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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Clarity is key for business start-ups

People: Everyone at some point or the other has envisioned themselves calling all the shots; especially when your boss asks you to stay later than usual, or asks you to spend your weekend finishing up a project. Or, maybe the economy hasn’t been very good to you, and you were laid off to increase your company’s bottom line. Comment.

Job training program for unemployed youth

Staten Island: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill creating “NY Youth Works,” an inner city youth employment program that will combat high unemployment in the state’s metro areas. The new law includes $25 million in tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed and disadvantaged youth and $6 million to support job training programs. The governor was joined by his colleagues from the State Legislature at a bill-signing ceremony last week at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Comment.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Against Suriname Amnesty Law repeal

Suriname: The influential Washington-based Human Rights Watch on April 17 urged Suriname to immediately revoke the amnesty law approved on April 5 by the National Assembly and “prosecute people accused of committing grave human rights violations.” Comment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Unsolved murder clouds kingpin’s sentence reduction

Haiti: A letter to a United States federal judge in Miami by the former brother-in-law of imprisoned Haitian cocaine kingpin Jacques Ketant, claiming that Ketant had ordered the “assassination”of his mother, has stalled the U.S. government’s request to cut Ketant’s 27-year prison sentence by half. Comment.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Concerns about the future of New York’s annual West Indian Carnival

Arts & Theater: The Caribbean American community in New York City faces the daunting reality that convening and funding the West Indian American Day Parade and Carnival this year could become an insurmountable challenge. Failure to bring our community together to collectively meet this challenge could result in no parade and a major embarrassment for our elected and community leadership, as well as the Caribbean Diaspora as a whole. This result we cannot afford! Comment.

Mick Jagger rocks T&T Queens Park Oval

Movies: It would have been nice to report that Mick Jagger batted a thousand runs or that the front man for Britain’s most popular music group rocked the twin island of Trinidad & Tobago when he visited recently. Comment.

Revealing biopic of revered Reggae icon

Movies: When most people think of Bob Marley, what probably comes to mind is reggae, Jamaica and marijuana. But how did a street urchin raised by a teen-mom in a country shack with no electricity manage to become a beloved icon admired all over the world? Comment.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Metro Links & N.Y. Links care for Haiti

Haiti: At the Alma Rangel Senior Citizens Homes Community Room in Harlem, Metro Manhattan Links, Incorporated and N.Y. Links joined hands and put together 234 sanitary packages for women and young girls for the “We Care For Haiti” initiative. Comment.

Ninth regional win for Monroe SIFE

Bronx: On Wednesday, April 11 the Monroe College SIFE Team won a regional competition and as a result will advance to the SIFE USA National Exposition on May 22-24 in Kansas City, MO. Comment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Last Summit of the Americas Without Cuba

Cuba: CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia, Apr 15, 2012 -- “What matters at this summit is not what is on the official agenda,” said Uruguayan analyst Laura Gil, echoing the conventional wisdom in this Colombian port city, where the Sixth Summit of the Americas ended Sunday without a final declaration. Comment.

Women celebrating women grand gala

Brooklyn: The event, Women Celebrating Women began as a “thank you party” in 1991 dedicated to the many women who had worked diligently to elect Una Clarke to the New York City Council. Comment.

Helping Others to Help Themselves

Arts & Theater: The Organization for International Development (OID) Inc. hosts its annual Fundraising Spring Luncheon Sunday, May 6 at the VIP Country Club, 600 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y. Comment.

Clark Terry’s fundraising event

Music: Gwen Terry, The Duke Ellington Society, International Women in Jazz, Jazz Foundation of America and Saint Peter’s Church – Jazz Ministry are partnering to produce a fundraiser for Clark Terry on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, 54th Street, New York City. Comment.

Here’s to all volunteers!

