Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video August 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Shakira Marshall leads her students in blending dance moves from Africa and the Caribbean.

Caribbean Chefs Cooking for a Cause

Caribbean Chefs Cooking for a Cause

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Food, Video August 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Caribbean chefs from St. Lucia, Jamaica and the Bahamas served up some modern twists on classic flavors.

Tropical Salt, a company in Grande Saline, a salt-rich region in northwest Haiti, collects salt water in ponds. The water later evaporates and the salt is collected by hand.

Reviving a Salt Business in Haiti

Business, Caribbean, In the News, New York August 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

A Haitian man, raised in New Jersey, set out to start a salt business based in the salt-rich region of northwest Haiti, reports The Haitian Times.

Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

Caribbean, Culture, In the News, Metro Area July 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Jersey City locals waved flags and danced to music at the annual West Indian/Caribbean carnival and parade.

An Indo-Caribbean dance group performing a traditional dance  (Photo by Melissa Noel)

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Wraps Up in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts June 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

The varied music, dance and foods of the Caribbean were on display at Borough Hall.

Bringing Caribbean Tales to Brooklyn

Bringing Caribbean Tales to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks June 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The forest comes alive in Derek Walcott’s tale of good and evil.

Sampling Haitian Specialties in NYC

Sampling Haitian Specialties in NYC

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Food, In the News, Manhattan June 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Chef Elsie Dubois prepares dishes from maple-syrup laced polenta to fried pork to sweet potato pudding.

Prospect Heights High School students will perform on the musical comedy "Amidou et Toya" (photo by Nathalie Moga via France-Amérique).

Students to Perform a Musical Comedy in French

Students from Francophone countries at Prospect Heights High School have been keeping up with the French language and are set to perform at a benefit for the French Heritage Language program on May 31, France-Amérique reports.

(Photo by Roberto Leon)

Cuban Dance Company Debuts in NY May 27

MalPaso Dance Company will perform new works produced in collaboration with two American artists.

Haiti's Juan Claudio Castor and his Dominican wife María Castor are fighting what they call “Dominican apartheid” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Dominican Naturalization Law Met With Hope, Skepticism

Caribbean, Immigration, Latino, Politics May 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Legal experts and Dominicans living in New York expressed hope as the Dominican Senate approved Wednesday a law to legalize the status of thousands of people of Haitian descent currently in legal limbo, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hollis King (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Caribbean Native Leaves Mark on NY

Black, Caribbean, Culture April 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Amsterdam News profiles Trinidad and Tobago native and art director Hollis King, whose eye for visuals has garnered high-profile work both professionally and in the community.

(Photo by Victor Pillet, Creative Commons license)

Mayor Acknowledges City Failed Caribbean Teachers

Caribbean, Education, Government, In the News April 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

After the city brought over hundreds of teachers from the Caribbean during a teacher shortage almost 20 years ago, the newly arrived faced problems with immigration status, housing and getting paid, reports the New York Carib News.

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. (Photo by by Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Fight Financial Discrimination with the Sou-Sou

Black, Business, Caribbean, Opinion April 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

New York Carib News reports on the challenges facing minority entrepreneurs, and how a credit union or sou-sou might help its members.

"Wunmi Fadipe, Sales Assistant at Investment Bank" by Andres Serrano

Two Sides on View in ‘Cuban America’ Exhibit

Caribbean, Culture, Latino, Manhattan February 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

An art exhibit in the Bronx features perspectives of the United States from both Cubans and Cuban Americans, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Via The Amsterdam News)

Black History Month Observed: A Roundup

African American, Caribbean, History February 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm

A panoply of stories illuminate Black History Month in the pages and on the websites of a number of publications.