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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Trump’s AG rejected three decades ago by King

National: The saying ‘what goes around comes around” could well apply to Jefferson Bueregard Sessions and his assessment of being tapped to be the next attorney general. Comment

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Haitian group to rally in Washington

Haiti: A Haitian group in Brooklyn is expected to be among nine busloads of immigrant activists from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, who will depart before dawn on Saturday for a trip to Washington, D.C., intent on making their voices heard, according to reports. Comment

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Dump Trump resistance mobilize women worldwide

National: Supposedly, the election of the first female president of the United States would mobilize millions of American women to rally in unity on issues related to political, social and gender-relevant legislation. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017

First US senator of Jamaican father sworn in

Jamaica: Before friends and family in a packed United States Senate chamber, Kamala Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father, was sworn in Tuesday as California’s newest United States senator. Comment

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Trump’s big immigration war may focus on visas: Reports say

National: With just a few days before he is sworn in as the next United States president on Jan. 20, Donald Trump’s big immigration war to deport Caribbean and other immigrants may focus on visas, according to reports. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

US seeks closer ties with the Caribbean

National: There is no avoidant between the United States (US) and the Caribbean, and history has shown that the relationship has been a long and cordial one in most circumstances. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

US, Cuba hold historic meeting on clean energy

Cuba: The United States Department of State says the United States and Cuba have held an historic, first Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group in Washington, D.C. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Jeffries elected to US House Democratic leadership

Brooklyn: On the heels of a disappointing election on Nov. 8, United States Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been elected by his colleagues to serve on the Democratic leadership team for the 115th Congress. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Initial global effects of Trump even before taking office

National: Martin Khor is executive director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in Geneva. PENANG, Nov. 24, 2016 (IPS) - Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas — global finance, trade and climate change. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Clarke wants safe alternatives to immigrant detention centers

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has called on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to consider offering community-based alternatives to overcrowded detention centers, claiming that they currently fail to protect the safety of Caribbean and other immigrants. Comment

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Millions to march in presidential protests

People: Nationally organized civil rights, community and gender-based organization have already put the 45th president of the United States on notice that they intend to protest his inauguration next year. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

Calls to dump Bannon from White House team

People: Brooklyn Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-9th) has joined 168 members of the United States House of Representatives in urging President-Elect Donald Trump to remove White nationalist sympathizer Steve Bannon from his White House team. Comment

Trump – The Symptom

National: ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) - The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway, this victory could –and should-be seen as a symptom not as a disease. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Caribbean American pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

National: Members of the Caribbean contingent in the city and state government say we must move forward. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Rep. Clarke calls on Obama halt deportation of Haitians

Haiti: Caribbean American congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to immediately halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians. Comment

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Rape victim speaks out against attacks, domestic violence

St Vincent: Lorna Lewis never spoke of the sexual abuse she was a victim of as a child in St. Vincent — until Saturday night. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Caribbean stunned by Trump win

National: Caribbean Community nations have traditionally been known to support the Democratic Party in the U.S., as its citizens appear to feel more comfortable with that party than the sometimes openly racist and insular Republicans. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

Clarke wants Caribbean nationals to ‘demonstrate the power of the vote’

New York: As Americans voted in Presidential Elections on Tuesday, a prominent Caribbean American Congresswoman wants Caribbean nationals to “demonstrate the power of the vote.” Comment

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

October surprises guarantee November to remember

National: Just as Nov. 2008 will forever be recalled as the month and year America elected Barack Obama the first Black leader to preside, regardless of the winner, Nov. 2016 will be historically documented either as the date a New York businessman who never sought political office successfully scored victory for his Republican party or that a woman broke the glass ceiling for her gender by becoming the pioneering female president of the United States. Comment