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Rastafarian

(răs-tă-fă′rē-ăn)
A religious cult that originated in Jamaica in the 1930s and has members in the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. It is of medical importance because cult members' dietary practices may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency with subsequent neurological disease, megaloblastic anemia, or both.
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It remains to be established through a study of this magnitude how far the Rastafari movement in Zimbabwe are living in harmony with nature and are contributing to the reclamation of the environment and other natural resources.
Indeed, Garvey's ideas were influential to the Rastafari movement as they were meant to promote Black identity, self-worth and redemption.
2010 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Rastafari Movement itself, which has grown from a few visionaries struck by the coronation of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in November 1930, into a vital force in reconstructing and elevating the African Presence in the Western landscape.
How could you explain the increase of the Rastafari movement in the 1960s?
Well, I think the report on the Rastafari movement and the visit of Haile Selassie I in 1966 were the two very important events which marked a turning point in the society's acceptance of Rastafari--to the extent that society accepted them because they still do not in a way.
Simboonath Singh, "Resistance, Essentialism, and Empowerment in Black Nationalist Discourse in the African Diaspora: A Comparison of the Back to Africa, Black Power, and Rastafari Movements," Journal of African American Studies 8, no.