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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Record turn-out expected for Guyana’s 52nd Independence celebration in NY

Guyana: Organizers say Guyanese pride will be on full display when the New York Diaspora unites for one celebration of Guyana’s 52nd Anniversary of Independence from June 3-10 in Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Richardson denies making anti-Semitic remarks

Haiti: Brooklyn Assembly Member Diana Richardson has vehemently denied making anti-Semitic remarks at a community board meeting in her district, as a firestorm envelops over her alleged remarks. Comment

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mayor reduces ICE cooperation

Brooklyn: With the ongoing fear of increased deportation under the Trump administration, immigrants are reminded of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signing into law Introductions 486-A and 487-A, dramatically limiting New York City’s cooperation with overbroad federal immigration enforcement practices, except in instances where there are public safety concerns. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brooklyn: The Consulate of St. Lucia is set to host its fourth annual immigration forum at the St. Lucia House in East Flatbush on April 25. The forum will provide local residents with information about immigrant rights, the types of forms they may need, and discuss the subject of deportation, which is a growing concern for many, said the Vice Consul Jeremiah Hyacinth. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Food: Two cultures meet on a dish. A pizza spot in Prospect Lefferts Garden combines the flavors of the Caribbean with Neapolitan style pizza. ZuriLee Pizza Bar, opened by two Guyanese-American brothers in 2015, a few doors down from their traditional Caribbean restaurant MangoSeed, offered them a chance to expand while staying true to their background, said one of the co-owners. Comment

Monday, April 16, 2018

Touring the islands, on two feet: Little Caribbean crawl offers dose of region’s flavor

Brooklyn: A group of culturally curious explorers hit the streets of Little Caribbean in parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush for a taste of what some local businesses are serving up in the area. Comment

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Wednesday presented a posthumous “Hero of the Month” award and ceremonial wreath to 15-year-old Brooklyn-born student Peter Wang, who was tragically killed while bravely holding the door open in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl, so that his classmates could escape a mass shooter. Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Brooklyn: On April 20, immigrant activists will march from Grand Army Plaza over the Brooklyn Bridge to Times Square in a “Days of Outrage” demonstration, pushing back against this government’s brutal policies toward immigrants — particularly from Africa, Haiti and Latin America Comments (5)
Brooklyn: The seventh annual Soul to Sole Shoe Drive Brunch collected hundreds of pairs of donated shoes from donors at the Round2 Cafe in East Flatbush on April 8. Comment

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