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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Resources for NYC immigrants

New York: Despite the onslaught by the Trump administration on undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants, New York City offers a wide array of resources for immigrants. Comment

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sean Paul to perform at Kings Theatre

Music: He’s coming to Brooklyn! International reggae and dancehall artist Sean Paul is headlining his own concert at Kings Theatre on March 22. It will be his debut show at the historic venue, but not his first in Brooklyn, and he is thrilled to return to perform because the borough’s fanbase reminds him of Jamaica, and he can always count on them for feedback. Comment

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing an emergency medical vehicle stemming from the Jan. 11 protest of the detention and imminent deportation of Trinidadian immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir. Comment

Tenants need more than Cuomo’s photo-op: Williams

New York: While commending Gov. Andrew Cuomo for finally seeing on Monday a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) said NYCHA tenants who are struggling everyday need more than a photo-op. Comment

Barbados consulate honors Diasporans during Black History Month

Barbados: The Barbados Consulate celebrated five of their own at a Black History Month event at the Barbadian Consulate General in New York in Manhattan on Feb. 27. “Barbadians Salute Black History Month,” was an event to honor individuals representing the young talent the island nation has produced, compared to the more established usually recognized, said the consulate’s community affairs representative. Comment

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Minorities helping minorities: Two Caribbean-American women helming city’s minority business agency

People: At the city’s premier agency to promote and sustain businesses owned by minorities and women, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), two Caribbean-American women are working behind the scenes to ensure that those goals are met. Comment

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bichotte: 2018 critical year for MWBE

New York: Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte says 2018 is “a critical year” for all Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). Comment

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Brooklyn: “Just because Black History Month is over” education about the race should not cease, Rev. McCall of the National Action Network said during a rally in front of Medgar Evers College last Sunday. Comment

Monday, March 5, 2018

Brooklyn: Prepping the young to build. A local sorority is hosting its annual youth leadership event at the Brooklyn Scholars Charter School on March 10. Every year members of Eta Nu Sigma of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority bring together about a dozen speakers to discuss career opportunities with young students. Now in its third year, the event, which aims to engage children towards building an interest in their future and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is now adding more speakers in artistic fields, said co-organizer. Comment

Friday, March 2, 2018

Queens: The sole Caribbean country represented in a premier robotic competition advanced in a qualifiers contest two weekends ago. The boys of Jamaica College moved forth in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifiers on Feb. 16–17, and won first place award in the finals — the East Super-Regional Championship Tournament on Feb. 25. Comment

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Manhattan: Black History Month was celebrated at City Hall on Feb. 15. The City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus hosted the culturally-themed event. Three people were awarded with proclamations at the celebration. The honorees were former councilman Archie Spigner, the founder of the Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, Madaha Kinsey-Lamb, and clergyman Melvin Faulkner. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Africa’s new and improved sounds

Music: They’re back with the Motherland’s newest sounds. The yearly music event celebrating the trendiest and popular sounds to come out of the African continent returns to Apollo Theater on March 3. The “Africa Now” concert spotlights African artists and the emerging sounds they are bringing to the African music scene. Organized by the famed theater and the World Music Institute, together they are giving the stage to show, said the co-curator. Comment

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