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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Borough Prez Adams emphasizes health

Brooklyn: Borough President Eric Adams used a personal health battle to raise health awareness at the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce Industry’s brunch on June 8. Comment

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Brooklyn jazz legend honored at book-signing

Music: Legendary jazz musician and composer Randy Weston was honored at his book-signing event where the artist was also praised for his talents and six-decade career, at Medgar Evers College on June 10. Comment

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mayor signs Criminal Justice Act

New York: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed Intro. 639-B into law that requires the New York Police Department (NYPD) to provide quarterly reports to the Mayor’s Office and City Council on criminal and civil summonses issued. Comment

State comptroller celebrates Caribbean-Americans

Brooklyn: State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli hosted a celebratory event to honor Caribbean-Americans at the Brooklyn Law School in Boerum Hill on Tuesday, to commemorate Caribbean Heritage Month. The third annual Caribbean Heritage Celebration honored several individuals of Caribbean descent, including Caribbean Life Newspaper, for contributions to the Caribbean community in New York City. Comment

Thousands march in Guyana Unity Parade

Guyana: The Guyanese Unity Parade on Sunday concluded a weeklong of events celebrating Guyana’s 50 years of independence with a display of pride. Comment

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Caribbean pols celebrate youth services’ victory

New York: Two Caribbean legislators in New York City Council has hailed Tuesday’s budget passage that allocates funding for youth services. Chairman of the Youth Services Committee, Haitian-born Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, and Deputy Leader Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, have declared a victory for young people after the funding allotted for youth services in the budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017 was announced at City Hall. Comment

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Film screening highlights black women’s struggles as doctors

Movies: Award-winning filmmaker and author Crystal R. Emery preview-screened her documentary film, “Black Women in Medicine” at the Yale Club in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 8. Comment

Friday, June 10, 2016

High-school students saluted for achievements at Borough Hall

Brooklyn: Some 75 Brooklyn high-school students of class of 2016 were honored at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, June 7 for their outstanding achievements. Comment

Fundraising with rum and rythm

Food: The first Friday of Caribbean Heritage Month kicked off with a blast-filled event to the sounds and tastes of the Caribbean, all for a good cause. Comment

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Medgar Evers College graduates 87-year-old

Jamaica: Medgar Evers College hosted a congratulatory event for an 87-year-old graduate of class of 2016 on Tuesday. Hubert Evans, a safety officer for Brooklyn College, graduated in January but was unable to walk at his graduation two weeks ago. But Evans was delighted to be awarded and celebrated at a special event on June 7 in the presence of his peers and college officials. Comment

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New president of NY’s largest grocery workers union

People: Tony Speelman, a committed labor leader who has dedicated nearly four decades of fighting for hard working men and women, was unanimously elected president of the over 20,000 member United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 (UFCW). Robert Newell, who began his career in 1990 pushing shopping carts at Pathmark, was unanimously elected secretary-treasurer. Comment

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fight continues for summer youth funding

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene continues his long fight for summer youth funding. On Monday, Eugene, chairman of the City Council’s Youth Services Committee, was joined by his colleagues, as well as youth advocates from throughout New York City, in rallying on the steps of City Hall to save summer programs for 34,000 children. Comment

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Landlord’s indictment a ‘bittersweet victory’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has characterized as a “bittersweet victory” Monday’s indictment of Manhattan developer Steve Croman on 20 felony charges related to allegations of tenant intimidation and fraud on May 9. Comment

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Caribbean submits ideas to solve major challenges

New York: The New York-based Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced that 290 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean have submitted ideas to solve major challenges and improve city life for the 2016 Mayors Challenge. Comment