Get to Know Bahamian Law Trailblazer Yolanda Cash Jackson

The Bahamas | Lobbyist at Florida State Capitol and Attorney at Becker & Poliakoff “Treat yourself as a professional who...
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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...
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Caribbean-Brit Director Steve McQueen Dedicates New Movies To BLM

Director of "12 Years a Slave" Steve McQueen announced he's dedicating two of his upcoming movies to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Both films, "Mangrove"...
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...

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...

The History of 4/20 and Marijuana’s Influence on Jamaican Culture

The formation of “4/20” as a US holiday and of marijuana’s movement in Jamaica have equally interesting origins. A lot of it has been fraught...
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Meet Linda Julien of Miami Gardens: A Haitian-American Story

Miami Gardens City County candidate Linda Julien has a uniquely Haitian-American history. “My mother came here on a boat,” she explains. “It was a life-threatening trip that...
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There’s a New Mayor in Town – Dale Holness Makes Broward History

Dale V.C. Holness, a Jamaican-American, was unanimously voted by the Broward County Commission to serve as Mayor today.  Mayor Holness has served for the...
St. Lucian Dona Regis-Prosper Named First Female Secretary-General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization

St. Lucian Dona Regis-Prosper Named First Female Secretary-General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (July 13, 2023) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the premier tourism development agency for 25 Caribbean countries and territories, has appointed Dona...
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Island Origins Live – Interview with Alex Penelas

Miami-Dade candidate for Mayor, Alex Penelas, held this job before leaving political life 16 years ago. During his last term he was a champion of...

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