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Muralists help activate the Puerto Rican vote

In 2020’s socioeconomic landscape, highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social justice and equity, two artists are using their creativity to commemorate lives lost during Hurricane Maria, while activating Latinos to vote this…

Sunday is National Jerk Day. Here’s how to…

With most mega events canceled this year, producers of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festivals are taking their celebration online with a virtual event to mark Oct. 25, National Jamaican Jerk Day. The event will be…

Houston’s Plush White paves way for safe fetes…

States have gradually lifted restrictions allowing more people to resume their pre-pandemic activities. Houston-based soca entertainment group, Soca Passion, hosted this epic all-white soca event outdoors on Sept. 26 at the Grand Tuscany hotel in…

Meet Skye: Air Force sergeant, cosplay queen

Skye Owen has been spending the last few months learning Korean for her next U.S. Air Force assignment. She likes to dress up as her favorite animated character and pose for photos on her off…

Stories to read this week

Top headlines as of Oct. 12 New iPhone debuts Tuesday With COVID-19 restrictions and high national unemployment, the holiday season will not be the same this year. Still, Apple plans to release a new version…

Living with COVID-19

As loved ones, friends and strangers die each day, this time is reminiscent of the horror movies of World War II and the Vietnam War. A friendship develops between soldiers, they fight together, eat, drink…

An attainable journey to financial freedom

Assess your current financial situation Last month, we focused on formulating a financial vision and identifying your financial goals to equip you to achieve financial freedom.  Now that you have a clear financial vision and…

Marie is the face behind the hottest red…

Marie Mirveline Charles left the countryside in Haiti as a child for a new life in the U.S. It was a strange and challenging transition for Charles, but with family support, persistence and an aptitude…

Abebe Lewis moves the culture forward

Reggae music is going through a rebirth. The new age of the genre is evolving as the culture changes, and the new generation reaches its prime.The new wave is not your parents' rocksteady or grandparents'…

Davica uses her story to empower others

Some of the responses have been edited for clarity. Davica V. Williams, known as Davi Speaks, is a multi-media personality, realtor and Christian spiritual advisor. She loves the culture, flair, and the interconnectedness of her…

DJ Spider revolutionizes soca music

Some of the responses have been edited for clarity. Haskell Greenidge, better known as DJ Spider, is a super producer, disc jockey, songwriter and music curator from New York. He is known for revolutionizing soca…

The best music collaborations ever

When more than one artist is featured on a track, it creates musical magic. Back in the 1990s, when there were world premieres of videos on TV, we would abandon the original version of a…

Stories to read this week

Top headlines for the week ending October 17, 2020 Tropical Storm moves towards Bermuda The 26th name tropical storm of the 2020 hurricane season has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, according to the…

Stories to read this week

Top headlines for the week ending Oct. 3 COVID-19 at the White House President Donald Trump could be released Monday after being hospitalized for observation Friday following his COVID-19 diagnosis, his doctors said. Trump said…