July 25, 2021

Clarke urges black women to practice ‘self-care’

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Brooklyn congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke wants Black women to make themselves “the priority,” urging that they practice “self-care.” “For generations, Black women have been on the frontlines of many battles. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Women’s Rights March, we have quite literally put our bodies on […]

Widow eulogizes prominent Vincentian community activist

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life In a very emotional tribute Friday evening, Sherill-Ann Mason Haywood eulogized her late husband and prominent Vincentian community activist Maxwell Iwaki Haywood, recalling when they first met to his last active days in the community in New York. “As many of you here know, Maxwell had a very […]

Caribbean immigrant experiences in New York

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By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life The city’s Human Rights Commission in partnership with Medgar Evers College hosted a discussion between some of the city’s notable Caribbean-Americans at Medgar Evers College on Sept. 20. The event titled, “Honoring Our Culture, Realizing Our Rights: A Celebration of Afro-Caribbean Communities,” gathered several city agency commissioners to share […]

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 […]