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Ackee is Jamaica's national fruit. The fruit was imported to Jamaica from West Africa (probably on a slave ship) before 1778. Since then it has become a major feature of various Caribbean cuisines, and is also cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas elsewhere around the world. The fruit of the ackee is not edible in its entirety. Only the inner, fleshy yellow arils are consumed. It is extremely poisonous in the very center if you eat the red bits


The First Maroon War In 1739, the Jamaican Maroons were the first enslaved Africans to win their freedom from European slave masters. During the First Maroon War, they fought and escaped slavery and established free communities in the mountainous interior of the island. For 76 years, there were periodic skirmishes between the British and the […]


Language: In the video above, we hear Jamaica's language Jamaican Patois (Patwah), or “Creole". Jamaican Patois is similar to English from the deep south which has a French influence. Jamaican Patois developed in the 1700s between the English and French ruling of Jamaica, but it originated from West Africa. Currently, there are 3.2 million speakers in Jamaica. Some words we took from Jamaican Patois are Barbecue, Cannibal, Canoe, and Tobacco.

Rastafarian is a religious movement that emerged in Jamaica in the mid- 20 between the working class and black farmers, calling for the repatriation of the same to his ancestral home : Ethiopia - Africa. This movement proclaims Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia , as the earthly representation of Jah (God).


This is a great 1873 picture and story. Hope this helps someone. Look at her feet atop the little ottoman. Catherine Zimmermann-Mulgrave, the third person from the left, was a survivor of a slave voyage from Africa. She sailed in the slave vessel "Heroina". In 1833, the "Heroina" embarked slaves in Angola, on the West-Central African coast, and set sail to Cuba, but wrecked off the coast of Jamaica.


Callaloo (sometimes calaloo or kallaloo ) is a popular Caribbean dish originated from West Africa served in different variants in acro...

"Mental retardation is the biggest affliction of man kind" - Emperor Haile Selassie. Why are there so many powerless black people ? Are we still healing from Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome....