22nd Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala – Friday Nov 20th

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The 22nd Annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards will take place on Friday, November 20,2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC. The annual event created by Institute of Caribbean Studies recognizes individuals of Caribbean heritage who have made extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in their field of expertise.

This year’s group of honorees pays homage to an eclectic collection of individuals who have excelled as scientists, musicians, and advocates.

Anya-Ayoung Chee Accepts her CARAH Award

Anya-Ayoung Chee Accepts CARAH Award


Since its founding, the CARAH Awards, which have become the signal honors and recognition program for Caribbean Americans,  have been awarded to over fifty distinguished individuals including:  Earl Graves Sr., Publisher of Black Enterprise, of Barbadian heritage;  Cicely Tyson, who is of Nevisian heritage;  Ambassador the Hon. Andrew Young; Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Dumas Simeus, Haitian American entrepreneur and philanthropist; Jimmy Cliff, Reggae Legend; and Hon. Eric Holder, former Attorney General of the US, who is Barbadian heritage.  In this picture, Sir George Alleyne, Chair of ICS Honorary Advisory Board and former Honoree, gives Award for Outstanding Political Leadership to Congresswoman Donna Christensen of the US Virgin Islands.


For more information about the CARAH Awards or to purchase tickets visit http://caribbeanheritageawards.org/home.

Click here for a list of the 2015 CARAH Honorees.

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), founded in 1993 by Dr. Claire Nelson, is a non-partisan, non-proft, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to policy analysis, advocacy and education on issues that advance the interests of Caribbean Americans.  ICS is the Campaign Chair and Lead Advocate for the Commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.  ICS has been cited in the US Congressional Record for its outstanding leadership by several Members of Congress including Congressman Charles RangelCongresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus,  and Congressman Donald Payne, Chair of the Congressional Caribbean Caucus.




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