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New York Congressman Slams Zimmerman Verdict

George Zimmerman stands and listens to the verdict as it was read on July 13, 2013. News Americas, Brooklyn, NY, Sat. July 13, 2013: Congressman of New York’s eighth congressional district, Hakeem Jeffries, has called on the U.S. Justice Department to open an immediate investigation to determine if George Zimmerman can be charged with civil rights violations in the killing ...

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Caribbean Trade Mission To China Planned

Panelists on the China & The Caribbean Panel at Invest Caribbean Now 2013 in NYC. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 12, 2013: Caribbean governments and top private sector executives in the tourism and investment sectors are being urged to participate in a 10-day trade mission to four top cities in China, set for this ...

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Mexico Tops U.S. On Fat List

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 12, 2013: Mexicans are now fatter than Americans. That’s according to a recent United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization report. The study claims that nearly one third of Mexican adults are obese, topping even the United States as the world’s most overweight industrialized nations. The report says Mexico’s new weight worries are due ...

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Caribbean Nationals & The “N” Word

Paula Deen’s admitted “N” word slips have cost her several lucrative contracts. (NBC Today image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 5, 2014: The “N” word! It’s a word derived from the Latin expression for the color black which evolved into a derogatory noun and common ethnic slur directed at dark-skinned people or blacks of Sub-Saharan African descent. The ...

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Haitian American Named U.S. Ambassador To South Africa

Patrick Gaspard News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 28, 2013: From former campaign operative to U.S. ambassador to South Africa – the son of Haitian immigrants has indeed come a long way. President Obama on Thursday confirmed New Yorker, Patrick Gaspard, the son of Haitian parents, will become the new ambassador of the United States to South Africa. Deputy ...

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Gay Caribbean Migrant Welcomes Repeal Of DOMA

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 28, 2013: Hemish Gervis has been standing up for gay Caribbean immigrants with his Gay Caribbean USA Pageant since 2009. As Gervis tells it, the contest was launched “to help foster tolerance of the gay lifestyle within the Caribbean American Community. “ On Wednesday, Gervis was among those welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision ...

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Caribbean American Witness Spars With Zimmerman’s Defense Attorney

Rachel Jeantel News Americas, SANFORD, Florida, Fri. June 28, 2013: The plus-size teenager who has become an overnight television and social media sensation as she testifies for the prosecution in the case of her “friend” Trayvon Martin, has definitely given the defense as much of a hard time as they are trying to give her. “That’s real retarded, sir,” Rachel ...

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Chilean Woman Selling Virginity

The woman identified only as Tamara. News Americas, SAN FELIPE, Chile, Fri. June 28, 2013: A 21-year-old Chilean woman is selling her virginity to the highest bidder to pay off her university debt. The woman who goes simply by the name of “Tamara” posted the offer on Aconcagua VIP, a Chilean escort site. The ad included six pictures of Tamara ...

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Rihanna, Bolt Among Most Powerful Celebrities Globally

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 28, 2013: Two Caribbean celebrities are among the most powerful globally, according to Forbes. Barbadian singer and actress Rihanna, who burst on to the world stage in 2005 with her “Music Of The Sun” debut album, is at number 13 on the list compiled annually by Forbes magazine while the World’s fastest man, ...

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B.I.G. Awards To Close Out Caribbean American Heritage Month

News Americas, NY, New York, Fri. June 28, 2013: The B.I.G. awards, honoring several prominent Caribbean nationals in New York City, is set to close out Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States tonight. The event is being presented by WhereItzAt Magazine, a New York City publishing leader in Caribbean entertainment and culture, to honor the achievements of established ...

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