The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is hoping that a recent donation of policing equipment by Grenadian officers in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) will be a starting point in forging closer ties with Grenadian law enforcement officers in the Diaspora. Comment
A new feature film following a Caribbean female superhero in the future is debuting at the Urban World Film Festival on Sept. 23. “Brown Girl Begins” is a fantasy set in the year 2049 in a dystopian Toronto, and follows Ti-Jeanne, a young teen living in the alternate world faced with the task of saving her community from evil people. Comment
Sixteen years have passed since the catastrophic attack on Sept. 11. Many pledged during that time to “never forget” the horror. To honor that commitment, the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted a memorial service at Borough Hall on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017 to stand with the relatives of some of the victims and to remind the community of the indirect effects that still haunt some first responders and the community at large since the fateful day. Comment
Savor the Caribbean, one scoop at a time!
A recently opened Prospect Lefferts Gardens creamery is churning out colorful homemade blends fused with popular Caribbean flavors that offer sweet-toothed patrons a taste of its owners’ heritage. Comment
Two popular Caribbean incumbents were victorious Tuesday in New York City Democratic Primary Elections.
Haitian Dr. Mathieu Eugene, who represents the 40th Council District in Brooklyn, and Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, representative for the adjacent 45th Council District in Brooklyn, were re-elected in the low-voter turn-out. Comment
Arts & Theater:
Carnival is coming back to life.
A Florida-based artist is showcasing his carnival-inspired artwork at Medgar Evers College library through Sept. 22. The second annual “Art of Carnival” exhibit is going to have 23 paintings on display — all based on images that Trinidadian-born artist Weldon Ryan took at various carnivals across the country. With the West Indian Day parade over until next year, he is keeping the spirit of the joyous celebration alive in his life-like representations of it — something not often found in Caribbean art. Comment
A Brownsville-based football league was presented with a $5,000 grant from SportsNet New York (SNY) at Floyd Paterson field on Sept. 7. As part of the organization’s Play Ball program, every year the organization provides local leagues with trips to NFL games, equipment, and reward some with money to support their teams. The Brooklyn United Youth Football League was this year’s recipient of the grant and the young footballers could not have been happier, said the leaugue’s co-founder and coach. Comment
In the aftermath of the announcement made by the Trump Administration on Tuesday to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli has condemned the action taken by the government and called it cruel, immoral and un-American. Comment
Some island vibes took over Coney.
Labor Day weekend kicked off with one of the city’s biggest Caribbean music events on Sept. 1. Thousands of concert-goers attended “On Da Reggae and Soca Tip” at Ford Amphitheater on Coney Island Boardwalk for the annual concert hosted by radio station Hot 97. Comment
On Tuesday, Sept .4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced — as anticipated — that the Trump administration will not renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program introduced by President Obama’s executive order, five years ago. Sessions said DACA will end in six months giving Congress time to formally act. Comment
The ninth month of the year signals the unofficial end of summer conjuring emotions of variance to students returning to school or entering a learning institution for the very first time. Comment