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MIAMI, FL – May 1, 2017 – "Let's start off with a quiz. Finish this statement - Black don't _______." to which a resounding “CRACK!” was heard in the audience followed by chuckles. You see, Cheryl Grace Pearson-McNeil asked this question knowing the answer and more importantly knowing her audience. On April 26, 2017, Grace Pearson-McNeil delivered the keynote address for the Inaugural Black Owned Media Alliance (BOMA) Awards to a room full of media industry executives or as she referred to her audience, moguls.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 18, 2017: A Mexican journalist who came to the United States border seeking asylum from growing death threats in Guerrero, Mexico, is now a prisoner in a U.S. detention center. Journalist Martín Méndez Pineda sought protection from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent but was instead arrested on February 5th, 2017 and detained in El Paso, Texas.
News Americas, MIAMI, FL., Thurs. April 27, 2017: Three Caribbean nationals were among 76 immigrants busted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in removal arrests across the state of Florida last week. Those arrested by ICE during the enforcement action, which was conducted from April 18-21, included a national from Jamaica, one from Haiti and another from the Bahamas.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. April 28, 2017: Several D.C. firms earned some big money in late 2015 to early 2016 to “lobby” on behalf of Caribbean governments, a News Americas Now analysis of the US Attorney General’s latest FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) report to the Congress and the Administration shows. So who are the D.C. law firms paid by some Caribbean governments? Here are the ones reporting as of the first half of 2016 in order of earnings – from top to least:
The recent Kaya Fest 2017 at Miami’s Bayfront Park was the culmination of a two-day Marley family celebration, recognition, and education of the benefits and the life-affirming qualities of the beleaguered cannabis plant. Popularized in song on the 1978 Bob Marley and the Wailers album Kaya, the herb has been at the center of legal battles for sometime with many demanding full legalization while opponents rail against it as damaging to health.
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