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Everybody’s Caribbean Magazine and entertainer/educator (1st l) and founder and CEO of Bharati Dance Academy, Bharati S Kemraj of Guyana as they display proclamations from the New York City Council for outstanding services to the community in their respective fields. The presentation took place on June 28 at the New York City Council’s office in Manhattan and was organized by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Jumaane Williams and Andy King along with the members of the Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, headed by Council members Robert Cornegy and Ritchie Torres. (More on page 11)


Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Offers ‘A Taste of Fun’

Self-Proclaimed Pastor and Car Dealer on Fraud Charges … page 5


t’s that time of year again when Jerk flavors will waft in the air as Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will come alive for the 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day event on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Continued on page 4

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Keep the children busy as the devil makes work for idle hands!

everal million students are now officially on summer holidays from schools and colleges across the nation.

This almost two-month period is a very important time in the lives of these youth as they face both challenges and opportunities. As they struggle to maintain their jobs and other gainful employment, most low income families in our communities have been experiencing difficulties keeping their kids “productive” during the summer break. With very little adult supervision, the summer holiday provides the ideal period for kids to get into trouble or to do stupid things.

In fact, studies on youth behavior reveal that most kids start their first “unlawful or illicit” activities, including sex, smoking and drinking, during the summer. Already facing other social and economic issues, it is very difficult for these children with nothing to do during the continuous period for some 60 days. We agree “the devil finds work for idle hands” and are therefore in agreement with Protestants that believe children should be busy because the devil makes work for idle hands. Nevertheless, despite the challenges, parents will have to do more to prepare their children for the long summer break.

New York City, for example, offers many opportunities for kids to learn team sports and to try free activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, kayaking and camping.

There are also summer jobs that are offered by several cities and boroughs, but of course registering for these free programs takes a little legwork and, since many are first-come, first-served, punctuality is a must. As in the case of several other communities, African American business owners and other professionals could consider a summer holiday program for children in the community. After all, in support of the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” this would be the perfect opportunity for other members of the community to help motivate and inspire their neighbor’s kids.

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Getting More Men of Color to Teach Our Children Will Lift Our Communities People Are Talking...!


reating inclusive schools is not only about classrooms having students with a wide range of backgrounds and academic strengths—our teachers should also reflect the City’s diverse workforce and represent different ethnic backgrounds, languages, and cultures. However, only 8.3 percent of our 76,000 dynamic teachers are men of color, while around 43 percent of our students— about 430,000 boys—are male students of color. I am committed to increasing opportunities for highly qualified young men of color to enter the teaching profession. We’ve asked ourselves: how can we recruit, train and support highly skilled men and inspire them to choose education as a career? We are taking action. We’ve come together as a City – across the DOE, NYC’s Young Men’s Initiative, CUNY, the Mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity, Teach for America, NYC Teaching Fellows, and other valued partners – to address this imbalance by recruiting more male teachers of color through the NYC Men Teach initiative. The initiative aims to recruit 1,000 males of color to work in our City’s schools by

By Carmen Fariña, NYC Schools Chancellor

the 2018–19 school year. Recently, we kicked off NYC Men Teach with a hiring fair, networking opportunities, and a panel discussion. At this kick-off, men of color who are interested in teaching met with principals about potential job opportunities in their schools, and heard from seasoned teachers and industry influencers who offered guidance and insight on the teaching profession. One of the goals of this initiative is to enable students to see successful male role models of color in their classrooms. During a recent school visit, I saw students honoring “heroes” in their lives, an activity devoted to the men who’ve supported students during their academic career.

Classroom activities such as these are wonderful first steps; however, we must make a concerted effort to get the men in our school communities to expand their involvement in the lives of students. Recruiting men of color to teach our children will help lift our families and our communities. I have high expectations for the impact of the NYC Men Teach program. Not only will our future teachers influence their students, but through the program’s mentorship program and professional learning opportunities, male teachers of color will build their leadership skills critical in the classroom setting, and learn that their professional dreams are attainable.

Most importantly, they will impart those crucial life skills to their students. I encourage men of color who are interested in becoming teachers to complete the NYC Men Teach interest form. Parents, families, and community members who would like to learn more about this initiative can visit the NYC Men Teach website. NYC Men Teach will have a fundamental impact on our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth. As a lifelong educator, a grandmother, and a New Yorker, I am excited about this effort and what it means for all students to see themselves reflected in the teachers who guide their learning and growth.

