Dorrette Young

Jamaican. Born December 15th. Worked for a bank in Jamaica. Was promoted to Secretary to the general manager for the entire banking system. Left for a PR firm, also in Jamaica. Wrote articles for our clients, interviewed local celebrities like Jimmy Cliff, traveled the island covering events with a professional photographer and I sang with the Jamaica Folk Singers, touring the island and Costa Rica. Moved to the USA in 1988 to pursue a career in entertainment. Worked as an LVN in the meantime.

7 stories by Dorrette Young

Venezuela in Crisis

Venezuela was colonized by Spain in 1522 and became one of the first Spanish American colonies to declare independence...

Jun 8 · >

Reparations for Blacks; The Great Debate

There’s an ongoing debate instead of delegation as to whether Blacks should receive reparations.  But before we get to...

May 22 · >

Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer, the noted journalist, is known for being on Richard Nixon’s White House staff and for her work...

May 17 · >

The Movement that Became the Rastafarians

I was planning on writing on the education system in America compared to other countries. However, with new developments...

May 7 · >

The Strange Phenomenon of Black Men with White Women and the Sistas who are Following Suit More So Than Before

My mom, the late Pamela Catherine Moodie-Williams was born February 28, 1927 in Devon, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.  She was...

Apr 30 · >

RWANDA

1994.  The genocide of Rwanda. In this East Central African nation, the Hutu majority murdered as many as 800,000...

Apr 26 · >