The paltry data released to Carib ID from the United States Census on those Caribbean nationals who got the group’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. That’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.
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) Celebrating Women® Breakfast honored Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-jen Poo, and Executive Director of the Women’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 Women® Awards.
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 crème de la crème 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.
The United States says while some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have done a lot to deal with the illegal drugs trade, there is still room for much concern. In its 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), released here recently, the U.S. Department of State said some countries, like Belize and Jamaica, still have a long way to go in dealing with all aspects of the trade.
Top federal and local leaders in children and family services will gather with hundreds of parents, students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers at the International Fatherhood Conference, June 12-15, Westin Hotel Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is the 14th time the Washington D.C. based nonprofit organization, The National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL) has sponsored the international conference which highlights the important role fathers’ play in the lives of children.