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Caribbean Heritage: Brown Girl In The Ring

Brown Girl In The Ring

I’ve been singing “There’s A Brown Girl In The Ring” to Sugar Plum Z every since she was born. This is one of the songs I remember singing and dancing to as a child in our caribbean community of Brooklyn and on our annual visits to Jamaica. This is also the song that inspired her nickname Sugar Plum Z. I can still see myself shaking my hips and laughing when…

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6 Ways to Teach Your Child About Their Culture

Our visit to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the festivities of the Labor Day Parade and spending time with my 91 year old great aunt, got me thinking about how best to teach Zoë about our culture and heritage. My parents and the immediate generations before them (excluding our European blood and African ancestry) hail from Jamaica West Indies. My husbands family hails from the island of Nevis & America. I…

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