families and have skin tones of a lighter patina. Peters has debunked all that and celebrates the fact that Jamaicans cannot be categorized.

This week Peters takes the exclusivity out of the fashion industry and celebrates its eclecticism on the streets of Kingston, the post-modern towering structure that is Digicel’s downtown headquarters, the boutique chic of the Spanish Court Hotel and is doing so with aplomb and verve.

You wouldn’t want to bet against him making the beautiful Tajai McPherson one of the world’s leading   plus sized models and providing Ashley Graham with serious competition. Here Peters is sending Caribbean women a clear message you don’t all have to be five foot 6 inches and skinny with weave making do for your hair. You can be fuller figured and distinctly Caribbean and be perceived as beautiful.

This speaks to Peters vision and sense of aesthetics which are keys to the rise of Saint International.

One would be hard pressed to find another purveyor of fashion who has been able to get Caribbean people to hold up a mirror and say , yes, you too are beautiful because you are unique and your look should be celebrated not reviled.

The Head of the IDB for the Caribbean Therese Turner- Jones has stressed for some time that Jamaica and the Caribbean should make more of the creative industries and Peters is doing just that ,so much so  that he is now able to attract funding from the appreciative European Union PSDP programme and Jamaican government agencies.

Peters has also being able to parley the strides made by Saint International into forays into media and television production thus finding vessels for his boundless energy.

Many Jamaican companies take a mercantilism approach to buying and selling at margin within Jamaica. Peters has taken the uniqueness of Jamaica and is exporting it- -giving the world of fashion modelling a unique flavour it can’t get enough of.

Models such as Christina Knight, Kim Martin, Shane Guyher, Brandon Bailey, Alexion Mc Donald have done Saint International and by extension Jamaica proud and hence why we should all come out and celebrate this wonderful achievement this weekend.

Tonight sees Style Week International Mecca of Style”, hosted at Digicel’s downtown Kingston headquarters. The event begins at 8.pm

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Ounce of Prevention | The Wonder Of Natural Regenerative Medicine by Dr Tony Vendryes

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday | May 23, 2017

Research shows that fasting boosts stem cell production.
New research reveals that the body increases stem cell numbers when we exercise.
After decades of practising conventional, high-tech, hospital-based medicine, I experienced a profound shift in my understanding of health and healing. I realised that healing was an internal process that the body itself performed. The human body was designed with a tremendous capacity to heal itself. I, the doctor, was not really the healer.

My job with my medicines, surgery and other techniques was to support and encourage the healing process, to create the optimal circumstances for repair and healing to take place. Yes, my treatments could help correct a negative situation, restore balance and even save a life, but ultimately, the body could heal itself.

The human body is composed of up to 100 trillion microscopic units called cells. These cells are the building blocks of life. Each cell is intelligent and sophisticated, cooperating with its fellows to maintain the body’s health.

Normally, cells are not immortal and as they age, get damaged or diseased, they die and are replaced. For example, liver and skin cells have a three-month lifespan; red blood cells live for four months; while the cells lining your intestines are quickly replaced every two days.

Every minute, millions of your body’s cells die and new ones take their place. Each year, over 90 per cent of your cells are replaced as the body continually repairs itself. Old medical dogma had insisted that once brain cells died they could not be replaced. We now know that even the brain can regenerate new cells.

Heart specialists had also claimed that when heart cells die from a heart attack, they never grow back. Not true. Groundbreaking research has overturned the old, negative thinking, showing that heart cells are capable of regenerating themselves. This is great news, as heart attacks that damage hearts and strokes that injure brains are two of the commonest causes of death and disability worldwide. Old beliefs die hard, and years may pass before most doctors come to accept these new discoveries.

STEM CELLS

The body repairs itself using special cells called stem cells. A stem cell is a cell produced in the body with the ability to create all types of new cells. Your body creates these stem cells every day and they act as a repair system, replenishing damaged tissues. Modern medicine is racing to find expensive ways to transplant stem cells into patients to promote healing. This has been called regenerative medicine. An example of this approach is the injection of stem cells into the hearts of people with severe heart disease. The world welcomes all the help modern, sophisticated medicine offers.

However, my focus is on natural regenerative medicine: how to encourage your body to produce more of its own stem cells for your healing. Then, if that fails, we can consider the more dangerous, expensive and invasive options. Research has shown that your lifestyle influences the activation of these stem cells and may improve the ability of your body to self-repair and heal.

