Archive for December, 2016

TV Academy Hires First Black CEO Hayma Washington

TV Academy Hires First Black CEO Hayma Washington

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hayma “Screech” Washington has been elected as chairman and CEO of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also known as the Television Academy. Washington is the first African-American to hold the position of CEO in the organization’s 70 years of existence. Washington will take over for Bruce Rosenblum, who served for the past five […]

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‘I am Bolt’ a boost for brand Jamaica, PM says

‘I am Bolt’ a boost for brand Jamaica, PM says

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed ‘I Am Bolt’, the film documenting the life and successes of track and field icon Usain Bolt, as a big hit for Brand Jamaica. “Usain Bolt is now Jamaica’s biggest ambassador. His personality, his ability to draw people to him (and) his showmanship have really given […]

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JD Douglas’ ‘A Chatham Conservation’ has the critics talking

JD Douglas’ ‘A Chatham Conservation’ has the critics talking

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Producer and Writer JD Douglas’ latest production is a sensation. His latest work A Chatham Conservation has the critics talking. Review of A Chatham Conservation. By Esjae William-Gomlie. The brief was to create a piece of theatre to commemorate The Historic Dock Yard Chatham’s 150 years of Command of the ocean celebration. No one involved […]

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Zena Stephens “First African-American” Woman Sheriff in Texas

Zena Stephens “First African-American” Woman Sheriff in Texas

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama Beaumont – Like an organization going into Spring Training – Sheriff-Elect Zena Stephens plans to bring a new vibe, spirit and […]

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African Billionaire Launches $100 Million Dollar Program for Black Entrepreneurs

African Billionaire Launches $100 Million Dollar Program for Black Entrepreneurs

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, has designed an entrepreneurship program that will disburse 0 million dollars in financial assistance to African and African-American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S and Africa. Who is this guy? You may have never heard of him, but he’s the founder and chairman of Heirs Holdings, UBA Group Plc, Seadrill […]

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Saint Lucian To Receive Special Award From Her Majesty The Queen

Saint Lucian To Receive Special Award From Her Majesty The Queen

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year, The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme recognizes and celebrates exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 in the Commonwealth who are driving change within their communities and transforming people’s lives. This year 60 young people from across the Commonwealth were chosen and among them is Ajani Lebourne, a 19-year-old Saint Lucian. Lebourne has been […]

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Celebrity chef  Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017

Celebrity chef Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F. Roberts After months of negotiations CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce Jamaican musician, celebrity chef and TV presenter Levi Roots will be participating in Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 by giving an inspirational speech at the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017. Billed for Friday 18th August 2017 at […]

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From Medical School to Modern Dance-Meet Dominica’s Own Sade Bully

From Medical School to Modern Dance-Meet Dominica’s Own Sade Bully

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sade Bully is from the island of Dominica and spent a number of years in Jamaica. She is daughter of Caribbean playwright, director and visual artist Dr. Alwin Bully, and remembers spending most of her childhood weekends watching her father draw or paint; or in the theater with him, watching and studying his plays, line […]

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Dorothy Height To Be Honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp

Dorothy Height To Be Honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

        Truth—we may have to dial back the Public Enemy lyrics from “Fight The Power”: “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps.” Because, frankly, since the Black Heritage Stamps series started, most of my heroes do, in fact, appear on stamps. From Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells to Harriet […]

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