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1307, 2021

Alison Smith trailblazing attorney from Black River, St. Elizabeth Jamaica who is shaking up the legal profession

July 13, 2021|

Alison Smith is originally from Black River, St. Elizabeth and spent several years growing up in Mandeville, Manchester Jamaica. Alison is a former partner at the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole and Bierman, and is currently Of Counsel with the firm. She graduated [...]

607, 2021

Marva Wilks raised by her Rastafarian grandmother in Bull Bay, St. Andrew is now a professional learning consultant in the United States

July 6, 2021|

Marva Marcia Christie- Wilks was born in Kingston, Jamaica where she attended St. Benedict’s Primary School located on the border of Seven Miles, Bull Bay and Harbour View. At the completion of primary school, Wilks attended Tutorial College Prep School. Both schools set the foundation [...]

507, 2021

June Guest Recap

July 5, 2021|

June Guest Recap Episode 1 Robert “Bob” Ritchie: Diversity educator hails from the historic parish of St. Thomas and now resides in Minnesota https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-a8ey7-1050cc1 Episode 4 Dr. Rupert Rhodd: From Jones Town, Kingston to Associate Dean of the School of [...]

2906, 2021

LEO JONES Disc Jockey who hails from Spanish Town and Kingston, Jamaica keeps the culture alive in America through music

June 29, 2021|

LEO JONES is the 3rd of six children in a family of five boys and one girl. He was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and grew up in Kingston and lived in an unusually huge property where his family would board horses. He lost his [...]

2206, 2021

Dr. Rupert Rhodd – Associate Dean of Economics and co-chair of the Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Assn of Florida

June 22, 2021|

Rupert Rhodd was born in East Kingston, Jamaica and lived in Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth. He attended Central Branch Primary School, Wolmer’s High School and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. If you asked Rupert to tell you about himself in one sentence, [...]

1506, 2021

Hope Blake Wade: Jamaican-American Fashion Designer, Evangelist, Community Organizer in Rockland County, New York

June 15, 2021|

Hope Blake Wade was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a graduate of Alpha Academy in Kingston, Jamaica; New York City Technical College and Cooper Union College in New York.  Hope spent her early years in Port Royal, the historic town in Jamaica where she [...]

806, 2021

Rose Williams Jamaican-American Lawyer, Mentor, Philanthropist in South Florida

June 8, 2021|

Rose Walker Williams was born in Mandeville, Manchester and grew up in Westmoreland and Kingston, Jamaica. She migrated to the United States at age 10 to live in Brooklyn, New York with her mother Betty and her three sisters.  She was raised by a single [...]

106, 2021

Robert “Bob” Ritchie Jamaican-American in Minnesota

June 1, 2021|

Robert “Bob” Ritchie Bob hails from the historical and industrial parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica. He’s blessed to have two entrepreneurial parents who taught him the skills of running successful businesses, and the understanding of the importance and value of quality customer service. Bob had [...]

1805, 2021

A Journey to America is Not for the Fainthearted

May 18, 2021|

Think about it, you are born and raised in your homeland and at age 18, you and your parents in their 50s and 60s pack up and leave to a place you have only ever visited. You leave everything behind in an age before the internet and cell phones, in an age where you needed an operator to make an overseas call – and you go to America in search of what exactly? You are not even quite sure. But you have dreams and aspirations. You want to be a journalist, a lawyer, a warrior for the underdog, a soother of ills.

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