Rastafari

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Name: Rastafari
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Aug. 30 boys' cross country roundup: Kingston Invitational

Team scores and key: 1. Mount Academy (MA) 21 points; 2. Kingston (K) 37; 3. Middletown (Mid) 68; 4. Onteora (O) 93. Also: John A. Coleman Catholic (JAC).Individual: 1. Keith Baird (MA) 15:47; 2. Baxter Wareham (MA) 16:07; 3. Thorr Trowbridge (K) 16:16; ... [Published Record Online - 6 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

LOC meets Rastafari community

8TH PAC LOC MEETS RASTAFARI COMMUNITYThe Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 8th Pan African Congress on last Tuesday had a fruitful deliberation with leaders of the Rastafari community in Ghana. The meeting which took place at the LOC Secretariat ... [Published GhanaWeb - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Ganja supporters apply pressure to lawmakers

The Hanover Hemp and Ganja Farmers' Association (HHGFA), which held its first official meeting at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea on Sunday, is the second such organisation to be formed in western Jamaica. It follows on the heels of the establishment of the ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 30 2014]
Entities: farmer, Jamaica, Hanover
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Student with dreadlocks allowed to remain in Plaquemines school

PLAQUEMINES PARISH LA (WVUE) -The ACLU of Louisiana said Thursday that it has reached a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board over a student's hairstyle.A Rastafari student who attends South Plaquemines High School and wears his hair ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

‘Journey to Jah’

On a quest : The film follows Gentleman and Alborosie, two unique reggae singer-songwriters from Europe who delve into the life and cultures of Jamaica in search of spirituality.At the other end on the spectrum from Fenster zum Sommer (Summer Window), ... [Published Jakarta Post - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

ACLU contests Rastafari student's suspension for wearing dreadlocks in Plaquemines school

The ACLU letter, written by staff attorney Candice Sirmon, said "John Doe's religious faith is Rastafari, and wearing his hair in dreadlocks and not cutting his hair is central to his religious beliefs."Plaquemines Superintendent Denis Rousselle could ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Louisiana school hits Rastafarian teen with ‘unlimited suspension’ over his dreadlocks

10:10 EDTThe ACLU of Louisiana has come to the defense of a Rastafarian boy who has been suspended from school and forbidden to return until he cuts his dreadlocks.The boy was sent home from South Plaquemines High School when classes resumed Aug. 8 because ... [Published Raw Story - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Why Do SA Schools Still Have a Problem With African Hair?

[The Daily Vox]Last week, teachers sent a 16-year-old learner home from school, allegedly because her braids were too thick. The learner is said to have missed a week of school at the beginning of the term. In a similar incident earlier this year Nangamiso ... [Published AA South Africa - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Dreads up! Ancient hairstyle growing in popularity

It’s an ancient hairstyle that’s gone high-profile.Dreadlocks have been around for centuries. Some reports cite the discovery of mummified remains, hundreds and even thousands of years old, that had evidence of dreadlocked hair.Until around the 1960s ... [Published Pueblo Chieftain Online - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Theologian wants Jamaican boycott of Israel

A prominent Jamaican theologian is urging his country to take a clear stand against Israel’s military policy against the Palestinians by boycotting all forms of trade with the Jewish State.Professor Roderick Hewitt (currently based at the University of ... [Published RJR News Online - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 2 reports

Aidonia vows no more war lyrics, finds Rastafari

Dancehall star, Aidonia says he will no longer make records preaching war or violence after insisting he has become a more spiritual person due to his growing commitment to the Rastafari movement and aims to make many more conscious songs going forwa ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Pupil weaves through hairstyle controversy

CAPE TOWN - A grade 10 pupil in Cape Town has been allowed to return to school after being kicked out for having braids.The 16-year-old was ordered to stay away from classes until she changed her hairstyle.The provincial education department has intervened, allowing ... [Published ENCA - Aug 08 2014]

