Social Commentary

Arm our Women, Don’t Harm our Women

On January 7th 2020 I published an article entitled Jamaican “men” the Biggest threat to our Society. At the time, we had just learnt of the horrific New Year’s Eve killing of Shantell White, a young woman who was brutally murdered by her alleged lover. Exactly two months later, I wrote a letter to Jasmine Dean asking for her forgiveness for failing to protect her, hoping that she could one day… Read More »Arm our Women, Don’t Harm our Women

Cancel the NBA Season Now

Dear Commissioner, If you really want to show solidarity with black people…If you really want to show how much you care…No more of this “sports unites us all” rhetoric used to fulfill your capitalistic obligations. If you care as much as you say, then put your money where your mouth is; cancel the remainder of the NBA season. According to the Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sports, approximately 74.3%… Read More »Cancel the NBA Season Now

The Flawed Concept of Patriarchy

Ever see what happens when a powerless person is thrust into authority? Their ineptitude becomes more exposed. Since time immemorial, men have gone unchecked. We’ve largely been responsible for all the unnatural destruction that befalls the earth, and yet, somehow, we think we are ‘God’s gift’ to earth and women.

This is America, Frightening and Satisfying

Throughout history, violence has always been the harbinger for revolution and change. Human beings for thousands of years have never quite figured out how to maintain peace and equity together. The scenes in the US right now are both frightening and satisfying. Frightening because it’s hard to control the monstrosity of riot and chaos borne out of supreme anger and frustration. It’s frightening because in the midst of this, though… Read More »This is America, Frightening and Satisfying

Dear Jasmine

I’m sorry we didn’t protect you enough. We live in a country where a lot of basic needs for citizens are not considered, let alone that of special needs. I hope you can forgive us, but if you can’t, I understand. As a people we have long been desensitized to cruel and inhumane treatment, but it didn’t start there. You see Jasmine, our country’s social depravity started when we turned… Read More »Dear Jasmine

Jamaican “men” the Biggest Threat to our Society

Her name is Shantell WhyteThe news read “24-year-old woman, shot to death by lover.” There was brief outrage that lasted as long as the length of the video that circulated on social media – mere minutes. It’s a story that has become all too familiar in the Jamaican society. As soon as this “outrage” wore off, people began to speculate on the reasons that could have led to this “man”… Read More »Jamaican “men” the Biggest Threat to our Society