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"Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipation"

celebrating-emancipationToday is being observed as the United Nations International Day of Remembrance of the victims of slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Attorney suspended by US court for wedding second wife in Jamaica

stripper poleNEW YORK, United States, Tuesday March 19, 2013 - New York State court has suspended a highly respected lawyer and philanthropist whom it claimed lived a double life by secretly marrying a prostitute in Jamaica while living with his first wife and two daughters in Manhattan.

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“All Your Power Lies Within You”- Art and Culture Review

Celebrating-with-danceOftentimes it is said that culture is timeless, the very soul of a people. Last evening, the artistic display at the Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, confirmed that maxim on multiple levels.

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Are there more US black men in prison or college?

prisonbusAre there more black men in prison than in college in the United States? It's an oft-repeated claim that there are more black men in prison in the US than in college. It's a good statistic that apparently gets to the heart of the problem of inequality in the US, but is it having a negative effect on young black men? And, more importantly, is it true?

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JAMAICA-Minister Hanna Attends Culture Ministers Meeting in Suriname

Kingston, Wednesday, March 13, 2013: Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna is representing Jamaica at the first Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Community of Latin American States (CELAC) and the 19th Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in Charge of Cultural Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, being held in Paramaribo, Suriname from tomorrow, March 14 to Friday, March 15.

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Hanna Elected Vice Chair at Inter-Regional Culture Ministers Meeting

Kingston, Wednesday, March 14, 2013: Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, representing Jamaica, was today elected Vice Chairman at the first day of the first Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Community of Latin American States (CELAC) and the 19th Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in Charge of Cultural Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, being held in Paramaribo, Suriname.

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NEVIS- Minister pledges support to counter violence against women

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis March 11, 2013 -- The Ministry of Social Development has every intention to wrestle the age old issue of violence against women. That assurance came from Junior Minister Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams as she delivered remarks at a march and rally organised by the Department of Social Services in observance of International Women’s Day 2013.

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Suriname: Culture Ministers of CELAC Promote Integration

celac-logo-oficialParamaribo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The First Meeting of CELAC Culture Ministers, which began here today, is an important platform for laying the foundation of regional trade, said Ivan Graanoogst, President of the Organizing Committee of the Caribbean Arts Festival.

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ART REVIEW - Vodu exhibit captivates US

Vintage Vodu flags will be exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US – a total of twenty states. Curators, art aficionados and religio-cultural enthusiasts are expected to welcome these original ceremonial flags that were first purchased in Haiti by collector, Dr. Thomas Shultz.

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