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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, Voices' Picks September 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

Dr. Danielle Brown reading from her book, "East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home." (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

‘East of Flatbush, North of Love’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

In “East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home,” Danielle Brown, a trained ethnomusicologist, uses music to tell her story of growing up in the West Indian neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Finding Garifuna Food and Culture in a Harlem Home
A mother-daughter duo promotes Garifuna home cooking with weekly dinners in Harlem and will soon come out with a cookbook.

Finding Garifuna Food and Culture in a Harlem Home

A mother-daughter duo promotes Garifuna home cooking with weekly dinners in Harlem and will soon come out with a cookbook.

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth October 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.

‘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.”

Hip-Hop Revolution

The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More

African American, Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video August 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.

Majah Hype: Connecting the Caribbean One Joke at a Time

Majah Hype: Connecting the Caribbean One Joke at a Time

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Former MTA employee turned comedian Majah Hype has amassed a large social media following of fans eager to watch him portray the accents and mannerisms of people from across the Caribbean.

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video June 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A new anthology gathers the work of the hip hop poets, some of whom offered their work at a recent reading.

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Education, Health, Video June 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Neurologist Olajide Williams turned to the beats and lyrics of hip hop artists to convey important messages to kids about how to be healthy; the program is now used across the country and overseas.

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music celebrated 10 years with performances from female reggae artists at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 25.

Caribbean Dance Comes to Brooklyn

Caribbean Dance Comes to Brooklyn

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video March 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica came to the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts with a number of works on March 21-22.