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NAUW Brooklyn Branch celebrates 65 years

Brooklyn: The National Association of University Women (NAUW)-Brooklyn Branch on Saturday celebrated its 65th anniversary with a “very lively and inspiring” Scholarship and Awards Brunch at Top Civic Center, 1098 Utica Ave., Brooklyn. Comment
Guyana: History was made on Saturday, May 25, when 169thStreet and Hillside Avenue, became, Ramesh D. Kalicharran “Kali” Way, co-named for late Guyanese-born, philanthropist, community leader, and the first street naming for an Indo-Guyanese Caribbean national. Comment
Food: A year after the highly successful launch of “The Taste,” a rising Vincentian chef in Brooklyn has impressed patrons again with her second offering. Comment

Brooklyn street to be co-named after late Grenadian envoy

Grenada: Brooklyn Councilman Dr. Mathieu Eugene says he’s hosting the co-naming of a street in Brooklyn in honor the late Grenada Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus. Comment

Stirring commemoration for 30th Annual Tribute to our Ancestors

Africa: Public Advocate for the City of New York, Jumaane Williams, proclaimed June 8, 2019, Tribute To Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage day, in honor of the 30th Annual celebration, last Saturday, at Ancestor’s Circle, Coney Island Boardwalk, at 17th Street, Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn: Even as several candidates are vying for support for Kings County Surrogate Court judge and judge of the 6th Judicial District, lawyers Edward “Ed” King and Derafim Bernadette Neckles are in a two-way “dogfight” for Civil Court judge in Kings County (Brooklyn). Comment

Eugene funds Cortelyou library’s plaza renovation

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Saturday attended the Cortelyou Library Summer Reading kick-off event, where he presented the Friends of Cortelyou Library with a check for $350,000 “to recognize their winning proposal as part of the Participatory Budgeting Project in District 40.” Comment
Guyana: Twin sisters, Laken and Carlissa King, were inspired by their diverse upbringing in the Brooklyn; so much so, that the young ladies used this distinction, to skillfully craft dolls that spark creativity, and celebrate togetherness. Comment

FIRED UP

Music: After highly impressing the audience at the launch of Vincy Mas in Brooklyn last month, Fya Empress was at it again Saturday night, as she was, unequivocally, the crowd’s favorite during the preliminary judging of Vincentian calypsonians in the Big Apple. Comment

BP Adams honors Brooklyn’s latest ‘Heroes of the Month’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams honored Brooklyn’s latest “Heroes of the Month” at a ceremony in the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday, June 5. He recognized two men — one a civilian, the other a state trooper — who saved a suicidal man from jumping off the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, an MTA conductor who rescued a 13-year-old autistic child from the tracks, and a 10-year old boy who founded an online thrift store that sells children’s clothing to online parents. Comment
Music: Braata Productions will open its anniversary celebration year with the Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival, on Saturday June 8, at the St. Albans Park, 169 Street & Merrick Blvd., in Queens. Comment

Caribbean American graduates from Howard University’s dental school

Grenada: The daughter of a prominent Barbadian-born jurist and Grenadian-born dentist residing in Brooklyn has followed her father’s footsteps in graduating last month with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. Comment
Guyana: Prime Minister of Guyana, Moses Nagamootoo, told expatriates that Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham, late presidents — on the night of the country’s Independence ceremony in 1966, put aside their political differences and embraced each other, and urged nationals to see that embrace as a mandate for unity. Comment

Perry pays tribute to former Jamaica PM Edward Seaga

Jamaica: A Jamaican-born legislator in Brooklyn has joined nationals at home and in the Diaspora and others throughout the world in paying tribute to former Jamaica Prime Minster Edward Seaga, who died in a Miami hospital on Tuesday, May 28. Comment
Movies: Oprah Winfrey seemed to bask in a glow of pride last week standing onstage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem with a cast of thespians that dramatized the 30-year-old sensationalized Central Park Jogger case she helped finance. Comment

Chandler-Waterman prepares for another run

Brooklyn: Despite losing to Haitian American Farah Louis in the special election on May 14 for City Council representative for the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, Caribbean American Monique Chandler-Waterman says she will again oppose Louis in the Democratic Primary on June 15. Comment

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Prospect Park

Brooklyn: Prospect Park Alliance and caribBEING will celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Prospect Park with a series of events starting June 1. Comment

Brooklyn Borough Prez thanks Guyanese for their contribution to NYC

Guyana: Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams, during brief remarks at Borough Hall, on Friday, May 24, thanked Guyanese for their contribution, which he said has made Brooklyn, New York, a great place to live. Comment
Brooklyn: A celebration, of youth, community, and culture, brought together educators and volunteers on Thursday, May 23, to applaud students who had completed 10-week apprenticeships, all thanks to Citizen Schools, a non-profit that partners with middle schools across the United States to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Comment

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