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USA POLITICS: America is a nation convulsed by the reality of waning white power – Opinion

  By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Have you ever wondered why there are African-Americans, Latino-Americans, Native-Americans and Caribbean-Americans but no  Anglo-Americans? In f act, there are and they are known as “whites,” signifying power, and there is no reason for a hyphenated label.

“White” is meant also to reflect the conceit that the country is homogenous and all others are add-ons. That is the erroneous belief handed down from even before the founding of the republic. A homogenous society is one like China or India or Japan, where cultural sameness binds citizens together and very strict immigration policies severely limit the influx of foreigners.      Continue reading

Latest Facts On The Caribbean Population In The US – NAN

13 Latest Facts On The Caribbean Population In The US – NAN

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Photo: Politicians including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo working the West Indian bloc at the annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Yana Paskova)

By News Americas Now (NAN) Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 11, 2015: The US Census Bureau has released its latest estimates on the population in the US, including Caribbean and West Indians across the country. Here are 13 latest facts as obtained first by News Americas Now:   Continue reading

Nell Vera Lowe Williams: A “Fierce” Caribbean Woman – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Nell Vera Lowe Williams - Jamaica - 1940s

Nell Vera Lowe Williams (1918-2006)
Jamaica – 1940s
Photo Credit: Finding Samuel Lowe

On August 1, 2015, I met author and entrepreneur Paula Williams Madison at the Leimert Park Book Fair in Los Angeles. What a surprise to learn that our grandfathers were both Hakka Chinese immigrants to the Caribbean!

Born in Harlem, New York, to Jamaican immigrants, Madison is the youngest of three siblings. Her memoir, Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem, recounts her quest to find her maternal Chinese grandfather. At the heart of her riveting journey is her mother, Nell Vera Lowe Williams.

My connection with Nell Vera Lowe was immediate and intense. I saw the multitude of Caribbean women who fight against all odds for their place in the sun, raising their children to become achievers. I saw my mother. I saw myself.

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How Many Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants in the USA

How Many Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants in the USA

By Felicia J. Persaud – News Americas Now

caribbean-immigrantsNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 16, 2014: For years the question has been asked and left unanswered, but Caribbean Americans may now have a better idea of how many undocumented Caribbean immigrants are living across the length and breadth of the United States.

Thanks to the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest report, based on augmented American Community Survey data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS); from research by Robert Warren and John Robert Warren and from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the undocumented population of Caribbean immigrants in the U.S. is estimated at around 550,000.  Continue reading

Caribbean Americans make NYC Mayor-Elect’s Transition Team

Caribbean Americans make NYC Mayor-Elect’s Transition Team

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Former NYC Councilwoman Una Clarke, l, with her daughter, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Mayor Elect De Blasio at a campaign rally in the summer.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 20, 2013:   Several prominent Caribbean Americans were today unveiled as part of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s 60-member transition team.

They include a former New York City Councilmember and a college president.

Jamaican-national and former NYC City Councilwoman, Una Clarke, is on the team that will advise the mayor-elect on the formation of his new administration.   Continue reading