The one-woman team behind the Caribbean American Center of New York reflects on three decades of running the social services organization in a Caribbean Life story.
Young Haitian-American filmmaker Régine Romain’s short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou Pilgrimage” got an emotional reception at a screening in Brooklyn, Infos Time reports.
The annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill will take place on March 12 this year as organizers seek to attract a diverse crowd, reports Times Ledger.
A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.
The New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble offered its third annual charity concert to benefit, among other recipients, orphanages in Haiti that need drinking water and a wind ensemble in the country, reports The Korea Times.
Errol Miller, of Errol’s Caribbean Bakery, has been ordered to leave the Flatbush Avenue property by the end of February, reports Ditmas Park Corner. Longtime and new patrons rallied in support of the 15-year-old bakery.
Local officials and New Jersey Cuban-American leaders commemorated Fidel Castro’s death in Union City, New Jersey, but remain skeptical about democracy in Cuba, Reporte Hispano reports.
A new book tells the story of the “radiant child,” the young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who died in 1988 at the age of 27. Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews the book’s author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe.
According to El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia, Cubans in the tri-state area feel at peace now that the former leader has passed, but most agree that Cuba still has a long way to freedom.
St. Kitts and Nevis native Melisa Boutin shouldered a lot of student debt to get her civil engineering degree. After learning how to sort through the morass of information and finally shed debt, she’s decided to offer her knowledge to help fellow millennials understand and pay off student loans.
City health officials are issuing new warnings about the Zika virus, concerned that holiday-related travel to affected areas might result in more infections.
The play “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” is being revived on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the writer and folklorist’s birth, reports Manhattan Express.
New York City agencies again received a D+ grade for their efforts to contract with minority and women-owned businesses, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said Oct. 31, calling for much stronger action to reverse the problem.
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.
The Haitian diaspora in Brooklyn and elsewhere has geared up to send help home in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, but an opinion piece in The Haitian Times argues for “tough love.”