FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Following the success of the COVID-19 Care package project which to date has distributed over 14,000 packages; thanks to the collaboration between JDTAN, the LASCO Chin Foundation, the Union of Jamaica Alumni Associations (UJAA) multiple partners and the generosity of thousands of donors. JDTAN and partners will now support the Crime Prevention and Community Safety branch of the Ministry of National Security’s Back-to-school initiative to provide basic
Two Black owned banks, City First in Washington, DC and Broadway Financial Corporation in Los Angeles, CA announced today that they have entered into a transformational Merger of Equals agreement to create the largest Black owned bank in the nation with more than $1 billion in combined assets under management and approximately $850 million in total depository institution assets. Combining the two institutions will increase their collective commercial lending capacity for inve
BY SELINA McCALLUM If you’re a journalist or a creative you probably have been asked once in your life, “But are there any jobs in that field still?” And if you are like me, you were annoyed by that question because you know that no job, no matter what field, is just going to fall into your lap (unless you have connections). Now, bring being black into the mix, and it becomes even more challenging when looking for internships and trying to gain experience. After I graduated f
It’s been five months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT worker, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers while sleeping in her home. Yet, inconceivably, no one has been charged for her death. Activists, however, are amplifying the calls for justice. Until Freedom, an organization geared toward fighting systemic and racial injustice, announced BreonnaCon, a multi-day event in Louisville, Kentucky, to direct resources, talent, and energy towar
BY IZZY COPESTAKE Fashion brands’ sustainability goals typically focus on efforts to reduce carbon emissions and incorporate more recycled materials into their collections. But experts argue these initiatives only scrape the surface of what fashion needs to become fully sustainable. The industry — built on the efforts of textile workers, the vast majority of whom are people of colour working in India, China, Bangladesh and Vietnam — must understand and address the link betwee
BY RACHEL CERNANSKY Failing to overcome internal systemic racism in the fashion industry limits career opportunities for Black employees and alienates customers. It also shortchanges brands’ efforts to reduce impacts on the environment. “All of these issues are connected,” says Aja Barber, a sustainability consultant and advocate. “If the humans where you manufacture don’t have clean drinking water, then it doesn’t matter if you’re using less water in your manufacturing.” Cou
By Courtney Leiva In case you needed a reminder, sunlight can wreak some serious havoc on your skin. Long-term ultraviolet radiation can cause wrinkling, breakdown of collagen, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, and most dangerously, it can cause certain types of skin cancers. However, sun damage looks different depending on your specific skin tone.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, your skin tone is one of the most important factors in determining your sun damag
Greetings beautiful souls! Thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch Day 1 of the 11th Annual Caribbean Style & Culture Fashion & Awards Showcase presented by Karib Nation! The annual production offers a holistic, artistic, empowering presentation merging roots, fashion, music, dancing, and history. Designers Eliette Lesuperbe, THALASSA Beachwear, and The Cloth kicked off the virtual festivities hosted by International Creative Director Chantney Renese, Fashion Stylist Ms.
by Jermaine Nkrumah As a child growing up in Jamaica, I often heard it said, by my parents and family friends: “memba whe yu cum fram”. To this day, I continue to retain the deep social awareness and strong sense of identity which that grassroots Jamaican philosophy fed in me. As a father, I naturally sought to develop the same sensibility in my two daughters. Born and bred in America, Kamala was the first in line to have it planted. Maya came two years later and had the adva
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announces Revised 2020 Dates & Hybrid Festival in Grenada A Resilient Physical and Virtual Experience ST. GEORGE, GRENADA (August 3, 2020) -- MPROJEKTS CREATIVE GROUP, GND today announces its second annual 12°N, 61°W Film Festival (1261Film Festival) will move to a Hybrid — Physical & Virtual — Film Festival in Grenada. The festival will run for five days, inclusive of a celebration of Film, Music, Art, panels, seminar and a Children’s program to take