Caribbean

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 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.

Traditional West African drummers from the performance troupe Songhai Djeli.
(Photo by Line Krogh via Manhattan Times)

Cultural Center Takes Over Harlem Firehouse for a Dollar

African, Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan October 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) will relocate to the historic site of a former firehouse in East Harlem thanks to the help of city agencies, reports Manhattan Times.

‘Carnival Portraits’ Brings Caribbean to Queens

‘Carnival Portraits’ Brings Caribbean to Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Queens September 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

A York College exhibit displays the work of two photographers who’ve captured Caribbean carnivals for 25 years.

Panelists Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste and Samuel Martinez at the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York meeting. (Photo by Vania Andre via Haitian Times)

Dominican Citizenship Law: One Year Later

Caribbean, Dominican, In the News September 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York met recently to review the effect of the Dominican ruling one year ago stripping Dominicans of Haitian descent of citizenship, Haitian Times reports.

Rodneyse Bichotte addressing the crowd at Kreyolfest 2014 (Photo via Haitian Times)

Will Haitian Americans Gain in Albany?

Black, Caribbean, New York, Politics September 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Haitian-American candidates are poised to make gains in the NYS capitol, Haitian Times reports.

(Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

West Indian Americans Celebrate

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts September 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Paraders down Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway sported plumage and national colors on September 1.

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

Afro Soca in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts 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 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.