Rastafari

Type: Keyphrase
Name: Rastafari
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

The Rastafarians’ Flawed African ‘Promised Land’ – BBC

(BBC News Magazine)BBC NewsBy Chris SummersForty years ago Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was overthrown. It was a blow for all Rastafarians, who revere him as a god – and for those Rastafarians who had emigrated to Ethiopia, life suddenly got more ... [Published Tadias - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for legal pot

TAKING a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colours of his Rastafarian faith.THESE days, the ... [Published Geelong Advertiser - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”Erskine, who lives in Lithonia, is a professor of theology and ethics at the Candler ... [Published Baltimore Times - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Powerful documentary advocates reparation

Discussion, comments and questions continued for nearly an hour in the packed auditorium after the Jamaican premiere of the film. Its major themes are the legacy of slavery in Jamaica, reparation for the injustices done during and after slavery, and repatriation ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Mobilizing For A Successful 8th Pan African Congress In Accra

If things go on well according to plan, over 300 delegates around the world will gather at the Accra International Conference center on the 27th and 28th of October this year to deliberate on critical areas of interest relating to the development and ... [Published Modern Ghana - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

DEAR CHRISTINE: ‘Priest’ treated me like chattel

Dear Christine,I met a man named . . . from Bridgetown. We were introduced to each other by a mutual friend.We spent numerous hours and money talking to one another via phone before he finally convinced me to come to Barbados and marry him.I thought he ... [Published Barbados Daily Nation - Sep 08 2014]
Entities: Barbados, Divorce, Rastafari
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Guyana Rastafari Council calls for National Marijuana Commission

The Rastafarian community in Guyana is calling for the setting up of a National Marijuana Commission.At the last meeting of the Guyana Rastafari Council held at the F.E. Pollard School on August 24, 2014, members called on the Government to immediately ... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - Sep 05 2014]
Entities: Guyana, Rastafari, Marijuana
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Rastafarian High School Student Sent Home From School For Ten Days For Having Dreadlocks

CREDIT: AP Legal experts are coming to the defense of a Rastafari high schooler in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, who was kicked out of class for having dreadlocks, arguing that school officials violated his right to religious freedom. According to ... [Published Think Progress - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Logolenses Announces New Rasta Collection for Online Catalog

NEW DESIGNS CELEBRATE RASTA AND REGGAE CULTUREClearwater, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/03/2014 -- The Rastafari movement is a very serious philosophy that takes much of its direction from the Bible. It is a spirituality movement that arose in the 1930s in ... [Published Digital Journal - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 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 - Sep 01 2014]
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

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]

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...other adherents of Rastafari - a homegrown spiritual movement that considers the drug divine - may soon be able to smoke without fear of arrest. "Rastas have treated marijuana as something legal all along, even though we have been sent to prison for using the herb in our prayer. But this is the time for all these pressures to stop. The world is catching up now" the 67-year-old three-time Grammy winner said at his modest Kingston home
Leonard and Connor were told by Rogers being short votes to be elected to Parliament was not a valid reason and "does not indicate the voting or counting was not done accurately and to the law."
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."
"Are there state protections that [such laws] would have to contend with? Absolutely" said Teresa Collett , a professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School . "Hershberger is the first place to go to."

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The Rastafarians’ Flawed African ‘Promised Land’ [Published Disinformation - Sep 13 2014]
In Jamaica, Rastas ready for legal pot [Published Geelong Advertiser - Sep 13 2014]
The Rastafarians’ Flawed African ‘Promised Land... [Published Tadias - Sep 13 2014]
Caribbean roots of black church explored [Published Baltimore Times - Sep 11 2014]
Powerful documentary advocates reparation [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 11 2014]
Mobilizing For A Successful 8th Pan African Con... [Published Modern Ghana - Sep 09 2014]
DEAR CHRISTINE: ‘Priest’ treated me like chattel [Published Barbados Daily Nation - Sep 08 2014]
Daniel Bambaata-Marley releases inspirational t... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 05 2014]
24/7 Twist - Weekly Entertainment Guide [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 05 2014]
Guyana Rastafari Council calls for National Mar... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - Sep 05 2014]
Rastafarian High School Student Sent Home From ... [Published Think Progress - Sep 04 2014]
Rastafari Council calls for Nat’l Marijuana Com... [Published Kaieteur News - Sep 04 2014]
‘Janchi’ re-elected, in spite of tie with Bunca... [Published St Martin Daily Herald - Sep 04 2014]
Logolenses Announces New Rasta Collection for O... [Published Digital Journal - Sep 03 2014]
Amerindian Month activities commence with Inter... [Published Kaieteur News - Sep 02 2014]
Aug. 30 boys' cross country roundup: Kingston I... [Published Record Online - Sep 01 2014]
LOC meets Rastafari community [Published GhanaWeb - Sep 01 2014]
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]
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]
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Rastafarian High School Student Sent Home From ... [Published Think Progress - Sep 04 2014]
CREDIT: AP Legal experts are coming to the defense of a Rastafari high schooler in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, who was kicked out of class for having dreadlocks, arguing that school officials violated his right to religious freedom. According to ...
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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