Bumboclaat

Bumboclaat

Honest, youthful perspectives on Jamaican culture, society, and lifestyle.

Aummm...in this era of the black hair revolution and empowerment why do most Jamaican high schools still have bumboclaat rules in their student handbook barring black girls from wearing sister locs, bantu knots, twists outs, afros and other forms...

Bag juice, gizzadas, rosemary, and ginseng. Just a few of the things that have always been the bread and butter for poor people. Many parents have sent their children to school and made better lives for themselves and their...

When we arrived at the beach we were annoyed because the bumboclaat beach ground was filthy. The pollution of our beaches is an issue that we need to address once and for all...

The other day, I had an encounter with discrimination due to one person’s lack of respect and tolerance for my beliefs. I was taken aback by the harsh words of “take that thing off your head” and...

I can recall applying for a part-time office job a year ago because I needed to earn a little money to help out with my financial struggles as a university student, just to help out with the...

Not only did he break up with Lil’ when she was 6-months pregnant but he made no effort to see his child after she was born. Like many other men in Jamaica, Alex made an active decision, to abandon his child...

When tourists visit the island, it’s the only Jamaican word they're sure to perfect their pronunciation of before departing to their home country so they can chip a few ‘bum-bo-claat’ when they are angered or just in jest, as they see it fit.

TALKS WITH TESS

Last week, some of my FCW bad gyals and I did a great job at Shattering the Stereotypes of the Fat Caribbean Woman  in terms...