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Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Bell’s invitation to a ‘smorgasburg art experience’

Fashion: Art is alive and with the holidays approaching, unique gifts are available via pop up shops happening all over New York City. Providing a platform for New York’s innovators to connect with like-minded artists — no matter their artistic avenue — and promote their brands is Brooklyn transplant Trisha Bell. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Rev Run joins AT&T’s Inspired Mobility

Music: Technology is a key component in any person’s daily life. Whether it be a tablet, cell phone, or laptop, often times individuals can be found scanning various apps for updates in the news, family’s lives, and even to be inspired. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Baha Men unleashed

Music: Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out” is a battle cry at athletic events, the perfect song to get the body moving, family friendly for all to enjoy, but is not the sum of the Bahamian band. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Local stars compete for scholarship

Arts & Theater: The Stars of New York Dance competition is not your usual competitive dance show. The stars are celebrities you often rub elbows with on the train and the professional dancers may have witnessed your skills in tights once upon a time. Comment.

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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Communities collaborate for youth programs

Music: The call for action to save our communities from senseless gun violence has been answered by Monique Waterman, celebrating the official opening of East Flatbush Village center on Nov. 5 on Clarkson Avenue between Nostrand and New York avenues. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Fusion East offers community new dining option

Food: If long wait times and food chains are your thing, Gateway Mall features endless options for a fine dining experience. To offer a different experience that reflects the community’s tastes, Andrew Walcott – an attorney-at-law and certified public accountant – opened Fusion East, a Caribbean and soul food restaurant, just a short month ago. Comments (3).

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Democrats dominate Election Day 2015

People: Queens, state committeewoman Scherie S. Murray has already conceded that while Republicans rule the state, Democrats control the city. The Republican District Leader lost her bid Tuesday, to join upstate legislators in Albany by representing the 29th Assembly District. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Alandon sees growth in his music

Music: It’s been quite the year for Jamaican native Alandon. The reggae artist has increased his visibility, switched up his musical approach, and is working tirelessly to drop his upcoming album at the top of 2016. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Guyanese wins special election in Canarsie

Guyana: A Guyanese-born legislator has won a special election to fill a Brooklyn seat that was left vacant after Guyanese-American New York State Sen. John L. Sampson was convicted in July of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in a U.S. federal corruption case. Comments (1).


Music: Soaking up some of the last bit of good weather, the Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted its first parade showcasing various forms of traditional Haitian performance art. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Drink Lounge is all about the details

Food: Inside the newest lounge in Crown Heights, it’s all about the details. For dual owners Norman Escoffery and Chadon Charles, their bar creation opened in early June is a reflection of a space they would drink in — equipped with amazing cocktails, great music, and no televisions. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

NYC ‘Fair Chance’ hiring law takes effect

New York: New Yorkers with conviction histories and their advocates rallied in Brooklyn Tuesday morning to celebrate the Fair Chance Act, a new law that went into effect that day. Comment.

SVG advocates receive NY independence honors

St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based umbrella Vincentian group in the United States, Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Organizations, U.S.A., Inc. (COSAGO) on Sunday honored two stalwart community advocates for their exemplary service to the Vincentian community in the Diaspora and at home. Comment.

Caribbean nationals grieve again

Guyana: Here we go again. Pained, disheartened and grieving, the Caribbean community is once again mourning the loss of a devoted and favorite son. That Randolph Holder migrated from Guyana to live, work and raise a child in New York City is a footnote to his 33 years and the fact he joined the NYPD to serve adds another supplement to the tragic loss of a citizen of worth. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Healthy plant based food for the community

Food: How many plants find their way onto your dinner plate? We all love a balanced dish of rice and peas, macaroni pie, and some sort of chicken but what about that daily dose of vegetable packed with the nutrients to keep our bodies healthy? Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Williams chairs hearing on bicycles in NYC buildings

Brooklyn: New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, chaired by Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane D. Williams last held a hearing to consider three pieces of legislation on bicycles in office buildings and elevator violations. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

New author pens book on karma

Books: There is a popular saying, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and many children are taught the value of practicing kindness, especially to those who are weaker than they are. Comment.

Chef Thomas’ unconventional approach to food

Food: Through food, we have the ability to travel to various countries and sample their cultures without ever boarding a plane. Chef Cindy Thomas welcomes cultures to clash through inventive recipes such as Asian inspired spring rolls filled ackee and saltfish. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Gray offers education for the very young

Jamaica: Who is really thinking about filling a child’s mind with the knowledge they need to be successful when they are between the ages of newborn and three? Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

NDC aims to strengthen ties with Diaspora

Grenada: Members of Grenada’s National Democratic Congress party — the main opposition party of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – kicked off the North East United States and Canada tour Oct. 16 with a press conference to reopen communication with the Diaspora. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

New meet up for Caribbean tech lovers

St Kitts and Nevis: Calling all lovers of technology — followers of Apple or Android, coders, and other innovators are welcome to occupy the same space for a meeting of like-mindedness. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Seeing ‘Red’ with Trini artist

Arts & Theater: Colors have an uncanny ability to evoke emotions or memories. Drawing upon the complex shade of red, Trinidadian artist Robert Reid is welcoming the masses to see red in all of its forms – indicative of passion, violence, and more. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Jamaica is ‘open for business’

Jamaica: When you think of words associated with Jamaica you may immediately think of sun, reggae, and jerk chicken, but you’re missing something pivotal: business. Comment.

