IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - Sojourner Truth
2019, November 2019, Roots

Roots | Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth CHRONICLE: c. 1797 – November 26, 1883 Sojourner Truth was an African American evangelist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, author and former slave. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in 1797, a slave who lived a miserable life, serving several masters throughout New York before escaping to freedom in 1826. Sojourner would go on to […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - 30 Years Later
2019, October 2019, Roots

Roots | 30 Years Later

30 Years Later CHRONICLE: October 17, 1989 – 5:04 PM Photography by: J.K. Nakata, United States Geological Survey On October 17, 1989, at 5:04 pm, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake severely shook the San Francisco Bay Area. The Loma Prieta Earthquake was the largest earthquake to hit San Francisco since 1906. The violent force of the […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - W.E.B. Du Bois
2019, August 2019, Roots

Roots | W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois… Facts an’ T’ings February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963 W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, historian, American sociologist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. W. E. B. Du Bois was born William Edward Burghardt Du Bois on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the only child […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Reggae Month - Celebrating Reggae's Legacy
2019, February 2019, Roots

Roots | Reggae Month – Celebrating Reggae’s Legacy

Reggae Month Celebrating Reggae’s Legacy Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding made February 2008 the first annual Reggae Month in Jamaica. To celebrate, the Recording Industry Association of Jamaica (RIAJam) held its first Reggae Academy Awards on February 24, 2008. In addition, Reggae Month included a six-day Global Reggae conference, a reggae film festival, two radio […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | MLK - Facts an' T'ings
2019, January 2019, Roots

Roots | Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK… Facts an’ T’ings January 15, 1929 January 15, 2019 marks the 90th birthday of Baptist minister and Social Activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., the prominent voice in the civil rights movement. A champion for advancing civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. chose nonviolence and civil disobedience, to address the political and social injustice that […]