About CARIBEME

Caribeme Magazine is a fashion-forward lifestyle magazine that considers how Caribbean culture is connected within the African diaspora. As a digital and print subscription magazine, we bring the collective Caribbean diaspora to life.   

Our monthly Caribeme Newsblog features articles on fashion, beauty, health, and lifestyle that includes travel, home, food, culture, and business. Our quarterly digital and print subscription versions are more editorial within the same content.

We explore multiple aspects of diaspora Caribbeanness for women by developing collect openings for product awareness and community engagement.

Caribeme Magazine is a component of 3CK Media LLC, a media/communications company.

 
 

MISSION: To empower Caribbean diaspora women with engaging content from their global perspective on fashion, beauty, health and fitness; travel, and business.

VISION: Explore new opportunities to enhance and connect one of the largest global Diasporan communities.

OBJECTIVE: Engage multiple aspects of Caribbeanness for women globally by developing collect openings for product awareness and community engagement, while enlightening their understanding of socioeconomic opportunities.


 

MEET THE TEAM

Loretta “LO” Green-Williams, Founder-CEO/EIC

Loretta “LO” Green-Williams, Founder-CEO/EIC

An author and post-colonial and Rasta feminism theorist, Loretta “LO” Green -Williams is Founder-CEO/EIC for Caribeme Magazine. She has a 20-year career in fitness and health, that included certifications in personal training, weight training, group fitness, and yoga, LO has sat on community boards of the American Cancer Society, special consulting for the American Heart Association, member coordinator for the Jamaican American Association of Northern California and Planning Committee Member for the 2003, 2005, and 2007 African American Health Summit that was convened by the Bay Area Black United Fund. As a public speaker, Loretta has presented cultural health alliances for such organizations as The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc, Oakland Bay Area Chapter.

She is also Public Relations for CACC; a producer-host for Sumatra Blog Talk Radio; and founder of Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking (WOCPSCN).


Dana Verde, CoFounder/ Executive Creative Director

Dana Verde, CoFounder/ Executive Creative Director

She wrote, directed and produced the films My Daughter, The 800lb Gorilla, In Black & White, After, Grand Gesture, The Last Romantics, and Lock & Key.

Her film, Grand Gesture, was nominated best feature film by HBO at the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival and her film, Lock and Key, won best short subject at the North Carolina Black Film Festival.  Her feature screenplay PERFECT MATCH was produced by Queen Latifah's production company, Flavor Unit and debuted at #6 in the US Box Office.

Recently, she directed her first action short, Lethal Fate, the story of a woman seeking to avenge her father's murder in the streets of Birmingham, England and co-produced and co-starred in the French drama, Moments in the Quiet City. She discovered a passion for global storytelling through cinema, traveling and while living in London. 

Dana holds a B.A. from The New School University in Media Studies/Certificate in Screenwriting and M.A. in Filmmaking from London Film School., London UK She founded 3CK Media (Third Culture Kid Media) in 2014.


Mellany Paynter, Editor-at-Large

Mellany Paynter, Editor-at-Large

Mellany is a Book Coach, Author and Editor from Trinidad & Tobago. As Editor-at-Large for Caribeme, she manages the team of lifestyle writers and contributes to both print and online publications, whilst doing freelance for other media outlets. When she is not writing for Caribeme, she is helping others tell their stories through writing.

Mellany has been writing for herself and others for over 20 years,. She wrote and published her first book, Dancing At The Crossroad in 2016, and is currently working on her second book.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University (yes the real HU, you know!)


Meschida Philip, Media & Production Director

Meschida Philip, Media & Production Director

Meschida is the Production Director for Caribeme Magazine.  She is a Grenadian-American multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, photographer and editor currently residing in New York.

She holds a Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) in Films from The City College of New York (CUNY), and a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Information Science from Fordham University. Her directorial documentary film “Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams” was screened at international film festivals around the globe.  She is currently in development on a narrative feature film and is in post with her second short film.

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