Velazquez attacks gun violence

(BROOKLYN, New York): Crime statistics show that both murders and shooting incidents have shot up in Brooklyn so far this year/ This has worried U.S. Rep Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) who...

Black-Flight: Tax Redlining and Gentrification

Black-Flight: Tax Redlining and Gentrification   by Lou Cespedes Recently during a walk, a Haitian neighbor and fellow homeowner said, “things would only improve in E. Flatbush when white people move in”. I...

State of Emergency Declared in Kingston, Jamaica

BROOKLYN, NY– The second state of emergency (SOE) has been declared in Jamaica, this time in the capital city of Kingston. On Sunday during a press conference, Prime Minister Andrew Holness that...

Back to School: Charting a New Course by Lou Cespedes

I haven’t been in school for over twenty years, but earlier this year I crashed into the reality of schooling today. As my wife and I prepared to discuss how to...

How Hospitals Are Failing Black Mothers

How Hospitals Are Failing Black Mothers A ProPublica analysis shows that women who deliver at hospitals that disproportionately serve black mothers are at a higher risk of harm. NEW YORK — When Dacheca...

Millions of High School teens abuse drugs and alcohol

By Simon Templar It’s a silent epidemic that nobody speaks about. Parents literally bury their heads in the sand and pretend that it’s not happening. Then when the doo-doo hits the proverbial...

Opposition Parties in Haiti Call for Resumption of Street Protests

BROOKLYN,NY– Opposition political parties in Haiti on Sunday vowed to resume their street protests on Monday in a bid to remove President Jovenel Moise from office. The opposition parties buoyed by the...

Belize Reporting an Increase in Dengue Cases

BROOKLYN, NY –Belize is reporting a 10 percent increase in the number of confirmed dengue fever cases within a one week period, with 40 percent of these cases being children. “We do...

Prime Minister Chastanet confirms cut in subvention to St. Lucia National Trust

By Ernie Seon CMC Correspondent CASTRIES, St. Lucia, (CMC) — Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, says cash flow problems being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the...

143 Jamaicans Will To Receive National Honors and Awards on National Heroes Day

BROOKLYN, NY – Each year, scores of Jamaicans are honored on National Heroes Day, the third Monday of October, for their gallantry, goodwill, and significant contributions to nation-building. Among the usual recipients...

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