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Luciano Needs Your Help to Find His Son’s Killers

luciA senseless act of violence have taken the life of Luciano’s 19-year-old son Menelik McClymont and the artist is pleading for the public’s help in finding the killers. Luciano appeared on a video explaining that his son had been stabbed to death for looking at someone the wrong way.

McClymont was stabbed several times on February 27, 2016 in Half Way Tree Kingston and was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and passed on the following day.  According to Luicano, the culprits waited to attact McClymont after he was asked why he was looking at someone like that. He was stabbed multiple times by more than one assailants who escaped in a vehicle.

This is exactly the type of nonsense that titled Luciano “The Messenger” of Roots Reggae as his lyrics constantly shuns violence and injustice. We must do whatever we can to bring justice.

If you saw or heard anything regarding this incident please contact the authorities immediately. Our sincere condolences goes out to The Messenger Luciano and his family during these challenging times. In the early 2000s I spent some time at his studio and those that know Luciano can attest that he is a peaceful, loving Rastafarian brother. Our hearts goes out to him. Jah know.


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Snoop Lion – Controversy in Rastafari?

snoopPreviously known by his stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. vistied Jamaica in February of 2012 and changed his stage name to Snoop Lion.  The rapper, producer, actor, and singer claimed he had a spiritual awakening during a visit to the Nyabinghi house.

Following what he called his reincarnation, the artist has been scurtinized by many who doubt his sincerity. Bunny Wailer and members of the Rastafari Millenium Council accused him of being a “fake rasta”. There have been talks about suing Snoop for “inappropriate use” of Rastafari image. Some also claim that Snoop failed to honor “contractual, moral and verbal commitments”.

The news is upsetting to say the least. Whatever happened to “When mother and father forsake you, Rastafari will take you”?  When did Rastas begin taking people to Babylon court for distorting the Rastafari image?  Do we have any idea how many people are attesting to be Rastas yet swimming in corruption?

The idea of Snoop being a threat is absolutely absurd. Snoops intentions to monetize his journey in Rastafari may be a business dicision – expected from an experienced successful entertainer/business man. If he did infact break contractual agreements, that should be addressed accordingly.  The relationship between a man and the Most High cannot be validated by others.  Let Fari be his judge.  Time reveals all things.

Regardless of Snoops intention, the influencial artist may very well inspire a few to sight up Rastafari.  After all, some of us were inspired by rasta artists who later surprised us with inappropriate conduct yet the Rases are not disowning those. Ouch.

 

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Boboshanti & Nyahbinghi Mansions Denounced Claims of Sizzla Kolonji’s Presidential Election

sizzla presidentDuring an interview with Winford Williams on the popular CVM TV show ‘On Stage’, Miguel ‘Sizzla Kalonji’ Collins announced that he was elected President of the Ancient Council of the Nyahbinghi House. Shortly thereafter, (On October 21, 2012) Kalonji’s shakeperson Lynford Junior Negus informed listeners of Irie FM’s Running Africa program that the inauguration had taken place by the mansions of Ras Tafari including the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress (Boboshanti), and the Theocray Reign Ivine Order of the Nyahbinghi.

Several members of the Rastafari movement are outraged of these statements and a world wide controvercy has been born.

Before we fry the breathren, it is beneficial to consider his position.  Being a famous international icon and a well known Rastafarian certainly comes with pressures.  During visits throughtout Africa, hectres of land have been offered to the star for the purpose of repatriation.  What does the brother do in this case?  Unrealistic expectations have been placed on Kolonji perhaps because of his close relationship with the Rastafari Mansions and his known generousity.  He is burning to deliver.  The question however is how should he go about it or better yet how is he permitted to go about partaking in the Rastafari Movement?

Regardless of Kolonji’s approach, the rules and regulations of the Rastafari Mansions must be adhered to – without exceptions.

Honorable Empress Esther Leading Empress and Ambassador of the EABIC (Boboshanti) and Priest Iyah V Co-Chair & member of the Ancient Council of the Nyahbinghi House addressed the matter on Black Truth Radio.

Dispite Ras Iyah V’s disagreement with the proclamation, he gave credit to Kolonji for the work he has done within the Rastafari Movement.  He remarked  “Oberserving all the reggae artist, Sizzla has done more than any of these individuals than I can identify.”

A press release was published by The Theocray Reign Ivine Order of Nyahbinghi in this regards.

Read the Press Release From the House of Nyahbinghi