Caribbean

at "After the Fête" on Sept. 15. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

A Positive Fair in the Wake of J’ouvert

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture September 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

The Flatbush Junction BID sponsored a fair on Sept. 15, Brooklyn Paper reports, to demonstrate “the positivity of Caribbean experience and culture.”

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics September 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

A win in the Sept. 13 primaries for Josue Pierre, the candidate running to become the 42nd Assembly male district leader, means control of the Democratic Party in Flatbush for the Haitian community, reports The Haitian Times.

Erika DeFreitas, a Canadian of Guyanese heritage is one of the 13-featured artists in the Unfixed Homeland” exhibit. (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

How 13 Artists See Guyana

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, South American September 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Thirteen Guyanese artists explore the meaning of homeland at an exhibit in Newark, New Jersey.

Male District Leader Josue Pierre, Assembly Member Helene Weinstein, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, NYC Commissioner of Finance Jacques Jiha, Brookyln College President Michelle J. Anderson, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Assembly Member Nick Perry, Founding Executive Director of Haitian Studies Institute Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Haitian Consul General Peter Bernard, Assembly Member Kimberly Jean-Pierre (Photo from Rona Taylor, NYS Assembly via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Studies Institute Opens at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Caribbean September 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Community leaders and elected officials attended a press conference to officially recognize the Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College, reports The Haitian Times.

Eastern Parkway, the dividing line between north and south Crown Heights. (Photo by Shawn Hoke via City Limits)

Crown Heights, 25 Years Later

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Jewish August 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Twenty-five years after tensions gripped Crown Heights, numerous media outlets take a look both at the events and the lessons learned, and how the neighborhood has evolved.

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean family members separated by migration are telling their stories in the Barrel Stories Project, an initiative that offers both solace and resources to help navigate the experience.

(Photo courtesy of Bazodee via Ditmas Park Corner)

The Brooklyn Filmmakers Behind ‘Bazodee’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 10, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Ditmas Park Corner speaks to two local filmmakers behind “Bazodee,” a movie set in Trinidad and Tobago and described as “a neo-Bollywood musical with Caribbean island flavor.”

“Come on, dad. Smile. You’re retiring,” soon-to-be owner of Emcon Pharmacy Caesar Bhagroo (r) said to his dad, Naresh Bhagroo, while posing for photos. (Photo by Donny Levit via Park Slope Stoop)

Park Slope Pharmacy Owner Retires to Teach in Guyana

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean August 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Naresh Bhagroo, who is retiring and returning to his native Guyana to teacher school kids after being the longtime owner of Emcon Pharmacy, reflects on his nearly three decades working at the pharmacy, in Park Slope Stoop.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.

Mother and son co-owners of  Suzy’s Roti Parlour, Narvin and Suzy Seemungal (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Caribbean Restaurant Stays in the Family After a Chance Meeting

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Food July 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

When Narvin Seemungal and his mom Suzy looked to open a roti shop in Brooklyn, little did they know they would end up taking over a restaurant run by a long-lost cousin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

New voter registration forms in an additional five languages on display  at the city's July 14 briefing at the Homescrest Library in Brooklyn (Photo by Alex Ayala for voices of NY)

NYC Voter Registration Forms, Soon in 10+ Languages

New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.

Ingrid Stewart (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

A Home Skincare Business, Thanks to a Micro Loan

Ingrid Stewart used a $1,200 micro loan to start a home business as an aesthetician. She got the help through the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group (TDWIG).

Phedy Pierre

Haitian Musician Gives Back to the Community

As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.

Council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo courtesy of The Office of Council Member Mathieu Eugene via The Haitian Times)

Oct. 9 Established as NYC Haitian Day

Caribbean, Culture, Government, New York July 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

The City Council passed a resolution introduced by Mathieu Eugene that declares Oct. 9 NYC Haitian Day and recognizes the contributions of Haitians to the city and the U.S.

Dionne Davis mixing some ingredients for her line of lip care products. (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Starting a Natural Lip Care Biz in Brooklyn

Brooklynite Dionne Davis started “Darker Shade of Ebony,” her natural lip care product line, with financial help and moral support from the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group.