Rolling Stone: Grace Jones on New Doc ‘Bloodlight and Bami

‘Slave to the Rhythm’ singer/style icon on opening up for the camera, her ‘Black Panther’ shout-out and more She’s been a Grammy nominee and a disco glamazon, a supermodel and a slave to the rhythm, a Bond femme fatale and Conan the Barbarian’s cohort, a style icon and a Studio 54 habitué. She is Grace Jones, and this tall, fearsome Jamaican remains an instantly recognizable … Continue reading Rolling Stone: Grace Jones on New Doc ‘Bloodlight and Bami

Lauryn Hill announces 20th Anniversary Miseducation tour

Hill is revisiting her landmark album with stops across North America, including Toronto and Vancouver   When the landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was first released in August of 1998, Hill’s smart, infectious songs were everywhere — from cafés to stores to radio. Now Hill is revisiting the album with a North America-wide tour that kicks off July 5 in Virginia and includes stops in Toronto … Continue reading Lauryn Hill announces 20th Anniversary Miseducation tour

658… Jamaica’s New Area Code

The current area code, ‘876’, is almost exhausted and requires an additional code, or NPA (numbering plan area), which will come into effect at midnight on May 31, 2018. The change effectively makes the dialling of local numbers a mandatory 10-digit exercise (the three-digit area code plus the last seven digits of the phone number). Although mandatory 10-digit dialling is six months away, the country’s … Continue reading 658… Jamaica’s New Area Code

British residents deported to Jamaica told to ‘put on accent’

Labour MP David Lammy condemns government leaflet telling new arrivals how to blend in The government has been criticised over a leaflet for people it claims to be deporting to their home country, which includes advice to put on a local accent. David Lammy, the Labour MP who spoke passionately about the Home Office’s treatment of the Windrush generation on Monday, said the document demonstrated … Continue reading British residents deported to Jamaica told to ‘put on accent’

HoodCelebrityy and Dancehall’s New, Global Faces

By Matthew Trammell I recently heard a remix of “Famous,” by the Moroccan-American artist French Montana, on the radio station Hot 97, here in New York. Montana’s song, which has been out since last summer, is a light dancehall bop in the vein of Drake’s “Views”—a plea to resist the trappings of fame for the sake of a relationship. The remix adds a soft verse from … Continue reading HoodCelebrityy and Dancehall’s New, Global Faces

TAMU MCPHERSON

Born in Jamaica. Raised in New York. Now residing in Milan. I started taking street style photographs in 2006 for Glamour.it. Shortly after, I began writing feature pieces for Vogue Pelle and became a contributor at Elle Italia. I launched All the Pretty Birds in November 2008. Before becoming Editor-in-Chief of Grazia.it in February 2011, a position that I held until September 2013, I had the great pleasure … Continue reading TAMU MCPHERSON

Beautiful Bronze for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls

The Jamaica netball team rebounded from the heartbreaking one-goal loss to England in their semi-final game on Saturday, to score a 60-55 win over New Zealand in the bronze medal match and secure the country’s 27th and final medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Sunday. It was the first time that Jamaica were defeating the Kiwis in a major tournament. Cheered on by … Continue reading Beautiful Bronze for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls