Post Tagged with: "Caribbean"

Dr. Danielle Brown reading from her book, "East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home." (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

‘East of Flatbush, North of Love’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

In “East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home,” Danielle Brown, a trained ethnomusicologist, uses music to tell her story of growing up in the West Indian neighborhood of Brooklyn.

(Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

West Indian Americans Celebrate

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts September 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Paraders down Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway sported plumage and national colors on September 1.

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video August 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Shakira Marshall leads her students in blending dance moves from Africa and the Caribbean.

Caribbean Chefs Cooking for a Cause

Caribbean Chefs Cooking for a Cause

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Food, Video August 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Caribbean chefs from St. Lucia, Jamaica and the Bahamas served up some modern twists on classic flavors.

Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

Caribbean, Culture, In the News, Metro Area July 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Jersey City locals waved flags and danced to music at the annual West Indian/Caribbean carnival and parade.

(Photo by Victor Pillet, Creative Commons license)

Mayor Acknowledges City Failed Caribbean Teachers

Caribbean, Education, Government, In the News April 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

After the city brought over hundreds of teachers from the Caribbean during a teacher shortage almost 20 years ago, the newly arrived faced problems with immigration status, housing and getting paid, reports the New York Carib News.

Products for skin lightening at a beauty supply store in the city. (Photo by Christina Berthaud via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Examining the Taboo Subject of Skin Bleaching

Caribbean, Health, In the News February 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks into the practice of skin lightening among Caribbean immigrants, and provides some answers to why and how people do it.

Muslim men, mainly Bangladeshis, observed the end of Ramadan, or Eid, in an East New York parking lot. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via Brooklyn Bureau)

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, South Asian August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The City Line area of East New York is fast becoming an enclave of the burgeoning Bangladeshi community, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. The area has undergone a rapid demographic change over the last decade.

Masks from carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, as part of a series on Caribbean culture. (Photo via Hunts Point Express)

Unmasking Puerto Rico’s Carnivals

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, History, Puerto Rican July 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

As part of a series on Caribbean Carnival in the Bronx, Puerto Rican masks were on display as panelists discussed the significance the masks have on carnival celebrations on the island, reports Hunts Point Express.

Ilu Aye intertwines African and Caribbean sounds. (Photo by Shanice Carr via Hunts Point Express)

Afro-Carib Group Evokes Sounds of Home

African, Bronx, Caribbean, Culture July 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The African diaspora influences of music group Ilu Aye kicked off a series of Caribbean-themed events in the Bronx, to the delight of fans who, reports Hunts Point Express, praised the band for their combination of different sounds and reminding them of home.

Members of the Caribbean community worry about the increasing susceptibility of young people in East Flatbush to gangs. (Photo by Tom Giebel, Flickr Creative Commons License)

West Indian Youth Join Gangs to Fill Void at Home

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Crime, Social Services April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Carib News finds community members worried that Caribbean youth have started turning to gangs as a result of a lack of attention and comfort at home, where working parents do not always have the time or resources to provide the care their kids need.

Image via Carib News website

Carib News Marks 30 Years as ‘Bridge Between Peoples of Color’

African American, Caribbean, Media October 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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.

Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Junot Díaz speaks at Word Up on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Lomax/DNAinfo)

A Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

African American, Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One independent bookstore, Word Up, struggles to stay alive, as another, Hue-Man, closes its doors after 10 years, the Manhattan Times reports. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News highlights other bookstores focused on black culture citywide.

Rogelio Ronco found out he had kidney failure in 2008. (Josey Bartlett via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Groups Take Bulk of Anti-Terror Program Funds

Crime, Culture July 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Today from the ethnic and community press we have a chilling report on human trafficking, an update on the Jewish Daily Forward’s investigation into a federal program that helps non-profits prepare for terror attacks, and an immigrants’ art exhibit in Queens.

The indigenous Mexican band Sak Tzevul seeks to address violence against Mexicans on their current tour. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Voices in Focus: In Divided Crown Heights, Teens Seek Connection

Culture, Health, Mexican May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Four Caribbean teenagers’ mission to learn about their Lubavitch neighbors in Crown Heights; an indigenous Mexican band speaks out against violence against Mexicans in the United States; study links literacy, math skills to medication errors; and a massive rooftop farm for Sunset Park.