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.”
In response to Hurricane Matthew, #HaitiRelief efforts were endorsed by numerous local politicians in New York City.
The Flatbush Junction BID sponsored a fair on Sept. 15, Brooklyn Paper reports, to demonstrate “the positivity of Caribbean experience and culture.”
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.
Thirteen Guyanese artists explore the meaning of homeland at an exhibit in Newark, New Jersey.
Community leaders and elected officials attended a press conference to officially recognize the Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College, reports The Haitian Times.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 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 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).