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ACLU contests Rastafari student's suspension for wearing dreadlocks in ...


The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com - Aug 27, 2014
The ACLU letter, written by staff attorney Candice Sirmon, said "John Doe's religious faith is Rastafari, and wearing his hair in dreadlocks and not cutting his hair is central to his religious beliefs." Plaquemines Superintendent Denis Rousselle could ...
 

ACLU: School district should allow Rastafari teen to wear dreadlocks


WDSU New Orleans - Aug 25, 2014
Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text; ALarge Text. Rastafari hair. A Plaquemines Parish teenager is pressing the local school district to allow him to wear his hair in long dreadlocks, in accordance with his Rastafari beliefs (style illustrated in this ...
 

Rastafari Council calls on gov't to set up marijuana commission


Stabroek News - Sep 4, 2014
The Guyana Rastafari Council is calling on the government to immediately implement the mandate of the last Caricom Heads of Government meeting for each member state to set up a National Marijuana Commission to complement the Regional Marijuana...
 

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Rastafari books

The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica


A sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians, The Kebra Nagast tells of the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. This edition of the Ethiopian text is edited by Gerald Hausman, with an introduction by Ziggy Marley.
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Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo, Second Edition


by: Margarite Fernandez Olmos

Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices—is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious and healing traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief.

Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the region.
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The Rastafarians: Twentieth Anniversary Edition


by: Leonard E. Barrett
The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped slaves in Jamaica. Based on an extensive study of the Rastafarians, their history, their ideology, and their influence in Jamaica, The Rastafarians is an important contribution to the sociology of religion and to our knowledge of the variety of religious expressions that have grown up during the West African Diaspora in the Western Hemisphere.
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Bob Marley: The Life and Legacy of Reggae's Global Icon


by: Charles River Editors
*Includes pictures
*Includes Marley's own quotes
*Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

“If there remains any magic, it is music.” – Bob Marley

In terms of raw popularity, Bob Marley sold over 20 million albums in a brief career that took him around the globe as “the first international superstar from the so-called Third World,” but the journey from anonymity within his own culture to reigning as “the defining figure of Jamaican music” was a circuitous and dangerous one.
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Mutabaruka On God, History and Rastafari (1/4)


For the first time ever Jamaica's finest and most controversial talk show host - Mutabaruka, hosts his highly popular talk show - The Cutting Edge, outside o...
 

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Culture Rastafari en Jamaique PART 1


Extrait du reportage France ô : Au nom de JAH. Culture du rastafarisme, du prophète Bob Marley, Rastafari King Astor Black et la relève du mouvement Rasta de...
 

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Perotá chingó - Jah Rastafari


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Peter Tosh - Rastafari Is - LIve 9/30/83


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Rastafari On Wall Street - Lee "Scratch" Perry


Rastafari On Wall Street - Lee "Scratch" Perry.