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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebrate International Reggae Day July 1

Music: At the start of July, the world will be consumed by Reggae music. For 24 hours, International Reggae Day (IRD) Festival – a global media festival – will celebrate the best of Jamaica’s creativity and contributions worldwide. Comment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Clarke opposes trade agreement

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke said she opposed a bill before the United States House of Representatives because it threatened jobs for Americans. Comment.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors

Cuba: HAVANA (AP) _ The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Comment.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

AphroChic fuses culture and interior design

Books: Personal style goes far beyond the clothes on your back. How you style your home after graduating from the cutesy designs of your college dorm room courtesy of Target, says a lot about you, your interests and maybe even your cultural background. For the happily married Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, interior design and culture go hand in hand. Comment.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jeffries introduces student aid bill for families of military heroes

Brooklyn: In advance of the Memorial Day holiday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), along with U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) introduced the Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to deliver expanded student aid assistance to the surviving spouses and children of service members who died in the line of duty. Comment.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Legislation to outlaw chokeholds

New York: U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) on Monday, joined by the National Action Network (NAN) and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, gathered in front of One Police Plaza in lower Manhattan to announce the introduction of the Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2015. Comment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brooklyn pols hail confirmation of Loretta Lynch

Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s Democratic Congressional Representatives Yvette D. Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries have welcomed last week’s long-delayed United States Senate’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General. Comment.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pressure Republicans on Loretta Lynch: Clarke

Brooklyn: At least two Brooklyn Democratic politicians have appealed to the community to put pressure on the Republican leadership in the United States Senate in confirming the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General. Comment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Prez Carter returns to Guyana to inspire peace

Guyana: If the answer to a television game show Jeopardy question is “former United States President Jimmy Carter” the question must be “who is the busiest president no longer living in the White House.” Comment.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

US prez supports Caribbean Security Summit

National: United States President Barack Obama has agreed to a Caribbean Security Summit as early as June this year, following regional concerns about the growing number of issues which could affect the region. Comment.