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Caribbean Culture

Miami Carnival Review 2015

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 11.02.2015 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

It's been over two weeks since Miami Carnival and I am still reliving it in my mind. It was one of my best carnivals to date, and I hesitate to say it was better than Trinidad, but it was almost on par

Revel Nation Mas

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.06.2015 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Miami Carnival is fast approaching and the excitement is building for what promises to be a great experience for those of us that miss and crave that home carnival feeling

Book Review: If I Never Went Home

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

What if someone never quite felt at home -- at home? This quest for a sense of place is the dominant theme in If I Never Go Home, the debut novel by author Ingrid Persaud.

Native Tongue: Speaking With a Caribbean Accent

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Media
Arlene M. Roberts

As a Caribbean islander transplanted in New York, I am often perplexed by the response even the slightest lilt can elicit, from curiosity to downright imitation. But is imitation always the highest form of flattery? The recent Super Bowl ad by Volkswagen seems to have reignited the discussion.

Exploring Indigenous Legacies

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

Proponents advocated the replacement of the Native pair with an African couple, owing to the island's overwhelming African-descended population, but they underestimated Jamaicans' own identification with the island's First Nation.

PHOTOS: Notting Hill Carnival Kicks Off In Spectacular Style

Posted 10.29.2011 | World

The second day of the Notting Hill Carnival kicked off in spectacular style Monday, despite a visible increase in police presence following London's v...

The Perils of Straight-talking on Race

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It isn't much fun being monstered. Poor Katharine Birbalsingh, the former Marxist who was hailed as a messiah at the Tory party conference, has return...

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not...