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Thursday, April 27, 2017

A cosmetic company for black women

People: A Toronto-based makeup enthusiast wants to propel the availability of beauty products specific to black women in the makeup industry. TAJJ Cosmetics is the brainchild of it’s founder June Smith, a Jamaican-Canadian lover of cosmetics, who started the company in 2008 out of necessity, she said. Comment

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bust of Sir Lynden Pindling added to ‘Hall of Heroes’

Bahamas: The Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday incorporated a bust of former Bahamian Prime Minister and national hero Sir Lynden Pindling to its “Hall of Heroes.” Comment

WOMI honors women of purpose at gala

Guyana: Themed “Know Your Purpose” Brooklyn-based non–profit Women of Mission International (WOMI) honored the best and brightest women for their outstanding accomplishments in the community during the organization’s second Annual Awards Gala at Crystal Manor Ballroom in Brooklyn, on Friday, April 21. Comment

Oldest Jamaican is also world’s super centenarian

Jamaica: “The world’s oldest human is Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900. Congrats Violet,” Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted on April 15 via the information highway. Comment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cuba was his name: Barbados his ‘main’ claim to fame

People: Generations of rhythm and blues aficionados are grieving the death of Cuba Gooding, Sr. The incomparable singer died in Los Angeles, California on April 20 at age 72. Comment

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Racism persists in Cuba

Cuba: Many Afro-Cuban activists say that despite the social advancements made in Cuba in recent years, blacks on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island still face and battle overt racism. Comment

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tone it down: Anger workshop to demonstrate how to relieve stress

Brooklyn: Call it a tension intervention. Comment

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jamaica to appoint new police commissioner

Jamaica: Jamaica will have a new commissioner of police later this month, replacing Dr. Carl Williams who went on pre-retirement leave in January this year. Comment

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eugene calls for creation of ‘disconnected youth task force’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, chairman of the City Council’s Youth Services Committee, has sponsored legislation calling on the city to create what he described as “a disconnected youth task force.” Comment