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Deputy Mayor of New York City, Dennis M. Walcott.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is getting set to once again welcome hundreds of influencers in New York's Caribbean-American community to his official residence next Thursday, August 12 to kick-off celebrations for the 43rd West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) Labor Day Parade.

The 2010 Carnival festival, which each year attracts millions of revelers and spectators to Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway on Labor Day Monday, will be held from September 2 to 6, starting with a benefit concert for Haiti on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, September 2.

ImageMiami Landmark tower to illuminate in black, green gold for Jamaica’s Independence.

On Friday (Aug. 6), at dusk, the Miami Tower, formerly the Bank of America tower, at International Place in downtown in Miami, will illuminate in the colours of the Jamaican flag – black, green and gold, in celebration of Jamaica’s 48th anniversary of Independence and Emancipation.

Marc Morial congratulates Arva R. Rice on the awards given to the NYUL during the Centennial Conference
New York, NY – August 03, 2010 – Last week nearly 50 New York Urban Leaguers gathered to celebrate the Centennial of the National Urban League. The New York contingent included Young Professionals, NYUL staff, Board members and NYUL members. The group’s ambitious agenda included empowerment workshops, visiting the Centennial Exhibit and hearing from dynamic leaders including Marian Wright Edelman, Vernon Jordan, Hugh Price, John Jacobs, Marc Morial and President Barack Obama. We are pleased to inform you that during this week of celebration, the group had to add another item to its agenda – celebrating the recent successes of the New York Urban League.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Home Depot Representatives
On Wednesday morning, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joined by Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II and a representative from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s office thanked Home Depot executives and construction industry representatives for partnering with the City to help Haiti. The generous contributions will aid in building an Emergency Operations / Community Center in Port- au- Prince.