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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sun Kulcha

Queens: performing Arts: Study Group on “Revolution, She Wrote” by Clara Fraser. Readings focus on organizing across racial, ethnic and sexuality divides. At Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem (between Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. and 7th Ave./ Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.). Study sessions 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Snacks served at 7:00 p.m. for $5.00 donation. For more information or to buy the book, call 212-222-0633 or email fsp@nyct.net. “Revolution, She Wrote” can also be purchased online at www.socialism.com. Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women. Comment

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS!

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS!

Music: On Stage at Kingsborough announces the 2013 Hot Summer Nights! free outdoor concert series, taking place every Saturday night in July at 8:00 p.m. Comment
Arts & Theater: After two years of touring her one-woman show, “Girls! Girls? Girls,” Trinidadian-American playwright, Marjuan Canady, premieres her second original play, “Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale” at IATI’s Theater on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. Comment

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

State limits access to students’ personal info

Staten Island: The New York State Asembly this week announced the passage of legislation that would authorize parents of students to determine who can have access to certain private information that is used to identify their children. In addition, the measure requires SED to develop forms to authorize parents to prohibit the disclosure of their children’s personally identifiable student information. Comment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guyana Independence Anniversary gala

St Vincent: “In Unity There Is Strength” - the motto of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance, truly spoke to the togetherness and camaraderie that was evident at Brooklyn Borough Hall last weekend, when a capacity crowd commemorated Guyana’s 47th Independence Anniversary with an Awards Presentation and Cultural Showcase. Comment

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Heritage month: In celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month invites you to “Its Caribbean Food & Music Festival.” Come enjoy a feast of delicious tastings of Caribbean foods, non-alcholic drinks, dance to reggae and soca music. Tickets: $45 per guest; St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY. Music by Shockwave and Dj Klitchko. Comment

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Passing of two Grenadian-Americans Dr. Gregory Williams (‘Social’) and Alec Telesford

Grenada: For today’s young generation of Grenadians, the name “Social” or Dr. Gregory Williams may not be significant but in the late 1950s and early 1960s Williams was one of Grenada’s finest sport personalities and role model. Comment

Thursday, June 20, 2013

St Vincent: One of the leading Vincentian cultural and educational organizations in the United States has bestowed Father’s Day honor on four outstanding nationals. Comment
Arts & Theater: The Actors Fund Arts Center is an ultra-modern performing space that serves as a resource for Brooklyn-based artists and arts groups, to aid in the development and sharing of their work. Comment

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Art: Queens Council on the Arts is the newest kid on the block in the Kaufman Astoria Studio complex. Come join us as we cut the ribbon on our new space at our block party. The QAX Block Party will include family friendly interactive arts activity, live performances, Henna tattoo artist, live music and food carts. QCA is hosting the block party from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy art activities, family fun, and food! Rain or Shine. 37th Street between 34th & 35th avenues Astoria, NY 11101. Comment

Festival of Cultures to honor Caribbean centenarians

St Lucia: June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and there are numerous events planned throughout the U.S. to celebrate and recognize Caribbean immigrants who have contributed to the growth and development of their communities in the United States. One such celebration happens on Sunday, June 23 at Nazareth High School in Brooklyn from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., titled “Festival of Cultures in honor of Caribbean Heritage Month” hosted by Dr. Una Clarke and the Brooklyn based Progressive Democratic Political Association (PDPA). Comment

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rise in migration, drop in jobs hurting

Queens: A new study by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) finds that while migration from the Caribbean and other countries is increasing, rising unemployment is hurting immigrants. Comment

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Giving the Gift of Family

People: Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective (BYMC) hosted its first annual awards luncheon on Saturday, May 18 at Armando’s Restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn. The event was highlighted by the presentation of a proclamation to Jessamyn W. Rodriguez, BYMC honoree and executive director of Hotbread Kitchen, by Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman Yeashea Braddock, executive director; Benita Miller, Fatima Silver, Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman and Megan Hogan, board chairperson., recognizing the work of the organization in providing economic opportunities to women. Comment

Kenton Kirby for Guyana’s award

Guyana: Caribbean Life’s own Kenton K. Kirby, editor in chief, will be honored during a ceremony to commemorate Guyana’s 47th Independence Anniversary, set to take place on Friday, June 21, in the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Comment
People: The dreary weather did not prevent hundreds of Caribbean and other nationals from attending State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn’s 27th annual community health fair at its Central Brooklyn location in East Flatbush. Comment

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Grenadian NBC reporter passes

Grenada: Emmy Award-winning, NBC journalist, John Noel lost his battle with brain cancer Thursday. The Grenadian native had been fighting the disease for approximately one year and throughout maintained his will to live and work but early that morning news surfaced that he was gone. Comment
Music: Vision Festival 18 opens on Wednesday, June 12 and runs thru Sunday, June 16. This year the Vision Festival will be held at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. (corner of Atlantic and 3rd Avenue), Brooklyn. Comment

Vincentians support major scholarship fundraiser

St Vincent: Despite the unusually cold weather, several Vincentians on May 25 supported an annual fundraiser in Brooklyn to assist elementary and secondary schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Health fair: Healthfirst is participating in the NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND HEALTH FAIR AT ROBERTO CLEMENTE PARK at 301 W Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10453 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Healthfirst booth will offer health education materials and free face painting for children. The festival is part of Healthfirst’s sponsorship of the 56th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, scheduled for Sunday, June 9. Led by this year’s Grand Marshall, actress Chita Rivera, the procession will march down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue starting at 11:00 a.m. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating Your Health.” Comment

Unbought and Unbossed

Barbados: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was born on Nov. 30, 1924 and died on Jan. 1, 2005, Comment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Brooklyn celebrates Weusi

People: Brooklyn celebrated the life of Jitu Weusi and his decades of service at the Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, on June 1. The event preceded a one-hour viewing on Monday followed by funeral service at Brown Memorial Church, 484 Washington Avenue. The community empowerment advocate died May 22. Best known for his advocacy of quality education in the Black community the acclaimed warrior transpired after fighting a valiant battle against cancer of the kidney. Comment

Bridging the Digital Literacy Divide

Staten Island: It’s hard to believe that in the year 2013 nearly one quarter of the households in New York City don’t have a computer or access to the Internet. In Brooklyn more than 24 percent of the households still don’t have a computer. Comment

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