Plantation, Florida - In a groundbreaking move, the United States’ first and only Caribbean heritage museum, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, will host an exhibition exploring advancements made by members of the LGBTQ+ community. On Tuesday, May 10, a special opening event will launch the first in the museum’s lineup of social justice issues programming. “Queer Caribbeans: Resilience, Resistance and Reimagining,” will present a multimedia, historical retrospective showcase of the racial and cultural achievements of Caribbean LGBTQ+ rights activists. The project will focus on leaders who set the foundation for victories within the Caribbean LGBTQ+ diasporic community and their contributions to broader LGBTQ+ liberation movements in the United States.
Miami, Fla. – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is accepting applications for the 2022 United Health Foundation, Louis Stokes Health Scholarship Program, Ally Financial Law Scholars Program and Public Policy Scholars Program Scholarships, Stephen Feinberg Scholars Program and Multi-Year Program Scholarships, CBC Spouses Education Scholarships, CBC Spouses Essay Contest Scholarship, CBC Performing and Visual Arts Scholarships, and CBCF HBCU Scholarship. All qualified and motivated Black students who intend to pursue a degree within these fields are highly encouraged to apply.
Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Evergreen Incorporated: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange (Evergreen), and elected officials will gather to celebrate the opening of 500 Stagg Street, a new $6.8 million manufacturing facility in East Williamsburg made possible with significant City and State funding.
New York, NY – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announced the 2022 Jamaica Charity Gala to be held in Miami, FL on Friday, April 29th at the incredible Perez Art Museum (PAMM). This year's Gala will celebrate awardees: Ambassador Glen Holden, Lifetime Achievement Award, Keith Duncan, CD International Achievement Award and Donna Duncan-Scott, International Humanitarian Award.
On Friday, April 29th and Sunday, May 1st, Dranoff 2 Piano will present internationally acclaimed musicians, Etienne Charles and the Creole Soul band, and Weedie Braimah in African Beats. Two days of top Caribbean, African and American artists exploring their Black African musical heritage in performances at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater.
MIAMI, FL — Back by popular demand, Miami-Dade County Parks’ Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival returns to Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park (24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead, FL) on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Jamaica National Honours and Awards for 2022 is March 21, 2022. The nomination forms and guidelines are available online through the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, Office of the Prime Minister, (www.opm.gov.jm) or through the overseas locations of the Jamaican Foreign Missions.
Staten Island, NY — The New York Public Library hosted a grand opening this morning for its newest location, Charleston Library, located at 225 Bricktown Way on Staten Island. NYPL President Anthony Marx was joined by construction partners at New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Library staff, elected officials, and community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the 10,000-square-foot building, which makes its debut as the 14th branch in the borough.
- New 645 Area Code Announced for Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys
- The City of Miramar Education Advisory Board Announces Its 2022 Annual Scholarship Application is Now Open
- United Way of Broward County and Publix Super Markets Distribute $30,000 Worth of Gift Cards to Teacher of the Year Nominees
- NYCEDC and Newlab's Founder Fellowship Announces Inaugural Cohort of Startups Led by Women and BIPOC Founders