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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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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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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US Caribbean Strong Mounts Global Grassroots Effort for St Vincent Volcano Relief

Since the initial eruption of the St Vincent Volcano, La Soufrière, and the Grenadines on Friday, April 9, a number of Caribbean diaspora organizations, businesses,...

South Florida Offers Donations at Drives for St. Vincent Volcano Emergency Relief

Miami Carnival, Joy's Roti Delight, GENx Mas Band, and the community of South Florida join efforts to collect needed supplies for those impacted on the...
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3 Haitian Owned Businesses That Leveled Up Despite COVID

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last summer reignited the long simmering Black Lives Matter movement and invigorated broader campaigns for Black...
Caribbean and Black Americans hesitate to take the COVID-19 vaccine

Why Some Caribbean Americans Have Frightening Vaccine Hesitancy

After a year of dealing with a deadly pandemic which has disproportionately affected Black people, you would think we’d embrace something that promises to...

What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines

Government, community, and faith-based leaders join forces to champion the fight against COVID-19 The new year has brought with it more daunting...
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From the Frontlines: Caribbean Americans Fighting COVID-19

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has quickly changed the world as we know it, throwing our comfortable routines out the window. It tore us apart while bringing us...

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