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Friday, June 22, 2018

Williams rejects Trump’s family separation executive order

Brooklyn: Caribbean American Democratic New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams has rejected President Donald J. Trump’s executive order that seeks to curtail the separation of families at the US border by detaining parents and children together of an indefinite period. Comment


Arts & Theater: A blend of cultures performed at a free community concert at Kings Theatre on June 15. At “Dance Brooklyn! A World Celebration,” the event featured dance groups from various cultures and dance styles to celebrate diversity. Organized by East New York-based dance company Purelements, an Evolution in Dance, the company wanted the show to foster cultural connections and dance available to more people. Comment
Music: The Brooklyn-based Tropicalfete, Inc. will host its annual Caribbean Cultural Showcase on Sunday, June 24 in Brooklyn to unveil its 2018 costumes under the theme “The Carnival Jungle — Sweet Fuh Days Comment

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Brooklyn doctor performs innovative hand surgery

Brooklyn: A doctor at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, officially known as NYC Health+Hospitals/Kings County, has become one of the first doctors in New York City, and likely the first in Brooklyn, to use an innovative method of hand surgery that allows patients to be awake during the outpatient procedure. Comment

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Brooklyn: Dozens of dads and their families celebrated Father’s Day at a Canarsie community garden on June 17. The day-long event invited father’s and their kin from all over to the green space at E. 93rd and Schenck streets, to celebrate fatherhood. And it was also a special day for men who are not parents, said one local man. Comment
Brooklyn: Hundreds participated in the festive ninth annual Juneteenth celebration at Gershwin Park in East New York on June 16. The yearly event celebrating June 19, also known as Juneteenth — the emancipation of slavery in Texas, honors that milestone with an all-day community get-together. Featuring a talent show, music, arts and crafts, and dancing, the day was especially filled with a lot to see for newcomers, according to one attendee. Comment

US Air Force officer serves with distinction

Jamaica: Major Dietrich Heath is Senator Roxanne Persaud’s 2018 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame nominee, a military woman who has served with distinction in the United States Air National Guard, while wearing many hats in her long illustrious career. Comment

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Councilman Williams pays tribute to Flag Day

Grenada: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams last week paid tribute to National Flay Day, saying that it is “an important opportunity to reflect on what our flag represents to the nation as a symbol and on the ideals that all Americans profess to uphold. Comment

Dream on

Dream on

Arts & Theater: It’s a dream of the past and present. A show inspired by the musical “Dreamgirls” will tackle modern issues, including racism and school shooting, when it plays the Kings Theatre on June 24. “Dream Abundantly” uses tunes and themes from the Broadway musical (and later film) to shine a light on issues facing kids today, said its creator. Comment

Sunday, June 17, 2018

NYC Comptroller honors Caribbean Americans

Haiti: As part of his Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Tuesday honored three Caribbean Americans in a grand celebration at Tropical Paradise Ballroom on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Music: The president of the Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nurses Association of New York, Inc. (SVGNANY), Dionne Crichton-Bailey, has described as a resounding success the group’s inaugural Tea Party, held on Saturday, June 9 at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eight Caribbean beauties in NY beauty pageant

Fashion: Eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) beauties will compete for the 2018 Miss New York Continental Cultural Pageant crown at the George Wingate High School auditorium in Brooklyn on Jun. 23. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: The popular Freedom Hall Church of God on Albany Avenue in Brooklyn celebrated 37 years in the ministry last week. Comment
Music: The Resource and Finance Commission of the Brooklyn-based Independent United Order of Mechanics (IUOM), Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Inc., on Sunday hosted its grand annual luncheon at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Comment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Father’s Day brunch to benefit school in Guyana

Guyana: Students of St. Rose’s High School in Georgetown will benefit from an upgraded science laboratory and special projects at the school’s campus, thanks to the United States Alumni Association that will donate funds raised at a Father’s Day brunch celebration. Comment
Music: The color purple was in vogue last Saturday in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn where a free, mass concert / celebration of Prince Rogers Nelson billed “Purple People Party 3” hosted by actor / director Spike Lee marked the 60th anniversary birthday of the Minneapolis native who died three years ago from an opiod overdose. Comment

Monday, June 11, 2018

Students, elected officials rally for summer jobs

Manhattan: A coalition of students joined elected officials and advocacy groups on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to support the Summer Youth Employment Program and to call for increased investment to allow for the expansion of the program. Comment

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