A Year of Community Enrichment with Social Service Program Gang Alternative

Gang Alternative: A Year of Community Enrichment with the Powerful Social Service Program

“We exist to save lives.” That is the cornerstone of the all-encompassing outreach and social service program Gang Alternative, Inc. (GA). A...

Pretty Plastic: What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Surgery in the Caribbean

Views are changing on engineered perfection in the age of affordable cosmetic surgery. “Have you had work done?” The question, often thought...
Debunking Crazy COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Get the Facts About the Vax: Debunking Crazy COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

After more than a year living through a pandemic, the world was given hope in December of 2020 when the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines...
Caribbean King of Comedy

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...

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick: An Unstoppable Candidate for Congress

Haiti & the Dominican Republic | Attorney, CEO of Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. and Candidate for Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives 

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...
Island Origins Magazine Haiti Earthquake Relief Food for the Poor

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...
Island Origins Magazine - Civil Rights in Cyberspace

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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Protect Yourself and Others— Get Vaccinated

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., historian, filmmaker, and intellectual, has recently released an important public service announcement encouraging people in our Black communities to get vaccinated to protect...

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