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Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering Pasquale Stiso


New Rochelle: disbarred attorney from New Rochelle was sentenced Tuesday to 43 months in prison for involvement in a ticket resale fraud scheme and a real estate investment fraud conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Pasquale Stiso, also known as “Pat Stiso,” had been previously convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, six counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering. In addition to the prison term, Stiso was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution of $460,000. According to evidence presented at trial and documents file in this case, co-defendant Paul Mancuso, 49, of Glen Rock, New Jersey, presented himself as an investor, broker and developer of various purported investments that didn’t exist at all or for which Mancuso had no involvement. Officials said many of the victims of the pair lost all or substantially all of the money they invested with them. Many lost all or most of their life savings. One of the schemes Stiso and Mancuso perpetrated was telling victims they would purchase event tickets at a lower or wholesale rate and then resell them to the public at a higher rate, creating profits for the investors, but no tickets were purchased.

Three Arrested in Connection with Fatal Harlem Stabbing


olice have arrested three people in connection with a stabbing that left one woman dead and her daughter injured in Manhattan early Tuesday morning. Investigators say it happened just after 2 a.m. at an apartment located at 95 Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Police say when officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Michelle Kenny with stab wounds to her chest. She died a short time later. Kenny's 21-year-old daughter was stabbed in the arm and torso and is listed in stable condition. Police sources say Kenny's neighbor, 26-year-old Ashanti Daniels, stabbed both women after they got into a dispute. Daniels is now facing charges including murder and attempted murder. Police also arrested 28-year-old Tyson Martin and 27year-old James Martin on assault charges.


New York City Council Member Andy King (12th C.D./Northeast Bronx) was joined by community leaders and concerned youth at a press conference on Wednesday (June 29) regarding the number of teenage girls missing in the Bronx from July 2014 to today and the establishment of a Safe Haven Zone. King acknowledged 14 teen Bronx girls reported missing by the media, the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children and the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services – Missing Persons Clearinghouse. Of the list of 14 teenagers reported missing yesterday, Council Member King announced that three have been found and/or returned home: Miracle Mann, Emily Arroyo and Maciel Ramirez. “This concerns us as a community because if the teens reported missing are not runaways, it’s a possibility they could have been abducted by a stranger – people they meet on the Internet. Young girls are grabbed and, unfortunately, human-trafficking does exist,” said CKing.

Jerk Festival Offers ‘A Taste of Fun

Continued from page 1 This year festival organizers are going all out to ensure that no matter who you are and where you’re from, you’ll “Get a Taste of Fun!” at the Largest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA. Seasoned Jerk Festival patrons flock to the event every year to enjoy a wide variety of jerk delicacies, the popular Grace Jerk Cook-Off & Culinary Demonstrations, cultural presentations on the Western Union Cultural Stage, contemporary entertainment on the Main Stage while the little ones revel in the Kidz Zone. They also come for family, fun, fellowship and the cool Jerk Festival vibe they have come to know and love. This year, the main stage will be blazing with the sounds of the internationally acclaimed Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, who will rock Roy Wilkins Park with their string of popular hits and reggae classics. Dancehall sensation Dexta Daps will excite the ladies in his first major New York area appearance. Guest artist Tifa will be on hand to perform their popular hit Jealous Ova. More thrills are in store for the females when Gyptian takes the stage performing his latest hits All On Me and Jiggle Jggle. Powerhouse vocals from reggae singer Ikaya will bring lots of heat to the main stage as well. Soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons will add even more flavor to the festival’s extensive entertainment package with a live band performance. It will all be spiced with humour from comedian Pretty Boy Floyd. Advanced tickets are available online at or at selected retail outlets in the tri-state area.

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he feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo is now moving into day care.

The governor is enacting emergency regulations designed to protect children from unsafe day care programs. The state would be given greater leeway to shut down centers with multiple health or safety violations. Mayor Bill de Blasio nixed a similar bill passed by the City Council last month. He said at the time overly strict day care policies would disproportionately affect minority and low-income families. Now, the governor plans to go over de Blasio's head to put stronger regulations on day care facilities. Current laws only allow a program to be shut down in the case of "imminent danger" to a child.

