Culture

Cosplaying in the Caribbean

Words by Natalie Goode-Henry Cosplay has reached the Caribbean. Yes, it may be the eve of Halloween, but playing dress up is nothing new for the islands of Jam...

10 Funniest Jamaican Spoof Videos

Words by Natalie Goode-Henry Yuh readi to laugh out loud? POTENT has compiled the funniest Jamaican spoof videos circulating the Web. So grab some sorrel and p...
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Curry Making Strides with Alzheimer’s

Words by Kristal Roberts  If you walk into any island home, you’re almost guaranteed to find curry powder. The seasoning is a staple in many cultures and in many homes, but over the last few years, research suggests that curry could bec...

ABC’s Cristela Already Creates History

Words by Nneka Samuel Cristela, the new ABC sitcom created by Cristela Alonzo, has already made history.  It is the first primetime comedy created, produc...

5 Reasons To Tango!

Words by Nneka Samuel If any dance has earned the title of most sultry the world over, it’s the tango. With its sensual, elegant and passionate moves, tango en...

Caribbean Icon Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84

Words by Nneka Samuel “‘What’ is a wonderful word,” exclaimed the ever-curious, veritable Renaissance man Geoffrey Holder in the 2009 documentary film, Carmen and Geoffrey. More than a triple threat, the multi-faceted artist and Trinidadian native p...

Film Focus: Art Connect

Words by Nneka Samuel Art Connect, the uplifiting documentary film about a group of students from Success Laventille School in a volatile community in east Por...

On The Dread Tip

Words by Nneka Samuel Whether you have beginning buds or down-your-back locks, there’s no shortage of information available online when it comes to maintaining healthy dreads. YouTube mavens like Chescalocs, who has thousands of subscribers that tun...

Short Shout: Ackee & Saltfish

Words by Nneka Samuel Artist and London-based content creator Cecile Emeke’s short film Ackee & Saltfish looks every bit as satisfying as the Jamaican nati...