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How Ignorance Is Destroying The Brooklyn West Indian Day Carnival

How Ignorance Is Destroying The Brooklyn West Indian Day Carnival

Published on Sep 05 2016, at 10:15 pm

By NAN EDITORIAL TEAM

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West Indian Day Parade

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 6, 2016: Labor Day Monday September 5, 2016 marked the conclusion of the 49th year of existence of the West Indian American Day Carnival, now renamed the New York Caribbean Carnival. But despite the fact that there were no reported shootings, killings or injuries at the five-day event, you won’t know that from reading the news from New York that was picked up around the world.

ABC News and the New York Times last night ran with a headline that stated: “Despite More Police, West Indian Day Events Marred by Deaths.” NBC NY went with:  “2 Dead, 5 Injured in Shootings, Stabbings During J’Ouvert Festivities Along West Indian Day Parade Route.”    Continue reading

West Indian American Carnival turns 47

 West Indian American Carnival turns 47

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Crowds at West Indian Carnival

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating in WIADCA’s annual New York Caribbean Carnival Parade , dubbed, “Brooklyn’s Greatest Show!”   Continue reading

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