People: “Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay,” penned speechwriter Robert Orben. Comment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jamaican Olympians receive U.S. Congressional Awards

Jamaica: Two of Jamaica’s most prolific Olympians, Grace Jackson and Bertland Cameron have been honored with proclamations from U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brooklyn). Comment.

Suriname immunity disturbs U.N. chief

Suriname: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said on Apr. 13 she was “disturbed” by the recent decision by Suriname to pass an amendment to an existing law that grants immunity for human rights violations committed during the 12-year period in which the country was, for the most part, under military rule. Comment.

Friday, April 13, 2012

NYC Transit depot named for Tuskegee Airmen

People: The 100th St. transit bus depot in Manhattan was officially renamed recently in honor of the famed Tuskegee Airman, the African-American fighter pilots of World War II. Comment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amnesty as means towards healing

Suriname: It’s been barely a week now since Suriname’s opposition-dominated parliament approved a controversial motion to grant amnesty to former soldiers and their civilian counterparts for a series of fatal missteps during military rule in the 1980s that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people in the Caribbean trade bloc nation. Comment.

Honoring Latina women in New York

People: The Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York (CLANY) and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer celebrated Latinas in New York City at an awards ceremony and discussion on empowerment and gender equality, recently. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jamaican students place third in Robotics Competition

Jamaica: Jamaica College took third place at the recently held U.S. first Robotics Tech Challenge at The Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Comment.

Pastors to launch voter registration drive

People: This Sunday morning, April 8, millions of people will head to Easter services to hear the Gospel on the day that some call Resurrection Sunday. But, for many, this year will be different. Comment.

Violinist Roumain continues to cross cultures, mix genres

Music: April 6 begins both the beginning of Easter weekend for Christians and for Jewish people, it is the first night of the eight-day Passover holiday celebrating freedom from slavery from Egypt, the Exodus. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

‘Stolen Images,’ four screenplays by Raoul Peck

Movies: Filmmaker Raoul Peck and Didier Sylvain conversed in an intimate gathering room at the Schomburg Library on March 17, discussing film and life. The specific occasion bringing these two together was the book launch of Peck’s “Stolen Images,” four published screenplays – translated into English – of seminal films by the filmmaker. Peck has 11 full-length features and documentaries in his credits. Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Arrest warrant issued for former TCI premier

People: An arrest warrant has been issued and a “Red Notice” authorized by Interpol for the arrest of Michael Eugene Misick, the former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to a spokesman for the governor of the Turks and Caicos. Comment.

Pictorial reflects Whitney Houston’s ‘Life’

Music: One month after the untimely death of 48-year-old Whitney Elizabeth Houston, no less than three books commemorate the life of the iconic personality whose epitaph reads model, singer, actress, mother, daughter and pop queen. Comment.

Miss Guyana World to appear in N.Y.

Music: Miss Guyana World 2012 Arti Cameron is set to make yet another public appearance in New York City—this time at the launch party of the JRG Bikini Under the Bridge Fashion Show. Comment.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Raúl Castro receives pope in Cuba

Cuba: Shortly before Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuban President Raúl Castro for a courtesy visit at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Miami’s Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who led about 800 pilgrims from Florida, assailed the communist island’s Marxist ideologies. Comment.

New Yorkers join ‘Million Hoodie March’

People: Hundreds of demonstrators wearing hoodies rallied at Union Square last week at the “Million Hoodie” march protesting the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida and demanding the shooter’s arrest. Comments (1).

Peninsula Hospital closure ‘devastating’

Queens: Assemblywoman Michele Titus (D-Queens), chair of the Assembly Social Services Committee, blasted the mismanagement that resulted in the closing of Peninsula Hospital on Tuesday. Comment.

