Clarence was born in Guyana and came to the UK in the 1960s. He qualified as a teacher and progressed to become head of a Special Needs school, where his pupils included future boxing greats such as Lloyd Honeyghan and Frank Bruno. When he retired he continued to serve the Croydon community by becoming a local Councillor, and became Croydon’s first black mayor in 1995/6.
FOR THE ART- an Ode To Creativity by GITTY Posted on December 9, 2011 by zmecca “I gave you pieces of my heart cause the world tried to tear it apart, I just wanted to add on -increase your beautiful art, GPS to ma soul you in ma navigational chart, the road where it go kinda cloudy but …
Monday, October 10, is “World Day Against the Death Penalty”. Click the read more link to see who the next possible ‘Troy Davis’ is and what we can do to uplift the cause
Wickie Wackie is one of those teeming spots on the island that hosts some of the realest roots artists on different reggae shows. The intimate beach setting has seen the likes of Protoje, I Wayne and many more pass across its stage.
My other grandfather was the first Black Mayor of Croydon. The same place todays riot’s popped off. I’ve learned a lot about immigrant life in London just from being around my family and extended family. I often wonder about my parallel life as Z British and especially now where would I be in the scheme of all these things.
See one of the founding fathers of dancehall deejaying at 7:32..He was one of the three Jamaicans that started toasting, deejaying, rapping, whatever you want to call the thing that led to dancehall music.
If I got the chance to go in a time machine and visit any year, I would ask to be alive and aware in 1969. So many things happened that interest me.
If She’s a Whore then WTF Are you… Posted on July 15, 2011 by zmecca As I listened to a group of women belittle another woman I found out how true this statement was. They went on and on about the exploits of the other woman but the conclusion in the end was that “shi nah nuh shame”…. …
Claude McKay Puts Life’s Lessons and Leaders into Perspective… Posted on July 11, 2012 by zmecca Share I had planned to include this excerpt* from Claude McKay’s Home To Harlem from the first time I read it. It gave me goosebumps instantly. This thing was terribly powerful and it was if something was planted in me that made me become highly …
Ever wondered why every reggaeton song has the same beat? Or how in the name of Daddy Shabba Rankin Latino people get off on deejaying like us? It seems we are not so different after all. This article from Reggae Revelation explains a lot about how reaggaeton was created in Panama from Jamaican beats.