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The Third Annual ‘Protect the Children Gala’ Takes Place On June 28th In Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Heart of an OrphanChild sexual abuse and human trafficking are far-reaching life altering issues that affect more individuals and communities than are often imagined. The Female Development World Organization’s (FDWO) and a host committee of local leaders are again stepping up to address these issues by raising funds, serving as advocates and bringing awareness at the third annual Protect the Children Gala; Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the brand new Crystal Ballroom located at The Venue in Fort Lauderdale.

The event attire is formal, and the activities include a cocktail reception pre-event, music, silent auction, food and artistic performances throughout.  Guests will have opportunities to network with international leaders in business, arts, politics, community and culture; while learning about FWDO’s strong leadership in ensuring legislations are in place while supporting efforts that raise awareness about the prevention of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking as well as necessary interventions and supports for survivors.

Event tickets and program advertisements can be purchased at: www.fdwo.org.

 

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AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, PROCLAIMS JUNE 2018 AS ‘NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH’

Caribbean AmericanSee below, letter from America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump, regarding National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor America’s long-shared history with our neighbors in the Caribbean and celebrate the Caribbean Americans who have enriched our Nation.

Caribbean Americans embody the American spirit, with their talents and hard work contributing greatly to America’s economy. They protect our citizens as law enforcement officers, serve our communities as public officials, and mentor our country’s young people as educators. Through their tremendous athleticism and determination, they have brought pride to the hearts of the American people as members of numerous U.S. Olympic teams. Their leadership and resolve have made incredible contributions to our society.

As trailblazers, Americans with Caribbean roots have sewn their own unique thread into the fabric of our Nation. Dr. William Thornton, a native of the British Virgin Islands, designed the United States Capitol and is generally considered the first “Architect of the Capitol”. Jean Baptiste du Sable, the first permanent resident of Chicago, was born in Haiti. Widely recognized as the “Founder of Chicago,” his prosperous trade settlement has become one of the most iconic cities in the world.

This month, we acknowledge the numerous contributions of Caribbean Americans to our Nation, including those of the more than 4 million Caribbean Americans who live in the United States today. We are also deeply grateful to the many Caribbean Americans who have served or are currently serving our country as members of our Armed Forces.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2018 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to join in celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

 

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Oliver Samuels, Everton Blender & Others Confirmed For The 2018 People Profile Awards – June 10 – Florida

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Oliver Samuels

The People Profile Awards spotlights the accomplishments of individuals, groups, and entities, and the impact that they have on others, the community and the world. This event is designed to recognize excellence while providing financial assistance to various school feeding programs.

The following entertainers are confirmed for, and will be at this year’s ceremony: Randy Corinthian, Glen Washington, Novel-T, Paul Campbell, Kyle Grooms, King Yellowman, Papa Michigan, Copiera Brazillian, Everton Blender, C. L. Brown, King Banton, Mical Rustle, Michael Schloss, Leonie Forbes and Oliver Samuels.

The 2018 People Profile Awards takes place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00 PM at the Bailey Hall (Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road – Building 4, Davie, FL 33314).
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Attention: Jamaica Based Artists, Musicians, Dancers & Agents, Seeking Work Visas For Europe

Application-for-Schengen-VisaMaria Jackson, in collaboration with our business partner, located in Denmark, is now assisting Jamaica based music professionals with the process of acquiring work visas for all Schengen territories (in Europe). This service is specifically tailored to Recording Artists, Music Producers, Musicians, Music Agents and Professional Dancers.

Although this service is not listed in our company profile, it is something that we have been doing for friends and colleagues in the industry for some time. That being said, we are now making it available to the public.

For additional information, send an email to Maria Jackson at info@mjent.net

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Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) festival – 12-15 July, 2018 (@ilovetotc)

Copy-of-Chef-Lemaire-4-1024x683Back for its 19th edition, Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) invites festivalgoers to share their best island dance steps at the Old-Port of Montreal (Clock Tower Quay). Occurring for the first time in mid-July, from July 12-15th, 2018, TOTC is the best event to enjoy the summer and the Caribbean vibes!

Bruny Surin is back as the spokesperson this year and the festival will explore the different dance styles we find in the Caribbean when we think of the French, English and Spanish influences. From salsa to kompa and dancehall, everyone will dance to his/her beat!

This free festival offers great dishes from food vendors, free activities such as dance workshops and mixology demonstrations, free and paid concerts, and activities for the whole family!

The Rum Zone is also back this year where it allows you to sample various categories of rum and a variety of Caribbean tapas.

