Culture

SVG’s Garifuna Hero

Words by Risa Cox On March 14 of every year, St. Vincent and the Grenadines honors their national hero Joseph Chatoyer. Chatoyer was a Garifuna, a Carib c...

On the Dread Tip: Faux Locs

Words by Nneka Samuel Confusion. Betrayal. Shock and awe. That’s how many people felt back when we learned that Erykah Badu’s signature dreadlocks were fake. When she first stepped onto the neo soul/R&B scene, Badu’s image was replete with head ...

Recap: Ackee & Saltfish Episode 3: The Carpet Shop

Words by Nneka Samuel It happens. Your jam comes on the radio. It may not even be a song you know, but the groove gets into your bones and takes control of your body. Before you know it, you’re just a swangin’, bouncing and acting a damn fool. This ...

Barbados Chocolate Festival: A Resurrection of Tradition

Words by Chelcie Porter When you think of chocolate, Barbados is probably not the first place that comes to mind. But amid the sunshine and beautiful beaches, there are several chocolatiers waiting to make an impression. The first annual Barbados Ch...