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gina rodriguez2News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. Dec. 13, 2016: The nominees for the 74th Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday and among them are two Caribbean roots actors and one who was born in Mexico. Actress Kerry Washington, whose roots extend to Jamaica, received a nomination in the category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in ‘Confirmation.’ The Bronx-born actress’ mother, a professor and educational consultant, was born in Jamaica.

IMG 3064News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 12, 2016: As the nation gets ready to bid adieu to the former astronaut and U.S. senator who became the first American to orbit the earth, a Caribbean immigrant is remembering fondly the day he met fellow Marine John Herschel Glenn Jr. Kurt Shade, a Trinidad & Tobago-born lecturer at Ohio State University and sprint track coach at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, told the New York Daily News Caribbeat that he first met the late senator 2012 on the university campus, outside the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

pat baileyNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 13, 2016: New York Caribbean Diaspora radio listeners were stunned Monday to learn of the passing of long time radio personality Pat Bailey. Pat Bailey, the other half of the 43-year-old ‘Gil and Pat Bailey’ show, died Monday News Americas Now has learnt. Mrs. Bailey had been recovering from a stroke prior to her death.

E RNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 14, 2016: The Guyanese-born author who penned the autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into a 1967 British drama film of the same title, starring Bahamas-roots actor Sidney Poitier and Lulu, has passed away at 104-years-old. E. R. Braithwaite, born Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, died in Rockville, Maryland Tuesday, NAN has learnt. The author, teacher and diplomat was born in then British Guiana on June 27, 1912. Braithwaite’s father was a gold and diamond miner and his mother was a homemaker.

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