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200,000 Immigrants Could Lose Health Coverage As Government Struggles To Contact Them

September 03, 2014 | No Comments

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MIAMI (AP) — More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama’s health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don’t submit proof this week they are legally in the…

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‘Lakay’ – Documentary About Haitian Earthquake Recovery Gets Theatrical Release in October

September 03, 2014 | No Comments

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A new documentary, “Lakay,” by Chicago-based Haitian-American filmmaker Tirf Alexius, which deals with the recovery of Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, will get a nationwide theatrical release after it screens at the 9th Annual…

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Africa Fashion Week Begins 9/4/14 in New York-Top African Designers Showcased

September 01, 2014 | No Comments

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New York City August 22, 2014 – As summer comes to an end, the fashion industry is finalizing its plans to showcase a diverse roster of designers from every corner of the world. Africa Fashion…

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Reggae Pop Star Nefatari Nominated For Prestigious Annual Underground Music Awards

August 29, 2014 | No Comments

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Rising reggae pop star Nefatari’s impressive accolades boasts such achievements as proudly being the first Caribbean artist to perform at the Essence Music Festival, background singer for Lindsay Lohan, gracing the pages of Vogue and…

PICS: Atlanta Jamaican Association Annual Independence Ball

August 28, 2014 | No Comments

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On August 16, the Atlanta Jamaican Association Inc. (AJA)  in collaboration with the AJ Scholarship Fund held their Annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards. The event, held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, was attended by…

VIDEO: Bunji Garlin, Wayne Marshall, Elephant Man, Gyptian & More On BET 106 & Park

August 28, 2014 | No Comments

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The Caribbean Carnival takeover actually did happen!  It aired at special time on Tuesday afternoon.  In case you missed it (like I did it!), here are some of the clips.  Big ups to Soca Viking…

NYC Labor Day Caribbean Carnival Gets Underway – Details Inside!

August 28, 2014 | No Comments

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  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will today help kick-off the beginning of the annual five-day celebration of Caribbean carnival in New York City – the West Indian American Day Carnival. North America’s largest carnival…

Groundbreaking Televised Reggae Competition Show ‘Dancehall Got Talent’ Underway

August 28, 2014 | No Comments

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Although reggae has been part of mainstream thanks to such legends as iconic Bob Marley, dancehall has slowly and stealthily made it’s impact. From Grammy winners Shabba Ranks and Shaggy, dancehall has gradually seeped and…

New African Music Label ‘ChiBase Productions’ Launches To Promote African Music Worldwide

August 28, 2014 | No Comments

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From the South African choral groups to juju rhythms of Nigeria that sparked America’s fascination with the “world beat” genre in the early 1980s; from the acoustic strands of Malian music that provided the DNA…

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Is 106 & Park on Hiatus Following Blue Ivy Controversy?

August 27, 2014 | No Comments

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  UPDATE:  The Caribbean Carnival “special” edition of 106 & Park aired earlier this week on Tuesday.  Not sure if we will see it on 106 & Park at its regularly scheduled time slot but…

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