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Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Vincentian student meets Prez Obama

St Vincent: A 12-year-old Vincentian student who lives with his parents in Brooklyn has had the rare privilege and opportunity of meeting United States President Barack Obama after the child had written the president four years ago congratulating him on his election. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

One week: Tragic, spiritual, celestial, political

People: If asked to sum up the last full week of September 2015, regardless of location, one would be hard-pressed to find the one word that best describes the events that shaped world opinion. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

US amends Cuba sanctions regulations

Cuba: The United States Departments of the Treasury and Commerce have made additional revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), building on the changes put into place by the departments earlier this year and further delivering on the new direction towards US relations with Cuba that President Barack Obama laid out last December. Comment.

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Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Addicted to Fresno (Unrated) Dysfunctional siblings comedy revolving around a lesbian (Natasha Lyonne) working as a maid in a hotel where her sex-addicted sister (Judy Greer) just out of rehab accidentally kills a guest during a passionate relapse. With Aubrey Plaza, Clea Duvall, Fred Armisen and Molly Shannon. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Peripatetic pastor’s near-death experience

Movies: Traveling Pastor Don Piper was thinking about having his own congregation on his way home from a Christian convention when fate intervened in tragic fashion. His car was crushed so badly by a tractor trailer that he was declared dead right on the spot by first responders who couldn’t find a pulse. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Millions more to march for ‘Justice…Or Wlse’

People: One year after taking the Million Man March commemoration ceremony to Kingston, Jamaica, the Nation of Islam is mobilizing for the 20th celebration of a Day of Atonement for Black men to return to the nation’s capital. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

U.S. congratulates T&T on Independence Day

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States has congratulated Trinidad and Tobago on its 53rd year of independence, saying that the two nations are “united in the belief that diversity and social inclusion that make our societies stronger.” Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Clarke welcomes new Jamaican ambassador to U.S.

Jamaica: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has welcomed the appointment of Ralph Thomas as the new Jamaica ambassador to the United States. Comment.

18 months added to Haiti’s protected status

Haiti: United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status for an additional 18 months, Citizenship and Immigration Services reports. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015


Brooklyn: The third and final edition of the ‘Hudson River’ derbies was a duplicate of the first two matches in many ways: it was another eclectic atmosphere, another deliriously enthusiastic sellout crowd and a similar result — the New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC, this time by a 2-0 margin. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015

Change your attitude and find success

Books: We live in microwaveable times. In a world of 140 characters and 15-second videos, it is safe to assume that millenials are simply impatient. Impatience, however, does not allow any great idea reach it’s full potential. A mixture of patience, tenacity, perseverance and a hefty dose of positivity is Bahamian descendant Renny Roker’s secret to achieving success. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

First Black president is making history

Africa: By far Egypt tops the list of African countries visited by any commander-in-chief of the United States. Senegal and South Africa lags distantly behind to take second and third-most visited African nations by any president. According to the state department, American presidents have visited only 16 of Africa’s 54 countries. Comment.