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‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

Caribbean, New York, Politics, Video November 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” takes a look at “why the city’s West Indian community hasn’t been able to garner and assert more political power.”

On Nov. 18, community leaders and elected officials marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for an extension of TPS. Photo Credit: Fabiola Jean

Temporary Protected Status to End for Haitians

Caribbean, Government, Immigration November 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The Haitian Times covers the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S.

Scars of My Mother’s Dreams
Weighing trauma: A still from Meschida Philip’s short film, “Scars of my Mother’s Dream,” which examines the lifelong burden of pain, children of migrating Caribbean parents carry with them. Philip’s film and three other films will play at “The Caribbean Migrant Experience” screening at Brooklyn Commons on Nov. 21.

Showcasing Films on Caribbean Immigration

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Immigration November 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Four short films on the effects of immigration on Caribbean families will be screened in Prospect Lefferts Gardens on Nov. 21. Caribbean Life speaks to the director of one of the films.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

(Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Groups to Rally for TPS

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration November 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Haitian organizations will hold a rally Nov. 18 at Cadman Plaza to seek an extension of Temporary Protected Status, reports The Haitian Times.

Candidates for the 40th District City Council seat: Brian Cunningham (left) and incumbent Mathieu Eugene (Photo via The Haitian Times)

A ‘Game Changer’ in the Flatbush Race?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 November 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The Haitian Times looks at the 40th district City Council race between Mathieu Eugene, the first Haitian elected to the Council, and challenger Brian Cunningham who has received the support of the Working Families Party.

Participating artist Jazmin Hayes in front of her work displaying cornrows. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Caribbean Life)

Art at a New Community Center

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Works by local artists are on exhibit at the new Crown Heights location of Diaspora Community Services, reports Caribbean Life.

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.

Chef Stephan Durand, one of the honorees at the Creole Image Honors (Image via Haitian Times video)

‘Creole Image Honors’ Haitian Success

Caribbean, Metro Area October 31, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The first Creole Image Honors awarded 10 Haitian-Americans for their accomplishments. Honorees spoke to The Haitian Times in a video from the ceremony.

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (center) at the event designating the Little Caribbean, along with Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING (right) who led the campaign for the designation. (Photo via BKLYNER)

‘Little Caribbean’ Naming in Flatbush Premature?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte took issue with the designation of “Little Caribbean” in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, report BKLYNER and Kings County Politics.

From left to right: Mark Chambers, director at the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Jacques Jiha, commissioner of the Department of Finance, Gregg Bishop, commissioner of Small Business Services, Brooklyn state Sen. Roxanne Persaud, and moderator Brittny Saunders, deputy commissioner for strategic initiatives at the Human Rights Commission. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean City Officials on the Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Government September 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

NYC officials of Afro-Caribbean descent spoke at Medgar Evers College on the challenges they faced as immigrants, as well as the importance of education and speaking out, reports Caribbean Life.

Shelley Worrell, founder of cultural advocacy group Caribbeing, spearheaded the movement to designate parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush as “Little Caribbean.” (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Little Caribbean’ Designation Comes to Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration September 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Segments of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues and Empire Blvd. will soon have signs designating the area as “Little Caribbean,” Brooklyn Paper reports.

Ajani Thorpe enjoys a cone of cafe au lait ice cream. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Ice Creamery Features Caribbean Flavors

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food September 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports on a new ice creamery featuring Caribbean flavors.

Keelah Chung portrays “Lost Queen” designed by Drillz International. It is one of 12 sections featured in “Coming to America.” (Photo by Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Getting Ready for Carnival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Caribbean Life and Brooklyn media outlets report on what to expect on Labor Day for J’Ouvert and the West Indian American Day Parade, which celebrates its 50th anniversary.