Florida African American Studies Courses Rejected (This is Just Wrong)

Earlier this month, Florida’s Department of Education blocked a proposed Advance Placement (AP) course, developed by The College Board, focused on African American studies. The...
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...
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White Caribbean Woman on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement

Verandah Talk - with Sonya Sanchez Arias As a white Caribbean woman with a strong island accent in a mixed race marriage,...
Sean Paul Advocates for Jamaican Independence and Criticizes UK Visa Restrictions

Sean Paul Advocates for Jamaican Independence and Criticizes UK Visa Restrictions

In a recent interview with The Independent, Dancehall star Sean Paul has expressed strong support for Jamaica's efforts to become a republic and frustration over...

The American Black Film Festival Presents Business of Entertainment Conversation Series in Partnership with...

Featuring NAACP Image Award-Nominated Actress Logan Browning (Dear White People, Hit the Floor) on Thursday, October 13, 2022 LOS ANGELES – October 3, 2022 – The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), in partnership...
Calibe Thompson Island Origins Magazine Spring 2018

The Value of Entertainment

Writer Calibe Thompson |Photography David I. Muir I let people know upfront, I’m allergic to boredom. I think that’s the same for most of us today, whether we...
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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Verandah Talk – with Xavier Murphy of Jamaicans.com and Ian Hamilton of SFLCN.com

Bosses from the popular websites Jamaicans.com and South Florida Caribbean News Verandah Talk about their roles as the voices of the Caribbean community. Island Origins...
Caribbean Voter's Guide - New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia

Yes, My Caribbean Vote Counts! (And So Should Yours)

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to disagree with the idea that the 2016 election truly was the most consequential election in our lifetimes. All us...

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...

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