Forty two years after the death of Bob Marley, the reggae icon's music remains intrinsically intertwined with politics.

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An exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of music visionary and activist Bob Marley is coming to Los Angeles next year.

KINGSTON-Reggae star, Elephant Man, real name Oneil Bryan has been charged with rape and sexual assault in Jamaica. Jamaican police claim that the charges stem from an incident that happened at his home in St. Andrew earlier this month. The Jamaica Gleaner reports: The police said detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The leader of the pioneering reggae group The Ethiopians has died in Jamaica. Leonard Dillon was 68. Daughter Patrice Dillon says her father died Wednesday at her home of lung and prostate cancer. Skatalites’ Drummer Lloyd Knibb Dies In Jamaica At 80 Reggae’s Smiley Culture Stabbed To Death After Police Raid Home […]

ENGLAND-Reggae star, Smiley Culture died of a stab wound after police raided his home in Surrey, England. RELATED: Top 15 Black Bio-Pics Of All-Time The UK Guardian reports: A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “As part of an ongoing operation officers from the Metropolitan police service’s serious and organised crime command today attended a residential address […]

MIAMI — Buju Banton checked out some cocaine, put some on his finger and tasted it – all of it caught on law enforcement video inside a Florida warehouse. Now he has another chance to explain why.

Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie is a free man after serving almost a year in prison while awaiting drug charges. After his September mistrial he was granted bail and can not leave the USA and will have to wear and electronic monitoring device. Stephen Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, bailed him […]

Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican reggae singer whose smooth style earned him the nickname “Cool Ruler,” has died at the age of 59. The BBC reports that Isaacs died Monday at his London home. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer. His wife Linda said Isaacs was “well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family,” and […]

TAMPA, Fla. A Florida judge declared a mistrial Monday in the drug case against four-time Grammy winning reggae singer Buju Banton. The jury, which was deliberating since Thursday, had sent a second note to the judge claiming they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Banton was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine […]

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A judge ordered a Tampa jury to continue deliberating on whether Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton conspired to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. The 12-person jury sent U.S. District Judge James Moody a note Monday saying they hadn’t reached a verdict because none of them had changed […]

Despite reports that Buju Banton was found not guilty, the jury is still deliberating and will re-convene on Monday according to the Jamaica Observer. Jamaican Reggae singer Buju Banton will have to wait until Monday to know his fate as the 13 member panel of jurors have yet to come to a decision. The jurors […]

Buju Banton took the stand yesterday for his drug trial. Carribean360 is reporting that he claimed all of the cocaine talk was him just trying to “talk garbage” and impress the man who turned out to be an informant. “I was talking garbage. I was just talking straight up garbage. He was trying out-talk me,” […]