Post Tagged with: "Jamaica"

Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

The Hon. John C.V. Katsanos, Civil Court judge, gave the closing remarks at his induction ceremony. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

First Elected Greek-American Judge Sworn In

Queens, Western European January 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm

John C.V. Katsanos was sworn in as Civil Court judge in Queens, becoming the first elected judge of Greek descent, reports The National Herald.

Sing it: Fitgi Saint Louis, left, plays Sabrina Barnes, and other actors Dominique Allen Lawson, center, and Sofia Klimovsky, right, performing song, “You Can Get It” during a rehearsal for “Welcome to American: A Caribbean Musical. (Photo by Victor Diaz via Caribbean Life)

New Musical Explores Caribbean Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Culture, Immigration, Queens April 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

In “Welcome to America: A Caribbean Musical,” a Jamaican woman who overstays her visa aims to follow her dream of performing on Broadway. Caribbean Life speaks to the show’s creator.

"Abuelito, dime tú" a theater training program for seniors, is one of the programs organized by the Latin American Intercultural Alliance. (Photo via LAIA)

Queens Latino Center Turns to the Arts

Culture, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

From its new home in Jamaica, the Latin American Intercultural Alliance works on showcasing the arts, in addition to concentrating on immigrant and women’s rights, reports Times Ledger.

Beijing Dumpling House is among the small businesses on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Small Businesses Move from Flushing to Jamaica

Business, East Asian, Queens October 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily takes a look at why an increasing number of Chinese-owned small businesses are relocating to Jamaica from Flushing.

In what place did these August Martin High School students, standing with Syreeta Gates (right), finish? Find out at Queens Courier.

First-Ever Hip-Hop Culinary Contest in Queens

Food, Queens, Youth May 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.

Henna art done by Farzana Fatema (Photo courtesy of Farzana Fatema via Times Ledger)

A Grassroots Henna Business in Queens

Business, Queens, South Asian May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.

From left to right: Carlyle McKetty, co-founder of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR); filmmaker Storm Saulter, and CPR co-founder Sharon Gordon at a 2013 CPR event (Photo courtesy of Sharon Gordon)

Preserving Reggae Music in Brooklyn – and Beyond

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks April 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend with a performance of the International Women of Reggae at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.

Jamaica, Queens intersection (Photo via Queens Courier)

Revitalizing Downtown Jamaica, Queens

Business, Queens, Real Estate April 16, 2015 at 5:26 pm

City officials announced a new 21-step program to revitalize Jamaica, Queens, over the next few years, Queens-based publications report.

Supporting Special Needs Kids in the Caribbean Community

Supporting Special Needs Kids in the Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Video, Voices' Picks November 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Rosanne Small-Morgan and her husband, immigrants from the Caribbean, have written a book about their struggles to get support for their autistic son Zane.

Community activist Andrea Veras faces a difficult primary battle against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman for the 24th District seat in Queens. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominican Runs Uphill Council Race in Queens

Dominican, Elections 2013, Politics, Queens September 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Community activist Andrea Veras seeks to represent the diverse 24th district in the City Council. She faces many hurdles in the Democratic primary against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who has raised 12 times as much funding and has received more union support.

Fighting Violence With Drama

Fighting Violence With Drama

Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks March 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Activist Lana Finikin, of the Sistren Theatre Collective, came to New York for the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women session and presented a workshop in which women used drama to combat violence in their lives.

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Eid al-Adha Celebrations in Queens

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens, Religion November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

New York’s Muslim community recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The crowds were so big at Masjid Al-Mamoor in Queens that worshipers prayed on the street. (Photos by Nabil Rahman)

Hindu priest Ramesh Maharaj recounts firebomb attack

Guyana national targets Hindu, Muslim neighbors

Caribbean, Queens January 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

An ethnically and culturally diverse community in Queens where thousands of West Indians, including Indo-Guyanese live, work, or worship, is on edge after four attempted fire bombings of properties in a single day.