New species: Bizarre Amazonian 'penis snake'

Penis Snake

A bizarre creature dubbed the "penis snake" was discovered in the Amazon river of Brazil by workers preparing for a dam to be constructed. As it happens the "snake" isn't a snake at all, but is rather a very rare member of the amphibian family. The discovery was made in November 2011, but only has recently been confirmed as a new species.

President Obama's Immigration Reprieve Policy

President Obama

Many young people of Caribbean descent will take advantage in the coming months of President Obama’s immigration policy reprieve titled “Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process”. It is imperative that there is thorough understanding of the new policy, and to avoid scams and fraud the Government has published the following:

Avoiding Scams and Preventing Fraud.

The Morality of Migration By Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib

In announcing the Department of Homeland Security’s policy directive on June 15 stating that undocumented migrant youths who meet certain conditions would no longer be deported, President Obama said that “It was the right thing to do.” What he did not say was whether he meant “the right thing” legally or morally.

President Obama Speaks on Department of Homeland Security Immigration Announcement

President Barack Obama

Speaking from the Rose Garden on Friday June 15, 2101, President Obama addressed a new policy from the Department of Homeland Security aimed at making the nation’s immigration policy more fair and more efficient by removing the threat of deportation for young people who are low enforcement priorities.

Svante Myrick (youngest-ever) Mayor of Ithaca NY at age 24

Svante Myrick

Svante Myrick's story is one of incredible grit and perseverance. In February this year, the 24-year-old made headlines when he became the youngest-ever mayor of Ithaca, NY. In an interview with NBC News's Kate Snow, Myrick talked about growing up homeless, his father's drug addiction problem and the challenges he faced on the road to political success.

Maryland became the first State to establish a Commission on Caribbean Affairs.

Signing of Bill

Helping Maryland’s Caribbean Community Succeed & Thrive - By Lt. Governor Anthony Brown

Governor O’Malley and I recognize that diversity is our greatest strength, and there is no limit to what we can achieve when we commit to working together. Over the course of our nearly six years in office, we have launched numerous commissions to give a greater voice to diverse constituencies throughout our State.

Presidential Proclamation -- National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2012 - White House Press Release

President Barack Obama

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US offers help in Pakistan avalanche rescue

Avalanche Rescue in Pakistan

The US has offered help to Pakistan in searching 135 soldiers and civilians buried under snow following an avalanche in the country's Siachen region.

The avalanche hit an army camp near Skardu district at 6am on Saturday. Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has visited the site to personally supervise the rescue work.

First black female fighter pilot (Guyanese heritage) follows childhood dream

Shawana Rochell Kimbrell

By the time she was in fourth grade, young Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell knew she wanted to be a fighter pilot.

What the now-Air Force major didn't know, however, was that she would knock down a racial barrier by becoming the first black female in the career field.

Wife of US Attorney General Eric Holder Tells Her Story in PBS’ ‘Slavery by Another Name’

Dr. Sharon Malone

Imagine this… You do some research into your family tree and discover that your uncle, who was born nearly 30 years after slavery, was one of thousands of black men pulled back into a forced labor system in which they were arrested – largely on trumped up charges – and compelled to work without pay as prisoners.

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