Southeast Queens residents clean up

Queens: The litter-strewn lawns that demarcate vacant foreclosed homes are a rarely considered side-effect of the impact the foreclosure crisis has had on Southeast Queens. But residents who are tired of the unsanitary and often dangerous conditions presented by the neglected properties are fighting back. Comment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DESI ON THE ROPES

Suriname: 2012_03_26_BW_Suriname Caribbean Life all Cover Story A to page 4 DESI ON THE ROPES -- Surinanese Strongman Faces Justice continuing hed Tense wait for Paramaribo verdict By Bert Wilkinson Comment.

Local pols show solidarity with Sanford residents

Brooklyn: In solidarity with the community of Sanford, Florida, Councilman Charles Barron, State Assemblywoman Inez Barron, the family of Ramarley Graham, the family of Jateik Reed, The Freedom Party, other elected officials and community groups denounce the killing of Trayvon Martin, along with the killing of Ramarley Graham, and the brutal beating of Jateik Reed. Comment.

Taking a stand on trickle-down economics

Brooklyn: The Adjusting for Income Disparity Act of 2012, (AID Act) tabled in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 26 by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brooklyn) seeks to end the income disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Comment.

Ending modern-day slavery

People: A top United Nations official on Mar. 26 called for a “comprehensive approach” through laws, education and international cooperation to end modern-day slavery. Comment.

Comets Club Int’l to honor outstanding Jamaicans

Jamaica: Comets Club International (CCI), a New York City-based charitable organization, will recognize two individuals for their outstanding contribution and commitment to community development through education, culture and business. Comment.

Former T&T minister to get CARICOM honor

People: CARICOM has agreed to bestow the Order of CARICOM Community on Trinidad and Tobago’s former People’s National Movement government Minister Kamaluddin Mohammed, who is also the holder of TT’s highest award, the Order of Trinidad and Tobago. Comment.

Respect to 70-yr-old Queen of Soul

Music: The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin probably made her own history on March 24 when she personally invited a very select group to join her for a private dinner marking her 70th birthday and gifted them with the promise of new music. Comment.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lifetime Achievement Awards for McKay, Livingston

Music: Sirius Satellite Radio Program Director and radio host, Pat McKay and Indy label executive, artiste manager and record producer, Robert Livingston will each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry at New York’s signature Caribbean fashion event -- Irie Fashion Rave. Comment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Four women to receive Emerald Awards

Jamaica: The distinguished Woman of Great Esteem (WGE) Organization will host its 16th Annual Awards Dinner and Gala on Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palm House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Comment.

Empowering women through survival skills

People: New Future Foundation Inc. and Harlem Women International sponsored a Women’s History Month forum at the United Nations Church Center in New York City recently. Comment.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Women’s History Month: A Time for Cautious Celebration

People: March marks Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements and a reminder of the work that still must be done to ensure basic security and rights for women. Nowhere is this contrast more significant than in Afghanistan, where a successful transition to a sustainable peace hinges on the inclusion and equality of women. Comment.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jamerican redefines diva in memoir

Books: Actress/singer Sheryl Lee Ralph has added author to her illustrious identifying status. Comment.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Press conference protests NYPD tactics against Wall St. protest

Staten Island: Last week, just days after the six-month anniversary of its historic protests, and as the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement (and the NYPD) gear up for a milestone demonstration on May 1, 74 people were arrested as hundreds converged on Zuccotti Park on Saturday, March 17. Several protestors sustained injuries, as did some police officers. Comment.

Fundamental issues for the Belize Football League

Belize: For many years now the people who are involved in the sport of football in Belize have been saying that my relative Bertie Chimillio, has been using the football leagues funds for his own personal activities. Now, that he has been removed from the presidency the government of Belize, along with FIFA, are going to investigate all the financial transactions made under his reign as president of the league. Comment.

How the Affordable Care Act helps small business

People: According to national news reports, Mary Brown, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the health reform law and owner of a small auto shop in Florida, has had to close her business and file for bankruptcy due to thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills. Comment.

Remembering the victims of slavery

People: NGO Briefing: Transatlantic slave trade: Honoring the Heroes, Resisters and Survivors 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Comment.