Self-Proclaimed Pastor and Car Dealer on Fraud Charges NEWS


BROOKLYN: self-proclaimed pastor and car dealer has been indicted for stealing more than $66,000 from seven Brooklyn clients in a used-car scam — showing clients used cars at auction, telling them he had purchased the cars but never delivering them or fully refunding the money. Daniel Efosa, 60 formerly of Canarsie, Brooklyn was arraigned last week before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Michael Brennan on an indictment in which he is charged with one count of first-degree scheme to defraud and seven counts of third-degree grand larceny. The defendant was ordered held on bail of $10,000 bond or cash, ordered to surrender his passport and to return to court on August 24, 2016. According to the indictment, from


March 18, 2012 to February 19, 2014, the defendant, a used-car wholesaler and selfproclaimed “pastor,” stole money from seven people who believed that he was purchasing used cars for them at out-ofstate auctions. The defendant allegedly attracted his clients in Brooklyn, through the use of billboards and business cards, and then drove clients from their homes to used car auctions, mostly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Once there, the defendant allegedly had his clients choose a car for purchase, which he then purportedly bid on, and won. According to the indictment, the defendant’s clients paid him in cash after the purported purchase because he told them that the auction only accepted payment from dealers. The clients left the auction

with the understanding that the car would be delivered to Brooklyn at a later date after passing inspection. Although the defendant gave his clients receipts for their cash payments to him, in instances when clients asked the defendant for proof of sale, he allegedly hurriedly showed them papers, which he claimed he had to keep for delivery of the vehicle. According to the indictment, none of the clients examined the paperwork. After the auctions, when the clients called the defendant inquiring about the delivery of their cars, he allegedly provided various excuses to explain the delay in delivery, including weather delays and problems discovered during inspection. According to the indictment, none of the vehicles were ever delivered and none of the clients received full refunds.

Police say when officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Michelle Kenny with stab wounds to her chest. She died a short time later. Kenny's 21-year-old daughter was stabbed in the arm and torso and is listed in stable condition.

Police sources say Kenny's neighbor, 26-year-old Ashanti Daniels, stabbed both women after they got into a dispute. Daniels is now facing charges including murder and attempted murder. Police also arrested 28-year-old Tyson Martin and 27-year-old James Martin on assault charges.

Three Arrested in Connection with Harlem Stabbing


HARLEM olice have arrested three people in connection with a stabbing that left one woman dead and her daughter injured in Manhattan early Tuesday morning. Investigators say it happened just after 2 a.m. at an apartment located at 95 Lenox Avenue in Harlem.

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: he dreaded disease – cancer – has claimed the life of yet another victim, this time former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning. Manning, according to a social media posting this morning, passed away peacefully at the San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad at 8:15 a.m. today, July 2, 2016, surrounded by his family and loved ones. The former PM had been battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer of the blood cancer. He was 69. Manning served as the fourth and sixth prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago – between 1991-1995 and from 2001-2010. He did not contest the September 7, 2015 general election. He was also Political Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) from 1987 to 2010. A geologist by training, Manning served as Member of Parliament for the San Fernando East constituency since 1971 and is currently the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives. He was the Leader of the Opposition from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1995 to 2001. Manning was born in San Fernando and received his secondary education at Presentation College, San Fernando, and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the West Indies at Mona, in 1969. After graduation he returned to Trinidad where he worked as a geologist for Texaco.


The world’s oldest living male twins, Pieter and Paulus Langerock of Belgium, have turned 103, raising a glass of wine to more than a century of life together. The brothers, neither of whom ever married, have lived with each other for most of their lives. To this day, they are barely apart, sharing a room at their nursing home just outside Ghent. The pair said they sometimes regretted not having had any children or grandchildren, but they were each other’s best friends. The elegantly dressed centenarians who had long careers as court magistrates in the 20th century, said they preferred speaking French and being addressed as Pierre and Paul. They have another two years to go to break the record of US twin brothers Glen and Dale Moyer, both of whom reached 105.

oters in England have led the UK's way out of the European Union with nine areas seeing more than 70% opting to leave. While Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying, every English region except London voted to leave. The England vote was 53.4% for Leave and 46.6% for Remain. Boroughs on or near England's east coast delivered the biggest wins for Leave, with Boston in Lincolnshire recording the highest Leave percentage.


