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This second episode of JC2701 Radio looks at the nature or resistance to oppressive social and economic regimes in Jamaica going spanning the time period from the Maroons to Rastafari. Group members discuss the role of ke figures such as the national heroes and Garvey as they explain the importance of these persons to the resistance movements in Jamaica.
On the next episode of JC2701 Radio, Group #3 will discuss the history and social impact of Jamaican music, paying close attention to whether accusations about the music promoting negative anti social values are true. Tune in and share your views in the live chatroom or call and interact with the guests live on air.
DEREK PARRA, Olympian speed skater, Gold and Silver Medalist, 2002 Salt Lake City
In 1984, Derek began roller skating and by 1996 he had become the most decorated athlete in the history of the sport. As an inliner he was a three-time national champion, two-time overall World Champion, two-time World record holder (1500m and 42K) and earned eighteen individual gold medals. He was the most decorated athlete at 1995 Pan-Am Games winning 5 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal. He had everything but an Olympic Medal. So in 1996, he switched from inlines to ice skates to chase after that medal. Just two years later he earned a spot on the 1998 US Olympic Team.
In February of 2001 he won a silver medal at the World Single Distance Championships (1500 meters) setting a new American Record and marking himself as "one to watch at the 2002 Olympic Games". Later that year, in November, he won a gold medal at the World Cup competition in Den Hague, Netherlands and became one of America's foremost medal contenders heading into the Olympics. In Salt Lake City he did not disappoint! After being selected to carry the World Trade Center flag into the opening ceremonies, the emotional evening inspired Derek through a remarkable 5000 meter performance on opening day of the Games. He briefly held the world record en route to a silver medal finish. That set the stage for a stunning world record finish and Olympic Gold Medal in the 1500 meter event!
Derek is also the first-ever Mexican American to compete in, and medal, in the Olympic Winter Games.
Tune in and listen to an interview with author, Dr. Glen Laman, as he discusses his new, authorative book:"Jamaican Entrepreneurship" on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. Learn about the characteristics, traits and ideas underlying the success of some of the island’s most accomplished entrepreneurs.
About iCAN Radio & Minna Press
The iCAN (Caribbean Author's Network) Radio Show is hosted by Lena Joy Rose, Executive Editor and Publisher at Minna Press.- a one-stop resource to assist authors in writing, editing, publishing and marketing their books.
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Neil Haley The Total Tutor will interview 2012 Olympian Alysia Montano. Neil will interview Alysia to find out about her career, and her work with Safe Kids World Wide.
Alysia Montaño (née Johnson) (born April 23, 1986) is an American middle distance runner. She is a five-time USA Outdoor champion 2007 (1:59.47), 2010 (1:59.87), 2011 1:58.33); 2012 (1:59.08); 2013 (1:58.67). She has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics. She distinguishes herself by wearing a flower in her hair while running, a personal affectation she adopted to assert her femininity while training with men.
Join HTR Wednesday as we find out about The Jamaican Iguana and whats being done to Conserve this awesome Species. find out how you can Help tune in to the show.
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This autobiographical book is the story of the author’s experience as a young immigrant from Jamaica. The author details her journey of homelessness after being kicked out of her mother’s house. Her journey as a homeless teen on the streets of Brooklyn began after being raped, resulting in a pregnancy that she did not abort.
In the first episode of the JC2701 Radio, students Johnathan, Pamela and Marissa, discuss how language attitudes took shape in Jamaica and the kinds of ways these attitudes are expressed. The panelists also compare and contrast the attitudes towards one aspect of the culture in another society.
This episode is about the recent beating death of Mario Deane lllegedly by the police in Montego Bay, Jamaica while in lock up. His deat sparked instant outrage and calls for an end to police brutalities. The police have been constantly engaged in qusetionable police shootings. There are high incidences of extra judicial killings being carried out by the Jamaican police which have earned the wrath of both the U.S Government and Amnesty International. The Jamaican Government has set un INDECOM, an independent agency to investigate and prosecute police who have broken the law.
Antonia is a singer , song writer, worship leader and speaker, is often called inspirational and refreshing in the music industry. Her voice captivates, as her message is delivered from the heart. On stage and beyond, Antonia’s energy is empowering and designed to ignite service to God and those whose lives might be changed by the power of a song. Antonia embodies the current trend among successful artists in the music industry. She is versatility!
Her music multi-cultural background: British, Canadian, and Jamaican. Antonia’s music blends her ethnicity with her life experience in God. This is heard in her lyrics and rhythms. Antonia’s musical style ranges from R&B, to Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Reggae. As a singer and songwriter, Antonia’s music is filled with an ever-present Spirit of Gratitude to Praise God. The God-Bestowed brilliance in her original music is designed to encourage as she gratefully celebrates the power of music.
Ultimately, Antonia’s desire is to enlighten and refresh the listener to experience the music and the message.Antonia has traveled globally, sharing her gift of song with the world. She has toured varied events including churches, conferences, trade shows, concerts and more as far as England, Brazil, The Caribbean Islands, North America, and beyond. Antonia asserts, “My career taught me there is no substitute for hard work.” She has worked with many artists who include both Israel Houghton and Alvin Slaughter. Antonia has been graciously recognized for her accomplishments and awaits more through her dedication and hard work; both People You Need to Know magazine and the Gospel Choice Awards have honored her, thus far.
Antonia is available for performances at events, concerts, conferences, retreats, and speaking engagements. For more information on booking requests and about her new single “Wid You,” please visit http://www.antonialawrence.com
We were to have had her on last week but LIFE got in the way, but things cleared up & she WILL be with us today!!!
Sistah Warrior Kentake Malopenza is gracing us again at AFRIKA'S REASCENSION, to share w/ all her upcoming tours to Jamaica. This annual excursion is NOT your typical getaway...it is a NATIONALIST'S GETAWAY
visit Garvey's house
meet & talk w/ real Jamaican Maroons
get a feel of REAL JAMAICA & not caucasoid tourist traps.
and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH more.....
For more information, please go to
She also has a few other things she will be launching, so please be the first to hear them AND PARTICIPATE at Afrika's Reascension!!!
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