A very special Rising Stars Showcase, by New World School of the Arts, lit up downtown Miami this year. Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, NWSA's showcase of its crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨me de la crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨me was nothing short of spectacular. As it has done for two and half decades, the showcase kicked-off with an exhilarating art exhibition at the New World Gallery, highlighting the work of 15 exceptional visual artists.
Charged with the theme "black, white, and red", the young artists, from the high school and college programs at New World School of the Arts, created multi-disciplinary artwork that illustrated the many facets of their artistic training and technique.
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, The New York WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s FoundationÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® (NYWF) Celebrating WomenÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® Breakfast honored Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-jen Poo, and Executive Director of the WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Center for Education and Career Advancement Merble Reagon, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Secretary Clinton was awarded with The Century Award, while Ms. Poo and Ms. Reagon were awarded the Celebrating WomenÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® Awards.
The paltry data released to Carib ID from the United States Census on those Caribbean nationals who got the groupÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s advocacy message to write in their nationality on 2010 Census forms, clearly makes the case for a more pronounced West Indian/Caribbean self-identification category on future forms.
ThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the word from Felicia Persaud, who founded the movement in 2008 to call attention to the virtual invisibility of this vibrant population to the U.S. Census Bureau, politicians and corporate America due to a lack of self-identification of census forms.
The music blared from the old speaker boxes perched on sidewalks in the Haitian capital of Port au Prince. A woman emerged from her checkered plastic tablecloth that protected the entrance to the tent that she has called home for over two years. She then set up a depilated-looking stall on which she placed several goods ranging from toilet paper to charcoal and prepared to make the days first sale. This is the life for the average person who lives in one of the many tent cities scattered across Port Au Prince. The days are typically filled with uncertainty and frustration.
It's been more than two years since a cataclysmic earthquake rocked the core of the impoverished Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. A great portion of Haiti's already fragile infrastructure was destroyed when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Although the quake lasted only 10 to 20 seconds, buildings tumbled like stacks of cards, killing over 300,000 people and forever changing the lives of 1.5 million in and around the capital.