Celebrates Joyous Dedication of Her Second Village in Léogane. COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Rachel Wheeler, 17, received a hero’s welcome last week as dozens of people on motorbikes and horseback escorted a van carrying the teen, her parents and younger brother along an unpaved road for three miles to reach a new housing village in Léogane, Haiti.The entourage came to a stop in the area known as K-Michel, and was greeted by more than 300 people, some carrying signs, as others screamed out “Merci Rachel” and “Merci Food For The Poor” as tears flowed down the faces of those eagerly awaiting to see the young woman who worked to transform their lives.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017: With all the talk of ramped up deportations and military action against immigrants, it’s easy to forget that deportations are not a recent phenomenon and have been taking place for many decades in the United States. Here are six famous black Caribbean immigrants who were deported by U.S. authorities.
This Is Why I Didn’t Tell You He Was Beating Me. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 3, 2016:When I fled my abusive relationship for the last time (yes, I left and went back), one of the first things my well-meaning friends and family asked was why I never told them what was happening to me. “Why didn’t you say something?,” they asked looking concerned and confused. “I could have helped you. I could have done something!”
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 30, 2016: The US’ National Museum of African American History and Culture is meant to document the history of blacks in America but an undeniable link between the Caribbean and African American history is on display at the new US museum, which opened officially on September 24, 2016 in a ceremony led by the US’ first black President, Barack Obama.