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Caribbean-American Zachary Tomlinson is the Recipient of a NYC Big Apple Award

New York City special education teacher Zachary Tomlinson received the surprise of his career Thursday May 23rd when his vocational skills lesson was interrupted by administrators from his school and the school’s district to inform him that he was a recipient of the “Big Apple Award” for his stellar achievements as an educator. Courtney Rattenbury, the principal of P373K Brooklyn Transition Center and Rachelle Klainberg, the deputy superintendent of district 75, along with representatives from the New York City School’s Chancellor’s office presented Tomlinson with the prestigious annual prize which recognizes and celebrates New York City teachers who inspire students to, “...be their best selves, advocate for their future, model equitable learning with high expectations for the diverse and dynamic needs of all students and affirm students’ identities, unique gifts, and genius as well as partnering with families, community members, and community-based organizations.”

Howard Law Professor and Founder of The Garvey-Nkrumah Development Incubator Appointed to World Bank-ICSID Panel By President Biden

NEW YORK, NY - U.S. President Joseph R. Biden has appointed Howard Law Professor and Founder of the Garvey-Nkrumah Development Incubator, John Woods, Jr., to the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators. ICSID is the world’s leading international arbitration institution dedicated to investor-state dispute settlement. Professor Woods will serve a six-year term on the Panel, through 2030.

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden has named Howard Law Professor and Founder of the Garvey-Nkrumah Development Incubator, John Woods, Jr., to the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, (ICSID), Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators.

“I Want to Wake up to Art” — Theresa Roberts

What better way to celebrate your culture than living with the visual and spiritual language of your people! A perfect description of Theresa Roberts, passionate art collector and cultural ambassador for her beloved country — Jamaica.

Theresa Roberts and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Contributed Photo)

Jamaican American Returns Home to Ghana

According to Ghana’s Diaspora Affairs Office, approximately 1,500 African Americans settled in the West African country since 2019. That year marked “The Year of Return” initiated by Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, inviting people of African descent from around the world to come home. These new arrivals added to the estimated 5,000 African Americans and 4,000 Jamaicans who settled in the country in recent decades. Jamaican-born Rique Kofi Ennis is one of them.

Crafting a New Life After a Devastating Hurricane

ROSEAU, Dominica –  Vanessa Winston’s home and business on the island  Dominica were destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Starting from scratch, the mother of four fought back and now, with UN support, she has rebuilt her life.

Vanessa Winston (UN News/ Brianna Rowe )

Donna Marie Howe Leads With Purpose

The stereotypical image of the head of a mining company is a big burly man with thick muscles and a personality to match. However, the Boss at the Jamaica Bauxite Mining (JBM) Limited certainly obliterates that widely-held view. Managing Director, Donna Marie Howe, has been at the helm of this government-owned mining company for the past two years. And clearly, it is her passion, expertise, confidence, and purpose-driven leadership style that landed her at the top of this male-dominated industry.

Holiday Shopping With a Caribbean Twist at caribBEING’s Holiday Pop Up Shop

Are you still looking for the perfect last minute gift for friends and loved ones this holiday season? If so, caribBEING’s 7th annual holiday pop shop has exactly what you need. Located right in the heart of the Flatbush neighborhood, “Little Caribbean”, in Brooklyn, New York, this beautifully decorated storefront space boasts a plethora of products from over 25 different Caribbean & Caribbean-American owned businesses including bath & body care, clothing, books, art prints, jewelry, pastries including rum cake, pepper sauces, candles and home goods. Each item has been meticulously chosen by caribBEING’s co-founders Shelley Worrel and Janluck Stanislas as well as their dedicated staff to represent all aspects of Caribbean culture.

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