November 09, 2009



Colonialism is a bitch to hell. We cry for independence yet we do so many things which only slave masters would unto a slave. I had the unfortunate opportunity of reading an article in a trash daily. Proud Ah Mi Bleaching was the caption. Proud Ah Mi Bleaching? What the hell!! In this day and age with so many “enlightened” people, no pun intended, we here on the rock are bleaching like sandfly pon beach after sundown. What the hell!!
Anyway back to my point, apparently, Empire artiste Lisa Hype has done a song with the same repulsive and puzzling title. Proud ah mi bleaching. Surely there are other topics to write about or have we become so base and starved of creativity that we had to resort to write that rubbish. We have artistes writing about bleaching – encouraging it and now a woman, writing, espousing and deejaying a song about this destructive practice.
A quick look at Wiki Answer provided a summary of the harmful effects of bleaching:
Skin bleaching destroys the black pigment found in the epidermis (top layer of the skin). Exposure of the dermis layer, underneath the epidermis layer, to the harsh weather will increase the incidence of skin cancer. The dermis cannot compensate for the absence of the epidermis and coupled with the hot sun… one will get a higher risk of cancer.
Thus we can see that despite having fairer skin as desired, skin bleaching is also damaging to our skin.
What I would like to know is how we have degenerated in a nation of damn nonsensical persons. We exclaim to no end that we are proud to be black, Black represents strength and so on. So why do we feel the need to bleach.
I did a survey of some Jamaicans and both men and women felt that it made them more desirable; since men and women prefer light skin person. Kiss mi neck back wi really lack self esteem down here.
To add insult to injury, Lisa Hype has gone on to say that she nuh know who nah bleach out here. I would like to know which self absorbed world she is living in.
Even with knowledge, the mere lack of reasoning ability and lack of self esteem have really done us over. Slavery could not have done us that badly, since we have some outstanding Jamaicans across the globe and not for criminal acts committed.
Families and communities are bleaching. Schoolers are bleaching. Like seriously, when are we gonna get comfortable in our own skin and out of many one people. Thank god for artistes like Queen Ifrica, cause not everyone wants to look like a purple dragon.
Why is it that Jamaicans like to take on the more scarring practices of other cultures? Are we spiraling downward and refuse to see it or just don’t wish to see it.


  1. Could you write in english? I am Jamaican and find it difficult to read american ghetto chat. Maybe you should spend more time constructing your thoughts, review them before posting...

  2. totally agree with the author. J'cans dont have a mind of their own. when somebody say jump they ask how high. Dem sing seh bleach dem start bleach, like come on ppl these talentless artist are corrupting the island...uugg!!

  3. We are suffering from low self esteem. The back men are always looking for light skin girls. One - not so good looking himself-wrote on his blog about ugly girls. maybe he meant black girls as he claimed that what he saw at night was not the same in the daylight.I thought he was above that, but then again did he not sing the daggering song. They all need to get a good education and get over their ignorance and self importance.

  4. What everybody says about the topic is cool, but this is a multi-faceted problem. Education is important, but I've seen educated women bleach their skin. It is the unfortunate nature of our society - their is a prejudice against darker-skin people. Of course, there are other factors that affect perception (e.g. money, physical attractiveness, personality, etc.), but given all are the same among 2 people and the fairer skin one will generally be more appealing. So we should examine the social issues and focus on uplifting our culture and race; not single out individuals. I can actually picture Lisa Hype apologizing for this mentality years from now when she is taught better. So let's just focus on educating and uplifting our culture---whoever else waan go bleach...bleach!

  5. proud ah mi bleachin...vybz kartel ah your song dat dow....raaaaaayyyyyyyyy

    pffftt...this is what some of us come to? sicknin

  6. I think this bleaching thing is getting out of hand. We need to be proud of the colour we are whether light or dark skinned is. God made us all in different images for a reason its so sad that people feel this way I am dark skinned and people proud and would never use a bleaching product on my skin it insecurity. As black people we need to learn to love ourselves the way we are.

    Chars in london

  7. hi!,I like your writing very so much! proportion we keep in touch extra approximately your post on AOL?
    I need an expert in this house to resolve my problem.

    Maybe that is you! Looking ahead to peer you.