EXERCISE

New research reveals that the body increases stem cell numbers when we exercise. The more active we are, the more new cells we need and the more stem cells we make. Physical exercise not only stimulates an increase of stem cells in your muscles, but also in other tissues such as heart, bone, brain, liver, etc.

Researchers in China report that people who practise the martial art tai chi saw a significant boost in their stem cell populations. I suspect the same may be true of yoga.

Regular exercise not only prevents disease, but also keeps stored stem cells in reserve for healing after stress and injury. Although exercise can boost stem cell numbers, optimal stem cell activity is enhanced when exercise is accompanied with healthy sleep and good stress management.

FASTING AND CALORIC RESTRICTION

Research shows that fasting boosts stem cell production. Even after a few days of fasting, the number of stem cells in the blood is definitely elevated. It seems that the body becomes more efficient when food intake is lowered and boosts its stem cell output. Meals low in calories but high in nutrient value are ideal for this purpose. The quality of your nutrition has a major impact on the quality of your cells. The cellular nutrition meal-replacement shake and supplements are great tools for that purpose.

OXYGEN

Research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania medical school revealed that a type of oxygen therapy using hyperbaric oxygen dramatically increases stem cell activity. The results were amazing. After only one treatment, concentrations of stem cells doubled, and after a full course of 20 treatments, stem cell levels increases by 800 per cent!

Our neighbours, the Cubans, have long promoted and successfully used hyperbaric oxygen to help in the recovery from strokes and other nervous system and circulatory problems. Other simpler and still useful oxygen therapies include ozone therapy, breathing oxygen while exercising, and even some deep-breathing techniques.

PROTECT YOUR STEM CELLS

We live in a toxic world. For example, the plastic industry has filled our lives with products made of or stored in plastic. There is growing evidence that some of the chemicals in plastics such as bisphenol-A and polyvinyl chloride are dangerous and may damage stem cells. Regular detoxification of the body is therefore very important for good health.

To be really safe, try to limit storing food in plastic containers, or drinking out of plastic bottles. Also, never microwave food in a plastic container of any kind, even if it says it is microwave-safe. In general, use microwave ovens as little as possible.

Based on current evidence, popularly advertised stem cell enhancement supplements are not effective. Stem cell experts say they are at best a waste of money and at worst a risk to your health.

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Chop Off The Penis – Punishment That Fits The Crime

If this is not a deterrent for those who get a kick out of forcing females against their will, I cannot think of another.  Who feels it knows it.  Rape….. invasion of one’s ‘temple’ against their will, or upon a minor, elderly is one of the most evil acts facing mankind.  Scars left by these acts hardly disappear often times affecting the victims for a life time. 

There are some crimes that the punishment must be as gruesome, painful and scarring as what was inflicted.  No use quoting scripture at this time.  We make the best of the good book the Bible, and until the world ends, ‘man’ must govern in like manner to what they are faced with.

All rapes should have the sex organ removed if you ask me.  Many sex crimes find the perps reoffending once they are released from prison.  So if the offending organs is not there, how much damage can they cause once released.  Save your chant about rehabilitation and reformation.  Those two only work if the perps want to change.  Deterrent/prevention is what must be strived for.  As there are petty crimes, with punishment fitting, gruesome crimes, rape, must have a consequence that would make wannabe ‘rape..rs’ quiver.  If they don’t, then it is obvious they wish to be castrated. Either way, justice would be served.

Funny how our religious folks have no vision and seem to let ‘pervs’ masquerading as gurus, spiritual advisors, pastors come into their homes and have full reign of the household especially the young ones.   I believe parents, guardians should stop trusting the men in cloth far more than they trust their own selves.  Become an active participant in your child’s healing ensuring you are present in all visits if counselling is required, or otherwise.  Far too often our adults are leaving their minors in the company of others when the truth be told, they know nothing about their lifestyle.

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Indian woman cuts off penis over rape attempt

(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, May 20, 2017 26 Comments

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — An Indian woman cut off a man’s penis after he allegedly tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala, police said on Saturday.
The 23-year-old law student was at her residence in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram late Friday, when she says she was attacked by the 54-year-old man, who had claimed to her family to be a religious guru.
“She used a knife in her defence and cut off his penis,” district police chief G Sparjan Kumar told AFP by phone.

“The man, Hari Swami, was rushed to the nearby government hospital in a serious state,” he added.
The local media reported that Swami was in a stable condition after undergoing emergency medical procedures at the local hospital.

