Famine casts shadow over global hunger progress

3 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
The number of hungry people around the world has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but famine has cast a dark shadow over four countries in the past year where conflict and climate shocks are threatening to reverse this progress, according to results from an annual global hunger index. The overall score of the 2017 Global Read More

China in Africa: Neo-colonialism or Development?

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
(This is part two of a two part series. Last week we focused on Jamaica and the Caribbean. This week we’ll examine the Chinese in Africa).   Addis Ababa has a surprise in store for those who haven’t visited in a few years. Cutting through the heart of this booming city, where construction cranes are Read More

Jamaica, Africa, we need to teach creativity in schools

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Creativity: the process of having original ideas that have value.   Two of my classmates in secondary school are now medical doctors in Jamaica. Run of the mill stuff, fixing and treating injuries. Another one is a bank manager, counting money and keeping the balance sheet…well, balanced. I’m approaching the higher reaches of the education Read More

Christianity in the Black World

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 2
Take whole heap a religion to keep we as di sufferer Who call god di most? You no see ah di sufferer…  Bounty Killer featuring Wayne Marshall     Only the curious have something to find…   Back in the mid1990s on a warm midsummer day, the sun dipped low in the blue sky and Read More

Brexit! If You’re An Immigrant From Beyond The EU, What’s Not To Love?

7 months ago Ricardo Hylton 1
The Invisible Aliens were watching The Daily Politics from a few days ago, and was taken aback when a lady with a distinctly Jamaican accent bemoaned the UK’s exit from the European Union. We were flabbergasted. Whilst the native white British moaned and wringed their hands over the supposedly impending financial apocalypse caused by Brexit Read More

Can Black People Learn From The LGBTQ Community?

9 months ago Chad 6
Nothing is truly lost until you stop looking for it. Have you watched Milk? No, I’m not referring to standing by the refrigerator door and watching the pasteurized yield of the cow’s teats settle at the bottom of a jug. The Milk I am referring to is the 2008 biographical movie starring Sean Penn based Read More

Reevaluating Nelson Madiba Mandela

10 months ago Chad 2
The Legacy: Re-evaluating Nelson Mandela Listen, the Invisible Aliens love Nelson Mandela as much as the next man or woman. All those years (27 to be precise) in a damp jail cell and all that Robin Island prison food would have made me bitter. So bitter indeed that every single Afrikaans tongue wagging apartheid peddler Read More