jamaica

Kanye West to Take His Sunday Service to Kingston, Jamaica

Kanye West has been taking his Sunday Service all across America. He recently made a stop during Howard University’s homecoming and he plans to take his service to Jamaica on Friday. The event will be held in Emancipation Park in Kingston. It will be free and open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. […]

Buju Banton To Be Released From Prison Next Month

Buju Banton To Be Released From Prison Next Month

Buju Banton will be able to breath free air very soon. According to IamJamaican, the Grammy Award-winning artist is scheduled for release on December 8, 2018. Banton’s 10-year prison sentence was reduced by two months in January 2016. Florida’s US Attorney Office announced an agreement to waive the appeals of his prior convictions. In 2011, […]

The Levi’s Vintage Clothing ‘Rockers’ Collection Is a Big Up to Jamaica

Jamaican culture is filled with various sources of influence, whether it be the jammin’ chunes or that rude boy sense of style that inspired one of Rihanna’s biggest hits. For the latest collection by Levi’s Vintage Clothing, the classic 1978 reggae-inspired film Rockers stood in as the primary inspiration for head designer Paul O’Neill to […]

The Annual Love and Harmony Cruise is a Go-To Destination

The Annual Love and Harmony Cruise is a Go-To Destination

The second annual Love & Harmony Cruise was a concert/party on seas, produced by Rockers Island Entertainment in association with Best of the Best Entertainment and Massive B. The cruise ship featured 10 parties, 1 comedy show, and live performances by Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Sanchez, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Mr. Vegas, L.U.S.T, Chaka Demus […]

‘Love and Hip Hop’ Star Spice Releases Visuals for “Gum”

'Love and Hip Hop' Star Spice Releases Visuals for "Gum"

Spice is preparing for her takeover in the American market. She is back with the music video for her song “Gum.” The flick kicked off with the Spice blowing up a pink balloon and doing her infamous whine. In the next shot, she was accompanied by dancers at a carnival and they kept you mesmerized […]

Beyonce and Jay-Z ‘On The Run’ in Jamaica

  While the rest of us trying to figure out where to score the best tickets for On The Run II, Beyonce and Jay-Z are heating it up in Jamaica. NEW PHOTOS: Beyoncé & JAY-Z on the set of a new video in Jamaica (Mar. 20) https://t.co/H6aJPLDMMO pic.twitter.com/UVbwmOu3l8 — BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) March 20, 2018 […]

Jamaica’s first women’s Olympic bobsled team just made history

And the internet is all here for it! The Jamaican women’s bobsled team made their Olympic debut on Tuesday, becoming the first women’s team from Jamaica to take part in the competition. Thirty years after the four-man Jamaican bobsled team debuted at the Olympics in Calgary, Canada—and inspired the movie Cool Runnings—Jamaica sent Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian […]

Kranium Discusses His Jamaican Roots in Video “Where I’m From”

Kranium Discusses His Jamaican Roots in Video "Where I'm From"

International artist Kranium partnered with Tidal and Appleton to showcase his roots in video, “Where I’m From”. The Dancehall artist gave fans an intimate preview of his forthcoming mini documentary which shows what developed him to be the man he is today. Jamaica is a place of fashion, dance, and creativity. A lot of its […]

Highlights From Red Stripe’s Reggae Sumfest

Red Stripe’s Reggae Sumfest celebrated their epic 25th anniversary last weekend [July 21-22] in Montego Bay – alongside Downsound Entertainment who hosted the spectacular 2-day event with it’s super line-up! Reggae Sumfest’s local appeal is matched by its global appeal – the internationally recognized brand pulls music lovers from around the world. “The concept of […]

Melanin In The Industry: Why Black Women Often Get Overlooked

You would think that the skin that we were blessed with as Black women are considered luxurious. Think about it; we come in every different shade and color. We are as light as they come, and we are as rich in depth and earth tones as they come. However, no matter how light or how […]

Made Groceries Set To Hit The Road On 36 City Energy And Taste Tour

Starting January 11th, at the top of the year, talented New Orleans Rap Group, MadeGroceries will hit the road alongside Robb Bank$, on what will be their “Energy And Taste Tour”. With 36 stops, including Jamaica, spanning through March, the GroceryBoys will be spreading their light across the world. 2016 was a breakthrough year for […]

New Visuals: Allan Kingdom ‘Fables’

Allan Kingdom is encouraging the masses to keep it one more than 99 with his track “Fables.” The song which was featured on his latest mixtape Northern Lights, is mellow with striking vocals, which creates a great musical balance. In the newly released visuals Kingdom takes his fans on a journey to artistically express the meaning behind […]

Marcus Garvey Biopic Set To Be Released In 2017

Hollywood is developing a film about the late Marcus Garvey and according to IMDB, it’s to be released in 2017. Some news outlets have reported veteran actor Delroy Lindo will play Marcus Garvey, but he hasn’t confirmed the news as yet. Lindo is of Jamaican descent and in his younger years he shuttled between the […]

President Obama Hits His Jamaican Audience With a Pitch-Perfect Accent

Welp. That wasn’t on the teleprompter President Barack Obama is in Jamaica today speaking on his plans to invest in Latin American and Caribbean youth with a new initiative, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, which Obama has plans to launch in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. He traveled the nation yesterday, and visited the sprawling […]

The Beautiful Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe in Miami, FL

Congratulations Colombia! The 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant gracefully crowned Paulina Vega 2015 Miss Universe.  The Doral Miami crowed roared when her name was announced, as she embraced her first runner up Miss USA (Nia Sanchez).  Leading not too far behind was second runner up Ukraine (Diana Harkusha), third runner up Netherlands (Yasmin Verheijen), and fourth […]

Silver Spoon Brun Says You Must Be Looking For A “Miracle”

South Side is easily one of the toughest neighborhoods in Queens. It’s said that in order to be successful and not fall victim to the streets it literally takes a miracle, and this is exactly the inspiration behind South Side’s own Silver Spoon Brun’s latest single “Miracle.” Silver Spoon Brun has become one of the […]

A Better Jamaica April Newsletter

ABJ A Better Jamaica Engaged In Activities Designed To Strengthen A Set Of Southeast Queens Communities Known Collectively As Jamaica   Greetings!It’s been a minute since I’ve sent one of these “monthly” updates, but as most of you know, there’s been a distraction or two. Just because you haven’t heard from me, don’t think that we […]