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Gambia and Tanzania A outlaw child marriage


GAMBIAN, BANJUL: he Gambia and Tanzania have banned child marriage, with tough penalties for those who breach the rulings. Gambia's President Yayha Jammeh announced that anyone marrying a girl below 18 would be jailed for up to 20 years. In Tanzania, the high court imposed a landmark ruling outlawing marriage under the age of 18 for boys and girls. Some 30% of underage girls are married in The Gambia, while in Tanzania the rate is 37%. Before the Tanzania ruling, girls as young as 14 could marry with parental consent, while it was 18 for boys. The BBC's Tulanana Bohela in Dar es Salaam says this is a big win for child rights groups and activists, who will now have an easier time rescuing girls from child marriage.

The case was brought by lobby group Msichana Initiative. Gambia's President speaking at the Eidul-Fitr celebrations at the end of Ramadan, said parents and imams who perform the ceremonies would also face prison. "If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see," he warned. Women's rights campaigners have welcomed the ban, however some say that it would be better to engage with local communities to try to change attitudes towards child marriage instead of threatening families with prison sentences, "I don't think locking parents up is the answer... it could lead to a major backlash and sabotage the ban," Isatou Jeng of the women's rights organisation Girls Agenda told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from the Gambian capital, Banjul.

Zimbabwe, Harare: fter a mass strike in Zimbabwe this week, the country’s 92-year-old president was forced to convene an emergency meeting as the nation came to a standstill. The strike, dubbed #Zimshutdown2016 on Twitter, was not only unprecedented, but it was a rare moment of public defiance in a country that has been ruled by Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party for more than 35 years. “We are not afraid any more. We are ready to bring the dictator down,” said Promise Mkwananzi, the leader of the #Tajamuka (we have risen) movement as he addressed a press conference a day after the strike. What started as a localised demonstration launched by unpaid government workers quickly escalated into a rallying point for national outcry against regime corruption and the worsening financial crisis. Mugabe spoke to the country on Friday, denouncing the protests and suggesting the delay in paying salaries to civil servants was a “temporary problem” that should not have prompted teachers, doctors and nurses to go on strike.


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Indicted Ex-Epix Exec Won't Unlock iPhone For Prosecutors

Prosecutors seeking to pin fraud and ID theft charges on former Epix chief digital officer Emil Rensing may have to crack his encrypted iPhone in their effort to prove that he billed the movie network for $8 million in allegedly sham contracts, according to a Friday hearing.

Dewey Ex-Chair Ordered To Pay Back $400K Loan

A New York state judge on Friday ordered former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP chairman Steven H. Davis to pay Citibank nearly $400,000 for a capital contribution loan he took out to help fund the now-shuttered firm before financial fraud charges were lobbed against him and other executives.

Uber Deserves Sanctions For Detective's Lies, User Says

An Uber user behind a proposed price-fixing class action against the ride-hailing company and its CEO Travis Kalanick urged a New York federal court to impose sanctions for the company’s use of a private investigator who he claims lied in a background investigation, according to court documents filed Friday.

Judge Won't Stop Yogurt Label Suit Over Soured Co-Counsel

A New York federal judge on Friday refused to pause a consolidated labeling action against yogurt maker Chobani LLC and told plaintiffs' lawyers to play nice after one firm accused another of "holding the lawsuits hostage" by obstructing a proposed settlement.