Creativity of Caribbean Films and filmmaking in Barbados

Arts & Theater: Barbadians and visitors to the island will once again experience the glorious creativity of Caribbean films and filmmaking through screenings and innovative training opportunities when CaribbeanTales 2012 comes off from April 10 to 15 at Island Inn. This will be the third edition of the Barbados edition of the festival which is also held annually in Toronto and New York and is a highlight of the regional cultural calendar. Comments (2).

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thumbs down for city’s restaurant grading system

Brooklyn: Costs are increasing for restaurant owners in Flatbush due to the letter-grade inspection system now in effect in New York City for the past 19 months. This is the conclusion of a Caribbean Life survey taken last week, which also found more restauranteurs questioned were unhappy with the system than happy with it. The results are consistent with a City Council survey asking the same two questions in all boroughs. Comment.

Queens unsung heroines honored

Queens: Council Member Leroy Comrie celebrated Women’s History Month with the event Unsung Heroines in Women’s History on Saturday, March 17. Comment.

Dudus awaits sentence

Jamaica: pge 4 hed By Nelson A. King Comment.

Nursing students honored at Helene Fuld College

Bronx: Six nursing students were honored at the Helene Fuld College of Nursing (HFCN) during a Honors Induction Luncheon in Harlem on March 12. Comments (2).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Up in arms against NY redistricting plan

People: U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brooklyn) has warned that New York’s Caribbean and African American communities could see a reduction in the number of congressional legislators if the recently submitted New York State Congressional Redistricting Plan remains unchanged and made into a law by a three-judge judicial panel. Comment.

T&T master tailor to train catwalk winner

Music: In addition to receiving an array of prizes which include the opportunity to show at London Fashion week in September 2012, the winner of Mission Catwalk Season two will learn the secrets of Savile Row tailoring under the watchful tutelage of world renowned Master Tailor Prof. Andrew Ramroop OBE at his Savile Row Academy (SRA) in London. Comment.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

African Spirit Award for Jamaican-born principal

Jamaica: In celebration of Black History Month, Medgar Evers College’s Student Government, the People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective and the Student Life Association last week presented its African Spirit Award to Dr. Michael Wiltshire,principal of the college’s Preparatory School. Comment.

100 Black Men of Long Island Gala

People: The 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. presented its 38th Annual Scholarship Gala Benefit event on Saturday, March 10, 2012. The organization was founded 49 years ago, and the Long Island chapter was founded shortly after in 1974. This year’s theme for the event was: Celebrating Education; Mentoring & Leadership, and the theme of the program was addressed by its distinguished guest speaker Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence Magazine and founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. Comment.

New partnership to help women dress

People: A new partnership to help women in need with their “Spring Forward Linking Success and Sisterhood” project was launched earlier this month as women celebrate Women’s History month. Comment.

Remembering rights activist Sonia Pierre

Dominican Republic: The memorial service for Sonia Pierre was held at the Washington College of Law of American University in Washington D.C., an appropriate venue when so much of her work was about testifying about legal and human rights. Comment.

Monday, March 19, 2012

First Black soap star pens ‘Life’ On TV

Books: Actress Ellen Holly said she is compelled to tell a story she is certain daytime television viewers of the first, recurring community saga would be interested. Comment.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

AFUWI to hosts NYC fundraiser

Jamaica: The American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) will host its inaugural Mix & Mingle fundraiser in aid of The Foundation’s Adopt-A-Student for $1-A-Day Drive. The event will be held at the Consulate of Jamaica, New York on Thursday, March 22, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Comment.

Passage of a family-friendly budget in Albany

Brooklyn: Long-term Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs says the recent passage of a New York State Assembly’s budget proposal will help struggling families maintain a better quality of life by assisting single-parent households and funding vital family and disability programs for needy New Yorkers. Comment.

