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Homage To Hendrix

Homage To Hendrix

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer “All Is By My Side,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier this month, focuses on a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix just before he became a rock guitar ...

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Belle’s Story

Belle’s Story

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer “Belle,” which also played at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), tells the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbata-Raw), the illegitimate, biracial daughter of a Royal Navy admiral and a ...

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Mighty Sparrow Doing Well – Says Daughter

Mighty Sparrow Doing Well – Says Daughter

NEW YORK, New York CMC – The family of Slinger Francisco, widely regarded as the “Calypso King of the World”, says the “Mighty Sparrow” is responding very well to treatment. Sparrow, who was admitted to a New York hospital two ...

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More Trouble For Vybz Kartel

More Trouble For Vybz Kartel

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Vybz Kartel, the incarcerated dancehall performer, is reportedly in more trouble with the law. On Wednesday, the police reported back-to-back seizures of several contraband items from the cell occupied by Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer. The ...

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Nina Davuluri Crowned First Indian Miss America

Nina Davuluri Crowned First Indian Miss America

According to CNN, Nina Davuluri is the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she’s the first Indian-American to wear the national crown. “I was the first Indian Miss New York, and I’m so ...

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“12 Years A Slave”: Slavery Made Painfully Real

“12 Years A Slave”: Slavery Made Painfully Real

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer We have read about slavery, but to see its unspeakable brutality recreated as it is in the film “12 Years a Slave” makes the horrors that our ancestors endured painfully real. The film, which ...

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Former Road Manager Of Vybz Kartel Gunned Down

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Jamaica police are investigating whether or not the recent posting on a social website criticizing dancehall artistes may have led to the murder of the former road manager of dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel, who is in ...

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TIFF: South African Film Challenges Taboos

TIFF: South African Film Challenges Taboos

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer South Africa now has a burgeoning film industry, programmer, Rasha Salti, told the audience before the screening of the film “Of Good Report” at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. But it has ...

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Sparrow Conscious And Responsive

Sparrow Conscious And Responsive

NEW YORK, New York, CMC – Slinger Francisco, widely regarded as the “Calypso King of the World”, has regained consciousness and is responding to medical treatment at hospital, a statement from his relatives said Tuesday. The Grenada-born Francisco, 78, has ...

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