BY KAM WILLIAMS
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was born Marguerite Annie Johnson,in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928 to parents for whom she and her big brother Bailey soon became a burden.
A wide cross section of the Caribbean community in Brooklyn Sunday night celebrated the lifetime achievements of journalist Nelson A. King at a gala ceremony at Glen Terrace on Avenue N in Brooklyn.
BY ANIS CHOWDHURY AND JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM
SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 5, 2016 (IPS) — The new United States census data released in late September show that 3.5 million people in the US climbed out of poverty, as the tepid economic recovery continues.
BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN
A Jamaican national has won the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) award for “Startup with the Most Growth Potential.”
BY DAVID MCFADDEN AND BEN FOX | CARIBBEAN
JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) _ A small airstrip at the edge of town hums with activity. Aid convoys are arriving from the capital, now that some roads washed out by Hurricane Matthew have been cleared. A barge carrying food and water is moored offshore.
BY TANGERINE CLARKE
President of the Guyana Action Committee (GAC), Errol Lewis said over the past year, the organization has identified with many groups, that are of the opinion that gun violence has claimed the lives of many in, and around ‘our communities to the extent where it has now become an unacceptable norm due to its consistency.”
BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS
Your favorite toy came apart yesterday.
That’s okay, though; it snapped right back together. It’s made to come apart, in fact; it’s one of those things you can build with and you like doing that anyhow, which is why it’s your favorite.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | CARIBBEAN
A local mental health and trauma center is deploying a team of mental health specialists to Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew.
BY NELSON A. KING
Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams have expressed sadness with the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS
West Indies has plunged to number nine in the International Cricket Council (ICC) International rankings after Pakistan pulled off an emphatic 3-0 series whitewash against the regional team in the third and final One-Day International (IDI) series at the Sheik Stayed Stadium on Wednesday.
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
The Bad Kids (Unrated) Education documentary chronicling a group of Mojave Desert teachers’ unorthodox approach to helping at-risk high school’s students.
BY JESSICA FAIETA | CARIBBEAN
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19, 2016 (IPS) – Caribbean countries make a special case for development. The high and increasing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-dependent economies with limited diversification and competitiveness portray a structurally and environmentally vulnerable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income countries.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK
A local Brooklyn man is hoping to mentally heal Brooklyn’s youth with his therapy workshops
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