Trinidad & Tobago's Parang music, a sort of Christmas caroling, has its roots in Spanish parrandas, reported Carib News. Nowadays, it has evolved into new musical forms called Chutney Parang and Soca Parang.
Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau's District 22, reports The Haitian Times.
New York Carib News celebrated its 30th anniversary last month and in a piece headlined "Looking to the Future” addressed the challenges of a changing media landscape while tipping its hat to the Freedom Journal, America's first Black newspaper launched in the 1820s.