The woman claimed the man had been assaulting her for several years, according to Kumar, who said police had registered a case against Swami for sexual offences against a minor and rape.
Police said the girl’s parents, who live at the same house, were unaware of the assaults by Swami.

The woman told us that her parents blindly trusted this Swami, and he used to get frequent invites to perform special ceremonies and stay over at their house, where he assaulted her,” Kumar told AFP.
She is now under police protection and receiving trauma counselling.
There have been other recent incidents of sexual assault involving religious men in the southern Indian state.

Two nuns and a priest, accused of covering up the birth of a baby born to a teenage girl who was allegedly raped by another priest, were arrested in Kerala last month.

Last year, a priest was sentenced to 40 years in prison by a Kerala court for raping a 12-year-old girl in 2014.

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Happy Mother’s Day For Some – What Is Mother’s Day Some Children May Ask

Church full to capacity with Mothers dressed to the nine to be swooned on this day.  Tribute goes out to all those children who can indeed say, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’.  Not wanting to blow out the candle on anyone’s parade but no coincidence this article was published today.  No holes barred, I am calling it as I see it.

This 26 year old with 3 children and 1 in the belly is disillusioned.  Preacher in Church today said the women should ask themselves what is it they can do for others in the community who need help based on untenable circumstances which they find themselves in, even more so the children.  Let me tell you, then you can continue to chant about the woman’s right to procreate at whatever cost.

When you have an uneducated or partially educated female having more than 1 child that they cannot afford to care for, why be surprised at the outcome?  Same ole same ole story.  Father is a deadbeat.  Children living in proper ‘squalor’.  Sick, malnourished and on the verge to be sexually assaulted or pimped out to some unsuspecting deviant.  Twenty six years old with 3 children and 1 in the bun I reiterate.  When you listen to this female’s rhetoric it is obvious you are wasting your time giving her any more air time.  She is a striking delusional lunatic who should be ‘tied off’ and be placed in a detoxing unit.  Her ‘head space’ needs cleansing.  The children need to be removed from that filthy space and given a time out.  Time out from her for a period of 24 months so that they can know what a wholesome environment should look and feel like.  Twenty four months if she is able to use that time to clean up her act, present herself as a human being who knows what it is to have a bath minimum once per day depending on her work schedule.  Being employed or self-employed earning minimum wage at least before she can even be considered to have her children returned.

The system of CDA (Child Development Agency)  is over loaded.   Child abuse, runaways in state care etc is the order of the day therefore we must accept that child bearing cannot be a ‘right’ for those in poverty when the economy is designed for hardship for the masses.  PATH is not a partner draw.  State care is not a motel, bread and breakfast or resort.  Taxpayers are expected to foot every unnecessary bill in this country in addition to debt incurred by a country putting dem hat wey dem hand caan reach.  Tek a good look at di pickney dem an dem mumma.  Once you have done so.  Tell me if this woman has any drop a sense that is in working order.  The picture depicts her livity which she declares ‘all to be well’.

Until we are prepared to do the tough.  Assess each case based on individual’s circumstances, I opine that human right in this case is not absolute.  The tragedy for these children.  I often times say, if a child could have a view of the life they are to be born into, they would say ‘no sah, mi nah come out, mi ago back up’.  Children are never asked to be born……………….

Motherhood is a calling ……………some grow into motherhood excelling regardless of their situation while others use motherhood as a tool for whatever their sick mind wishes it to pry.

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Desperate mom!

Pregnant mother of three vows to kill herself if children are taken from her

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, May 14, 2017 80 Comments

 Teresa Kelly says her children are being taken care of.

A 26-year-old mother of three, who is expecting her fourth child, is threatening suicide if the Child Development Agency (CDA) removes her children from their one-bedroom dwelling in New Building, St Elizabeth.The woman, Teresa Kelly, said that the CDA visited her home on Thursday and informed her that the conditions there were not suitable for the children. This is months after reports were allegedly made to the agency by a United States-based social worker and educator Anna B.

Anna B (who asked that her surname not be used in this article) contacted the Jamaica Observer last Wednesday asking for help which, she said, was not forthcoming from residents of the community, the police in Santa Cruz, and the CDA.

“This correspondence is being sent as a desperate plea for assistance. There are three children currently living under the most horrendous conditions. I became aware of the circumstances during a visit home this past February. Prior to my trip, I had heard about the children but never met them and was horrified once I actually saw them.

