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Brooklyn youth jailed for 17 years for killing college student at J’Ouvert

Brooklyn: A judge in Brooklyn on Friday, May 17 sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J’Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016. Comment

Tributes to ancestors – Prince, Michael Jackson

Music: The king of reggae — Bob Marley, the king of pop — Michael Jackson, the queen of soul — Aretha Franklin and another entitled, music, royal named Prince all have something else in common. In life they were superstar achievers the world revered for their unrivalled talent. In death they are revered ancestors. Comment
Brooklyn: First-year Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie on Thursday, May 9 held a Housing Forum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with the goal of connecting tenants to officials at city agencies and nonprofits who can help resolve their housing issues and build awareness of the effort to reform the rent laws in New York State. Comment
New York: A ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana usage has now become law in New York City. The legislation from New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams was approved by the City Council on April 9. It has officially been enacted after passing the 30-day deadline without action from the mayor. Comment

UFT honors Guyanese Family Daycare provider

Guyana: The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Saturday night bestowed its Juanita Diggs Educator of Excellence Award on Guyanese-born, Queens Family Group Daycare provider Shaundell Agrippa. Comment

Haitian culture comes alive with ‘Sans-Souci’

Haiti: UNI, a Haitian an artist collective, says it is collaborating with the Consulate General of Haiti in New York in celebrating Haitian Flag Day on May 18 at the Judson Memorial Church in Washington Square in Manhattan under the theme, “San-Souci.” Comment

Annual Tribute to Ancestors of Middle Passage

Brooklyn: The People of the Sun Middle Passage at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College says it will hold its 30th Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage, between 16th and 17th Streets on the Boardwalk, Coney Island, on Saturday, June 8, from noon to sun down. Comment
Brooklyn: Haitian American Farah Louis emerged victorious Tuesday night in a crowded field in a special election to fill the seat vacated by former New York City Caribbean American Councilman Jumaane Williams, who was recently elected New York City Public Advocate. Comment

Brooklyn medical group conducts mission in Guyana

Guyana: The Brooklyn-based Action, Performance, Commitment (APC) group says its medical mission team recently conducted its 11th successful medical mission to Guyana, the homeland of most of its members. Comment

HOUSE ON ‘FYA’

HOUSE ON ‘FYA’

Music: Former St. Vincent and the Grenadines Calypso Monarch, Fya Empress brought the house down Saturday night during the launch of Vincy Mas in New York. Comment

Reggae awards score trifecta on return to homeland

Music: Jamaicans at home had at least three reasons to revel to reggae music last weekend when significant and historic events coincided for a celebration of the beat that was birthe on the island. Comment
Jamaica: Multiple Olympic medallist, Veronica Campbell-Brown, swooped down on Barbados for a sports conference, signed autographs of her new book, and assured admirers that she is far from done with competitive athletics. Comment

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