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Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation kicks off annual ‘Faith Week’ celebration


January 14, 2019

Contact: Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Members of the Tuskegee University campus and surrounding communities will unite on Monday, Jan. 21 to mark the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. The convocation will be the first of many Faith Week events that celebrate the university’s religious and cultural diversity.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, beginning at 11 a.m. in the University Chapel, will feature remarks by Rev. Dr. William Edward Flippin Jr. of Atlanta’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church. When appointed as its senior pastor in 2013, he became the multicultural southwest Atlanta congregation’s first African-American pastor. It also will include inspirational readings by…

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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Jan. 14-20, 2019


Pierogi-making, Punxsutawney Phil, and a pancake party.

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Several important community conversations are planned for this week, from a talk with Trayvon Martin’s mom to a discussion about racial inequity in local schools to a meet-up about women in the workplace.

For something more light-hearted, there’s a pierogi-making class, lunch with Punxsutawney Phil, a pancake party, and the debut of a sculpture made of straws.

Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Philipsburg, St Maarten


By the Caribbean Journal staff

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack of Brewster, New York, who sent in this stunning shot of the green hills of Philipsburg, the capital of St Maarten.

Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?

Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line, including your first and last name and the location of the photo.

It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week!

— CJ


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Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending January 11th, 2019


Jamaican and Caribbean weekly news stories

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS  STORIES

PRIME MINISTER CALLS PETROJAM A “FISCAL RISK,” MOVES TO PROTECT JAMAICA
Calling Petrojam a “fiscal risk,” Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness states he is focusing on protecting the country’s growth plans from any detrimental impacts of the state-owned oil refinery. The viability of Petrojam is in danger due to delayed upgrades and impending loss of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). JPS will switch to liquefied natural gas from heavy fuel oil in its power plant operations. JPS is Petrojam’s biggest customer. Previously, Jamaica’s government announced its intent to pass a law to retake the 49 percent share of Petrojam currently owned by Venezuela following efforts to assure its share. Holness said…

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CSA announce new Caribbean Sailing Week for 2019 CDC and Conference Format


CSA announce new Caribbean Sailing Week for 2019 CDC and Conference Format

by Caribbean Sailing Association 9 Jan 16:02 GMT
17-20 October 2019


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A newly formed event called Caribbean Sailing Week (CSW) is set to take place in English Harbour, Antigua from October, 17-20, 2019. The event combines two individual Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) events which have taken place for more than 20 years, the CSA Annual Conference and the CSA Caribbean Dinghy Championship (CDC).


The new format event will allow the CSA to increase the profile and status of the CDC and Annual Conference due to having…

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Auditions for the African American Choral Ensemble, IU Soul Revue are this week



The IU African American Choral Ensemble, directed by Raymond Wise, performs a selection of music on Jan. 16, 2017, in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Interested students can audition at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 for the African American Choral Ensemble or the IU Soul Revue.

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Interested students can audition…

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