News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Feb. 28, 2017: On. Feb. 25, 2017, a Jamaican American New York lawmaker quietly won his bid for vice chair of the Democratic National Committee in the vote among party insiders held in Atlanta that saw another son of Caribbean immigrants, Tom Perez take the helm of the Party as its chair. Here are ten things you should know about the DNC’s new vice-chair, Assemblyman Michael Blake.
Tom Perez, the new elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee has Caribbean immigrant roots. News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Feb. 27, 2017: As Donald Trump ramps up his plan to deport immigrants from the U.S. and build his much touted southern border wall, it is a son of Caribbean immigrants who Democratic Party leadership on Saturday choose as its new chair to lead the fight against the Republican President and his party.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Mar. 1, 2017: Donald Trump may have won praise in some quarters last night for a great acting performance done with a scripted speech that was meant to sell policy short on details as usual, but the 45th President of the United States continued right on scapegoating immigrants and selling fake news. In the hour-long speech, Trump again blamed immigrants for taking away jobs from Americans and claimed that, “According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.”
News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. February 24, 2017: Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will now develop pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group. With $40,000 funding for each project, production work will begin on Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series created by Alain Bidard, which is based on his groundbreaking multi-award winning feature film; Heat, a sweltering crime/drama series filmed in Barbados from iconic filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion, The Story of Lover’s Rock and more); and Caribbean Girl NYC, an ensemble female-driven sitcom from NY-based Guadeloupian filmmaker/producer Mariette Monpierre, whose award-winning film Elza won, among others, the prestigious NYT award.