Laugh With Johnny & Fancy Cat On Mother’s Day

Jabari Production presents a comedy show called To Mom With Laughter on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 8 – at Premier Restaurant and Lounge (6924 Main Street) in Lithonia, Georgia.

Top-tier Jamaican comedians Johnny, from Lime Tree Lane and Fancy Cat from the popular TV show Ity and Fancy Cat will be doing sets, along with Lemon, Serena Watkins and Janet Dollar. Host for the evening is radio personality Pretty Boy Floyd.

Showtime is 4pm. Click here for tickets and additional information.

Oliver Samuels Is “Guilty With Explanation”

Jamaica’s king of comedy, Oliver Samuels, will be heading to Canada for back to back shows on Mother’s Day weekend. Samuels along with Lakeisha Ellison and Tesfa Edwards will star in the play Guilty With Explanation.

The team will be at L’Agora De Norte Place School (1780 Meadowvale Blvd.) in Mississauga, Ontario on May 6th at 8pm; and at The Metropolitan Centre (3840 Finch Ave. East) in Toronto on both the 7th and 8th.

Tickets are available at several West Indian locations in the GTA and online via Ticket Gateway. This is an Ebony Nile Production presentation.

Jamaica Ends Mask Mandate & Travel Pre-Testing

Effective April 15th, persons traveling to Jamaica will no longer be required to present a negative covid-19 test prior to travel.

Additionally, the Jamaican government has announced an end to mask mandate in enclosed public spaces as of April 15th.

Kudos To Questlove On His Oscar Win! (@questlove)

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Despite all the hoopla surrounding the Oscars on the weekend, there was a very good moment for black music that persons within the culture should not miss and/or forget. That’s the moment when Questlove‘s Summer of Soul won in the Documentary Feature category.

Questlove directed the 2021 Summer of Soul documentary, which was about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted black pride and unity. Congrats Quest!

Join Black Thought & Ta-Nehisi Coates For A Conversation At The Apollo

The Apollo Theater will come alive on March 30th as two prominent public figures from the black community will be on stage. This is not a music event however, it is a conversation between author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and legendary hip-hop MC Black Thought (a member of The Roots crew).

The men will be discussing their work, what has inspired them and the ways in which they are reimagining their artforms for the future. Starting time is 7pm. Click here for tickets.

Jamaica Relaxes Covid-19 Measures As The Country Slowly Returns To Normal

See below a statement from Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness as he continues to relax covid-19 measures.

“Effective Friday, February 25, 2022 for a three week period to March 17, 2022:

• The curfew hours will begin from 12 midnight (nightly) until 5 am the following morning until 5 am on March 18, 2022.

• The current maximum allowed to physically attend funerals and burials will now be 100. This number includes mourners, clergy, and any other support personnel. As a reminder, burials are permitted only between 9 am and 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

• The maximum number of persons for events hosted by public sector entities will now be 100. As a reminder, a maximum of 100 persons may be physically present at weddings and Annual General Meetings of companies.”

Jamaica Roles Back Covid-19 Measures

Earlier today in parliament – Andrew Holness – the prime minister of Jamaica, announced the following changes to the current covid-19 measures.

Effective tomorrow – Friday, February 11th, 2022 – Jamaica’s new curfew hours will be from 11pm nightly to 5am the following morning. This will remain in effect until February 25th when it will be reviewed by the government.

Additionally, the current maximum of 100 persons allowed to physically attend worship services will be replaced with a capacity limit determined based on the size of the place of worship, divided by 36 square feet.

All other measures will remain unchanged.