Caribbean

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.”

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.