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Organiponico Vivero Alamar (OVA) is an organic, sustainable farm just 20 minutes outside of Havana, where its private business status allows farmers the freedom to make smart economic moves and attract farmers, scientists and researchers...

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MMJ: China, 4000 BC

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cannabis is an old plant with dense, ancient roots—history as stunning, dynamic and intricate as the plant itself. A native of Central Asia and Taiwan specifically, cannabis is one of the earliest plants cultivated by...

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Racism & Gentrification: Silent Conquerors

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and businesses increasing property values, encompassing a wide range of stratifying social constructs, like class, ethnicity, and race, which tend to be tightly entwined...

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Santería: A New World Tradition and Culture

March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Also known as La Regla Lucumi or Rule of Osha, Santería is an Afro-Caribbean religion rich in symbolism, rituals and ceremonies. It originated from the traditions and beliefs of the Yoruba people in West Africa and was...

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What’s the real difference between a gun and a father figure to a boy who has never known either? When your only taste of power is the fear in someone else’s eyes, can you really...

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Positive Vibrations of Conscious Hip-Hop

February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the likes of early blues and folk, and in response to the harsh realities of poverty, racial segregation, oppression, marginalization and inequality during the sixties, Hip-Hop emerged. Pioneers like Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa,...

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Dear readers, in honor of Black History Month, our good friends Esther Anderson And Gian Godoy  will be screening their documentary: Bob Marley The Making Of A Legend in various cities throughout America, Canada, England...

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The Difference Between Jail and Prison

February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have spent the last month conducting research for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy...

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2014 Reggae Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

RAGGAMUFFIN FESTIVAL Where: Rotura, New Zeland When: January 31-February 1 January 31: Shaggy, Rebel Souljahz, Tiki Taane, Soljah, February 1: Damian Marley, House of Shem, Three Houses Down, Sons of Zion, Common Kings, Ardija, Aotearoa Reggae All Stars, Majic,...

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial...

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