October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Chicks, Cupcakes & Coffee - A Breast Cancer Awareness Get Together (Oct. 19, 2018)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a month devoted to breast cancer awareness, an annual health campaign, where communities gather and host walks, share knowledge, and celebrate survival. Breast cancer has touched so many of the closest people in our lives, from family members, dear friends and work colleagues. Through donations, planned giving, participating in walks, or volunteering, there […]

Caribbean leaders meet with Mike Bloomberg in NY to discuss diabetes and obesity prevention in the region

Caribbean leaders meet with Mike Bloomberg in NY to discuss diabetes and obesity prevention in the region

Mike Bloomberg hosts the Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2018 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in New York City to address today’s most pressing economic issues with government and business leaders from around the world. (Source: Flickr/Mike Bloomberg)   NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2018)—Heads of government from four Caribbean countries gathered for a high-level meeting in New […]

Do You Count in the 2020 Census?

Do You Count in the 2020 Census?

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker. Immigrant communities and people of color are expected to be severely undercounted in the 2020 Census, officials say. African-Americans are often referred to as the “hard-to-count” population because they have been historically undercounted for decades, according to a report by the Leadership Conference Education Fund. More than 10 years ago – researchers […]

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker. For New American households, buying your first home can be the pathway to stability. Many Caribbean immigrants first came to the U.S. during the early 1900s, bought brownstones in largely white neighborhoods in Harlem and Brooklyn, then anchored dozens of generations in the U.S. According to a report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), nearly 31 percent or 3 million undocumented immigrants […]

Pregnancy and Domestic Violence

Pregnancy and Domestic Violence

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker.   While bringing a baby into the world can be a mother’s pride and joy, for some households it also means an increase in violence at home. More than 300,000 pregnant women face domestic violence each year, reports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. According to the coalition, women with unintended pregnancies […]

Supreme Court Ruling to Change Deportation Proceedings of Immigrants

Supreme Court Ruling to Change Deportation Proceedings of Immigrants

A new Supreme Court ruling is offering undocumented immigrants more time to secure residency in the U.S.According to court documents, in an 8-1 vote, a high court ruled that a “Notice to Appear” that lacks time and date information isn’t sufficient to trigger the “stop-time rule.” According to the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the stop-time rule states that continuous residence ends when an […]

Dallas Police Officer Who Killed St. Lucian Should Face Murder Charge – CGID

Dallas Police Officer Who Killed St. Lucian Should Face Murder Charge – CGID

Botham Shem Jean. The New York based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) on Friday harshly condemned the killing of 26 year-old St. Lucian national and Dallas, Texas resident, Botham Shem Jean. Jean was shot and killed around 10:00 p.m Thursday night, September 6, 2018 in his own home, by a female Dallas police officer. […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces New Program to Erase Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces New Program to Erase Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Friday, September 7, 2018 As the Vast Majority of Such Cases are No Longer Being Prosecuted in Brooklyn, DA Will Consent to Defense Counsel Motions to Vacate Past Convictions First Opportunity to File Motions Will Be During Begin Again Event on September 21-22, When Marijuana-Related Warrants and Other Summons Warrants Will Be […]