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Jennings Louis and #1island flag

Haitian Groups Protest in Union Square

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Carrying banners painted with #1Island and signs stating that “Haitian Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” demonstrators at Union Square rallied against the Dominican Republic’s moves to strip Dominico-Haitians of their Dominican citizenship.

An Indo-Caribbean walking tour of Richmond Hill included a stop at the Hindu temple Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via Queens Courier)

A Walking Tour to Help Indo-Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Queens, Social Services July 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

A walking tour of spots frequented by the Richmond Hill Indo-Caribbean community addressed ways to help a population that has “exploded” in the past decade, finds Queens Courier.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.

Ángel Gil says that his family lives in the countryside and that his neighbors are Haitian. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Haitians and Dominicans: Divided Views in NYC

Caribbean, Dominican, Manhattan June 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The Dominican community is divided regarding the impending massive deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants back home, El Diario reports.

This image of Port Morris, Bronx is from a collection featured BronxNarratives.com. (Photo via BronxNarratives.com, shot in Port Morris by Ed Santana.)

Reinventing the Bronx Through Stories and Art

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, Media June 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

A Jamaican-American photographer from the Bronx hopes to reinvent the world’s view of his borough through stories, photographs and audio on a new site, BronxNarratives.com, reports Caribbean Life.

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks May 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Experts, including those who have focused on the history and culture of Cuba, say new buyers may have missed their chance to acquire “authentic” Cuban art.

Rodneyse Bichotte, at podium, and other legislators and representatives of human rights and other organizations. (Photo via the Haitian TImes)

Supporting Rights of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

Caribbean May 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte wants the NYS Assembly to pressure the U.S. Congress to condemn the Dominican Republic’s 2013 Constitutional Court for its ruling that would strip 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship, The Haitian Times reports.

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.

From left to right: Carlyle McKetty, co-founder of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR); filmmaker Storm Saulter, and CPR co-founder Sharon Gordon at a 2013 CPR event (Photo courtesy of Sharon Gordon)

Preserving Reggae Music in Brooklyn – and Beyond

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts April 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend with a performance of the International Women of Reggae at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Hear from members of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble about how they keep their cultural heritage alive.

“Consider the legacy,” one of the many elements in the Ark of Return memorial at U.N. Plaza. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Memorial to Slavery’s Victims Unveiled

African, African American, Caribbean, History, Manhattan April 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

“The Ark of Return,” a memorial to slavery’s victims, was recently unveiled at the United Nations Visitors Plaza, Caribbean Life reports.

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.

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.”