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Caribbean Celebs, Fans Voice Sadness On Kobe Bryant’s Passing

People gather around a makeshift memorial for former NBA and Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant after learning of his death, at LA Live plaza in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. (Photo by AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 27, 2020: […]

Black History Month remains an important time for reflection, education, officials say | News

CLARKSBURG — Year after year, Black History Month continues to serve as an observance and time of reflection on all that the African-American community has contributed to the history of the United States.According to Franklin Hairston, chairman of the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival’s Scholarship Committee, the impact of Black History Month can be traced […]

New regional youth executive eyes economic empowerment at summit

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020. 7:31 pm CST. Photo Credit: Caribbean Regional Youth Council By Aaron Humes: The Sixth Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit was held toward the end of last week from January 21 – 23 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, under the theme of “Promoting Youth Economic Empowerment for Sustainable Caribbean Development.” One-hundred-and-fifty […]

African American Museum Remembers Kobe Bryant, Who Once Gave $1 Million – NBC4 Washington

The National Museum of African American History and Culture paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on social media Sunday after news spread of the basketball legend’s death. We mourn the loss of five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. Our thoughts are with the Bryant family and also the families of the other passengers.— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) […]

US Attorneys General Challenge Rule Increasing Risk of Deportation for Caribbean Immigrants

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A coalition of 22 attorneys general in the United States have filed an amicus brief opposing what they describe as the Trump administration’s “legally flawed attempts” to increase the risk of “erroneous deportation” of Caribbean and other immigrants. On Friday, the attorneys general said that the administration wants to […]

‘The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker’ Review: An Unwieldy Ride

Planets hang from the ceiling. Actors in oversize bobbleheads dance a quadrille. Puppets come in varying shapes and sizes. Then there are projections, a percolating marching band, a pulsing electronic beat: “The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker” is pretty trippy.Which is appropriate since the show is partly about the exploration of the cosmos as an instrument […]

Family of baby who died in cruise ship fall disputes photos blaming grandad

A cruise company has been accused of lying about how a toddler came to fall out the window of a ship after being carried by her grandfather. Lawyer Michael Winkleman is representing the family of Indiana girl Chloe Wiegand, who fell from an open window of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in July.The family claims […]

Koffee Wins Grammy for Best Reggae Album

LOS ANGELES – Gratitude really is a must for 19-year-old Mikayla Simpson, also known as Koffee. The rising reggae star snagged the Grammy award for “Best Reggae Album” for her “Rapture” EP at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this afternoon. Koffee has now created history by becoming the youngest reggae act and […]