Written By SEDALE MCCALL “Black women in wine” has never been a familiar phrase in the industry. Though roles in wine vary greatly, it’s been reported that a mere 0.1% of winemakers are Black, and even fewer are Black women. By comparison, the tech industry— known for its diversity challenges— has 3% of computing jobs going to Black women. That’s roughly 30 times the number of Black winemakers.
According to a 2020 study of Black wine entrepreneurs (in which 78% identify as fe
Written By Steph Rodriguez Chef Aminah Robinson-Briscoe, better known as Chef Mimi, is the founder of the annual Black Food & Wine Experience in Oakland. Courtesy of Chef Mimi It wasn’t so long ago that Oakland-born chef Aminah Robinson-Briscoe, better known as Chef Mimi, had a vision for an event that would not only celebrate Black culture, food and entertainment, but would also include networking opportunities for members of Black and Indigenous communities to go into busin
What a wonderful event last night at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event Center, York Public Library celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month. The event began with an incredible fashion show featuring the House of D’Marsh - led by talented Jamaican born Glenroy Marsh. He opened the program with an elegant fashion show with amazing imagery and style. Followed was an amazing panel of Caribbean community activist, and advocates that guests speakers were Nadege Fleurim
Written By Rachel Douglass Fashion Week (MFW) has revealed a new partnership with the Metaverse Group that sees it host a number of digital events during its ongoing edition. While the physical iteration of MFW is taking place, from May 31 to June 5, the event will also be launching an array of metaverse-based projects in the open-world platform, Decentraland. Set in the Metaverse Group’s Fashion Street Estate, which is located in the platform’s Luxury Fashion District, MFW w
Written By Jamaican.com Darcey Corria, 21, who is of Jamaican and Welsh heritage, is making history as just the second woman of color to win the title of Miss Wales. Her win was announced on May 8, 2022. She will represent Wales at the next Miss World Pageant. Wales has competed in the Miss World competition since 1999 as an entity separate from Britain, but none of the contestants from Wales have yet won the Miss World title. Darcey Corria is from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. H
Written By Melissa Noel A crowd cheers at the unveiling of Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard in Brooklyn, New York, on August 18, 2018. The Haitian revolutionary leader is one of many notable Caribbeans honored in street names and murals throughout the Little Caribbean neighborhood. PHOTOGRAPH BY IDRIS TALIB SOLOMON, THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX For more than half a century, the Crown Heights, Canarsie, and Flatbush areas have been a cultural touchstone for Caribbeans in Americ
Written By Nelson A. King Garifuna leader, Jose Francisco Avila., llusion Photo NYC The Bronx-based Garifuna Coalition, USA, Inc. said recently that it was “proud” to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2022 and the contributions of Caribbean-Americans throughout the United States. “National Caribbean American Month is celebrated every June to honor and celebrate America’s rich and diverse culture, which also includes the Caribbean-American population,” said José Fran
Press Release SENATOR ALMA FRANCIS -HEYLIGER SPEAKS ON THE CROWN ACT AS OF APRIL 2022, IT IS THE NEW LAW IN THE CARIBBEAN June 1, 2022 -National Crown Day is July 3rd! As we prepare to celebrate the crowns of women of color nationwide and globally, there is still much work to be done to ensure female workers of color have equal access to the workforce. As of April 20, 2022, the Crown Act was officially a law of the US Virgin Islands called the USVI Crown Act. As strange a
The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival was held on Memorable Weekend, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s the first Atlanta Carnival in two years due to Covid-19 restrictions. It was a Memorable Weekend filled with live music, good food, and elaborate costumes. Here are 13 stunning Instagram posts from the memorable weekend.
The Orlando Carnival 2022 was held this past Sunday in Orlando, Florida. It’s the first Orlando carnival held since Covid-19. It was a good time with good food, colorful costumes, live music, and an exciting parade. Here are 11 exciting photos that capture the essence of what carnival is all about.