From April, 2018

Condom Status

We sat at a cafe, a famous one on the infamous Vilakazi street. Black South Africans and White tourists occupied the red, plastic chairs and tables. The afternoon sun shone gently on our foreheads as we sipped on hot black coffee in paper cups. A lit cigarette laid diagonally on the edge of the ash…

When the U.S. coughs, Jamaica sneezes…

This, apparently, is a common saying in Jamaica. When the United States of America coughs, Jamaica sneezes Driving around Kingston is reminiscent of driving in an impoverished city in the U.S. — the city proudly presents to you dilapidated buildings abandoned with boarded windows, streets begging to be swept, and a few Black Jamaican men…