Caribbean

Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris attends Regional Summit with Heads of State to discuss vulnerabilities related to climate change | SKNIS

Dr. Timothy Harris, etal

The aim of the summit is to bring together the island states of the Caribbean, including the French Departments in the Americas.  These territories are particularly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, which place their sustainable development at serious risk.   There are historic and socio economic factors that have led to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations.   Caribbean small island developing states are among the most highly exposed to the risks of climate change.

‘The Caribbean contributes a mere 0.3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it bears the brunt of impacts related to climate change.  The populations of territories in the region are already forced to adapt to the consequences on their daily lives, change their behaviours and rethink their traditions to deal with it”, according to the Conference journal.

via Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris attends Regional Summit with Heads of State to discuss vulnerabilities related to climate change | SKNIS.

Financial Juneteenth | 15-Year-Old Teen Launches Investment Firm, Writes Two Books |#OYRchallenge

Warren Cassell, Jr.

The 15-year-old budding entrepreneur first started his Island business at the tender age of eight. He supplied greeting cards to customers, the whole process of which, including the graphic designs, he did all by himself. The only help along the way for his business was a small capital outlay from his parents to get him started. He became successful and attained international customers.After his success in the greeting card company, young Warren turned his hand to making investments in hedge funds, private equity, and real estate, all by the time he had reached the age of 13. His company, the Abella Group, now has around 50 to 60 clients worldwide for whom he designs and maintains websites.

via Financial Juneteenth | 15-Year-Old Teen Launches Investment Firm, Writes Two Books.

Sherry Peel Jackson – Breaking The Invisible Shackles Of The IRS | #OYRchallenge

Youtube review:

By Sherry Peel Jackson, Certified Fraud Examiner and Ex-IRS agent. She Challenges all citizens to demand answers from congress about the legality of Federal Income taxes and the Federal Reserve.
This is a 2 hour lecture about some of the inner secrets of the IRS, and the fundamental lack of juridical framework that supports it.

Caribbean Cafe Owner? Warns Customers Who Are ‘Allergic To Black People’ Not To Enter After Customers Walk Out When They Saw She Was Black (Pics) – CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes

A cafe owner has put up a sign warning customers who are ‘allergic to black people’ not to enter her business after becoming fed up with patrons walking out when they saw the colour of her skin.

Martha-Renee Kolleh has placed the sign on the door of the Yeanon Cafe, in Ossett, West Yorkshire, which reads ‘I am a black woman…If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.

via Caribbean Cafe Owner? Warns Customers Who Are ‘Allergic To Black People’ Not To Enter After Customers Walk Out When They Saw She Was Black (Pics) – CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes.

Immigration: Black Caucus to Fight for Diversity Visas and African, Caribbean Immigrants | Politic365

Black Caucus

“The gloves are coming off — the point system is not enough,” said a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday on the issue of the diversity visa lottery being axed in the “gang of eight” immigration legislation.

“We’re having a press conference next week on diversity visas,” confirmed CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) after the House completed their last votes Thursday. One member of the CBC stated this week that he will not vote for an immigration bill that does not include the diversity visa program.

via Immigration: Black Caucus to Fight for Diversity Visas and African, Caribbean Immigrants | Politic365.

For Blacks in Cuba, the Revolution Hasn’t Begun – NYTimes.com

CHANGE is the latest news to come out of Cuba, though for Afro-Cubans like myself, this is more dream than reality. Over the last decade, scores of ridiculous prohibitions for Cubans living on the island have been eliminated, among them sleeping at a hotel, buying a cellphone, selling a house or car and traveling abroad. These gestures have been celebrated as signs of openness and reform, though they are really nothing more than efforts to make life more normal. And the reality is that in Cuba, your experience of these changes depends on your skin color.

via For Blacks in Cuba, the Revolution Hasn’t Begun – NYTimes.com.

An Open Letter to Caribbean Men, From Caribbean Women | RH Reality Check

We do not have to smile for you. Our smiles are our own. Our lips are our own, and our smiles are a celebration of our happiness. We do not have to smile on command. We are not pretty, little, Black dolls whose smiles were painted on with red paint and a plastic brush. Sometimes, we’re busy. We’re busy thinking about geo-political trends, the next 10-mile run, or the latest cricket match. We’re too busy to be the smiling decoration that we, as women, are expected to be. Our faces can be thoughtful, angry, sad, peaceful, meditative, or bored. So stop, Caribbean men. Stop walking up to us, harassing us, and demanding that we smile. We do not have to smile for you. Our smiles are our own.

via An Open Letter to Caribbean Men, From Caribbean Women | RH Reality Check.

 

The Haiti Series Launch Exhibit – Eventbrite

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One Moore Book is a publisher and distributor of culturally sensitive children’s literature. Please join us as we celebrate the launch of The Haiti Series–a collection of six stories that feature the vibrant culture and people of The Republic of Haiti. The launch event will be an art exhibition featuring illustrators of The Haiti Series, including Edouard Duval Carrie.

Each ticket we sell will pay for purchase and shipping of one book to a child in Haiti through a partnership with the LitWorld organization. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit The Haiti Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.

Come out and enjoy a night of music, literature and art.

To learn more about the benefiting organizations, please visit their websites:

LitWorld: http://www.litworld.org

The Haiti Cultural Exchange: http://www.haiticulturalx.org

The Last Mapou: An Exhibition for the launch of One Moore Book’s Haiti Series

Space on White

81 White Street

Tribeca

6 pm – 10 pm

$40 Admission

Live Music by Obed Jean-Louis

Open Wine Bar

(Includes one book to take home and one book to be donated to the LitWorld organization)

via The Haiti Series Launch Exhibit – Eventbrite.

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! Her latest book, The Dew Breaker, is a remarkable story of family, heartbreak and new beginnings, both personal and political. Series: “Voices” [10/2004] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8904]

 

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

Award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat discusses her book “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.” Danticat reflects on her work and exile, what it means to be an immigrant artist, and responsibility to one’s home country. Featuring an introduction by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this event is co-presented by Cambridge Forum, Harvard Bookstore, and Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. http://forum-network.org