Dancing to her heart’s content

Arts & Theater: One’s choices in life can be a testament to one’s mettle. How one faces personal setbacks and challenges is always an individual decision and evidence of their will to authenticate their true nature. Ailey II dancer, Paige Fraser, has met every challenge with the attitude of a champion. At age 4, Paige had not determined what she wanted to become in life. She only knew she enjoyed swimming and ice-skating, so when her Caribbean born parents enrolled her in dance class, it was just another fun thing to do. Comment.

Honoring New York steelband pioneers

Music: Some veterans of the New York steel band scene who, back in the 1950s and ‘60s, laid the foundation for the steel band movement that now exists in the city, will be honored at a gala tribute at Brooklyn’s Tropical Paradise Ballroom organized by the Trinidad & Tobago Folk Arts Institute on Sunday evening, May 20. Comment.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Vaughn Mesquita is oratorial champ

Bronx: Vaughn Mesquita, a senior at the University Height High School won the annual “Young Achievers” oratorical competition held at Harlem Hospital Center recently. Comment.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Trinidadian among new ICC judges

People: A Trinidadian is one of five new judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sworn last week to serve a nine-year term. Comments (1).

Barbados removes visa restrictions for select Haitians

Haiti: Barbados has became the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-member country to remove visa restrictions for Haitian diplomats and business people seeking to travel to the island on business, according to media reports. Comments (1).

Historic Black church celebrates 246 years of service 

Brooklyn: The African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church (also known as Bridge Street AWME Church) which traces its roots back to 1766 celebrated its 246th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Comment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vincies pay tribute to favorite son

St Vincent: A large number of Vincentian calypsonians in New York were among the general population of expatriots in shock and sorrow over the sudden passing of Gerard “Rasum” Shallow, on the night of March 4. Comment.

GWIM honors DJ, Methodist pastor

Bronx: Great Women In Music (GWIM) will present two events for Women’s History Month. Comment.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fears of a British takeover in Anguilla

St Kitts and Nevis: By the time Easter rolls around, a delegation of Caribbean Community prime ministers should be in Anguilla on a mission to show support to the government and its people who say they fear that “mother country” Britain, is preparing to retake full control of the colony and impose direct rule from London, in much the same way it has done in the Turks and Caicos islands. Comment.

Guyanese on humanitarian mission to Syria

People: U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos scored another first on March 9, on a mission to the war-torn central Syrian city of Homs to negotiate uninterrupted entry of aid workers to evacuate the injured. Comment.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Definitive ‘Marley’ flick premieres

Movies: “I think what’s great about the film is though there have been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob’s life as a man – not just as a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man.” Comment.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Runaway children in Southeast Queens

Queens: Runaway and missing children are a major problem in the U.S. Statistics vary. According to the U. S. Department of Justice, 1.7 million children run away from home each year. Comment.

R&B Queen returns to the Carlyle

Music: The Carlyle Hotel is pleased to welcome back R&B legend Bettye LaVette - who the Huffington Post has dubbed “the high priestess of R&B”- to the legendary Café Carlyle in a return three-week engagement playing through March 31. Ms. LaVette will once again showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career in a soul-shattering evening. She’ll be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Alan Hill. Comment.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Samuel Walton tribute

Arts & Theater: Samuel (Sam) Walton was born on Dec. 13, 1948, to Symera and Joshua Walton, in Harlem and raised on 137th St. and 8th Avenue (also known as Frederick Douglass Blvd.). He died of a kidney infection at Mt. Sinai Hospital on Fifth Ave. on Feb. 21, 2012. Comments (1).

In search of a bone marrow donor

Grenada: In 1981, Sandra Holder came to the United States from the island of Grenada in search of the American dream. She has worked as a nurse at Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center for almost 30 years, but her greatest joy has always been her family, especially her only child Nigel. Comment.

