So I watched the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series, all six parts of it and it was beyond disturbing. At parts I got angry, others I was in shock at the sheer brazenness of this man and at one point when a mother had to help her daughter ‘escape’ his clutches, my heart ached for that family.
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with lights, trimmings, decorations, Santa hats, trees, carols, shopping and of course ham, cake and sorrel to complete the yuletide festivities. With tonnes of parties, dinners and family gatherings to attend, our schedule during the season is usually full but for a few dedicated souls, the reason behind the season has not been forgotten. When we remove the commercialized part of it, Christmas is supposed to be about giving and for some individuals, that remains what it truly is about.
Nothing can prepare you for the sights, sounds and yes the aroma that is Coronation Market. Jamaica’s largest food market, Coronation or ‘Curry’ for short, is viewed as instrumental in facilitating the ongoing trade and business in the heart of the city.
Superstitions. Not the kind that Stevie Wonder sang about but the home grown variety that leave normal sensible individuals doing seemingly crazy acts all in the name of customs that usually have no logical bearing or reason except that it was what their grannies or old folk used to advise them from dem a pickney.