Caribbean Life News – 26 October 2016

Caribbean Life News – 26 October 2016 Caribbean Life

WHAT A NIGHT- at the Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Club’s inaug­ural Jazz Show!

BY NELSON A. KING | MUSIC & FASHION

Organ­izers of the Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Club’s inaug­ural Jazz Show have descr­ibed as very succe­ssful the event that was held Sunday evening, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Hall, at 2806 Newkirk Ave. in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn: $2m to const­ruct low cost housing

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric L. Adams on Monday detailed more than $2 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funds from Brooklyn Borough Hall to const­ruct and preserve hundreds of affor­dable housing units across Brooklyn.

Vincen­tians begin indepe­ndence celebr­ations

BY NELSON A. KING

Hundreds of Vincen­tians on Sunday crammed the pews of The Church of St. Mark, Episc­opal (Angl­ican) in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for an Ecume­nical Service of Thanks­giving, as St. Vincent and the Grena­dines celeb­rates its 37th Annive­rsary of Indepe­ndence.

Nat Turner’s mental and military motiva­tions

BY EZRAH AHARONE

Nate Parker’s movie “The Birth of a Nation” has revived the quest­ion: What caused Nat Turner’s 1831 uprising? Turner, first of all, was not a deranged misfit who acted outside of a histo­rical context of previous African freedom fighter

An ocean of hope in these tumul­tuous times

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

You had hope that things might be better.

We elected a Black man as presi­dent, and there was a minute where you could almost see a bit of racial optimism.

Confe­rence tackles violence towards transg­ender commu­nity

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Domestic violence in the transg­ender commu­nity got the spotl­ight at the 14th Annual Domestic Violence Confe­rence at St. Francis College on Oct. 21.

Tyler Perry back in drag for another adven­ture

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

No one has ever accused Tyler Perry of being short on ideas. After all, the prolific writer/di­rector has been the brains behind a profu­sion of plays, movies and telev­ision shows

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