MEC’s Black History Month corporate luncheon

People: On Wednesday, Feb. 29, Medgar Evers College held its inaugural Black History Month corporate luncheon honoring four African-American trailblazers in the corporate arena whose work and dedication contribute to the vibrancy of the nation’s economy. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Stanford convicted in international ponzi scheme

People: A federal jury in Houston, TX on Mar. 6 found Texas financier Allen Stanford guilty of masterminding a “massive” US$7 billion Ponzi scheme involving certificates of deposits (CDs) at Stanford’s Antigua-based Stanford International Bank (SIB). Comment.

Honoring Tuskegee Airmen and WWII Veterans

People: The Committee to Honor African American Heroes and Sheros had a Black History Month Awards Breakfast at the Eastwood Manor in the Bronx on February 25, 2012. Comment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cuban dissidents urge pope to cancel visit

Cuba: Cuban dissidents say that almost 750 activists have signed a letter to Pope Benedict XVI warning that his forthcoming visit to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island would “send a message to the oppressors that they can continue” to abuse Catholic opponents. Comments (1).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Godfrey Chin’s prize for Heritage Journalism launched

Guyana: Sunday, Feb. 26 was a pleasant day befitting the convivial spirit and extraordinary person Godfrey Winfield Chin was. His exceptional body of work that will forever be etched in Guyana’s landscape was celebrated in the worship hall of Our Lady of Victory in Brooklyn, where a journalism prize in his name was also launched. Comment.

50 Years of Monty’s music

Music: It’s a bitterly cold Sunday morning in New York City and I am on the world-famous stage at the Blue Note Jazz Club interviewing the extraordinarily talented Jamaican jazz musician Monty Alexander. Comment.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Runako Morton dies in car crash

Trinidad and Tobago: West Indies cricketer Runako Morton, 33, was killed in a car crash on the Sir Solomon Highway, while heading to his home in Princess Town, South Trinidad around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night Comments (1).

Martelly nominates Lamothe for PM

Haiti: Haiti President President Michel Martelly on March 1 nominated his Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe, as the next prime minister in the earthquake-ravaged, French-speaking Caribbean country. Comment.

Local families get free fresh produce

People: Union Square Hospitality Group founder Danny Meyer, along with 12 additional volunteers from his restaurants Maialino and Gramercy Tavern, handed out food to approximately 200 households at Ccity Harvest’s Bed-Stuy mobile market on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon located at 862 Park Ave, Brooklyn. Comment.

Lots of love in building for Habitat-NYC

People: The most current of Habitat-NYC’s “100 homes in Brooklyn” project, Halsey St. near Broadway in Bed-Stuy was filled with a lot of love during its Valentine’s Day Build (the weekend before), especially when volunteer couples, along with family partners and former Mets star and SNY broadcaster Ron Darling braved the cold and the slush to paint six affordable homes. Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

PAL youngsters’ tournament of Champions

Staten Island: 500 youngsters from the five boroughs of New York City competed in city-wide tournaments during a fun-filled day of educational games and laughter on Feb. 22 at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual Educational Tournament of Champions at PAL’s Edward Byrne Center in Queens. Comment.

Tribute to 1st female NYC cab driver

People: Black theater audiences are most familiar with the Audelco Awards – the African-American alternative to the Tony Awards – which lauds presentations often overlooked by Broadway and Off-Broadway audiences. Comment.

A fitting musical tribute to Jamaica’s 50th

Music: The staging of the 16th Annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival was indeed a memorable musical event and one of a series of premier music festivals honoring the country’s 50 years of independence. from British rule. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Riverside Church’s 21st Annual Career Day on March 3

Manhattan: The Riverside Church will host its 21st Annual Career Day on Saturday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Church, 91 Claremont Avenue (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Judges, prosecutors examine incarceration alternatives

Trinidad and Tobago: The Organization of American States (OAS) said on Feb. 27 that 40 Caribbean judges and prosecutors are among other professionals receiving training on alternatives to incarceration. Comment.
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