Why is Laventille East Being Silenced in Parliament?

By Ravi Maharaj

Why is Laventille East Being Silenced in Parliament?

The Red House, seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain, Trinidad (Photo: Shutterstock.com) Every single Member of Parliament, whether they sit on the Government benches or in Opposition, is essentially the spokesperson for the constituents of the district which elected them. As such, they have a responsibility, or […]

Haitian Government Collapses

Haitian Government Collapses

Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant taking the oath of office six months ago (Photo: CMC) PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, (CMC) — Six months after being sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to censure the administration. The move […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

(L. to R.) Former NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust.  The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months […]

CARICOM condemns terrorist attack in New Zealand

CARICOM condemns terrorist attack in New Zealand

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping Friday said it is “shocked and appalled” at the attack on two mosques in New Zealand by a 28-year-old gunman, who opened indiscriminate fire at worshippers, some as they were kneeling at prayer. At least 49 people have been killed and 40 others wounded. “The […]

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

by Eli Valentin (gothamgazette.com)

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

Melissa Mark-Viverito & Jumaane Williams (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold […]

4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.

Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations.

4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.

On behalf of the organizers and volunteers at the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP), we want to thank you for attending our 4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations. It is our sincere hope that you found the community safe space that we created together healing, transformative and empowering. […]

Barbadians Working Together for Community and Country

The gathering, billed Summit 1 - Barbadians Working Together, an initiative of Consul General of Barbados at NY, Mackie Holder, was held at Medgar Evers College.

Barbadians Working Together for Community and Country

Three initiatives benefitting the Child Care Board and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados were launched recently in Brooklyn, NY, at a convocation of individual Barbadians and representatives of Barbadian Associations. A dedicated cancer funding project and a comfort programme for children will benefit the QEH while a child sponsorship programme will target the Child […]

New York is closer to “universal rent control” than you think

By REBECCA C. LEWIS (City & State)

New York is closer to “universal rent control” than you think

Before the 2018 state election cycle, universal rent control was not a common phrase among New Yorkers. When the idea gained popularity, thanks to the campaigns of progressive insurgents such as Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar, it seemed to some like an ill-defined pipe-dream. But now, just two months into the state Legislative […]

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