    Also visit my weblog ... diets that work fast

  8. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.
    I'll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I'm quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

    Here is my weblog bmi calculator female

  9. Howdу thіs is κinԁa of off
    topic but I was wanting to κnow if blоgѕ use WYSIWYG edіtоrs oг if
    you hаve to manuallу code with НTML.
    I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    Look at my web page ... garden center signs

  10. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It's the little changes that make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

    my homepage - diets that work fast

  11. What's up to every body, it's my first pay a visit of this blog; this
    webpage contains amazing and in fact excellent data in favor of visitors.

    Stop by my web page: diet plan

  12. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback?

    If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.

    Also visit my page bankruptcy in florida
    Also see my webpage: declaring bankruptcy in florida

  13. This paragraph will help the internet people for building
    up new blog or even a weblog from start to end.

    My web-site: flying airplane games
    my page - airplane simulator game

  14. Its such as you learn my mind! You appear to understand so much approximately this, like you wrote the e
    book in it or something. I feel that you could do with some p.
    c. to drive the message house a little bit, but other than that, that is great blog.

    A great read. I will definitely be back.

    Here is my blog post waist hip ratio calculator

  15. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
    her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Here is my webpage: graduate certificate online

  16. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am genuinely happy
    to read everthing at single place.

    Here is my page :: hottest gift ideas

  17. I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don't know
    who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you aren't already ;) Cheers!

    my web site: tambahrm.com

  18. Appreciation to my father who told me on the topic of this weblog, this
    weblog is genuinely awesome.

    my web site http://poaps.com

  19. I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i'm glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The site style is great, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

    Feel free to visit my blog: Temetube.Com

  20. I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it
    much more pleasant for me to come here and visit
    more often. Did you hire out a developer to create
    your theme? Excellent work!

    Look at my web page: breville juice fountain

  21. Saved as a favorite, I like your site!

    Here is my web blog; www.Ifnipedia.Es

  22. Link exchange is nothing else but it is only placing the other person's webpage link on your page at proper place and other person will also do same in favor of you.

    My homepage :: power juicer elite

  23. I rarely leave remarks, however i did some searching and wound up here "PROUD AH BLEACHING".
    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you usually do not mind.
    Could it be simply me or does it look as if like some of the remarks come across as if they are coming
    from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are
    posting at additional online social sites, I'd like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Would you list of the complete urls of all your social pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    Check out my web page :: flashlights you shake

  24. Excellent, what a web site it is! This website gives valuable information to us, keep it up.

    my blog post :: airplane games simulator

  25. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The entire look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

    Also visit my website fastest way to lose weight

  26. Very good article. I absolutely love this website.
    Keep it up!

    Also visit my weblog; chapter 7 bankruptcy florida

  27. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!

    By the way, how could we communicate?

    My page; diet plans that work

  28. Hey there, You have done an excellent job. I'll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I'm confident they'll be benefited from this website.

    Feel free to surf to my website: Diet that works

  29. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok. I'm
    undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    My web site: acoustic guitar a chord

  30. Just want to say your article is as surprising.

    The clearness in your post is just cool and i can assume
    you are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date with
    forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the
    rewarding work.

    Review my web-site itaf.Edu.co

  31. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am having troubles with your RSS.
    I don't know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having similar RSS problems? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

    Visit my webpage ... christmas shopping

  32. Quality articles or reviews is the important to be a focus for the
    people to pay a visit the site, that's what this web page is providing.

    Have a look at my web site breville juicers

  33. Link exchange is nothing else except it is only placing the other person's blog link on your page at proper place and other person will also do similar for you.

    Feel free to surf to my page: wikifinance.ru

  34. Aw, this was a veгy good post. Finԁing the time and
    actual effort to mаke a great аrticle…
    but what can I sаy… I proсraѕtinate
    a lot аnd never sеem to gеt neaгlу anything done.

    Here іѕ my ωeblog tetris Battle cheats

  35. It is in reality a nice and helpful piece of information.
    I'm satisfied that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

    Look at my page; juicers reviews

  36. Hi friends, its enormous article on the topic of educationand fully explained, keep
    it up all the time.

    My web blog - Magic Johnson