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n July 4, 2016, as the United States marked its 240th birthday – the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrated thousands By of new citizens all Felicia J. Persaud across the country. This year, the US welcomed more than 7,000 new citizens in over 50 Independence Day-themed naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and 4, 2016. Immigrants took the oath of naturalization from Seattle to Rhode Island to Massachusetts; from New York to Florida to California to Arizona; from New Mexico to North Carolina to Virginia, and from Arizona to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. In Seattle alone, more than 500 new U.S. citizens from more than 80 countries – the largest daytime Independence Day observance in the Northwest – were sworn in by U.S. Circuit Judge Richard C. Tallman at Fisher Pavilion. In most other cities, the naturalization was included as part of their July Fourth celebration, an indication of the value most of America still places on immigrants today – despite the racist rhetoric flowing from some quarters. For most, the ceremony is the last step in a lengthy naturalization process. From getting a green card to naturalization, it is almost five years. New immigrants’ must also prove their knowledge of American government and of spoken English, and many have to wait for months or even years for the Immigration and Naturalization Service to process their paperwork and undergo fingerprinting and a background check, before being called to an interview and being approved. But this year, many immigrants, fueled by the hate coming from the GOP Presidential candidate’s mouth, are enduring the process and becoming citizens. In the naturalization oath, new citizens swear to support the Constitution of the United States, and voting is an integral part of that Constitution. Come November 8th, these 7,000 plus citizens will be among the new voters added to the election rolls around the country.

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India Cricket Ready For Caribbean Tour

SAINT KITTS: he India cricket team touched down in the Caribbean on Wednesday ahead of its four-Test series against the West Indies. The team will play two warm-up matches in Saint Kitts against a West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI from July 9th10th and again on July 14th-16th.


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Samuels sues former Aussie pacer Geoff Lawson

Lawson’s comments were said to have KINGSTON, JAMAICA WI: est Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels been made on The Big Sports Breakfast radio says a case of defamation has been filed show in April, only a day after West Indies against former Australia fast bowler Geoff stunned England by four wickets with a dramatic, late batting onslaught in the 2016 ICC Lawson for allegedly making malicious World Twenty20 (T20) final in India. comments during a radio programme Samuels was sensational in making earlier this year. a man-of-the-match 85 not out, as The 35-year-old Jamaican made West Indies clinched the World T20 the confirmation to the Jamaica Obtitle a historic second time. server via telephone yesterday. The Samuels’ superb knock of middle-order batsman, however, 78 also won him the man-of- thedeclined further comment. match award in the 36-run victory The Australian, who played 46 over home team Sri Lanka in the Test matches between 1980 and 2012 final. 1989, had reportedly said Samuels is The radio show and “tied up with gangs” and “shady peojournalist James Matthey are also inple” in the West Indies. In an attempt to add weight to his Samuels cluded in the lawsuit. comments, Lawson, 58, pointed to the high murder rate in Kingston, Jamaica.

Bolt Selected For 100, 200m S KINGSTON, JAMAICA WI: printing superstar Usain Bolt will be among the names listed by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on Monday when it confirms the athletes who have qualified to represent Jamaica at next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This, after the triple world-record holder was selected, according to our sources, among the four names entered for the 100m and 200m events by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) following a meeting of its selection committee. Only a maximum of three athletes will be able to compete in each event at the Olympic Games, meaning that the management team in Rio will determine the final make-up. Bolt had to cut short his campaign at the country's track-and-field qualifier for the Olympic Games - the JAAA-Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships - last weekend due to a hamstring injury. He is, however, provisionally listed and

can still compete in Rio, provided he proves his fitness at the July 22 London Diamond League, after he was granted a medical exemption from the trials, as permitted under long-standing JAAA rules. The policy, which came into effect shortly after the year 2000, states that all athletes must compete at the championships in order to be considered for selection, but there is a provision for those who are injured or ill at the time of the event to prove their competitive fitness and be considered for selection ahead of the outlined deadline. It further underlines that the third-place finisher in events at the National Senior Championships is essentially a provisional qualifier, with the organisation reserving the authority to replace that athlete. Bolt is in France, where he has resumed light training and will be receiving treatment from his doctor, Hans-Wilhelm MullerWohlfahrt. -Andre Lowe/

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nder hazey skies Team Guyana and Team St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated the Independence weekend with New York Caribbean Cup wins. With the sun trying to break through all afternoon, Team Haiti opened the three game schedule with a lazy 1-1 exhibition draw with the U-23 Brooklyn Soca Lions. It was really a good show by the young lions who got their goal by way of Victor Ogunwale. Ogunwale attends Thomas Jefferson High School and was recently selected to travel to Spain with a select PSAL team. While in Spain the group is expected to visit super clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid. Game two between Team Guyana and Team Trinidad and Tobago was extremely entertaining and just when the teams looked like sharing the points the Golden Jaguars came up with the winner. The Soca Ballers opened the game with only eight players and in the fifth minute Team Guyana took advantage of their man advantage when goalkeeper Marcus Maurice was found in no-man’s land and watched helplessly as Roger Cambridge’s shot rolled into the back of the net.

