It is often said that ‘if a child does not learn, a teacher did not teach’, and while some may take umbrage at this sentiment, there are many teachers who wished that parents would teach their children a thing or two before unleashing them on the wider society.
Though we cannot vote, every Jamaican has an opinion about the upcoming US elections that is set to go down in early November of this year. Indeed it is all the talk for months on end as we weigh in on candidates we like, some we tolerate and others we wish would go out and play in morning traffic!
So A&E premiered the 2016 version of the classic miniseries ‘Roots’ originally written by Alex Haley which first debuted around 1977 I think. There has been much controversy about this, as many believe it was a waste of time and effort, even going as far as to say ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ as the first ‘Roots’ was iconic and ground breaking in its frank portrayal of how blacks were bought, broken in, brutalised, branded, battered, bred, bartered and to an extent, brainwashed.
So you think you found yourself a good man because he is caring, compassionate and considerate. He is romantic, tells you he loves you and get this…even lets you holds his phone and have the passwords to all his electronic devices! He communicates, shows you affection in front of his friends and introduces you as ‘his girl’ to everyone. You are over the moon happy and can see the relationship progressing to the next level. There is only one major problem….he has a face only a mother can love and in his case, that mother would still need at least six shots of Hennessey to show that love as physically he could be twins with Quasimodo.