“The mother of these children beats them, refuses them food, and denies them medical treatment. The father of the two oldest is transient and frequently away from the community.

“When I returned to the States in March of this year, I called the St Elizabeth CDA office and filed a complaint. I gave them the location and names of the children as well as a telephone number for someone in Jamaica that they could contact if they required additional information.

“It wasn’t until I was sent pictures of one of the children on Thursday, May 4, 2017, that I realised nothing had been done to address the needs of the children or to investigate the allegations. My family was informed that Alicia, the eldest, hadn’t been in school for some time, at which point they went to check on her well-being. It was at that time that they discovered the tremendous suffering this child has been enduring. She is gaunt and has a severe infection on her scalp. Flies are following her and the smell of rotting flesh is pervasive. Her mother claims that she sought medical attention, but apparently, whatever attempts she made were not sufficient because the condition is worsening,” Anna wrote in an e-mail to the Sunday Observer.

Kelly has, however, denied this and is insisting that Anna, who grew up in the community before emigrating to the US, is seeking to become a mother and wants her children.

“One white woman a foreign and her man want dem. But mi cyah gi weh mi pickney dem; I don’t know dem. When mi gi weh mi pickney dem how it go? Mi nuh know dem background. Up to my mother want mi pickney dem and mi naah give her. So a dem a send CDA fi come tek mi pickney dem,” an irate Kelly said.

She added that she is a hard-working mother who does “everything” to provide for her children, informing the Sunday Observer that she burns coal which she sells to people in the community to earn a living.

“A me take care of dem. The father wasn’t giving mi anything for them until mi tek him to court,” she said. Kelly mentioned that the three children are fathered by the same man. She also acknowledged that they are still a couple.

She stated that the third child was not planned for, suggesting that she was using birth control in the form of the injection but still got pregnant.

Alicia, who is six years old, suffers from a fungal infection that has affected her scalp and has resulted in her losing her hair. Equally, checks made by the Sunday Observer at her school revealed that she was frequently absent and was among students who learn at a slower pace than her other classmates.

The Sunday Observer reviewed documents which showed that the child was present approximately 72 times in the last school term and absent approximately 66 times. She also placed 31 out of 35 students in her class. This is contrary to what was told to the Sunday Observer by her mother who insisted that she was “doing well in school” and was “very bright”. The Sunday Observer was also told by teachers there, that the mother had not responded to messages sent requesting a meeting with her.

“Now, the CDA say dem can take dem away from mi, but mi naah give up mi pickney dem. If she (Alicia) was with me she wouldn’t catch the fungus. Mi tek care of dem; mi put dem on PATH (Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education) programme.

“Now di man come (Anna’s husband) seh him waah take dem send dem overseas. Mi cyah give him dem; mi don’t know him and she. Is one time mi meet her. Mi love mi children.

“Right now mi feel to say anyhow dem take dem mi woulda hurt miself. Mi cyah gi’ dem weh; God know. Mi try too hard wid dem. Anyhow dem take dem weh mi a go tek fi mi life. Mi naah hide mi conscience; by dem tek dem di next half hour mi kill miself,” she said, tears now streaming down her cheeks.

The Sunday Observer, was, however, reliably informed that Alicia had not been living with her mother for some time. The child was sent to live with her father because she allegedly used indecent language to her mother. It was during this time, it is being said, that Anna’s interest piqued with regards to the child’s well-being. The woman has paid over sums of money to the school towards lunch and transportation for the child. Money was also given by Anna to Kelly for the well-being of the other two children aged four and one year old. The four-year-old was in school when the Sunday Observer made checks.

“Wanting to take her children had absolutely nothing to do with why I filed a complaint,” Anna said in response to the mother’s claim. “The fungus in Alicia’s head is why I filed. …When you tell that child ‘I don’t want you’ and you run that child to her father, that is psychological abuse, knowing full well that he can’t care for her.”

Anna, noting that the children’s father had asked her to take them, said: “My three children are grown with my youngest child about to graduate college. I do not need to try to take away anybody’s children. This is more of my conscience can’t let me sit at home in America, comfortable, knowing that there are children in the very community that I come from in Jamaica suffering.

“I’m an intensive care coordinator; I do social work and educational resources here in America. I don’t want any extra headache but there is no way my conscience could allow me to let those children suffer,” she said, adding that the parents told two sets of witnesses on separate occasions that they could not manage the children.