Games Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 1:30 PM – Team St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs Team Panama; 3:30 PM – Team Grenada vs Team Dominica; 5:30 PM – Team Jamaica vs Team Trinidad & Tobago




Attorney Thomas to host book release and empowerment concert


uring this time of social unrest, a time in which we continue to witness numerous human rights violations, Audrey A. Thomas, endeavors to continue the conversation on issues that pertain to human rights.


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ancehall artiste Delus reportedly recorded a video of himself with a gun at his head moments before his death. Delus, 35, the older brother of Konshens, is suspected to have committed suicide at his home in Havendale, St Andrew, recently. Police investigators at the scene said that an amateur video was sent proportedly by Delus to his girlfriend, who raced back home to stop him. Neighbours said that they saw when Delus’ girlfriend drove home at about 7 p.m. and made a mad rush for the house while screaming “No! No! No!” They surmised that he was already dead by the time she got inside. Two females, said to be tenants, were at the house when the shooting took place. Delus’ house is located across from Freddie McGregor’s Big Ship studios. The Constabulary Communications Unit said last night that residents heard an explosion about 7:05 p.m. and summoned the police. Delus was found with a gunshot wound to the head. --------------------------

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival for July 17

It’s that time of year again when Jerk flavors will waft in the air as Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will come alive for the 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day event on Sunday, July 17, 2016. This year festival organizers are going all out to ensure that no matter who you are and where you’re from, you’ll “Get a Taste of Fun!” at the Largest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA. Advanced tickets to the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY are available online at or at selected retail outlets in the tri-state area.

Future Society to host 4th Annual Globe Awards Dinner

The Future Society, Inc.invites members of the public to the 4th Annual Globe Awards Dinner on Friday September 23, 2016 at The Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle. We will celebrate people and organizations that have provided a positive influence for our youth and demonstrated this commitment to the betterment and prosperity of our communities.

On August 20, 2016 TEHRS, inc will hold its third annual book release and empowerment concert at York College with the tagline, "Intelligentsia Meets Dancehall." The book to be released this year is Does God Hate Homosexuals?… No God Cannot Hate! However, when I inquired of Ms. Thomas as to the substance of the book, she responded by stating: Gay rights are human rights. This book, although entitled Does God Hate Homosexuals?... No God Cannot Hate!, is in no way shape or form a book about Homosexuality. This book is a book about Human Rights. Many people seem to confuse Human Rights with Civil Rights. The right to marry is a civil right. The right to desegregated schools is a civil right. The right to worship as you see fit is a civil right. However, the right to be treated with equality and receive justice are human rights. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are human rights. We are endeavoring here at TEHRS to prompt an intellectual discussion about this distinction. So far we have released two other books, “Your Eyes Can't See My Hear” and “White Men Aren't Chumps,” next year we plan to release,” Failure to Man is not Failure to God.” The titles of these books are merely a seed for a conversation. The Conversation is the focus.

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This year's event, like the prior ones, promises to blend deep intelligent discussion with incredible musical performances. Prominent community figures will join Ms. Thomas on her panel and a mix of artist, some established some up and coming, will provide the music. Though several attorneys will take part in this discussion, there are others from diverse backgrounds. Suzie Q, host of the incredibly popular Video Alley Reggae Top Ten is among the panelists. Sharon Gordon, co-founder and chair of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae and women's rights activist will join her.


