“If black people knew their glorious past, then they would be more inclined to respect themselves.”

MARCUS GARVEY (1887 – 1940)

Greetings and welcome to PANTHER NEWSLETTER ISSUE 9.

Earlier this month, one of our greatest singers of Reggae music Lincoln ‘Sugar’ ‘Booga’ Minott sadly passed away in Kingston Jamaica, he will be sorely missed.  He leaves us with his numerous songs of hope and joy.  Check out NORMSKI’S  ARTICLE as PANTHER NEWSLETTER pays tribute to him with sixteen of his greatest hits.

A big shout goes out to our new readers here in the UK, USA and Canada; you know the drill, ‘Welcome aboard; rock and come in.’

This month we have more or less our usual suspects; a remarkable SPECIAL GUEST, a special OUR STORY feature; in celebration of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie’s Earthday July 23; an exclusive NORMSKI’S ARTICLE and everybody’s favourite THE CULTURE CORNER.

So no matter what the people say.  PANTHER NEWSLETTER leads the way.  It’s the order of the day, from I, Ras Normski as I would say!”



 Gangsters, politicians, cocaine and bankers

(Lessons from the saga of Dudus in Jamaica)

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, alleged drug lord and leader of Jamaican gang, the Shower Posse, was arrested on 22 June 2010.   Coke’s arrest, writes Horace Campbell, opens up the possibility to ‘reveal the full extent of the corruption of the politics of Jamaica and the Caribbean by their rulers in collaboration with the intelligence, commercial and banking infrastructures of the United States’.  Read on…

A War For Your Soul

A filmmaker and public speaker, Reggie Bullock is a vibrant voice and accomplished role model for the youth of today.  On March 15, 2009, Reggie’s short film “A War For Your Soul” was independently released on the internet, and has catapulted as a “stirring, epic and inspirational” video for today’s generation”.  Over 6 million internet viewers have watched “A War For Your Soul” in one year.  The video has garnered praise from mayors, city leaders, youth and civic organizations in almost every major country around the world, sparking dialogue in encouraging adults to play a more active role in educating children.  If you haven’t watched it; watch it here…

DNA Proves That Chinese Are African

Surprised?  Check out the video right here…

Mike Leigh Attacks UK Film Council axe Decision

The Department for Culture, Media and Sports decision to axe the UK Film Council is “Totally out of order,” according to film-maker Mike Leigh; here…

Levi Roots

Dragon’s Den sensation Levi Roots used to struggle financially, but with his business, new TV show and book, things are a little different these days.  Read all about it…

Get Well Soon Birdie

False rumours about the death of Mighty Sparrow.  His family is disgusted.  Here

Health & Well-Being

Whose Vagina Is It Really?

Immersed in Sandy Daley’s book is frank advice for women who may have been facing issues with their bodies and sexuality all their lives.  Daley hopes the book will make a difference in women’s lives, so they understand that there are no barriers to gaining and maintaining control.  Read on…

Prostate Cancer Awareness

For men to read and learn about prevention, the symptoms and treatment.  Click here…


 Jamaican Singer Sugar Minott dies aged 54

Jamaican singer and producer Lincoln ‘Sugar Booga’ Minott unexpectantly died earlier this month at the age of 54.  Minott launched a solo career in the 1970s and recorded for the famed Studio One label.  He went on to nurture new talent with his own Black Roots and Youth Promotion labels.

One Response to “GREETINGS & NEWS”

  1. Val Mears Says:

    R.I.P.Sugar….sadly missed …never forgotton…..xx

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