On September 5th, JCRC-NY launched a digital campaign to call upon New Yorkers to sign a statement that Roger Waters is Out of Tune with New York, raising awareness of his use of anti-Semitic imagery, anti-Israel messaging, and advocacy for the BDS movement against Israel.Singer Ziggy Marley and actress Helen Mirren are two of the many artists speaking out against BDS.
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Christopher Sealy, Barbadian Sommelier scheduled for Atlanta IBMSFF launch scheduled for September 22, 2017
CHRISTOPHER A SEALY, Certified in Food, Beverage & Hospitality Operations Management & One of the Caribbean’s - (Barbados) Top Wine Sommeliers.
Christopher Sealy, also known by his entertainment name as “Chris Mann”, is a young man who has spent several years in the restaurant, bar and hospitality industries. His expertise and most recent accomplishment is that of Wine Sommelier. His passion for wines and his knowledge of the hospitality industry has ignited his interest not only for specialized local brands of Barbados but also those across the Caribbean and globally. ( read more )
GROOMING BOYS TO MEN –The Barbershop Talk
The good news on the rekindling of literacy in our community took center stage at Good News Barbershop in Jonesboro, Ga. Local barbershop owner in conjunction with Clayton County Library hosted an event entitled, “Grooming Boys to Men: The Barbershop Talk” under the theme, “Building a Better World” on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00pm, EST at Good News Barbershop located at 9526 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Ga 30236. Jonesboro Library and Good News Barbershop are interested in “grooming what is in the head as well as what’s on it.” (read more here)
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“Immigrants are vital to New York State’s sustained economic growth,” said Jorge I. Montalvo, Director of the New York State Office for New Americans. “We encourage all New Americans interested in starting or expanding a small business to attend one of these seminars to gain the skills needed in the current economic climate.” (read more)
This Barbadian film, Barrow - Freedom Fighter is coming to New York friends and family. As an Official Selection of the noted African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), this will be the New York Premiere of the film and will feature the Red Carpet Affair followed by the screening, Q&A with the Director and VIP Reception. We know you've been wondering when will the film get to the massive diaspora in NY...we've not been asleep...but as Bajans say "taking ya time ain't laziness".
Date: November 30th (Independence Day)
Time: 6:30pm Red Carpet Reception, Screening, Q&A 7:30pm ($20), VIP Reception ($35)
Location: Columbia University, Cowin Center, Teachers College
525 W 120th St. (Entrance on Broadway btw 120th & 121st Streets)
19th ANNUAL INVEST CARIBBEAN AGRIBUSINESS FORUM KICKS OFF ON CAPITOL HILL, WASHINHGTON DC ON NOVEMBER 16th
The Institute of Caribbean Studies will host the 19
th Annual Invest Caribbean Agribusiness Forum on November 16-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Continuing the initiative 'Farm the Future', under the theme "Resurgence &
Resilience in the Agribusiness Value Chain", this year's event will begin with a half-day Forum on Capitol Hill focussed on the Impact of US Legislative Agenda on Trade and Investment in Agribusiness Sector in the Caribbean. Of special interest will be a discussion on matters arising out of the US/Strategic Engagement Act.
The two-day forum brings together a group of US-Caribbean policy makers, business leaders, Caribbean diplomatic corps, and financiers to exchange up-to- date, relevant information and discuss opportunities for delivering inclusive and sustainable growth in the sector. Invest Caribbean is the only event in the US focussed on the Caribbean agribusiness sector, and it is both an educational event to engage in policy dialogue, and an important venue for developing business prospects.
Some of the invited organizations for the Roundtable Forum include: Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank; US Ex-Im Bank; Inter-American Institute for Corporation in Agriculture; Delaware State University; and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.
Immediately following the Invest Caribbean program of activities, the 24thannual hosting of the Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards will be held on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the J W Marriott Hotel. The awards will highlight the contributions of Caribbean Americans to the United States.
Join Aubry Padmore for a special interview with Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur Magazine on Friday, October 20th at 8:15 PM, Est on caribvoiceradio.org. . .the edutainment station.
Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history of unfounded fears of technology. He has been an editor at Men's Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine, and has written about business and technology for the Washington Post, Slate, New York, and others. A novel he co-wrote with his wife, Mr. Nice Guy, will come out in 2018 from St. Martins Press. Jason lives in Brooklyn, and is on Twitter and Instagram at @heyfeifer. (read more)
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Join Aubry Padmore, host of "Straight Talk & Motivation" on Tuesday, October 10th at 8:00PM, Est., with Yamila Coby, pending author "Let It All Out"
Haitian American authors scheduled for Independent Book-Music-Short-film & Fashion Festival Launch in Atlanta, Georgia
Yamila F. Coby - New York
Book Title: "Let It All Out"
I was born in Cite Soleil, Haiti on November 6, 1992 but I was raised in the capital Port-au-Prince. My mother died when I was just six years old, I was raised by her sisters, my grandmother and my father. I am the only child of my mother. However, I have two little sisters on my father’s side.
I started writing when I was near eight years old. I was mostly writing scripts and poems. I was always excited, and I became very passionate about what I do. It was either the entertainment industry or childhood education. When I was ten I use to have lots of kids from the neighborhood that did not go to school in my backyard. I showed them what I had learned, taught them to read and write, etc. (read more here)
Join Aubry Padmore, host of "Straight Talk & Motivation" on Tuesday, October 10th at 8:30PM, Est., with special guestEmily White, Author - " Interning101. Discover the "Six Tips to Help You Stay Focused, Humble, and Passionate" While Doing Internship "Grunt" Work
If you just snagged a great internship, don't be surprised if it ends up being less glamour and more grunt work. But entertainment industry leader Emily White says that no matter how menial your tasks, there still is much to be learned. Here she offers six essential tips to help you stay motivated and get the most out of your internship experience.
New York, NY (September 2017)—You landed a great internship and couldn't wait to get started. But as it turns out, your internship is not as glamorous as you thought it would be. In fact, most of your time is spent on menial tasks like picking up the coffee and running errands. It may seem like the work you're doing doesn't really matter. But CEO, entrepreneur, and interning expert Emily White says your ho-hum responsibilities are more important than you think.
"Don't be discouraged if your internship workload seems less exciting than you expected," says White, cofounder and CEO of Whitesmith Entertainment and author of the book Interning 101 (9GiantStepsBooks; 2017; ISBN: 978-1-537-54764-0; $15.00; www.interning101.com). "The work you're doing really is important and you are an essential part of the team, even if your biggest challenge is taking out the recycling on time. And believe it or not, you really could learn a thing or two from the grunt work you're asked to complete."
White, a deeply respected thought leader in the entertainment industry with business locations in New York and Los Angeles, credits her early success to the many internships she did during college. She has some crucial advice to help you stay motivated—even while doing "grunt" work. Keep reading for six tips to keep you inspired and at the top of your game throughout your internship experience. (read more)