Persaud honors 5 at fundraising reception BY NELSON A. KING
State Sen. Roxanne Persaud on Sunday honored five community figures at a fundraising reception at Trelawni Restaurant on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.
Independent & Foreign Films BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
In Search of the American Dream (PG-13 for profanity, violence and mature themes) Survival saga about six sibling’s attempt to elude the authorities in a race across Texas after their undocumented parents are arrested on the spot and carted away. Co-starring Baldemar Rodriguez, Shaina Sandoval, Kayla Valadez and Jeremy Becerra. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)
AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added more Caribbean countries to its growing Zika virus travel alert list.
Thousands flock Vincy Day USA – BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN
Thousands of Vincentians on Saturday trekked from as far as Toronto, Canada and Florida for the fifth annual Vincy Day USA at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, L.I.
WIADCA, CTO partner to expand outreach – BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER
The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are partnering for a union that will encourage multi-organizational efforts between the two organizations that would benefit the Caribbean region, as well as its people in New York.
US TAX CHEATS NOTICE – BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN
Caribbean American citizens and permanent residents who hold large sums of cash in overseas bank accounts or have investments in trust and related companies as well as hold disposable assets will soon have to report these to the IRS or face stiff penalties in new laws being enforced from the end of September.
Williams pays tribute to freedom fighters – BY NELSON A. KING
Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has paid tribute on the day set aside by the United Nations to remember slavery and its abolition, saying that the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the enslavement of Africans represented “one of the longest and most sustained assaults on the life, integrity and dignity of human beings in our history.”
Fiancée of Sean Bell speaks at benefit event — BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK
Local artists expressed feelings about police violence at the “Fists Up, Guns Down” benefit show, at the Five Myles Gallery on Aug. 19.
‘Because We Fly’ – ARTS & THEATER
Giselle Fritz & Associates present “Because We Fly” for this year’s Junior Carnival in Brooklyn. The band’s title was inspired by nature’s beauty.
Barbadians heading to Canada need to read this – BY AZAD ALI
There are new rules you need to follow ifyou are visa-exampt.
Brooklyn’s Jaiquawn Jarrett looks to start for Jets – BY ROBERT ELKIN | SPORTS
The Fort Hamilton High School product, whose dad is from Jamaica, is in his thrid year with the team, and looking to break out.
Local dancer becomes international choreographer – BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC & FASHION
A Brooklyn choreographer is keeping dancehall alive, one move at a time.
Brooklyn’s youth get deadly lessons about guns – BY ALEXANDRA SIMON
He takes a stand against gun violence – by opening death’s door.
Brookdale Hospital launched a scare tactic program to teach Brooklyn’s youth some deadly lessons about guns. The brainchild of the program titled “It Starts Here,” is Khari Edwards, head of the hospital’s external affairs.
Haiti’s Feet of Rhythm Puppet / Doll theme – BY TEQUILA MINSKY | ARTS & THEATER
Nadia Dieudonné and Cynthia Karaha are cultural sisters, a complementary duo heart and soul of the dance troupe Feet of Rhythm (F.O.R.) kids who will represent the Haitian community in the annual West Indian Day Junior Carnival Parade.