Leonard Howell – The Original Gong …. The First Rasta.

June 15, 2017

In 1981 Leonard Percival (The Gong) Howell passed from this life and entered the ancestral realm. This was incidently the same year that Robert “Bob (Tuff Gong)” Marley entered the ancestral realm. There was however a great difference between the passing of these two Rasses. Whilst Bob Marley received worldwide acclaim, Leonard Howell’s passing did not register anywhere, except amongst his family and friends. You may ask why is this…


Our Children Are Our Own.

December 8, 2016

The African Heritage Foundation is taking this opportunity to respond to recent statements made by child advocate Faith Marshall-Harris while delivering a position paper over the weekend on what should be contained in the laws of Barbados to ensure this country is fully compliant with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Mrs. Marshall-Harris has made some assertions that we the members of the African Heritage Foundation (AHF)…


The battle is won but the war is not over. Rastafari family fights on.

October 28, 2016

Today the Rastafari couple charged with not sending their children to school journeyed to court to have their judgments handed down. The parents were fighting two cases which related to their two children in their bid to home school them. One case was brought before the Court by the Ministry of Education for failing to send their children to school. The other case, based on the first, was brought by…


Child Care Board still wants Rastafari children to be made wards of the state. Why?

October 27, 2016

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) accompanied the Lashley family to their court hearing regarding the custody of their two children today. The Barbados Child Care Board has brought a custody case against this family in an attempt to take custody of their two children and make them wards of the state. The foundation of their case is that the Ministry of Education has brought a case against the family for…


Dr. Walter Rodney: Revolutionary intellectual, socialist, Pan-Africanist and historian

October 21, 2016

  Walter Rodney Ajamu Nangwaya  Walter Rodney has demonstrated through thought and action that it is not inevitable for intellectuals to join the systems of oppression and use their knowledge and skills to perpetuate exploitation. They have the option of committing “class suicide.” Rodney called on the intelligentsia to use their knowledge and skills to challenge and undermine oppression.


Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari

October 18, 2016

Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari is a ground-breaking addition to Rastafari studies. The articles in this collection explore Leonard Howell and the origins of the Rastafari movement in the 1930s, his thinking on African redemption and the divinity of Haile Selassie, his reclamation of an African ancestral identity, and his persecution at the hands of the British colonial government and the post-independence Jamaican government.


Home school advocates take action with the AHF in support of victimized Rastafari family.

October 5, 2016

Updates on actions taken since the “Save Our Children” community meeting that was hosted on Monday 3rd October by the AHF. 1. In accordance with proposals made at the “Save Our Children” community meeting of concerned and enraged citizens over the handling of the case of a family who has never sent their two children to a formal school in Barbados, a position letter of support from the African Heritage…