GREETINGS & NEWS

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PANTHER NEWSLETTER VOLUME TWO: ISSUE 21

ITS MISSION: – TO EDUCATETO MOTIVATETO PROMOTETO INSPIRETO EXPRESSTO SHARE

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MOTHER SITE: SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS

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The God who make I and I, him create technicolor people.

Bob Marley (1945 – 1981)

From the book: 60 Visions: A Book of Prophecy; Book III: 30

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Greetings and Welcome to PANTHER NEWSLETTER ISSUE 21.

…and happy second birthday last month to PANTHER NEWSLETTER

Yes, it’s two years PANTHER NEWSLETTER has been on line and long may it reign. As it’s the end of another year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you the readers for logging on, browsing through PANTHER NEWSLETTER, reading and supporting your on line cultural review. Once again, I give thanks. A special shout goes out to our administrator Candice Smith for solving  the technical woes and to co-researcher Denise Anthea for finding some of the historical gems. I haven’t forgotten the contributors this year. They are: Brotha Chaz Walker; Ras Flako Tafari; Cherri Poet; Rastarella Falade; Chloe Redmond; Claudette E Johnson; Martin Glynn; Bryanna Jones; Denise Anthea; Caroline Bell Foster; Joanne ‘Blackpoet’ Stephen; Judith Jacob; Denise Dunn; Naomi Spencer. Nuff love to my family in the USA, east, west, north and south, in Jamaica, Canada, South Africa and here in the UK; Jah Bless.

The SPECIAL GUEST page returns in 2012. In this issue we have: THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY where all our community’s talent are on show; a special FEATURED POEM dedicated to you the reader and to all PANTHER NEWSLETTER contributors, past and present; Denise Dunn takes a trip down memory lane and throws down her debut FEATURED ARTICLE which I’m sure y’all will enjoy reading; NORMSKI’S ARTICLE; and everybody’s favourite THE CULTURE CORNER.

Check out the PANTHER NEWSLETTER mother site SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS and the launch of its new page: CULTURE CORNER ARCHIVES which will be continuously updated. It is now ready for you to read and will also be a great educational tool for you and your children. So why not check it out and enjoy the fountain of knowledge. You won’t be disappointed. See you there!

So without any further ado, kick back, chillax and enjoy your on line cultural review…

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NEWS (UK)

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THE UK RIOTS 2011 – THE POSTMORTEM  CONTINUES

Martin Glynn writer and criminologist from Birmingham UK speaks his truth about the real story behind the August 2011 riots in the UK for the Oxford Symposium; check it out, watch and listen keenly here… and here…

MARK DUGGAN KILLING: POLICE WATCHDOG ADMITS ‘MISTAKE’ OVER SHOOT-OUT CLAIM

The lead investigator for the police watchdog inquiry into the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan has been forced to admit a “mistake” was made in releasing information that Duggan had fired at officers first; more…

THE BRITISH WOMAN ON DEATH ROW 

Linda Carty was born on the British Commonwealth island of St Kitts West Indies. She’s awaiting execution in Texas: if she’s killed, she’ll be the first British woman to be executed since Ruth Ellis, over 50 years ago; watch…

POLICE PROBE OVER MORTUARY MIX-UP

A council has called in the police after the body of a former soldier who died in police custody turned up in a mortuary more than a decade after he was believed to have been buried; more…

FA CHARGE SUAREZ OVER RACISM ALLEGATIONS

Manchester United’s full-back Patrice Evra – who had several run-ins during the 1-1 draw at Anfield on October 15 – claimed to French media after the match that he had been racially abused by the Uruguay forward throughout the match; more…

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ELSEWHERE

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SEARS EMPLOYEE WINS $5.2 MILLION JURY AWARD FOR RACIAL HARASSMENT

Medro Johnson, 49, says life has been a struggle since his 2008 firing by Sears Home Improvement. “We depleted all our savings, our retirement, our kids’ college fund,” he said. He added that he hopes the jury award “will send a message to Sears” and prompt change; read more…

(OLD NEWS BUT STILL WORTH A WATCH AND READ)

FRANCE WILL NOT PAY HAITI REPARATIONS

Some Haitians suspected the announcement was too good to be true: that France would pay their nation $22 billion to make up for forcing the former French colony to pay an equivalent sum in exchange for its independence in the nineteenth century. Well, those who were suspicious were proved right when an elaborate hoax was revealed; here…

JJ AT THE APOLLO

A 12-year-old comedian wows the audience at the Apollo; watch…

DAVID GARIBALDI: JESUS PAINTING

No doubt, this man is an artistic genius; watch…

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OBITUARY

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BOXING GREAT JOE FRAZIER DIES AGED 67

Sad news from the world of boxing: Former heavyweight champion boxer Joe Frazier has lost his battle with liver cancer, his family told the Associated Press; read more here…

RAPPER HEAVY D DIES AGED 44

A Beverly Hills police spokesman said Heavy D died in a Los Angeles hospital after collapsing at his apartment building. Officers were dispatched after receiving a report of an unconscious person laying on the walkway of a building; more…

FORMER ENGLAND CRICKETER BASIL D’OLIVEIRA DIES

Basil D’Oliveira, the England cricket great and worldwide symbol of the fight against sporting apartheid, has died at the age of 80; continued…

BARRY LLEWELLYN FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE GROUP ‘THE HEPTONES’ DIES AGED 63

According to Earl Morgan, founder of the trio, Llewellyn began complaining of not feeling well and was rushed to the University Hospital in St Andrew Jamaica. He passed away at 3:15 a.m. the day after. No cause was given for his death; more…

CHARLIE SHEEN PAYS TRIBUTE AFTER PATRICE O’NEAL DIES AGED 41

Charlie Sheen has paid tribute to the late Patrice O’Neal saying the world lost ‘a brilliant man.’ The Comedian died at the age of 41. His death was the result of complications from a stroke he suffered in October; read more here…

LEGENDARY PRODUCER PHILLIP ‘FATIS’ BURRELL DIES IN KINGSTON JAMAICA

The legendary producer of the label Xterminator Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burrell has died in Kingston Jamaica. He suffered a stroke, was hospitalized and went into a coma; read more here…

SOCRATES, FORMER BRAZIL WORLD CUP CAPTAIN DIES AGED 57

Former Brazil World Cup captain Socrates, regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, has died in hospital at the age of 57; more…

CESARIA EVORA DIES AT 70

Cesaria Evora always performed without shoes as she sang traditional music of  the West African island nation of Cape Verde. It was a complex, soulful sound with infectious beat; more…

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TRIBUTE TO OUR SISTER AND BROTHERS 

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Cesaria Evora; here…

Joe Frazier; here…

Heavy D; here…

Basil D’Oliveira; here…

Barry Llewellyn; here…

Patrice O’Neal; here…

Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burrell; here…

Socrates; here… and here…

RIP – AND SAFE JOURNEYS

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8 Responses to “GREETINGS & NEWS”

  1. Wow! This is my end of year read…so much to sieve through!
    Big shout out to Norman Samuda, for such I-spiring and informative Newsletter, as this year closes, I look forward to bigger things in 2012!

    Give thanks for all the features and getting my face and name out there, much Ras-peck…for including “One Love”….Kokumo “raw”, just ketching a vybzes…

    Yah guidance I-tinually!!!

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