Patriece B. Miller, entrepreneur, radio show host and licensed funeral director will share her point of view. To their credit, the attorneys are diverse in their own right. Cheryl Kate Benman, Esq. is a criminal profiler, radio personality and model. Mark Crawford, Esq. is a veteran, former JAGC, and educator. Nanette Ida. Buoneto, Esq., a young lawyer quickly on the rise is already a civil litigator, and a federally recognized speaker and mediator. Delmas A. Costin Jr. is an attorney specializing in employment issues. He is the co-chairperson of the Mid-Manhattan NAACP Legal Redress Committee. Steven Metcalf II, Esq. is Ms. Thomas' protégée and is on his own meteoric rise after establishing his own practice. Mr. Metcalf has been ranked among National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40. Gail Lewis, MA. will serve as master of ceremonies. Special guest appearances will be made by Lenny "The Teacher" Hyde, Mikey Sterling of RS Radio and Dexter "DJ Linkage" Blake. Musical selection will be done by Bronx's own Dj Douggie. Musical performances will be abundant during the show. Performances by Spanner Banner, Phillip Fraser, Lukie D, Bri Butta, Stakk Cite Mayhem, Hezron, Dj Wild and Dajah should electrify the crowd. At this book release and empowerment concert, Ms. Thomas plans to honor several people she believes have given greatly of themselves in service of their community. Perhaps on August 21st we will say that Ms. Thomas and TEHRS, Inc will have earned the same recognition. -Contributed

Versatile, Vivacious, Creative and Talented


oised for greatness versatile, vivacious, creative, talented and sassy Jamaicanborn entertainment sensation Naketa Jackson sees the world as her oyster and has plunged in boldly with both feet, determined to gain fans and win industry respect in one fell swoop. An entrepreneur, leader in more than one community, model, writer, of songs, treatments, movies scripts, dancer, poet, culinary wonder and sought-after singer. Jackson has come a long way. Jackson was born in Western Kinston in the Payne Land region near Three Miles, in Kingston Jamaica. From an early age she was surrounded by music, which seeped into her soul and shaped her destiny. After spending her formative years under the musical influence of her grandfather (Lascelles Perkins), she migrated to the United States at age 16 and lived with her grandmother, Eurabelle Muir. Jackson has shot videos in various parts of the world like, Italy, Africa, New York etc,

With over thirty songs to her credit, Jackson is know for the hits, “Summertime,” “Push it on me,” and “Call me”, and “Independence.” Jackson is excited by the warmth enormous groundswell of support that garnered and have come on board to help usher the “Fiery” CD into reality. She is hard at work putting the finishing touches on her debut CD “Fiery,” which is scheduled to be released internationally in the fall of 2017. The dynamic entrepreneur, who runs her own talent group, Fiery Ize Entertainment, is busy making sure her fans and the public knows her music first and foremost. Jackson recently returned from Ghana where shes was there for three years, doing shows, interviews, charity, and most of all , The next reggae icon which jackson is also the host and heading now Jamaica to continue her Icon competition. For booking and interviews: Patrick Maitland, 718753-9469 or email:

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Historian, journalist to Explore a Bid for United States Senate



AVON, CT: ournalist, historian and entrepreneur, Dr. Ann-Marie Adams, 46 will be forming exploratory committee to consider a run for the United States 5th Congressional District, currently occupied by Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT). The exploratory committee will help Dr. Adams, to examine the possibility of running and winning a US Senate seat. She would be the first black, woman from Connecticut to be in the Senate. Dr. Adams has the experience and profile to run and win. She has worked in Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Office of Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, where she helped draft the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, also known as No Child Left Behind. In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed a version of that bipartisan, bicameral bill, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177), into law. The ESSA reaffirms that every student has the right to an equal education and honors the civil rights legacy of the 1920s and 1960s. A Jamaican-American, she has also worked at the United Nations’ Environmental Program in Washington D.C., help-

ing to assured that UNEP is a voice for the environment in the United Nations system. Currently, Connecticut's Congressional delegates are all white. Additionally, she graduated from Howard University with a distinction in United States History and African Diaspora. She has taught history at Goodwin College, Manchester College, and Rutgers University. A journalist, historian and entrepreneur, she has been in the Greater Hartford area for almost 30 years. She is the founder of The Hartford Guardian, an award-winning news organization and was a member of the National Press Club. She has also taught journalism at Howard University and Quinnipiac University. Currently, she is a White House Correspondent. In the last six months,someone in the White House has been encouraging her to run. The fifth Congressional district includes Avon, New Britain, Simsbury and other parts of the Farmington and Naugatuck valleys. For volunteer information, join the committee, or to donate, email


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Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus denounces violent acts by reckless officer


New York, NY: he Members of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus are outraged at the reckless violence that took place over Independence Day weekend when Delrawn Small was needlessly killed by an NYPD officer’s unnecessary use of deadly force. Mr. Small was involved in an interaction with the off-duty officer and Mr. Small was unarmed. Nevertheless, he was gunned down in front of his family, including his infant daughter.

