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September 2017 Blog Posts (144)

'Wya' Lindo, Bob Marley's keyboard player, dies in London {VIDEO}

Earl "Wya" Lindo, Bob Marley's keyboard player, seen above with Bob died in London, England, yesterday. He was 64.

The Wailers' manager, Lennie Chen confirmed his death.

"Yes, he is dead. I got a call from his manager yesterday. He said Wya was complaining about stomach pains and had gone to the hospital. He died a couple of hours later," Chen told OBSERVER ONLINE from…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Black men in suits bring inspiration to charter school

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On the first day of school, EastSide Charter School in Wilmington, Delaware, asked black men to model what success looked like by coming to school dressed for success.

The event was called “Suit Up. Show Up,” according to an exclusive report in the News Journal. The school…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

8-M-Pregnant With 9th Child Keke Wyatt says husband wants divorce in emotional VIDEO

Keke Wyatt Divorce

In an emotional video posted to Instagram, Keke Wyatt says that her husband, Michael Ford, wants out of their marriage.

The singer, who is eight months pregnant, said her husband has started to tell other women the couple will get a divorce.

Ford, who has been facing allegations that he has been unfaithful to Wyatt, apparently told Wyatt that he wanted to leave her…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Obama Lambasts Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Decision to Kill DACA

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President Obama, who promised to speak out if the new administration ended his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, issued a statement condemning President Trump’s Monday decision to nix the immigration policy. “To target these young people is wrong—because they have done nothing wrong," the former president said in a…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 9:10am — 3 Comments

Bajan rapper Teff brings Afro-Caribbean Hip Hop to the world

Its a vibe: Bajan rapper Teff brings Afro Caribbean Hip Hop to the world entertainment teff

Teff Hinkson doesn’t sound like your average rapper. The Barbados-born artist is bringing a fresh sound to music that captures the best of his home island and the diaspora.

His “Afro-Caribbean chill hip hop vibe” as he describes it, perfectly rides the new wave of Afrobeat and Caribbean music genres increasing…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Florida man pleads guilty and asks for the death sentence after killing his wife and five children by slitting their throats

Florida man pleads guilty to killing wife and 5 children

  • Mesac Damas, 41, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to six counts of premeditated first-degree murder
  • He has waived his right to a jury trial and has asked for the death penalty 
  • Damas's wife and children, from 11 months to nine years old, were found stabbed and their throats slit in September…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 8:40am — 5 Comments

Crime A Major Cost to Jamaica Economy, National Security Minister Says

Jamaica’s Minister of National Security Robert Montague says the scourge of crime is a significant cost to the economy.

In fact, it’s approximately five per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“If we were able to cut crime in half, the economy would grow by two and a half per cent without the investment of a single additional dollar,” Montague…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Watch Roger Federer Go Sneaker Shopping With Complex {VIDEO}

Tennis legend Roger Federer goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in New York City and talks about growing up in Switzerland, watching Michael Jordan, his love for John McEnroe and Andre Agassi, working with Tinker Hatfieldon the Nike Zoom Vapor 9s, having his own Jordan shoe and his current favorite sneakers.…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 6, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Little Damage Reported After Earthquake Hits Haiti

One house was reportedly damaged, but there were no injuries or loss of life when a 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Haiti over the weekend.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred around 4:14 p.m. local time on Saturday, 11 km south-west of Thomonde and 13 km northeast of Mirebalais, in the Central Plateau department.

Reports out of Haiti…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 5, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Parents 'fly from India to Florida to beat their son's wife for being disobedient'

Indian man's parents fly to Florida to beat son's wife

  • Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, were arrested and could face battery charges, false imprisonment and child abuse 
  • Cops were called after Gaind called her own parents, back in India, to tell them she was being beaten by her husband and his family…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 4, 2017 at 7:47pm — 5 Comments

Woman charged after posting friend’s rape on Snapchat

Woman charged after posting friend’s rape on Snapchat news Beth Rae Harris

It doesn’t take much to get some people to turn on their friends but most would not go to the lengths Chicago’s Beth Rae Harris did to get even.

After an argument over…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 4, 2017 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Mandatory evacuation of Florida Keys begins as planes and ships told to steer clear and US Navy base tells 5,000 personnel to get out of town before Hurricane Irma hits the US east coast

'This has potential to be a major event for the East Coast': Hurricane Irma is upgraded to powerful Category 4 storm as Florida is declared a state of emergency

Florida Keys evacuated before Hurricane Irma hits

  • U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Irma is packing winds of 185mph as it crashes into Caribbean
  • That makes the hurricane - which is the size of France - the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 4, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

J'Ouvert Festival kicked off in Brooklyn amid heavy security as 4 people are shot overnight - one just blocks from the parade route

Revelers are searched by police officers during a Caribbean street carnival called J'ouvert on September 4, in New York City

  • Tens of thousands of revelers gathered on the streets of Brooklyn for the J'Ouvert Festival early Monday 
  • But this year saw a heavy police presence, barricades and metal detectors amid fears of violence
  • Two people were murdered at J'Ouvert last year, despite an increased police presence, and in 2015,…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 4, 2017 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Obama's parting letter to Trump: Read the four pieces of advice Barack offered Donald in handwritten letter he left in Oval Office desk drawer before leaving the White House

The advice President Obama gave President Trump

  • On Sunday CNN released the contents of the letter President Obama wrote for President Trump on his last day in office 
  • Obama was seen on January 20, 2017 putting the letter into the Resolute Desk, with President Trump showing it off to a White House crowd two days later 
  • Obama wrote that…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 3, 2017 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Sheriff arrests 4 of his deputies in feces-throwing scandal

Sheriff arrests 4 of his deputies in feces throwing scandal news Deputy Scandal

Several Alameda County Correctional deputies have been arrested and will be firedfor their alleged misconduct at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California.

The charges they face involve allowing and directing inmates to throw urine and feces at one another.

“It has shocked the conscience of our entire agency, it is a terrible event,” Sheriff…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 2, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Meet Rorrey Fenty- Rihanna’s brother and the king of Crop Over

Meet Rorrey Fenty Rihannas brother and the king of Crop Over living rorrey

This summer, theGrio went #travelnoire when Deputy Editor Natasha S. Alford flew to Bridgetown, Barbados for Crop Over 2017.  She jumped with Crop Over band Aura Experience, interviewed rapper and entrepreneur Rorrey “Gallest” Fenty about the moves he’s making on the island, and chronicled the beauty of Grand Kadooment.


Even in the midst of thousands of revelers in Barbados, it’s hard to miss Rorrey…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 2, 2017 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Law enforcement can now scan your DNA in 90 minutes, but should they?

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A IntegenX employee works in a cleanroom in Pleasanton, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. IntegenX makes DNA testing units that can analyze a DNA sample in 90 minutes. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

 

  • IntegenX CEO Robert Schueren discuses rapid DNA technology

  •  IntegenX CEO Robert Schueren discuses rapid DNA technology

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Added by El-Bull on September 2, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Police Officer Drags & Arrests Nurse For Refusing to Illegally Draw Blood from a Patient (Video)

A video released by the Salt Lake City Police Department shows nurse Alex Wubbels being dragged out a salt lake city hospital and being illegally detained after refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient.

This brave nurse was following hospital policy to protect the rights of her patient. Policies state she cannot draw blood from an unconscious patient unless the…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on September 1, 2017 at 8:04pm — 4 Comments

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