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Majic was delighted with her win, and had plenty of kind words for those who made it possible. "Firstly Give Thanks & Praise to The one true source and inspiration for Reggae artists like myself worldwide. His Imperial Majesty Hailie Selassie I Jah Rastafari. Equally to all of my Whaanau/Family, friends, fans, artists, bands, promoters & sponsors who liked, shared, posted, created group pages all in order to support this campaign. We here at MajicsMusic sincerely thank each & every one of you."
...The pipe's colors have religious meaning: "[r]ed for the blood [of] the martyrs; yellow for the sun that grows the greens, the sacred herb."
"Most of us are licensed farmers by RADA (Rural Agricultural Development Authority). Our main goal is to improve the standard of living in our communities and for our families and neighbours as well" Rivierie told Western Focus
"The ACLU will continue to seek redress for this student to ensure that his wrongful suspension does not negatively affect his education and future" said Candice Simon, an attorney for the organization

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Aug. 30 boys' cross country roundup: Kingston I... [Published Record Online - 6 hours ago]
LOC meets Rastafari community [Published GhanaWeb - 12 hours ago]
Fourth-quarter honor rolls: Kingston High School [Published Daily Freeman - Sep 01 2014]
Majic claims August Wildcard Chart win (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Sep 01 2014]
OPINION: A religious-freedom enclave (for now) [Published Insurance News Net - Aug 31 2014]
Ganja supporters apply pressure to lawmakers [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 30 2014]
Student with dreadlocks allowed to remain in Pl... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 29 2014]
School district grants exemption to student wit... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Aug 28 2014]
‘Journey to Jah’ [Published Jakarta Post - Aug 27 2014]
ACLU contests Rastafari student's suspension fo... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 27 2014]
Louisiana school hits Rastafarian teen with ‘un... [Published Raw Story - Aug 26 2014]
ACLU: School district should allow Rastafari te... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Aug 25 2014]
Roots Reggae Will Be the Sound of Carnival 2014... [Published Vice UK - Aug 22 2014]
Festival brings German films, stars to Indonesia [Published Jakarta Post - Aug 22 2014]
Guests add to Cinema Paradise [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 21 2014]
Big Brother Trevor T Boots Harris is dead [Published Caribbean Today - Aug 20 2014]
Do You Have to Be Christian to Be Jamaican? [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
New breeders and buyers for Suffolks [Published The Scottish Farmer - Aug 19 2014]
Why Do SA Schools Still Have a Problem With Afr... [Published AA South Africa - Aug 15 2014]
South Africa: Why Do SA Schools Still Have a Pr... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 15 2014]
Dreads up! Ancient hairstyle growing in popularity [Published Pueblo Chieftain Online - Aug 14 2014]
Theologian wants Jamaican boycott of Israel [Published RJR News Online - Aug 13 2014]
Highway explosions damaging Pinnacle ruins [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 13 2014]
Duane Stephenson Makes Fans Eager for Dangerous... [Published Prlog - Aug 11 2014]
Aidonia vows no more war lyrics, finds Rastafari [Published Examiner.com - Aug 11 2014]
Aidonia Embraces Rastafari, Deejay says "No Mor... [Published Hott 95.3 - Aug 11 2014]
Garvey and 100 years of UNIA [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 10 2014]
Faith Forum: Should religious people go vegetar... [Published Reno Gazette-Journal - Aug 09 2014]
Caribbean festival packs Hunter St. [Published Peterborough Examiner - Aug 08 2014]
Pupil weaves through hairstyle controversy [Published ENCA - Aug 08 2014]
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Do You Have to Be Christian to Be Jamaican? [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
Crucifix at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Photo by Nick|Allen, used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license. Damion Crawford, a member of parliament in Jamaica who is also the minister of state in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, has drawn criticism for ...
Bob Marley – A New God For The Bhutanese Youth? [Published Global Voices Online - Apr 26 2014]
Bob Marley has suddenly become a god among the already confused generation. The Rastafari Flag, with either Bob himself or with a marijuana leave on it, is all over the place. For someone who died in 1981 to brainwash smart kids of 21st century is so ...
Growing Faith in Cannabis [Published Georgetown/On Faith - Mar 14 2014]
Much ado has been made nationally about legal and voter-sanctioned “recreational” marijuana use in the states of Colorado and Washington, as well as “medicinal” marijuana available in 19 other states. Thirty-nine states, combined with federal policies, ...
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