The Caucus has long advocated for the use of a special prosecutor in cases like this one. We are cognizant of the fact that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will have jurisdiction in this case. However, we have grave concerns.

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We believe it is grossly inappropriate that the NYPD take any part in the official investigation, especially in the collection and retention of evidence. As an entity that has demonstrated that it prioritizes personnel over process, the NYPD has repeatedly hidden behind the “blue shield” to protect bad officers and allow them to continue harming communities of color. Officer Wayne Isaacs has already been the subject of claims of racially-charged violence—exactly two years ago today, Isaacs was alleged to have used racist slurs while

beating a civilian, for which the NYPD paid a $20,000 settlement in the resulting lawsuit. We are deeply disturbed that the NYPD goes to such great lengths—at taxpayers’ expense—to keep dangerous officers on the streets. Each time we fail to hold police accountable for their misconduct, New Yorkers lose more faith in a system they see as irreparably broken. Without trust in law enforcement, our city becomes more polarized and less confident in the government’s ability to protect its most vulnerable residents.

Street Hype Publisher gets City Honor




By Kimmy Blair Street Hype Writer he Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Street Hype Newspaper, Patrick Maitland, was among three Caribbean nationals honored by the New York City Council in celebration of Caribbean Heritage during the month of June. In a proclamation signed by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and several other members of the council, Maitland was honored for contributing to the success of the newspaper, especially leading its popularity in the African American/Caribbean community, since its inception in April 2006. Maitland is also the founder of the community lifestyle paper that is available in print and online. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, Street Hype is now the leading newspaper serving the community with a readership of over 450,000 in New York City and beyond. According to Councilman Andy King, “Street Hype continues to be one of the most reliable source of information serving the people in our communities. We wish to express our appreciation to Mr. Maitland and his team for a job well done.” Other honorees included: Bharati S Kemraj of Guyana, an entertainer/educator who is founder and CEO of Bharati Dance Academy and Herman Hall of Grenada, publisher of Everybody’s Caribbean Magazine. They were recognized for their contributions at the event, which was organized by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Jumaane Williams and Andy King, along with the members of the Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, headed by Council members Robert Cornegy and Ritchie Torres.


-Keith A Dawson Photo: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray (5th l) presents Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Street Hype Newspaper, Patrick Maitland with a proclamation signed by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other members of the council including (l-r), Jumaane Williams, Andy King and Robert Cornegy in celebration of Caribbean Heritage during the month of June. The presentation took place on June 28 at New York City Council’s office in Manhattan.


-Keith A Dawson Photo: Gregg Bishop, NYC Department of Small Business Services (1st l) and Councilman Jumaane Williams (5th l) pose with (l-r) Herman Hall, publisher of Everybody’s Caribbean Magazine; Patrick Maitland, editor/publisher Street Hype and Bharati S Kemraj, founder and CEO of Bharati Dance Academy. The presentation took place on June 28 at New York City Council’s office in Manhattan.

Jamaal Bailey, attorney and Democratic District Leader (6th l) recently kicked off his candidacy for the 36th Senatorial District, representing Mount Vernon and part of the Bronx. He is running for the seat being vacated by longtime state Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson.


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PATERSON — A 35-year-old man who was recently released from prison after 13 years was shot dead in the Silk City Friday morning, authorities said. Michael Boone, Jr., of Paterson, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the area of 400 East 28th Street shortly before 1 a.m., Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia

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NEW JERSEY: A Carlstadt man fatally shot his wife on the lawn of their home Wednesday evening, leading to a tense standoff in which local police helped his children escape unharmed before the man’s body was found hours later inside in a foyer of the house, authorities said. Scott Sabia, 45, killed himself sometime after he retreated into his home at 505 Union

St. when police arrived at 6:19 p.m., Bergen County’s acting prosecutor, Gurbir S. Grewal, said in a press conference. Grewal said that Michele Sabia, 44, his wife, was found dead of a gunshot wound. He declined to say how the couple’s three children escaped but thanked borough police for aiding them.

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Street Hype is the trusted source of news and information for over 350,000 readers. Audience of mainly African Americans and Caribbean natio...

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