“All the while there’s another one we haven’t talked about — the baby,” Anna continued. “She’s running around the farm naked all day with a bunch of grown men on the premises. We are talking about a baby with her private parts exposed to men. That’s not a healthy environment for that little girl. …I know that on the day of judgement I will be asked about it because I witnessed it and when you witness it you become responsible for it.”

Anna also chided “educators” whom she said were “remiss” in their duties to report all instances of suspected abuse.

“Had they done their jobs there would be no need for my intervention,” she said.

The Sunday Observer visited the CDA office in Santa Cruz but was told that the agency could not verify if a report about the children was made.

“You will have to contact the PR (public relations) [department] in Kingston,” a woman at the office said.

Public Relations Manager at the agency Rochelle Dixon said the matter was being looked into to ascertain whether or not a report was in fact made about the children to the CDA. She said that a statement would follow.

In the meantime, Kelly said that Food For the Poor (FFP) has agreed to provide a house for her and her children, providing she has land. There is currently no bathroom at the house, forcing them to relieve themselves outside. The woman said so far she has not been able to acquire any land and is seeking the public’s assistance.

Project Development Officer at FFP Ann-Marie Virgo, when contacted on Friday, said she would check to see if an agreement was in fact made with Kelly and respond.

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Black – How Black Do You Think You Are???? Take A Good Look

‘Black’ definition being the race.  Whether you identify with ‘other’, which may include mixtures of different races,  half and half, or quarter, one third, or droplets I put this to you.  When you are in an environment which comprises as below, I suggest you take a good look at self and re-examine your identification to race whichever group you fit in.

Of the 12,430 undergraduates, 423 are Latino and 165 are black.

I applaud the Jamaican student of this institution who hails from Linstead.  It takes courage to post such a video, with expressions of what she faces and sees through her own eyes.  Considering her country of origin at a time like this, the course she is studying; one can say this is what we expect.  Far too often our tertiary education in certain fields have made many become mute to the very thing they once opposed.  Opposition and silence, oxymoron, plain and simple. The ‘race’ talk can hardly be put to rest when incidents of this kind of abuse is taking place in the 21st century.  This is not the generation of the old, on the contrary.   What we need from the ‘youth’, millennials is an awareness of the issues and the energy to become part of the ‘change’, ultimate, solution.  Culture of silence must become a thing of the past.  That is your human right.

Those living on the Roc, the silly ‘shadeism’ that permeates across the Land is foolery, pails in comparison to the underlying root cause of racism.  The belief that any person not belonging to a particular race is less than, underserving is a kind of mental slavery that try as we might.  Try to brush it over as having nothing to do with you because where you live, your shade gives you a pass is as idiotic in belief as is racism itself.  Today for me, tomorrow for you.  True in both instances, yet how about a system of fairness which governs based on blindness.

You may one day find yourself as a fish out of water.  Having that experience can greatly reshape your thoughts as to race culture.

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Jamaican student blows whistle on racism at US university

A University of New Hampshire student upset with racism and racial tensions on campus blast University administrations during a forum Thursday. (PHOTO: AP) (Inset: Danique Montique, the Jamaican student who reportedly triggered the controversy) A University of New Hampshire student upset with racism and racial tensions on campus blast University administrations during a forum Thursday. (PHOTO: AP) (Inset: Danique Montique, the Jamaican student who reportedly triggered the controversy)

Some University of New Hampshire students say the school has failed to address currents of racism on campus and are demanding that it double the number of students and faculty of color, offer diversity training for all staff and amend the student conduct code to expel students who post “racially insensitive” content.

The actions were called for Thursday night as several hundred students met with the administration in a tense and often heated gathering over what they said has been its failure to address long-running concerns about racial insensitivity on campus.

Sparked by what some saw as offensive actions by white students wearing ponchos and sombreros during a Cinco de Mayo party last week, the mostly minority students told UNH President Mark Huddleston and his administration about racist incidents they had experienced and how they felt authorities had ignored their concerns.

Several black students talked about friends being spat upon and called racial epithets or, in one case watching someone drive past campus with a Confederate flag flying from their vehicle and call their friend a racial epithet. Others recalled a growing intolerance from fellow students following the election of President Donald Trump.

“If you keep poking at a balloon, it’s going to explode,” said Jubilee Byfield, a 21-year-old black sophomore, recounting how black friends were turned away from a fraternity party. “Do you want to be a school that didn’t say anything about it?”

