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Review: Photo exhibit at museum showcases ups, downs of African-Americans – Entertainment & Life – The Columbus Dis…


The next time a friend or relative takes out her wallet or scrolls through his iPhone to share some family pictures, look closer at what you see — you might be surprised.

“Family Pictures” at the Columbus Museum of Art artfully illustrates the point.

The exhibit, which continues through May 20, spotlights the work of a remarkable group of photographers who turned their lenses toward the day-to-day joys and struggles of African-American families.

In some cases, the photographers captured their own families; in others, they documented families with whom they had no connection.

Drew Sawyer, associate curator of photography, assembled the exhibit, which provides a fascinating window into private lives. Ordinary environments, such as a…

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Puerto Rico hit with island-wide blackout • Caribbean Life


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In the dark: In December, 75-year-old Puerto Rican resident Joaquin Rivera Calderon uses a flashlight at his home in a rural town. The island has seen multiple power outages since Hurricane Maria, and was hit with a massive island-wide blackout on April 18.

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A massive blackout hit hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico on April 18. The outage affected all of the islands 3.3 millions residents, just days after a previous blackout cut power to about 870,000 people. In statement, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., who is of Puerto Rican descent, said this latest power outage only displays a lack of progress in the island’s recovery, and immediate action is needed.

“Today’s…

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CARICOM urges UK to find permanent solution for undocumented immigrants • Caribbean Life


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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appealed to the United Kingdom (UK) Government to commit to finding a permanent solution for pre-1971 Commonwealth Caribbean undocumented immigrants seeking permanent residence in the United Kingdom.

Likewise, CARICOM on Thursday urge the United Kingdom to consider reducing the evidentiary burden on these individuals and instead to rely on information the government already holds, such as National Health Service (NHS), school, tax and National Insurance records.

The issue will be discussed during the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

“This is another opportunity for global Britain to show the world its moral leadership, political courage and readiness to…

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Richardson denies making anti-Semitic remarks • Caribbean Life


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Brooklyn Assembly Member Diana Richardson has vehemently denied making anti-Semitic remarks at a community board meeting in her district, as a firestorm envelops over her alleged remarks.

The New York Post reported on April 4 that Richardson, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants, who represents the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn, made the alleged remarks at Board 17 meeting.

According to the Post, Richardson “faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district,” which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

During a rezoning talk, the Post reported that “a board member complained that people constantly ring her doorbell to ask if she’s interested in selling her home.”

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Resources for immigrants • Caribbean Life


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Clergy members and other supporters of the New Sanctuary Coalition pray in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York, Thursday, March 29, 2018. People gathered to show support for Aura Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant that has taken sanctuary in a church to prevent her from being deported and separated from her family. After praying at the hotel, supporters walked to the church where they washed Hernandez feet, recreating the moment when when Jesus washed his apostles’ feet.

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Newcomers to our country, city, and borough — and even those immigrants who have lived and worked here for a few years — may not be knowledgeable about all of the rights, opportunities, services and…

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American sanctions bite Guyana bauxite, Rusal • Caribbean Life


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United States government sanctions on the Russian government and some of that country’s state and private firms are beginning to affect some aspects of Guyanese bauxite production, with a major German bulk carrier operator announcing plans to pull out of Guyana almost immediately. Authorities said they were bracing for the fall out.

Oldendorff Carriers Friday said it will be forced to comply with new, sanctions-influenced rules regarding its bauxite transshipment contract with Rusal’s operations in Guyana and is therefore moving to wind up operations. The company has been here since 2005, helping to move raw bauxite ore from the Aroraima Mines in southeastern Berbice County for Rusal and other firms. Rusal owns 90 percent…

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