It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

Bridgetown, Barbados – May 11, 2016: The streets at downtown of Bridgetown, Barbados  (Image: Shutterstock) By Victoria Falk Crop Over, Barbados’ 3-month-long summer festival, brings more tourists to Barbados than any other time of the year.  According to the Barbados Tourist Board, over 200,000 people flocked to the island in 2018 for Crop Over, with […]

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

Black VegFest is an intersectional vegan festival focused on Black culture, health and wellness, animal welfare and planetary care. Organizers from Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), a small NYC not-for-profit, plans to bring over 5000 attendees to Brooklyn. The first Black VegFest brought 2000 attendees on the rainiest day in 2018!

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

NEW YORK: (Newswire.com): Weeksville Heritage Center hosts Black VegFest’s 2nd Annual in association with proud vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. New York’s only outdoor two-day vegan festival arrives in Brooklyn, Aug. 10-11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival’s center stage is located at Bergen Street between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues. Most workshops […]

Famous Mothers from History

From science to art to civil rights to female empowerment, mothers throughout history have inspired us.

Famous Mothers from History

By Our Partners History has given us many role models when it comes to mothering. From science to art to civil rights to female empowerment, mothers throughout history have inspired us as they have raised their own families and perpetuated those high values. We’ll take a look at just a few of the women who […]

Mother’s Day Around the World

Many Ways of Showing Gratitude. In Africa and the Middle East, March is the time for honoring mothers.

Mother’s Day Around the World

By Our Partners Mother’s Day became an official holiday in the United States in 1914. While much of the Americas and Europe celebrate Mother’s Day in May, in other parts of the world, a similar holiday is celebrated at other times of the year and takes other forms. What seems to be universal is the […]

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

People think slaveholders "took care" of their slaves out of the goodness of their hearts, rather than out of economic interest...

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

By Margaret Biser, Vox Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves. The site I worked at most frequently had more […]

Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy Filings

Attorneys may play a role in tracking clients toward different bankruptcy options based on race.

Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy Filings

By Gwen Sharp, Sociological Images The New York Times recently reported the results of a study of racial disparities in bankruptcy filings. When filing personal bankruptcy, most people have two options: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. With Chapter 7, you have to turn over all non-exempt assets, which will be used to pay off as much of your […]

Stop waiting for racism to die out with old people. The Charleston shooting suspect is 21.

Once little ones who are so innocent that they don't even know in which direction racism works replace their racist grandparents, the country will be all set, right? Probably not.

Stop waiting for racism to die out with old people. The Charleston shooting suspect is 21.

By Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox Dylann Roof has been charged with murder for killing nine black people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church on June 17 in an attack that’s being investigated as a hate crime. He’s 21 years old. His birth year — 1994 — means he’s not just a millennial, but one of the younger […]

Council Member Andy King Gives His Thoughts on The Legalization of Marijuana

Council Member Andy King Gives His Thoughts on The Legalization of Marijuana

Good Day Friends, I just wanted to share a thought with you regarding the legalization of marijuana. I, for one, don’t believe legalizing marijuana will have a positive impact and we must protect our children. To hear my viewpoint you may listen to my video message by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/M_y-yRIi_lU Caribbean American Weekly

Birth Tourism and Africa

Birth tourism is a major financial commitment as it costs between $25,000 and $60,000. Antenatal service in Maryland, USA for example, could cost as high as $3,500 depending on one’s country of origin. Compared to the cost of the same service in an average hospital in Africa, it’s almost 300 per cent higher.

Birth Tourism and Africa

By Africa News Tourism is a dynamic industry that grows everyday. Every year, new revenue sources are discovered by nations, and this includes exploration of newer forms of tourism. One of the old, yet recently discovered forms of tourism is birth tourism. Birth tourism is a form of tourism that involves a pregnant woman travelling […]