Jamaican patois gained ground against English in the Caribbean thanks to this woman who challenged the system

Louise Bennett-Coverley was 17 when she made her first public appearance, reciting a poem in Patois, otherwise known as the Jamaican Creole that was then not given the literary recognition it deserved. Her intriguing performance, which was on Christmas Day in 1936, was seen as a challenge to the system, that was being built on the standard English language. Louis Bennett, who was later recognized as Miss Lou, would later grow to become a celebrated educator, folklorist, poet, and radio and television personality. More about this Born on September 7,…

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The world mourns 157 victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

An Ethiopian Airlines plane enroute to Nairobi from Addis Ababa crashed on Sunday morning immediately after takeoff killing all 157 people on board including eight crew. The crash was first confirmed by the Ethiopian government in a tweet expressing its “deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones.” The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737…

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North Africa Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

North Africa Petroleum Exhibition and Conference is the largest oil and gas exhibition & conference in Africa focusing on the North Africa Market. dedicated to the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream activities. NAPEC is the place to develop, grow and meet the oil & gas professionals coming from all over the world, governments representatives, shareholders and service & technology providers to do business in the hydrocarbons and energy sector in north Africa region.A unique mix of 570 Operators, technology & service companies from 40 Countries. Organiser: Eurl NAPEC / Mr. Djafer…

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Reflections on The 42 Laws Of Maat

If you have been in the Black conscious community for any length of time, you have heard the term ma’at used. Ma’at is the daughter of Ra – Supreme God of Kemetic culture – and is the goddess of truth, justice, divine order, and cosmic balance. Her polar opposite, Set, is the God of darkness and chaos. Therefore, when we discuss ma’at, we are discussing the opposite of destructive force. Ma’at is often shown with wing and carries an ankh, the key of life. So important were the principles of…

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