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UNBOSSED & UNBOWED: Solo Show on Shirley Chisholm – by Ingrid Griffith – New York – March 29, 2019

Hi! This is Ingrid Griffith.  It’s the last week of Women’s History Month celebrations and I’ll be performing/ reading my new solo show, UNBOSSED & UNBOWED.  It’s a story I’ve written about the social justice warrior woman, Shirley Chisholm.  Attached are a clip and flyer with details about the Friday, March 29th Staged Reading of UNBOSSED & UNBOWED at 7:30pm.   ( See CLIP below)       Continue reading

Profile: Senator Roxanne Persaud – 19th Senate District, NY – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Senator Roxanne Persaud – 19th Senate District, NY

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Roxanne PersaudRoxanne Persaud is the Senator for the 19th Senate District. It is a District that includes Canarsie, East New York, Mill Basin, Brownsville, Sheepshead Bay, Bergen Beach and Marine Park.
The legendary Shirley Chisholm once represented a portion of this District so Roxanne is in wonderful
company.
Roxanne is charming and pleasant and she carries herself with poise and purpose.
She is knowledgeable about the issues of her community and it seems only a matter of time before she moves on to greater heights.

Roxanne is proud of her Guyanese heritage. She was born in Middle Street, in Georgetown, Guyana.  Continue reading

Before Obama – Shirley Chisholm- Commentary

Before Obama – Shirley Chisholm- Commentary
Published on December 3, 2014 – caribbeannewsnow.com
shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm in 1972

By Murphy Browne

Shirley Anita St Hill was born on November 30, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents Charles St Hill and Ruby Seale St Hill were immigrants from British Guiana (father) and Barbados (mother.) The St Hill family struggled financially even with both parents working, which eventually prompted Charles and Ruby to send their three little girls to live in the Caribbean.

In 1927, the St Hill children were sent to Barbados to live with their maternal grandmother Emaline Seale and returned to live with their parents in Brooklyn seven years later. On their return to Brooklyn in 1934, the St Hill children — now four, since there was an addition to the family while the three older girls were living in Barbados — were academically ahead of their classmates as a result of the education they received in Barbados.

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NYC: Mayor acknowledged the City failed Caribbean Teachers

At Last a Mayor acknowledged the City failed Caribbean Teachers

By: Tony Best

Almost two decades after hundreds of Caribbean teachers were first wooed to New York City classrooms but left in the lurch a Mayor has acknowledged the City didn’t live up to its promises to the West Indians.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio

And while Mayor Bill de Blasio who took office in January after his landslide victory in the November elections didn’t say what City Hall would do about the failure of the Board of Education which is now the Department of Education would do about the broken promises, he vowed to ensure that the matter was resolved once and for all.

“Promises to the Caribbean teachers were not kept,” de Blasio told journalists and ethnic media owners and other representatives at a round table session at City Hall which was also attending by the First Lady, Chirlane McCray and senior officials of various agencies including the New York Police Department and the Education Department. “We have to ensure that the situation is dealt with.”  Continue reading

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