Caribbean

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

African American, Black, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video October 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

The drama “The Fall of Kings” explores issues of racism, class and colorism in a Black family in the 1940s.

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.

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.

The Caribbean Voice Team at Suicide Prevention Walk in  Guyana (Photo via Facebook)

Bronx Group Aims to Lower Guyanese Suicide Rate

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

The Caribbean Voice has launched an effort to reduce the very high suicide rate in Guyana, and to address the problem among the Guyanese diaspora here.

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.

‘Flambeaux’ Brings Caribbean History to Stage 

‘Flambeaux’ Brings Caribbean History to Stage 

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Voices' Picks September 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Trinidadian history comes to life in the musical “Flambeaux.”

Members of the Trillion Dollar Women's Investment Group turn out to support each other at a meeting or Purple Power, organized by Nicole Sharpe,  third from left.
Sharpe used her micro loan in order to aid her in staring the non-profit Purple Power to aid survivors of domestic abuse. (Photo courtesy of Alishia Goodridge)

Women Blaze Small Biz Trails in Brooklyn

The Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group strives to empower women, particularly in the Caribbean community, through the microfinance group lending model.

Flanbwayan founder and director Darnell Benoit and student member Pavarotti Absalon (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Haitian Immigrants

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

For the past decade, the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project in Brooklyn has been helping Haitian youth new to NYC to adjust to new schools and a new life.