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Simone Askew Selected 1st Cpt. of Cadets at West Point

Simone Askew Selected 1st Cpt. of Cadets at West Point

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cadet Simone Askew of Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy’s Corps of Cadets for the 2017-2018 academic year, achieving the highest position in the cadet chain of command. She will assume her duties on Aug. 14. Askew, an International History major, currently leads 1,502 cadets as the Regimental Commander of Cadet Basic Training II. As […]

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Family Wins $429m Lottery, Aims to Fight Poverty

Family Wins $429m Lottery, Aims to Fight Poverty

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The Smith Family Last year, the Smith family in Trenton, New Jersey, won the $429 million Powerball lottery, and they plan to use all that money to help fight poverty. Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven children meant what they said at a press conference last year when they promised to give that money […]

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20 Yr Old Amber Low, From Flight Attendant to Pilot

20 Yr Old Amber Low, From Flight Attendant to Pilot

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two years ago Amber Low was one of six Guyanese selected to train as flight attendants for Dynamic Airways. Fast forward to 2017 and now 20, Amber is moving out of the cabin into the cockpit. This might sound stereotypical but her journey is nothing short of an inspiration for all Guyanese and people across […]

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UNICEF Shines Spotlight on Caribbean Super Dads

UNICEF Shines Spotlight on Caribbean Super Dads

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

As another Father’s Day approach it is time to shine the spotlight on great Caribbean Fathers. Thanks to Unicef campaign #EarlyMomentsMatter we have the opportunity to shine the spotlight on great fathers from across the Caribbean. They have devoted their lives to their kids and deserves to be highlighted in the public arena. Marshall Mejia-Belize Stable, caring […]

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63 Yr Old Dad Receives College Degree With His Son

63 Yr Old Dad Receives College Degree With His Son

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

And they simultaneously became the first in their family to receive college degrees. At your typical graduation, parents are somewhere beaming in the audience as their kid switches their tassel to the left. But last Friday, 63-year-old Duvinson Jeanty was right alongside his son receiving a bachelor’s degree of his own. Duvinson and his 27-year-old […]

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JA Born Poet Receives Honorary PhD In South Africa

JA Born Poet Receives Honorary PhD In South Africa

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is awarded his first Honorary Doctorate by Rhodes University in April 2017. In a celebration at NELM he performed his poem “Unfinished Revolution.” Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born 24 August 1952) is a UK-based Jamaican-British dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black […]

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Medical Student Brings DNA-Testing to Women in TT

Medical Student Brings DNA-Testing to Women in TT

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

GerneivaParkinson Parkinson, a medical student from the prestigious Yale School of Medicine, was recently featured in American business magazine Fast Company, which delved into her journey to better understand the roots of the high prevalence of breast cancer in Trinidad and Tobago. In her interview with the magazine, she indicated that as a child she’d […]

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Teen Graduating from Coll before getting H.S. diploma

Teen Graduating from Coll before getting H.S. diploma

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Raven Osborne Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne is about to get her college degree. “I graduate from college on May 5,” she told CBS News’ Jericka Duncan.  But when does she graduate from high school? May 22. Yes, it’s true; Raven gets her college degree two weeks before her high school diploma. “When people hear that … […]

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Princeton to Rename Spaces for T. Morrison, Sir A. Lewis

Princeton to Rename Spaces for T. Morrison, Sir A. Lewis

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nobel Laureates Sir Arthur Lewis (L) and Toni Morrison (R) In a press release Tuesday, the University announced that it will rename West College and the major auditorium in Robertson Hall of the Wilson School in honor of University Professor Emerita Toni Morrison and Nobel Laureate and former University Professor Sir Arthur Lewis, respectively. The […]

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Son of Jamaican Immigrants Awarded Harvard Fellowship

Son of Jamaican Immigrants Awarded Harvard Fellowship

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Born in New York to Jamaican immigrants, Caleb Gayle remembers a childhood that was defined by his grandfather, a strict but loving reverend who cherished the pursuit of the American Dream and believed there was no excuse for anyone who fell short. It wasn’t until Caleb’s family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, that he began […]

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