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CARICOM reiterates call for peaceful solution to Gaza conflict CARICOM reiterates call for peaceful solution to Gaza conflict

 The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping  reiterated its call for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict that has left hundreds of people dead.

 

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HEADLINES

 Japan CARICOM Summit: Pledges Made
Japan CARICOM Summit: Pledges Made

CARICOM Chairman said he and his colleagues were satisfied with the outcome of discussions with Japanese Prime Minister 

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Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur resigns from BLP
Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur resigns from BLP

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Friday announced his resignation as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP)

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St. Lucia PM says island pressured about same sex marriages
St. Lucia PM says island pressured about same sex marriages

 St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says the island is being pressured into accepting same-sex marriages in a bid to further develop its tourism industry.

 

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LIAT defends operations record
LIAT defends operations record

 

The regional airline, LIAT, has defended its record of operations saying that its flight cancellations were low as compared to the existing situation in the global airline industry.

 

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Opinion/Editorial

The Police, the Community and Eric Garner
The Police, the Community and Eric Garner

By Basil Wilson - One of the hallmarks of American civilization is the premium placed on the individual. A high value is placed on human life and much is done in the society to preserve life

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Black Press: The Voice of Black America – Last of 5 Parts
Black Press: The Voice of Black America – Last of 5 Parts

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. -  Our voice for the cause of freedom, justice, equality, and empowerment is the consistent voice of struggle and self-determination representing the interests of 45 million Black Americans 

 

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NYPD’s Dumping Ground For Trouble Cops
NYPD’s Dumping Ground For Trouble Cops

By Simon Templar - When Eric Garner was allegedly choked to death by a gang of NYPD cops on Staten Island, the tragedy came as no surprise to local residents.

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Emancipation Day Message 2014 by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller
Emancipation Day Message 2014 by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller Read more...
 
 
Fashion Flash

FASHION NOTES
FASHION NOTES

By Walter Greene - Ethiopian shoe designer BETHLEHEM TILAHUN ALEMU made her first shoe in 2004.  

 

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THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY THE NATURAL WAY
THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY THE NATURAL WAY

By Walter Greene - Jamaican visionary MUFFETTA KRUEGER is in the beauty business, she's all about beautifying oneself and your surroundings, all in a natural way.

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Arts & Entertainment

Brooklyn Museum Presents Major Survey of Work by Brooklyn Artists
Brooklyn Museum Presents Major Survey of Work by Brooklyn Artists

The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a major survey featuring more than one hundred works by thirty-five artists or artist groups who live and/or
work in Brooklyn.

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Roberta Flack  at Lincoln Center
Roberta Flack at Lincoln Center

Grammy Award-winning singer Roberta Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music.

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Business

Macy’s to Anchor New Regional Mall in Hawaii
Macy’s to Anchor New Regional Mall in Hawaii

Macy’s, Inc. announced an agreement for Macy’s to anchor the new Ka Makana Ali‘i in Kapolei in West O‘ahu, Hawaii.

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Comcast program Awards Nearly $2 Million to High School Seniors
Comcast program Awards Nearly $2 Million to High School Seniors
Charisse R. Lillie
Comcast program Awards Nearly $2 Million to High School Seniors

The Comcast Foundation announced that it has awarded approximately $2 million in college scholarships through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

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Five Ways to Make a Big Impact with Your Small Business
Five Ways to Make a Big Impact with Your Small Business

When it comes to offering specialized, one-on-one support and niche product offerings, nothing beats shopping with a locally-owned small business.

 

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Youth & Education

Commemorating the Life of Medgar Wiley Evers
Commemorating the Life of Medgar Wiley Evers

(Remarks from Rudy Crew, President, Medgar Evers College)

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First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Winning Recipes in Townwide "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge"
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Winning Recipes in Townwide "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge"

 First Lady Michelle Obama, Epicurious, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture announced the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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New York caribbean Students Among Disney Dremers
New York caribbean Students Among Disney Dremers

by Walter Greene - Caribbean and African born students from the New York area were among the 100 high school students chosen from a record number of 1000 applicants, to participate in this year's seventh edition of Disney Dreamers Academy

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Spirituality

Think on These Things
Think on These Things

by Reverend Frank I. Williams - Are you ready for the Word! “Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.’” Luke 23:34a

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For Everything There Is a Season
For Everything There Is a Season

By Daniel Rebant - Some of the most quoted words of the Bible are from the Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verses 1-8:

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Health

Prevention is Your Best Medicine for Allergies
Prevention is Your Best Medicine for Allergies

By Susan Beane, M.D. - Allergy symptoms are a concern for many, even though we’re heading into the summer months.

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Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean Donates His Inspirational Art to HHC Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital in East Harlem
Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean Donates His Inspirational Art to HHC Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital in East Harlem Read more...
 
Photo Gallery

2014 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award
2014 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award

The 13th annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Dinner Gala was held on June 19th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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What's Going On

What's Going On: August 3, 2014
What's Going On: August 3, 2014

by Victoria Horsford -Something has to be done about the NYC Police Department and its culture of choke holds vis-à-vis Black people.

 

 

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HEADLINES

 Japan CARICOM Summit: Pledges Made

CARICOM Chairman said he and his colleagues were satisfied with the outcome of discussions with Japanese Prime Minister 

 Read more...

 

Opinion/Editorial

The Police, the Community and Eric Garner

By Basil Wilson - One of the hallmarks of American civilization is the premium placed on the individual. A high value is placed on human life and much is done in the society to preserve life

 Read more...


Business

Macy’s to Anchor New Regional Mall in Hawaii

Macy’s, Inc. announced an agreement for Macy’s to anchor the new Ka Makana Ali‘i in Kapolei in West O‘ahu, Hawaii.

 Read more...

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