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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Kings County raises awareness for depression

Brooklyn: In honor of Depression Awareness Month, Kings County hospital held a free screening to check for symptoms of the mental health illness earlier this month. The initiative was aimed at raising knowledge about depression for their community and teach people how to identify signs of depression. But while it affects various people, it tends to remain a taboo subject in the Caribbean community, leading people to suffer in silence, said a psychiatrist at the medical center. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

New subway campaign raises poverty awareness

Brooklyn: Raising awareness a station at a time. A new subway campaign is shedding light on Brooklyn’s poverty with posters across borough subway platforms. The Brooklyn Community Services project titled “Many Voices, Many Stories,” is aiming to enlighten passersby about the high poverty rate in an effort to create unity, said the campaign creator Sonya Shields. Comment

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Flatbush pol launches drive for Mexico, Caribbean

Brooklyn: Councilman Mathieu Eugene (D–Crown Heights) launched his disaster relief effort, “District 40 Cares” in East Flatbush on Oct. 11. The politician is partnering with area schools and medical centers to raise donations for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, and he is calling on his community to assist them in getting aid to those in need. Comment

Saint Lucia’s consulate launches toy drive

Brooklyn: It’s a good deed for the kids. The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York recently launched a toy drive for young children. The Vice Consul Jeremiah Hyacinth and other officials celebrated the introduction of “One Toy Equals One Smile,” at the Saint Lucia House in Brooklyn last week, which will provide various toys for children in need for the holidays. Comment

‘Little Caribbean’ should stay and be expanded

Brooklyn: I have to say that I am quite disgusted with the way Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and others are acting and how Jumaane Williams is playing the fence for what seems like a ploy to just gain votes from the Haitian community so that he could be re-elected. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Trump ‘a direct threat’ to Carib community: Clarke

Brooklyn: As the Trump administration in the United States heightens its draconian immigration policies, a Caribbean American legislator has warned that the president is “a direct threat” to the Caribbean American community in the United States. Comment

Vincentian group honors three at annual gala

St Vincent: A popular Vincentian group in Brooklyn on Sunday, Oct. 8 honored three outstanding community personalities at its 34th Anniversary Luncheon at El Caribe Country Club in the Mill Basin, Brooklyn. Comment

Brooklyn’s Panamanians celebrate 22nd annual festival

Brooklyn: Panama querida! Thousands descended on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights to celebrate the 22nd annual Panamanian Independence parade on Oct. 7. The yearly festival commemorates the country’s sovereignty, and honors their traditions with a show of Panamanian culture. For many frequenters, the parade consistently grows by the numbers and gets better every year, said one participant. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

A multi-use natural blend for you

Brooklyn: It’s a single solution for skin and hair. Last month, Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Melissa Lamarre won the grand prize at the annual PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition for Mel’s Butter Blends — her all natural body care business. The pro-green enthusiast was thrilled to reap a reward for her commitment, and now focuses on expanding her line, she said. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Eugene to announce launch of ‘District 40 Cares’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene says he will be joined by elected officials, school administrators, and clergy members on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10 am, outside his District Office (900 Rogers Ave.) for the launch of “District 40 Cares.” Comment

Caribbean American Center helps raise $14k in relief

Brooklyn: Raised and ready to go. The Caribbean American Center of New York (CACNY) helped fund-raised thousands of dollars and hundreds of personal-use goods and clothing for the Caribbean hurricane relief effort. Last month a benefit concert organized by CACNY was headlined by artists, Lyrikal and Kerwin DuBois, and raised $14,000, said the center’s executive director. Comment

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