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On the 31st December 2012, the day of Kuumba (Creativity) of the Kwanzaa season; I promised myself that I was going to write and self-publish three projects I had rolling around in my head for years. On the 1st January 2013, the day of Imani (Faith), I began my journey.

BRITANNIA’S CHILDREN was published 5th February 2013. I give thanks to Kim Pearson and Naiobi James for bigging it up on the other side of the pond in the USA and Canada respectively. FREEDOM STREET followed 7 months later 4th September 2013; and just over a month after that, in celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the BAD FRIDAY (Third Edition) was published 29th October 2013. A big shout goes out to Courttia Newland (Author/Screenwriter/Playwright) for writing in the preface his thoughts about what BAD FRIDAY meant and did for him 17 years ago when he was about to write his first novel.

To my family in Canada, Jamaica, South Africa, the UK and USA; a BIG “Thank you.” Your eternal encouragement and support is priceless “Love unnu bad.”

To you readers who have bought and read the books, thank you for your support. For those of you who don’t know where the books are, visit here…

For each and everyone, hold dis…


…and there’s more to come in 2014; stay tuned.

‘Everyting  Bless…’


In this end of year issue we have: THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY, the FEATURED STORY (A TRIBUTE)THE MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET, the FEATURED ARTICLE and last but by no means least, we have everybody’s favourite, THE CULTURE CORNER. So kick, relax and enjoy the return of PANTHER NEWSLETTER.




Two Found Guilty of Lee Rigby Murder

Two men have been found guilty of murdering soldier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in south-east London in May. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, struck Fusilier Rigby with a car before hacking him to death; more…

From the Mail Online: Come on the British Government and Security Authorities, wake up and smell the coffee…What are you going to do to make sure this never happens again; visit here…

Jealous Husband Gets Life For Horrific Murder Of Wife

A JEALOUS husband has been locked up for life for murdering his wife in a jealous rage while their baby slept in the same room; visit here…


Food Bank Founders Launch Appeal To Help Manchester’s Hungry

THE FOUNDERS of a food bank in Moss Side, Manchester have launched a petition to put an end to benefit sanctions, after the number of people needing emergency food parcels spiked; more…


Birmingham Woman Becomes Queen’s Local Representative

COMMUNITY STALWART Beverley Lindsay has been appointed as a deputy lieutenant for the West Midlands, becoming the first African Caribbean woman to take up the role; visit here…


Mark Duggan Inquest Adjourned Until Next Year

THE INQUEST into the death of Tottenham resident Mark Duggan has been adjourned until next year as the jury completed their sixth day of deliberations; more…


Obama’s Brother Is Self-Publishing An Autobiography.

Mark Obama Ndesandjo, President Obama’s half-brother, will address supposed inaccuracies in the president’s own memoir; visit here…


India Billboard Mistakes Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela

The embarrassing gaffe in the southern city of Coimbatore displayed the actor’s face instead of the late South African president. Read more… 


Mourn Mandela the Man Not His Politics

Did a focus on forgiveness come at the expense of black advancement? Marc Wadsworth, founder of the Anti-Racist Alliance, examines the debate; visit here…


Junior Murvin, Reggae Great, Dies at Home in Jamaica

Reggae great Junior Murvin died at his home in the Portland Parish, Jamaica earlier this month; read more…


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