The controversy started after Danique Montique, a 20-year-old sophomore studying political science and justice studies from Linstead in Jamaica, posted a video May 6 to her Facebook page of her confronting a white student over his wearing a poncho. The student body is mostly white. Of the 12,430 undergraduates, 423 are Latino and 165 are black.

“For an institution that claims it encourages diversity, where were you yesterday when we needed you the most? Why do you encourage us to come here? Yet we’re forced to defend our existence every day on this campus,” she wrote in a post accompanying the video. “I was utterly disgusted with students who chose to demean and appropriate Mexican culture. I walked on campus miserable as if I didn’t belong. As a black woman, I was forced to become the very thing society deemed me to be; angry.”

News of the video spread on Facebook and Twitter, prompting an outpouring of support but also scores of what Montique described as racist and sexists comments — “A lot of people called me the c-word, the b-word, the n-word.” Among them was an Instagram post of a white male who appeared be wearing black paint on his face along with comments mocking Montique. Later, the unidentified man told NH1.com that he was wearing a beauty mask and had not given permission to his friends to post the photo.

Still, the Instagram post sparked protest among 50 minority students who held a sit in overnight Wednesday on campus demanding the university investigate the photo. That led to the forum Thursday in the hopes of solving the problem, in which Huddleston said the administration needs to do more including boosting the numbers of faculty and students of color at the mostly white campus.

“Obviously, there are incidents of bias and racism that are absolutely unacceptable — that for many of us go beneath the surface. They are clearly not going beneath the surface for all the kids in this room tonight,” Huddleston told The Associated Press. “The point of the forum for me was to make sure that all of my team understands that and we do what we can to make it better.”

Huddleston was repeatedly attacked during the forum for not doing enough to combat racism on campus. He said that over the past decade he has tried to provide a “safe and welcoming campus” but had come up short.

“Obviously, we haven’t been able to do that,” he said. “In a lot of respects, we have a lot of work to do. But I would ask that you not disbelieve my intentions.”

The University of New Hampshire is among the latest colleges to confront complaints about a lack diversity and racial intolerance. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the protests have spread to campuses across the country, where demonstrations and sit-ins have forced administrators to consider bolstering diversity training, expanding African-American programs and hiring more minority faculty.

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Madness – Can This Truly Be??? – No Stones Must Be Left Un-Turned

Talk to me, talk to me………………..with clarity, precision truth and transparency.  Two dead baby girls at such tender ages were left unsupervised.   They say one should not jump to conclusions or make assumptions.  Both true but understand this and be very clear as to my proferring’s.  Providing our media is not motivated by sensationalism so much so the information below reported becomes a stark contrast at a later date or in a few yours time.

‘Sources claim the children were left at home unsupervised.’

Any day it is going to become acceptable that you can leave minors on their own for even 5 minutes whether to pop up or  down to the shop, next door or otherwise is the day you fully understand how much parenting skills have degenerated beyond the pit.  Forget about being our neighbours keepers as in these times your neighbour could very well be a serial killer or closely linked to one.   Of the criminal underworld with either a face of an angel or that of a demon.  Whichever the case is, the onus must be on the guardian, parents, caregiver to ensure children are protected outside of food, clothes and shelter.

I will reserve further commentary until charges are laid on someone.  Note, I will be following up this case closely as there is a story to be shared with the lives of these 2 cuties gone.

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Cops question mother after two girls found dead in St Andrew apartment

Photo of the two young girls whose bodies were found in an apartment on SaturdayPhoto of the two young girls whose bodies were found in an apartment on Saturday

Police are now questioning the mother of the two young girls whose bodies were found inside an apartment at the Washington Court complex, off Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, on Saturday.

“We can confirm that the mother and several other persons are being questioned in relation to the case,” detectives from St Andrew Central police division told Loop News.

Police said so far no one has been charged in relation to the development but hinted that things could change as the investigations progress.

Two girls said to be ages five and six were pronounced dead at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital on Saturday morning after they were taken to the facility by family members.

Details are unclear as to what caused the death but sources say strange marks were found on the bodies of the children.

Sources claim the children were left at home unsupervised.

The death of the children has left residents in the area in shock.

“Have mercy on us father what is this I am hearing why Lord why,” one woman said as she wept openly and had to be consoled by close relatives.

The woman made the comment metres away from where a team of detectives were seen carrying out their investigations.

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