Central American, Caribbean performance groups to visit Taiwan

Taipei Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Performance groups from Taiwan's Central American and Caribbean diplomatic allies will soon visit Taiwan on a mission to boost bilateral cultural exchanges, a foreign affairs official said Tuesday.

Late reggae icon Peter Tosh receives Jamaica "Order Of Merit" honor

Feb. 1979 file photo, Jamaican reggae singer Peter Tosh is shown in the office of a record company in Hollywood, California

Twenty-five years after his murder, Jamaica’s government on Monday honored the contributions of firebrand reggae musician and songwriter Peter Tosh, one of the Caribbean island’s musical giants.

Hollis "Flash" Lashley hosts "Caribbean Spirit" on Caribbean Community Live

Hollis "Flash" Lashley

Cultural activist, philosopher, poet and media personality Hollis Lashley joins Caribbean Community Live to bring his unique brand of consciousness to the line up. Lashley will be hosting Caribbean Spirit a show that will display the depth and diversity of caribbean gospel music while sharing his reflections on life and living.

3 Ways for International Students to Cut U.S. College Costs - Reyna Gobel

Paying for College

Paying for college can be manageable if you explore schools' housing, meal, and job options.

International students reviewing cost of attendance estimates for U.S. universities may wonder how they're going to afford all four years of college. But it's possible to research ways to trim expenses by hundreds to thousands of dollars before arriving in the United States.

5 Colleges That Award International Students the Most Financial Aid

International Student Financial Aid

U.S. News & World Report released its 2013 Best Colleges rankings last week, packed with data on more than 1,600 colleges and universities. For some international students who use the rankings, many U.S. schools may seem out of reach financially, due to the high costs of tuition and living expenses and the limited financial aid options for international students.

Harry Belafonte - Legend, Songwriter, Actor and Social Activist and Patriot

Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O".

The Legendary Harry Belafonte will receive the 2012 Humanitarian Prize at the 8th Annual MIBFF

Harry Belafonte

The legendary Harry Belafonte will receive the Montreal International Black Film Festival's 2012 Humanitarian Prize on opening night, Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Cinéma Impérial, at 7 p.m.

Miu Haiti, Artiste


"Miu" (pronounced me-you), a young and talented Haitian artist decided to start to conquer the Haitian public, Caribbean and even further ... Who knows? Her real name Murielle Augustin, she was born on February 7th, 1988. Daughter of a saxophonist and a seamstress, she was born with an artistic sense very pronounced. Already at the age of 7, she conceived and sewed her doll’s clothes herself.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box office hits as "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54.

Black Caribbean workers (UK) 'earned more per hour than whites before recession,' Essex University Study


Black Caribbean workers received the biggest pay rises on average during the pre-recession boom years, earning more per hour than their white peers by 2008, according to new research.

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