Caribbean Life News Update – February 2, 2017

Caribbean Life  News Update – February 2, 2017

Guyanese author- Derrick John Jeffrey- writes about murder in the UN

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | BOOKS

Derrick John Jeffrey’s passion, and organic way of writing, is the reason for his succe­ssful careers as storyt­eller, playw­right, and author that began in his homeland of Guyana back in the 70s.

Now it’s Cricket West Indies

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has changed its name to Cricket West Indies (CWI).

Fairy tales, fashion converge at La Fanta­isie Ball

BY NELSON A. KING

As Jamaican Glenroy March and House of D’Marsh gear up for New York Fashion Week (NYFW), patrons will be in for a treat as the New York-based designer will be prese­nting his latest colle­ction, La Fanta­isie Ball, on Feb. 13 at 6 pm at Coco Mat.

Aboli­shing Obama­care rewards wealthy, punishes working families

BY FRANK CLEMENTE AND RON POLLACK | VIEWPOINTS

Repub­lican plans to repeal the Affor­dable Care Act (Obama­care) threaten the health care of 30 million Ameri­cans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequ­ality.

New play explores Harriet Tubman’s life

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

She is more than her narra­tive.

A play highli­ghting Harriet Tubman’s final days opens at Cross­roads Theatre on Feb. 16. “Beyond the Oak Trees” is a play about the freedom-fighter’s last journey on the Underg­round Railroad and her life in the elder home that she founded.

Jamai­cans’ contri­bution to Black History

JAMAICA

When Carter G. Woodson establ­ished Negro History Week in 1926, it was to ensure American history included the accompli­shments of Black Ameri­cans beyond the discrim­inatory ideas that were popular at the time.

Myrtle teach: Fort Greene artwalk celeb­rates black history month

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

Take a stroll down memory avenue.

The fifth annual “Black Artstory” series of events and exhibi­tions will turn six blocks of Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill into a walkable history of African healing pract­ices this month.

One less gold for Usain Bolt

BY AZAD ALI | JAMAICA

Sprinter legend Usain Bolt will have to return one of his nine Olympic gold medals after his Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter was tested positive for a banned subst­ance eight years ago at the Beijing Olympics.

CDPAP bridges the gap to indepe­ndence for the elderly and disabled

EDISON HOME HEALTH CARE | ADVERTORIAL

No one wants to live their senior years in an assisted living facility or nursing home. We want to live indepe­ndent, active lives in our homes in a familiar neighb­orhood, surro­unded by our family and friends for as long as we possibly can.

Clarke swears-in for second decade

BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA

Stating that it has been her honor to work on consti­tuents’ behalf in the nation’s capital — even in the most diffi­cult moments, inclu­ding when the federal gover­nment was liter­ally shut down — Brooklyn Congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wedne­sday, Jan. 25 evening took the oath of office as she enters into her second decade in the US House of Represen­tatives.

Jamaican hero carries torch while helping others

BY DAWN PLUMMER | JAMAICA

Unsung heroes are everyday people we move among daily, and we overlook them easily because they are trying to elevate humanity without being elected to serve or be noticed.

Clarke warns ban may extend to the Carib­bean

BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA

Brooklyn Congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke has warned that United States Presi­dent Donald Trump’s execu­tive order barring entry to the United States for the predomi­nantly Muslims natio­nals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen may extend to the Carib­bean.

Twist and turns in Emmett Till’s death

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

You really can’t remember.

For sure, somet­hing impor­tant happened years ago, somet­hing you should recall very easily, but time’s made things fuzzy. Have you forgo­tten or, worse yet, have you just remem­bered every­thing wrong? Usually, you suppose, it wouldn’t matter but in the new book “The Blood of Emmett Till” by Timothy B. Tyson, it surely does.

Black History Month extends shortest calendar dates

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | NATIONAL

Actor Morgan Freeman repor­tedly said “Black history is American history” there­fore the accompl­ishment of African-Ameri­cans should not be releg­ated to any one month.

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