This Caribbean Queer Activist Gives Voice to an Underrepresented Community

If you’ve read Staceyann Chin’s 2009 coming-of-age memoir, “The Other Side of Paradise,” you know that even as a little girl in rural Jamaica, she...
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This Social Service Organization Knows How to Maintain Healthy Relationships

Foundational relationships, like the ones formed with family, are central to character and personality development in young people.  The first and most...

Meet The Godmother of Reggae, Patricia “Miss Pat” Chin of VP Records

Standing at around 4 feet 11 inches, 84-year-old Patricia Chin at first presents as an unassuming figure. In reality, she is one of the giants...
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From the Island of St. Vincent to the Head of Civil Rights at Facebook

The power of social media is undeniable. We saw it used as a political tool during the 2008 election, where Obama successfully catalyzed an audience...
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Island Origins Magazine Best of 2021

Nominate your favorite restaurant, community leader, teacher, health care provider, entrepreneur and more for Island Origins Magazine's Best of 2021 List.
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These 4 Organizations are Leading the Charge in Haiti Earthquake Relief

On August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 2,000, injuring more than 12,000 and destroying thousands of homes across the...
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Broward Health to Donate $250,000 of PPE and Medical Supplies for Haiti Earthquake Relief

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Broward Health will donate $250,000 worth of PPE and medical supplies to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti this Thursday, October...

Gang Alternative: The Faith-Based Organization Leading Important Community Change

With Gang Alternative's mission of “building character that lasts,” the faith-based organization channels power from its strong community coalitions to support youth and build safer...
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Majah Hype and His Majah Issues: Get to Know the Hilarious Caribbean King of...

Majah Hype — or Nigel, for those closest to him — knows he’s a big deal. Before 2020, the social media sensation’s star was on...

The Powerful Legacy and Lessons of Colin Powell’s Life

In his 1995 autobiography, “My American Journey,” Colin Powell recalls a near-death experience in Jamaica during his visit there three years earlier while representing the...

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