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Caribbean Life Social Media

Make Decency Great Again: Why We Need To Stop And Think before Posting On Facebook

Social Media and Mental Illness

Ok people, big man and big woman thing now. At which point do we start seeing beyond the “Likes”? Hold on let me back it up like a dumper truck for a moment.

In the not so distant past, let’s say a mere 15 years ago, a few men and women controlled our access to the media. They decided what we saw, listened to and read, and it was a one-way conversation. If we wanted to get something out, we had to go through these gatekeepers.

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Caribbean Social Media Storytelling

Three Reasons Why People Are Sharing Scholar Pum Pum Song And The Vagina Song

If you are Grenadian and have a Facebook account or WhatsApp on your phone, by now, you would have come across one of two songs or both. One a song by King Scholar called Pum Pum with the punch line being “Seethahall, he don’t like pum pum at all.” The second song, by a young soca artist, is called Vagina and the punch line is “Vagina me love, vagina me crave”.

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10 Commandments of Entrepreneurship for Caribbean Entrepreneurs

caribbean entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are people who make a difference in the world by converting visions into reality and creating products and services used by the general population. There are many problems being faced in the Caribbean today that can be easily solved if a culture of entrepreneurship is to be developed and more entrepreneurs are created. While not everyone will become an entrepreneur, the Caribbean will be better off if there were more of them. Here are 10 commandments of entrepreneurship for Caribbean Entrepreneurs.

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Four Reason Why Black Parents Should Limit or Monitor Their Kids Social Media Use

kids social media use

I know what you are thinking, the guy who does Social media for a living is telling us to keep our kids off social media. Well, the truth is I don’t want them off social media, or I will be out of a job. But there are some things you need to know where social media is concerned and it’s my job to keep it 100 with you. So here’s why you need to limit or monitor your kid’s social media use

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Caribbean Life Social Media

5 Things Caribbean People Should Know Before Migrating To The US and Canada

5 Things Caribbean People Should Know Before Migrating To The US and Canada

Ok, I get it, when our family and friends migrate they tend to make the countries they migrate to looks like heaven. And mind you, I am not saying they are wrong, for me I know Canada is pretty awesome. I think there are some things Caribbean People should know before migrating.

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Caribbean Life

5 Things Caribbean Parents Need To Stop Doing Now (Do Parents Still Do Number 5?)

I woke up this morning reminiscing about a conversation I had with a friend. We were talking about how some of the young people we used to mentor back in the day were succumbing to lousy advice regarding professional development. That got me sad 1- because I know the potential of these kids 2- In many cases it was because of parents. So I decided to put this piece together, Caribbean parents stop doing this immediately.

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Caribbean Life Storytelling

12 Things Caribbean Men Don’t Hear Often Enough

Yesterday I received news that someone I knew very well died, a young man admired by the community as was seen with the outpouring of support on Facebook. The news shocked me, I saw people sharing messages of love and support, and that got me thinking. There are some things our Caribbean men don’t hear often enough and while on the train today, I made a list of them and decided to share with you.

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The Current State Of Animation in The Caribbean- An Interview With David Martin

David L Martin

Having lived in North America for 10 out of the last 14 years and being a digital media enthusiast, I have always had a fascination with animation. From looking at animated short films to consulting on one, I have always thought, wow, it will be so awesome to be able to create these animations. My first encounter with animation in the Caribbean was an animated music video, and after that, I was drawn in even more. However, what I didn’t know is that there is a whole community of animators in the Caribbean who are prepared to take the field of animation to the next level.

Today I speak to animation evangelist David Martin about the state of animation in the Caribbean.

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If You’re A Soca Artist, This Is How You Should Be Using Social Media

Soca and Social Media

When I younger, I wanted to become a soca artist. I even started writing songs with my friends, but I quickly realized I didn’t have what it took, so I decided to focus on what I was good at. In the past, soca artists advertised themselves to the public with the help of radio stations, DJs, and promoters, who booked them for shows. Therefore, artists didn’t have much control over their brands; however, because of technological advancements, the script has been flipped. Today’s technology now gives artists a significant say regarding the distribution and exposure of their musical products.

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How Destra Garcia Is Dominating Social Media And Music While Staying True To The Caribbean

Destra Garcia

I spent 5 years in Mexico, and one of my fondest memories was the occasional “Fiesta Caribeña” my friends and I organized. We mainly planned and executed the event to maintain our Caribbean identity and culture as well as to help our Mexican friends experience our different countries through us without actually going there. With that said, it then begs the question, how can the average Caribbean national or even better those in privileged positions like entertainers play their part by painting pictures of the Caribbean to others who are not as privileged to be there? My last two articles on the Huffington Post dealt with the responsibility Caribbean natives have to help control the narrative about our respective countries in the media and how Caribbean soca artists can use social media to build their brands worldwide. Those topics are very important to me, and I also think they go hand in hand since Caribbean artists and well-known personalities can make a significant contribution by promoting themselves while eliminating some of the misconceptions people may have about the Caribbean.

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