After much whooping and hollering; protests and demonstrations, heated diatribe and panel discussions, the results are still the same: Donald Trump will be the next leader of the free world.
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.