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(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.

Products for skin lightening at a beauty supply store in the city. (Photo by Christina Berthaud via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Examining the Taboo Subject of Skin Bleaching

Caribbean, Health, In the News February 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks into the practice of skin lightening among Caribbean immigrants, and provides some answers to why and how people do it.

The future location of Azur Resort & Spa. (Photo from Nickson Toussaint via Colorlines)

Younger Generation Sees Future in Haiti

Business, Caribbean, Environment, In the News January 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

In a reversal of generations past, some Haitian-Americans are going to the country to help spur its economy following the 2010 earthquake, including one New Yorker interviewed by Colorlines.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

What Does It Mean to Be a Dominican?

Caribbean, Dominican, Video January 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Dominican Court’s recent ruling that revokes the citizenship of more than 200,000 people, mostly of Haitian descent, prompted Manhattan Times to ask: What does it mean to be a Dominican?

Instruction in Haitian Creole. (Photo via The Haitian Times.)

Opinion: Why Learn Haitian Creole?

Black, Caribbean, Culture, Opinion December 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Studying Haitian Creole, or Kreyòl, gives people a way to connect or re-connect with Haiti, says Wynnie Lamour in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

Protestors outside the Dominican Consulate in Times Square (photo by Pierre Divers)

Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court Ruling

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Government, Voices' Picks December 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The Haitian and Dominican communities in NYC have united in opposition to the September ruling.

Among advocates for a boycott of Dominican Republic products and services is author Edwidge Danticat (Photo by Knight Foundation)

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

Caribbean, Dominican, Government, Opinion December 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

A widespread, international boycott of Dominican industry and tourism to the Dominican Republic should be undertaken until all Dominicans – including those of Haitain ancestry – are awarded full citizenship, says a Haitian Times editorial.

A cricket game at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. (Photo by Chris Goldberg, Creative Commons license)

Cricket Gains New Grounds in NYC

Caribbean, In the News, South Asian, Sports November 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

A growing number of immigrants from the West Indies and South Asia have turned cricket into a more common sight on city fields. Queens Courier reports that with seven leagues, an annual NYPD cricket tournament and plenty of word-of-mouth, cricket’s popularity is quickly rising.

According to community leaders, a small population of Dominican-Haitians live in New York. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Immigration October 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

A court ruling that would strip citizenship from generations of Haitians has angered Dominicans, reports El Diario.