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Tickets For The “One Love Poetry Festival” Can Now Be Purchased Online (@HassallThomsen @jamlinkintl)

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Tickets for the One Love Poetry Festival, which takes place on Thursday, April 19th at Atlas (located at Vester Allé 15 in Aarhus, Denmark) can now be purchased online. The event will feature some of the best poets in Europe as well as live acoustic musical performances.

Poets and artists already confirmed, includes: Monte The Psalmist, John Buckley McQuaid, Sue Ballingall, Musokes Odysse, Annette Vogel, Line Hassall Thomsen and that is just to name a few.

Click here to purchase tickets for this amazing event.

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Aarhus’ One Love Poetry Festival Creates ‘Open Mic’ Segment for Emerging Poets

ONE LOVE FEST FB BANNER 2018The organizers of the 2018 One Love Poetry Festival have decided to implement an open mic segment, geared at giving emerging poets a chance to share their work. That being said, they are inviting all poets interested in taking advantage of the opportunity to contact Maria Jackson (a member of the board) to reserve their slot.

The One Love Poetry Festival takes place on Thursday, April 19th at Atlas, located at Vester Allé 15 in Aarhus, Denmark. The event will feature some of the best poets in Europe as well as live acoustic musical performances.

Interested persons should use the following address to email Maria Jackson info@mjent.net.

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New Marcus Garvey Documentary – With Never Seen Before Info – Seeks Investors

Marcus GarveyA Jamaican based elder from the Rastafari community, who had connections to Marcus Garvey, is now ready to share some never seen before material about the black icon. The elder has information, as well as physical items, that will provide additional insight into the mind of Garvey.

He believes the most appropriate way to share the content is in a documentary, and as such, he is seeking serious investors to partner with.

For additional information about this project, persons are being asked to contact Maria Jackson via email at info@mjent.net

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Masters of Empowerment: Mutabaruka & Dr. Umar Johnson Live in London

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On Saturday, April 7th, Bro Edison Agbandje, Leo Muhammed, Mutabaruka and Dr. Umar Johnson will all speak at an event called Masters of Empowerment. It takes place at The Lighthouse, located at 262-274 Camberwell Road in London, UK from 6 PM to 12 midnight.

Tickets are available now for only £25 (more at the door) and they can be purchased HERE.

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Lt. Stitchie Gives Back To His High School (Tivoli Gardens)

Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track CorporationLt. Stitchie has joined forces with Dr. Michael Weir, Clive Foster and Neil Harrison – all past students of Tivoli Gardens High – to form the Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track Corporation. The organization was established to support inner-city youths by getting them sports gear, lunch, breakfast, school supplies, uniforms, bus fare, to and from school, tuition fee, shoes, vitamin supplements, cosmetology training & equipment, academic & financial scholarships etc.

In addition to the aforementioned, the organization will also help by providing athletic track & field written training programs to assist in developing their skills in this area; while simultaneously cultivating their thinking process into one of positivity and self-awareness. Their hope is to demonstrate to these poor inner-city youths that poverty is not an excuse to failure, but can be a prerequisite for success, as they are all living witnesses to this truth.

The organization is a 501c3 registered none profit organization in the state of Florida, with structured, professional and functional executives, directors and members.

Visit their official website here: www.tghsatc.org.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

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Jamaica to Sign Multi-Destination Marketing Agreement with Cayman Islands

Bartlett_Kirkconnell2Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett discusses possible opportunities for Jamaica to collaborate with Cayman Islands with: President and CEO of Cayman Airlines, Fabian Whorms; Minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport for the Cayman Islands, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell; and Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands, Rosa Harris. Noting the common cultural experiences and unique features both countries have, it was agreed that a multi-destination marketing agreement will be signed later this year, to provide a more diverse offering for international visitors.

The Ministers also discussed the role of Cayman Airways in enabling connectivity within the region, operating within the concept of the spoke-hub paradigm, to distribute visitors from far destinations such as Russia and China. The meeting took place at Minister Bartlett’s New Kingston office on January 24, 2018.

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Showtime Launches new TV Series About a Black Chicago Community ‘The Chi’ (@SHOTheChi @Showtime)

the chiThe Chi is an American drama series created by Lena Waithe about life in a particular neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. In this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.

The pilot was directed by Rick Famuyiwa. It premiered on Showtime on January 7, 2018. Executive producers are: Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa and hip-hop star Common. Click here or on the image above to watch the premiere episode.