September 17, 2019

Martin: Celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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By Melissa Martin Start planning a party for the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Listen to the sounds of reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba and zouk music during the merrymaking. And dance. Sip a tropical concoction and feast on seafood. Caribbean Heritage Month commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the […]

Caribbean American legislator opens campaign committee for NYC Public Advocate race

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Caribbean American New York City Council member, Jumaane Williams, says he intends to run for Public Advocate of the City of New York after opening a campaign committee with the Board of Elections in anticipation of the race. Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents the […]

Caribbean American legislator outraged over US Supreme Court justice’s confirmation

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – A Caribbean American legislator here has expressed outrage over the confirmation Saturday of Brett Kavanaugh to the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The US Senate voted along party lines Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh’s appointment. “As if the accusations weren’t enough, he demonstrated […]

Caribbean American gets Golden Ticket to American Idol

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From NAN News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Mar. 13, 2018: A 15-year-old Caribbean roots high school teen has secured a golden ticket to Hollywood for this year’s American Idol competition. Alyssa Raghu, a Saint Cloud, Florida, High School sophomore, whose father was born in the South American CARICOM nation of Guyana, thrilled season sixteen […]

Trump ‘a direct threat’ to Carib community: Clarke

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life 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. Without calling his name but referring to him as “Number 45,” meaning the […]

Caribbean American legislator introduces ICE body camera bill

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has introduced the ICE Body Camera Act of 2017 in the United States House of Representatives that would require the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to wear body cameras during field operations and removal proceedings. The bill would mandate that […]

Caribbean American legislators outraged over Trump’s executive orders on illegal immigration

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Two Caribbean American legislators here have expressed outrage over newly-installed United States President Donald Trump’s signing of executive orders for sweeping crackdown on illegal Caribbean and other immigrants. On Wednesday, Trump signed the orders for aggressive efforts aimed at finding and deporting unauthorised immigrants. The orders […]

US institute to honour Caribbean American stalwarts

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) will present its annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards to nine Caribbean American stalwarts excelling in science, business, advocacy, technology and the arts on November 18 in Washington, DC. Now in its 23rd year, the CARAH Awards celebrate the accomplishments of […]

Ubersoca Cruise sponsors the Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Awards 2016

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ATLANTA – The Ubersoca Cruise has come aboard as official sponsors of the 2016 Atlanta Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Awards. The 2016 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Honorees comprise of a diverse group of civic-minded individuals within the multicultural community. Honorees reflect the diversity and cultural background of the Caribbean region. The Caribbean American […]

Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life A major women’s group in Brooklyn will on Saturday, March 15 hold its Third Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, saluting the legacy of New York City’s first black Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke. The Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice-organized event, under the leadership of former New […]