Papa Jean’s funny faces

Haiti: So you want to be famous? In this digital age, there’s a new formula: find the proper lighting, invest in an iPhone or Android, and nail speaking in 15-second increments. Comments (4).

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

MAS2 TV is the Caribbean’s Netflix

Movies: Move over Netflix, there’s a new streaming service in town and it’s just for the Caribbean. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Travelspan is still keeping fares low

Trinidad and Tobago: Vacation. How sweet that three-syllable word sounds. Exploring a new country, state or island or even returning to a place of origin melts the stress of the realities left at home away. In planning any vacation, there is a battle to secure the cheapest rates whether it be in terms of airfare, hotel stay or deals on cruises. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Vinette Pryce - catches you ‘Inside Caribbean Life’

Jamaica: At the helm of all things Caribbean, logging stories from politics to entertainment, is veteran beat reporter Vinette Pryce. Joining Caribbean Life at its inception, Pryce has delivered insightful pieces from her coverage of Nelson Mandela’s visit to Jamaica to interviewing Fidel Castro at Columbia University, to name just a few. Comment.

Kam Williams - a film critic worth reading

Movies: Churning out 10 to 12 articles a week, boasting an impressive list of celebrities he has held conversations with, and one of the few black reviewers on popular site Rotten Tomatoes, Kam Williams’ career as a film reporter happened seemingly by accident. Comment.

Paul Clement — Grenadian political scientist

Grenada: Paul C. Clement is an associate professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York (SUNY). Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Nelson King: Caribbean Life freelancer since 1990

St Vincent: Nelson King began putting pen to paper for Caribbean Life newspaper while wrapping his senior year at Brooklyn College, pursuing a dual degree in Political Science and Journalism, back in 1990. Comment.

Grenadian group effects change ‘back home’

Grenada: There is a wealth of women’s organizations aiming to pull women together in the name of sisterhood and empowerment. On college campuses, women have many organizations to choose from whether it is within a sorority, student union, faith based or Caribbean based organization. Comment.

Tropical Paradise is a dream personified

Brooklyn: Caribbean restaurants poulate Brooklyn. The mom-and-pop eateries run the streets, opening two to three flagship locations across the borough but none have expanded their resume quite like Tropical Paradise. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

PowerUP Kreyol awards Haitian small businesses

Haiti: Haitian business owners and startups were presented with a unique opportunity through the Brooklyn Public Library’s inaugural PowerUP! Kreyol business plan competition in partnership with the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Grandchamps Kitchen gives a taste of Haiti

Food: Feed your rumbling bellies with a strong semse of community in Bedstuy’s newest restaurant: Grandchamps. Comment.


Fashion: Runway shows aren’t always so cookie cutter or rest on a surface stitch level. With New York Fashion Week already etched in our minds as a good memory, the Grenadian American Young Women’s Association is inviting us to revel in good fashion for an inspiring cause. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Cuomo eulogizes aide who died after shooting on parade day

Brooklyn: NEW YORK (AP) _ The death of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was caught in the crossfire between two gangs hours before New York City’s West Indian Day parade, should be a call to action to quell gun violence in the city, the governor told mourners Saturday at the slain aide’s funeral. Comment.

Caribbean film series continues at BAM with ‘Better Mus Come’

Movies: There are more than sultry sounds and delightful bites that come out of the Caribbean. The Caribbean is an overflowing basin of creativity, capturing the creative ability of film and sharing it with the world is the Caribbean Film Academy. Comment.

Victory Assembly opens branch on Utica Avenue

Brooklyn: Guyanese born, Reverend Ellsworth Dorsett Chester of Victory Assembly Church, who started his ministry with 10 followers in the living room of a friend’s house on June 24, 1993, opened the doors of his new 10,000 sq ft. complex at 471 Utica Ave. in Brooklyn, to songs of praise and worship, and a flock of hundreds. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Zetta Elliott blends history and magic for young readers

Books: As New Yorkers, we often forget to appreciate and consume the vast history, which surrounds us. Immigrants approach our city with eyes wide open, particularly those with a voracious appetite for history, and author Zetta Elliott is no different. Comment.