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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

EmblemHealth brings SisterTalk Healthy Lifestyle Program to NY

New York: EmblemHealth, New York’s leading health benefits and wellness company, announced today that it has brought the successful Hartford-based SisterTalk Healthy Lifestyle Program to New York. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Kudos for Heastie, deBlasio on housing initiative

Brooklyn: As Chair of the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams has applauded State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for meeting with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio “to promise that renewing and strengthening the rent regulation laws would be his number one priority.” Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Free at last: Court vacates conviction of Barbadian

Barbados: A New York State Supreme Court judge on Thursday vacated the conviction of a Barbadian national who had spent 18 months in jail for a crime prosecutors now say never occurred. Comment.

Una’s a phenomenal woman: JA PM

Jamaica: As members of the Brooklyn-based Progressive Democratic Political Association (PDPA) on Sunday celebrated the 80th birthday of former New York City Councilwoman Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller described the trailblazing Caribbean woman as “phenomenal.” Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Two CAL pilots suspended

Trinidad and Tobago: The two pilots of the Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) flight, which almost collided with a JetBlue plane at JFK International Airport in New York last Saturday night, have been taken off duties, pending the outcome of an investigation. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Cash Poor Essential College Guidance

Queens: “Cash Poor or College? The Essential Guide to College Admissions,” a free and open-to-the public lecture series at Queens Library at Laurelton, Queens is equipping, a predominantly group of teens and families to navigate the college admissions process. Comment.

Cash Poor Essential College Guidance

Queens: “Cash Poor or College? The Essential Guide to College Admissions,” a free and open-to-the public lecture series at Queens Library at Laurelton, Queens is equipping, a predominantly group of teens and families to navigate the college admissions process. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Sun Kulcha

Queens: COMEDY: Fashionably Funny Productions (FFP) presents “Fireside Chat” a night of whimsy and humorous tales featuring NYC’s and Westchester County’s best and brightest comics at the Chat American Grill (1 Christie Place) in Scarsdale, N.Y. at 9:30 p.m. Having successfully produced shows at venues in Manhattan, FFP producer / performer Maryssa Smith (The Wendy Williams Show, Westchester Comedy Festival) brings a talented roster of comics for this inaugural Westchester show including: headliner Leighann Lord (Fox News Strategy Room,” ABC-TV’s “The View”); Sydnee Washington (Broadway Comedy Club, The Stand);Tanya Cooper (Gotham Comedy Club, NOMA);Dan Opp (Commuter Comedy, Westchester Comedy Festival);Maryelle Turner (The Comic Strip Live); Regina DeCicco Comedian (Laugh’s on FOX, Westchester Comedy Festival); Jayson Cross (Zanie’s, Nip/Tuck) and Chrissie Mayr (The Wendy Williams Show, Comedy at Stonewall). Seating begins at 9:15 p.m. No cover (suggested donation $5) with a two-item minimum.. The Chat American Grill, which features outstanding food and drinks can be accessed from the Bronx River Parkway and is near the Scarsdale station of the Metro North Railroad’s Harlem line. For directions and reservations (for The Fireplace Room), call (914) 722-4000 or go to: http://chatamericangrill.com/nightlife.htm. Comment.

Caribbean pols remember MLK

Brooklyn: The Caribbean community and elected officials on Monday joined the nation in celebrating the birthday of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Comment.

Brooklyn BP, community look forward to Mayor Bill de Blasio

Brooklyn: There were no backs turned in protest of the appearance of New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio when he appeared in Brooklyn to attend the nation’s largest gathering held annually in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Comment.

Brooklyn BP, community look forward to Mayor Bill de Blasio

Brooklyn: There were no backs turned in protest of the appearance of New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio when he appeared in Brooklyn to attend the nation’s largest gathering held annually in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

New day dawns for Bichotte

Brooklyn: Amid the treacherous weather, over a thousand constituents witnessed the community swearing-in ceremony at Brooklyn College on Sunday of newly-elected Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichote. Bichotte, the first Haitian American to be elected to the State Legislature, was sworn in as the representative for the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn by Mayor Bill deBlasio, replacing the retired Rhoda Jacobs. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

UWI fundraiser to laud legacy winners

People: There are those who consider the annual American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) gala the most-anticipated black-tie event of the year. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Feds probe near collision involving Caribbean Airways

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is reportedly probing what has been described as a near collision Saturday night between Caribbean Airways and Jetblue Airline at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, according to reports. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Hundreds attend Perry’s swearing-in ceremony

Brooklyn: Despite the very cold weather, hundreds of community residents and officials on Saturday witnessed the community swearing-in ceremony for New York State Assemblyman Nick Perry. Comment.

Carribbean group welcomes IDNY

New York: At least one Caribbean group has already embraced the recently-launched IDNYC government-issued, identification card. According to Mel Newell, a member of the Jamaica Progressive League Inc., the organization intends to promote application of the free, photo identification now available to more than 500,000 immigrants without legal status who consider New York City home. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Sun Kulcha

Queens: low-impact zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be participating in an exercise class. RSVP: (866)539-0999 206-20 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights, NY 11411. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Students pay tribute to fallen officers in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn: A cold wind swept through the snow-dusted schoolyard at PS 368 in Bedford- Stuyvesant. Teachers working late peered out of the windows on Stockton Street and watched as a block-long of bundled up children in the middle of the street shouted as they walked, “All lives matter! All lives matter! Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

US Black group to host reparations summit

New York: A major Black group in the United States says it will host the next summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission early this year. Comments (1).

We Remember Haiti: A full day of events, Jan. 12

Haiti: Jan. 12 will be the five-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti when hundreds of thousands perished or were injured. This milestone anniversary is not going unnoticed in New York. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Sun Kulcha

Queens: comedy: No Name Comedy/ Variety Show kicks off another year of comedy, music and fun at Otto’s in Manhattan at 7:00 p.m. Producer Eric Vetter’s talented performers features comedian Liz Miele (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”) writer / comedian Bruce Cherry (Marijuana-logues’), comedian / television personality Amanda Seales (Huffpost Live) and a few surprises. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Bichotte saddened by passing of ex-NY gov

New York: Newly-elected Haitian American legislator New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte has expressed sadness over the passing of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. Comment.

Cuomo pardons 2 former inmates facing deportation

Guyana: ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned two men who completed prison sentences and turned their lives around but faced threats to their U.S. residency from the convictions. Comment.
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