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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Dance to connect with roots

Arts & Theater: It’s a chance for children to connect with their dance roots. Two educators are introducing a workshop for Brooklyn middle school students to show kids the dance styles that influenced the cultures they are from. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Series to celebrate Cheryl Byron’s iconic styles

Fashion: An exhibit celebrating Caribbean icon and singer Cheryl Byron, will debut at the Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, displaying the items she once wore throughout her life and career from Dec. 6–Jan. 1. Comment

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Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Eugene advocates for rent freeze

New York: By Nelson A. King Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Nov. 17 joined Borough President Eric Adams, Department of Finance Assistant Commissioner Pierre DeJean, community advocates and elderly residents at Brooklyn Public Library in promoting enrollment in Rent Freeze NYC. Comment

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Williams’ bills on gas safety passes muster

Brooklyn: On Nov. 16, Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, deputy leader and chair of the Committee on Housings and Buildings, passed a package of 10 bills designed to increase the safety of gas infrastructure in New York. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Twin sisters highlight artists of color in new exhibition

Arts & Theater: Twin sisters are currently staging the largest-ever exhibition of art by people of color in the Tri-state region at the Interchurch Center Gallery in Manhattan through Nov. 30. Comment

Persaud joins pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

New York: A Guyanese-born legislator in Brooklyn has joined the ranks of Caribbean American politicians in expressing consternation over Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph in the US Presidential Election last Tuesday. Comment

40th Anniversary of Vincy Mas launched

St Vincent: A full cast of soca and calypso artists entertained an exuberant crowd Sunday evening, as officials from the Carnival Development Committee and the Ministry of Sports and Culture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines launched the 40th Anniversary of Vincy Mas in Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

Assemblywoman arrested for child abuse

New York: Police say Diana Richrdson beat her 13-year-old son with a broomstick. 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

Ha-ha-Haiti: Comedy show raises money for huricane relief

Event: Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. Comment

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

First town hall on police relationship with Crown Heights

Brooklyn: Members of Bethany United Methodist Church are introducing their first town hall at their church on their community relationship with the police in Crown Heights on Nov. 10. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

TWO CULTURES MEET

Arts & Theater: A dance company is premiering an intercultural series showcasing a connection between two cultures starting Nov. 8. Comment

Brooklyn soca artist lands deal with local network

Music: Starting the early stages of his music career in his cousin’s basement studio, his music is now being listened to by more than one million Tri-state residents on late night show after landing a deal with a major network. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Stylist remembers shooting at salon six years later

Brooklyn: Coming face to face with death six years ago when a crook tried to rob her hair salon, Haitian-American hair stylist Sabine Bellevue, did not think she would be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her natural hair salon, Sabine’s Hallway. Comment

Schumer ready for leadership debate

New York: With completion of both the presidential and vice presidential debates, voters might now be decided about which of the two presidential candidates might pose a clear and present danger to their future after the Nov. 8 election. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Conference tackles violence towards transgender community

Brooklyn: Domestic violence in the transgender community got the spotlight at the 14th Annual Domestic Violence Conference at St. Francis College on Oct. 21. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Annual gala honors Kenny Leon and Joe Kennedy III

Manhattan: Donors raised about $600,000 for the 18th Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala in Manhattan on Oct. 17. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Order of Black Nuns celebrates 100th anniversary with mass

Manhattan: Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and parishioners, got to honor sisters of of the Order of Black Nuns at a mass on Oct. 7. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Caribbean center sending clothes and funds to Haiti

Haiti: The Caribbean American Center of New York will send donations to Haiti to assist in the relief effort in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane. Comment

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Crown Heights girl hosts bake sale for a cause

Brooklyn: A young baker gave Kings County hospital a sweet deal with fund raising bake sale for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Oct. 10. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Helping with Haiti’s hurricane relief

Haiti: Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti on Oct. 4 leading to the deaths of 1,000 people. Now a week after the catastrophic hurricane ravaged southern Haiti, people interested in contributing to Haiti’s relief are encouraged to donate to organizations with a history of grass roots work in Haiti. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Grant winner expands mental health youth workshops

Brooklyn: A local Brooklyn man is hoping to mentally heal Brooklyn’s youth with his therapy workshops. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Barbadian designer battles Alzheimers with fashion

Fashion: A Brooklyn-based fashion designer is serving up stylish looks with a charitable cause. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Formerly homeless woman talks overcoming in debut book

People: Facing abuse and teen pregnancy, Christina Richardson left home when she was 17 years old. Being homeless on and off for seven years, she trekked her way out of the New York City shelter system three years ago, and in her debut book titled “The Pleasure in the Pain” — she talks about her life. Comment

Undocumented Haitians face deportation

Haiti: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has expressed deep concern about the resumed deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants from the United States. Comment

Second annual grant competition awards 3

Haiti: Haitian entrepreneurs received some considerable funds for their start-ups at the second annual PowerUp! Kreyol Business Plan competition in Prospect Heights on Sept. 26. Comment

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Urgent care center opens fifth location in Brooklyn

Brooklyn: Bushwick is the latest neighborhood to be served by an urgent care center. The new location opened in the underserved area on Sept. 21. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Inaugural ceremony celebrates men of color

Brooklyn: Hardworking men of color were celebrated in high style at a ceremony awarding and honoring men for their achievements on Sept. 17. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Trump victory stuns Brooklyn’s Caribbean community

Brooklyn: President-elect Donald Trump’s huge victory on Nov. 9 stunned many voters of Caribbean descent who said they did not expect the real-estate mogul to pull out a victory. Comment