Caribbean Dance Comes to Brooklyn

Caribbean Dance Comes to Brooklyn

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts 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.

Celebrating St. Lucia’s Independence Day in NYC

Celebrating St. Lucia’s Independence Day in NYC

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video March 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

Wooden sculptures by Jallam Eudovic were on display at the Consulate General of St. Lucia in NYC for celebration of the Caribbean nation’s independence 36 years ago.

The Little-Known Story of Black Russians

The Little-Known Story of Black Russians

African American, Caribbean, Video March 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

Find out about an African American migration to Russia in the ’20s and ’30s; the multimillion-dollar renovation of an Afro-Caribbean cultural center; and a Brooklyn-based designer whose move online got the attention of Beyonce, all in the latest episode of “Independent Sources.”

Jennie Santos stands with her mixed-media sculpture. The piece is supposed to be interactive. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Exhibition Brings Haitian and Dominican Artists Together

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Caribbean Life reports that artists of Haitian and Dominican background are featured in a Washington Heights exhibit, something that might seem “impossible on the island of Hispaniola itself.”

Painting by Frandy Jean (Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Paints ‘Art as Narrative’

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan February 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

New works by Haitian artist Frandy Jean will be on display at the Theater for the New City, The Haitian Times reports.

Remembering the Earthquake in Haiti

Remembering the Earthquake in Haiti

Caribbean, New York, Traditions, Video January 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at where the country stands five years after the earthquake and reports on efforts to preserve the indigenous languages of Quechua and Kichwa. The Haitian Times heads to the largest memorial in the Northeast for the anniversary.

Waving a Haitian flag to show support for protesters during "Millions March." (Photo via Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitians and African Americans ‘Trapped in the Same Story’

Black, Caribbean, Government, Opinion January 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Jean McGianni Celestin writes in the Haitian Times about the parallels between the struggles of the Haitian people and Black communities in the U.S.

Dòwòti Désir, a Manbo Asogwe in Haitian Vodou. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Understanding Vodou

Caribbean, Metro Area, Religion, Traditions January 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm

A vodou ceremony in New Jersey connects participants with their African roots and honors both the living and the dead, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

Ingrid Griffith (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Guyanese Artist Tells An Immigrant’s Story

In a one-woman show, Ingrid Griffith plays 18 characters as she tells the story of coming to the U.S. from the Caribbean nation of Guyana.

Supporting Special Needs Kids in the Caribbean Community

Supporting Special Needs Kids in the Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Video, Voices' Picks November 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Rosanne Small-Morgan and her husband, immigrants from the Caribbean, have written a book about their struggles to get support for their autistic son Zane.

A Virtual Caribbean Film Fest

A Virtual Caribbean Film Fest

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Voices' Picks November 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Two Caribbean transplants offer hard to find films to viewers anywhere, anytime.

Brooklyn residents Gerard Paul Filche (r.)and Jean Alexandre (center) celebrated with  council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

In Brooklyn, Praise for Haitian Family Reunification Program

Brooklyn, Caribbean October 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program will be implemented by the Department of Homeland Security and work to reunify Haitian families, reports Brooklyn Brief.

The team behind "Mari en Maraña" – writers Lourdes Carrasco and Ian Jackson of Washington Heights. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

A Dominican-Haitian Love Story Made in the Heights

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan October 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

“Mari en Maraña,” a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired film on a Dominican woman who falls in love with a Haitian man, is in the works, reports Manhattan Times. The Washington Heights filmmakers say the theme is particularly relevant now.

With grandson Denzel, Chico Boyer checks his hives. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Couple to Promote Beekeeping in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Food October 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

A Brooklyn couple’s love for beekeeping has led to the idea of promoting it in Haiti, where it could generate income for the unemployed youth, reports Caribbean Life.

‘Invisible No More’ and Eleven-Inch Heels

‘Invisible No More’ and Eleven-Inch Heels

Caribbean, Culture, Health, South Asian, Video October 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

Caribbean identity when it comes to the U.S. Census, art assemblages by a cancer survivor, and “wow factor” shoes in this episode of “Independent Sources.”