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One Million Invested By The Links, Incorporated In Jamaica’s Economy 1 431

More than 190 members of The Links, Incorporated, an organization of African-American women connected in friendship and service, will return to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the group’s third humanitarian trip, a global linkage initiative to enhance the educational, health and welfare of the nation’s schools and students, that began in 2016. The group is expected to be on the island January 23-26, 2018.
Since their first trip in 2016, the Links will have invested approximately one million dollars in the economy and devoted over 5,000 volunteer service hours at the end of this mission trip. The delegation’s ultimate goal is to make a sustainable impact and create lasting partnerships in communities of need throughout Jamaica.
The Links, Incorporated’s members and their families, a record number attending this year, will bring various school supplies, and all the basic tools to share with students and their families to better their education.
Included in the donations are 160 Kindle Fire tablets to support youth technology interests and efforts. As in past years, led by the organization’s president, medical doctor Glenda Newell-Harris, The Links, Incorporated’s members will visit the partner schools participating in the three-year project: St. Mary’s Preparatory, Mt. Zion Primary and Watford Hill Primary schools.

Through collaboration and sponsorship by Colgate’s dental education program, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, The Links, Incorporated has improved students’ oral hygiene by providing on site dental exams to the children at all three schools.  Support from sponsor AARP has also enabled members to finance and implement resource specialists to the educators who are focusing on teaching enhanced reading, writing and math practices.

While our aim has been to extend helping hands of friendship and service to those with whom we interact and connect with in Jamaica, this trip is one of mutual transformation. Our members are so excited about the opportunity to return to share and enjoy an experience that is as meaningful to us as it is to our Jamaican colleagues. Our hands-on involvement with students and teachers allows us to give to those who may benefit from our resources. It also enables us to live out the mission of our organization in real time.  We look forward to making a difference in the lives of our children, who are our future, on the beautiful island nation of Jamaica. –Dr. Newell-Harris.  

The visit will focus on five program areas: technology presentations, anti-bullying training, arts, oral and physical hygiene, and CPR training for 4-6th graders.
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MUST WATCH: Newly Released Undercover Video Shows Buju Banton Tasting Cocaine In Florida Warehouse. 0 216

ABC News – Buju Banton is set to be released in a matter of months, but the cocaine-trafficking case against him still infuriates his most ardent supporters, who believe he landed behind bars after being set-up and seduced by a U.S. government informant.

“He was entrapped. Just follow the case,” one longtime fan, 55-year-old Alvin Walfall of Bowie, Maryland, said. “It was entrapment.”

Walfall is one of nearly 5,000 people who signed onto a series of online petitions calling for Banton’s freedom and questioning the case against him.

#RELATED: Buju Banton Vindicated: New Development In Drug Case Proves He Was Telling The Truth

For years, U.S. officials demanded that a key piece of evidence — undercover video from Banton’s last meeting with the informant — stay under seal, hidden from public view. But ABC News appealed to a federal judge, and the video has now been unsealed.

It offers the most complete account of how Banton, 44, ended up in a U.S. prison, convicted of two counts for his role in a conspiracy to sell cocaine.

Want to see the full 11 minute video, continue reading the story at “Controversial case of a music star caught on newly unsealed undercover video”

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VIDEO: Flourgon and Legal Team Explains Basis of 300 Million Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘We Can’t Stop’ 0 220

Kingston, Jamaica – News emerged in March that a Copyright Lawsuit was filed in New York against American Pop artist Miley Cyrus claiming her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop” used the lyric “we run things, things nuh run we” without permission from its owner Michael May who performs under the name Flourgon.

“We Can’t Stop” was the lead track from Cyrus’ 2013 album “Bangerz” co-written and produced by Mike Will Made-It, P-Nasty and Rock City. In the lawsuit, Flourgon is accusing Miley and her label, RCA Records, of misappropriating his lyrics and profiting from the same.

In this first video interview since the lawsuit was filed, Flourgon’s legal team explained the basis for the lawsuit and the hefty 300 million claim for punitive damages.

In the interview, the lawyers claim bias on the part of Cyrus and her production team as they gave credit to two other American artists Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick for the use of a variation of their iconic 1985 hit “La Di Da Di” but not Flourgon for his “We run things, thing nuh run we”.

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