Jamaicans Abandoning Flow For A More Reliable Service From Digicel (@FLOWJamaica @DIGICELJamaica)

flow_jamaicaAfter two straight days of inconsistent internet service from Flow, impacted Kingston residents are abandoning the telecommunications giant for what they say is a more reliable service from Digicel.

It has been brought to our attention that Flow servers have gone down on a number of occasions throughout the month of May, making it impossible for persons who need internet access for work/school to get anything done.

One Kingston 19 resident told us that “his loyalty is to the company that is able give him good service and seeing as though he’s not getting any service from Flow, they are not in the running.” We reached out to Flow’s customer service office before preparing this article and were told that at least 5,000 homes in Kingston have been negatively impacted as a result of their servers going down.

Jamaican Sprinter, Usain Bolt, Launches Two-Seater Electric Car (@usainbolt)

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Jamaican fast-man, Usain Bolt, has unveiled a new two-seater, all-electric and zero-emission vehicle, via his mobility company. It was on full display at the VivaTech conference in Paris a few days ago.

The car is being called the Bolt Nano and it comes in the same week that the firm announced it was rolling out its e-scooter offering in Paris.

Did You Know That Reggae Artist Anthony B Wrote & Released A Book? (@AnthonyBReggae)

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On April 12th, international reggae recording artist Anthony B released his first book, “Secrets to A Man’s Heart.” It is a novel about relationships and it stems from his desire to share the secrets about a man’s mind with women, so that they can better understand the male psyche.

Click here to check out “Secrets to A Man’s Heart” via Amazon.

An Evening Of Spoken Word With Sunni Patterson (@SUNNIPATTERSON)‏

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On Tuesday, May 7th, poet and activist Sunni Patterson will be the featured guest at ‘an Evening of Spoken Word,’ hosted by the UCSB MultiCultural Center. The event will be held at the UCSB MultiCultural Center in Santa Barbara, California from 7:30 PM until…

Sunni Patterson is a New Orleans poet who combines the heritage, culture, and traditions of her native town with a spiritual worldview to create powerful music and poetry. She is poetry in action; she is a political wordsmith!

Mutabaruka Confirmed For The ‘Heritage & Poetry Festival’ In St. Thomas On Mar. 31st

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On Sunday, March 31st, the St. Thomas Heritage Productions in collaboration with Ilife Vegan Foods and TPDCo present the St Thomas Heritage and Poetry Festival at Lyssons Beach (St. Thomas, Jamaica). This is a celebration of African lifestyle, Rastafari culture, fashion, food, and the literary arts.

The event will feature some of Jamaica’s best poets, namely: Richie Innocent, Wise Wurdz, Mutabaruka and others.

Poet, Singer & Activist Sunni Patterson Will Headline FAMU’s Harambee Festival On Feb. 23rd (@SUNNIPATTERSON)

sunni pattersonOn Saturday, February 23rd, Florida A & M University (located in Tallahassee) will be hosting the FAMU’s Harambee Festival, an event dedicated to unity in the community. The organizers are promising a day filled with live musical performances, vendors from across the region, cultural arts, workshops, fashion and food.

The highly acclaimed international artist Sunni Patterson has been confirmed as one of the headliners. Patterson, having performed at the Essence Festival and on HBO’s Def Jam, is expected to bring an artistic fusion of poetry, activism, and beautiful music to the event.

Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake & Others To Headline New Year’s Weekend Comedy Festival In St. Louis & Indiana (@TheRealMikeEpps @sommoresofunny)

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On December 29th and 30th, some of America’s best Black comedians will be
headlining back to back shows in the South. Confirmed acts include: Guy Tory, Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake, DC Young Fly and others.

The event for Saturday, December 29th will be held at the Chaifetz Arena (1 S Compton Ave) in St. Louis; while the show on Sunday, December 30th will be at Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center (1202 E 38th St) in Indianapolis, Indiana.