Culture

NYC’s 3rd Biennial Haiti Film Fest

Words by Nneka Samuel 3 boroughs, 7 days, 16 films. That’s the magical equation for the 3rd biennial, New York-based Haiti Film Fest, taking place Ma...

African Irish History on the Emerald Isle

Words by Chelcie Porter Many people know the famous Jimmy Buffet song, “Volcano,” but the island that actually inspired the song, is an anomaly to many. South ...

Can Netflix Handle the Caribbean Appetite?

Words by Klieon John Netflix, the world’s largest Internet movie and TV series subscription service spread its already enormous wingspan even further and set up shop in the Caribbean in 2011. Many considered this an imminent danger to regional ...

Five Caribbean Authors You Need to Know

Words by Chelcie Porter With literary fairs and festivals blossoming on islands like Anguilla and Jamaica, more literary events are also popping up in islands like St. Martin and Barbados. Even Brooklyn, New York hosts “Word! A Caribbean Book Festiv...

SVG’s Garifuna Hero

Words by Risa Cox On March 14 of every year, St. Vincent and the Grenadines honors their national hero Joseph Chatoyer. Chatoyer was a Garifuna, a Carib c...

On the Dread Tip: Faux Locs

Words by Nneka Samuel Confusion. Betrayal. Shock and awe. That’s how many people felt back when we learned that Erykah Badu’s signature dreadlocks were fake. When she first stepped onto the neo soul/R&B scene, Badu’s image was replete with head ...