People Having Sex On Stage!!

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Travel With Zoe

I made a couple of Jamaican friends while I was there, and I had nothing to do one evening so I went to the bar where one of these friends, Jody, works, also in the mountains near Ochi. Her bar is really small so it often closes early, like midnight. She said she wanted to go out after it closed and I said I was down for that, but we had no way of getting there (taxis are more rare and expensive at night), so we were hoping some nice men would appear at her bar, say they were going out, and we’d join them.

We almost gave up then a nice car pulled up and two men got out. They bought Coolie (Jody’s friend) and me a drink straight away, so we knew there was a chance they’d take us out with them after. Jody fluttered her eyelashes and…

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Shades Nightclub: a night to remember … or forget?!

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kate and kayla

Parental Advisory!! Moms (Audrey and Yvonne): please be forewarned that this post involves your daughters going to a strip club.  Continue at your own risk.  Oh!  And it gets worse…

It all started on a Tuesday in July, on our second trip to Jamaica.  We had left Breezes Resort with some friends and were chillin up in the hills of Old Road … the friends we were hanging out with told us (half jokingly) that we should go to Shades later that night, telling us it was a night club in Ocho Rios.  We said we were up for whatever, but they told us they didn’t think we were ready for it just yet.  We returned in September, and again started hearing about Shades – this time we discovered that, while yes, it is a night club, on Tuesdays they have “freaky night” … including a live sex show ……

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Looking back at the (Trinidad) Carnival…

Caroline Taylor

It’s been a week since the reign of the Merry Monarch came to an end.

I grew up just outside Port of Spain, to a Carnival-avoiding papa and a pan-loving, mas-playing, culture-crazy mama, with access to the home of an adopted grandmother who lived right on Ariapita Avenue (opposite where the popular Corner Bar now is).

In other words, I’ve always been a Carnival baby, and apart from last year where I did the 3canal show up to Carnival Saturday and then slept through J’Ouvert and Carnival, I have never been in the country and not in costume or at least crashing any band that I passed.

I’m not a big partier, but I do love soca and calypso and mas-making and all the artforms that come to the forefront of the national consciousness during these remarkable few weeks that we call the Carnival season. It’s also my favourite time…

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Looking back at the (Trinidad) Carnival…

Caroline Taylor

It’s been a week since the reign of the Merry Monarch came to an end.

I grew up just outside Port of Spain, to a Carnival-avoiding papa and a pan-loving, mas-playing, culture-crazy mama, with access to the home of an adopted grandmother who lived right on Ariapita Avenue (opposite where the popular Corner Bar now is).

In other words, I’ve always been a Carnival baby, and apart from last year where I did the 3canal show up to Carnival Saturday and then slept through J’Ouvert and Carnival, I have never been in the country and not in costume or at least crashing any band that I passed.

I’m not a big partier, but I do love soca and calypso and mas-making and all the artforms that come to the forefront of the national consciousness during these remarkable few weeks that we call the Carnival season. It’s also my favourite time…

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Cape Verdean Batuko and Brazil’s Samba de Roda

Gwiz right now I want to stay with you

The Drum's Voice: African Inspired Dance and Rhythms from Beyond

I can’t help but see the similarity between Cape Verde’s Batuko dance and my beloved Samba de Roda, a form of Samba coming out of Brazil’s African heart, in Bahia.

Batuko is one of the oldest dance and drum genres of the island chain, originating on the island of Santiago.  It is thought that the word Batuko comes from a West African word Batuk or from the Portuguese word Batuque, meaning drums.  The ensemble is usually comprised of women drumming  and dancing in a semicircle. It is typically performed for various cultural celebrations as well as for women’s fertility.  It is suggested that much of the movement, which involves subtle and quick movements of the hips and feet, very similar to the way Samba de Roda is performed in parts of Bahia, has sexual connotations.

Up until the mid  70s when Cape Verde gained its independence, Batuko was considered “obscene…

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Wow BOMBSHELL Foxy Brown says Jay-z took her virginity when she was 15 and he was 27″

Seems garbage but hey

The Word According To Heaven Hollywood

According to a very accurate source Foxy Brown the popular female rapper in the 90’s and probably one of the 5 greatest female Emcees of all time has come out and made some shocking allegations about Jay-z.  Now I must say before you read this story this has not been proven but I can’t lie I have heard stories very similiar to this about Jay in the past. Read this ish

beyonce foxy brown calls out jay z

Remember Foxy Brown? Well she’s made some shocking allegations about Jay Z that will blow your mind! Now, many music insiders are calling the 90′s female rapper crazy…but we’re leaving it to you to decide.

Buss this…

Foxy Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, has revealed that her ticket to rap success came at a price — and that it all happened while she was underage. She says the man who put her on to the rap game…

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Steve Jobs would not have Succeeded without Supportive Counterculture

I read this in 2 minutes but my speed reading course to learn how

Social Innovation Solutions

newsweek-went-throwback-as-wellWith the death of Steve Jobs we have lost one of our most brilliant minds and successful entrepreneurs.  Many tributes are being written about his impacts on the computer and communication industries.  To really appreciate the genuine genius of Steve Jobs, we need to understand the cultural climate in which he grew up.  He was a self-identified “child of the sixties counterculture” who attributes much of his success to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco communities in which he spent his early years (same time and place where the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and others started.)  This article explores the nature and extent of the counterculture’s influence over the development of the computer in general, and on Apple computers in particular.  This type of insight is vital if we ever hope to find “the next Steve Jobs.”

This article collects most of what has been written about Steve Jobs’…

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LostAshanti Parables: The Plantation

Amazing stuff

ShakaRaSpeaks

There was once a Plantation; on this Plantation existed enslavers and enslaved.

The enslavers created the plantation. They drew its borders, wrote its laws, enforced its rules and defined its social order.

The enslaved knew only the plantation. It is where there were born and raised. It is where they lived, where they ate, slept, loved, worked….. and slaved.

This plantation had an over seer, known to be vicious in his punishment of the enslaved. Punishment inflicted for the most minor infraction to the most major, or maybe nothing at all. Whatever the offense, what was certain is that the over seer could and would do as he pleased in pursuit of maintaining order on the plantation, ensuring that all went exactly according to the master’s will.

One day, the over seer, feeling in the mood for sport, mounted his horse and began to roam the plantation. He rode towards…

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GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

Sadness over a bird killed no sadness over a fish killed. Lucky are those with voices

Grenfell Action Group

Watching breaking news about the Grenfell Tower fire catastrophe. Too soon (5am) to even guess at numbers of casualties and fatalities. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences to all who have perished, to the injured, to those who are bereaved or are still searching for missing loved ones.

Regular readers of this blog will know that we have posted numerous warnings in recent years about the very poor fire safety standards at Grenfell Tower and elsewhere in RBKC.

ALL OUR WARNINGS FELL ON DEAF EARS and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time. Below is a list of links to previous blogs we posted on this site trying to warn the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, who own this property, and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation who supposedly manage all social housing in RBKC on the Council’s behalf:

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/fire-safety-scandal-at-lancaster-west/

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/kctmo-playing-with-fire/

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