Have you seen this interview with Bunji Garlin?
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It's Caribbean American Heritage Month, and there are festivals and celebrations going on all over the country! This month, I'll have several quick videos to help you get your kids involved, and to represent their Caribbean heritage year round.
I'll bet you didn't know that I was a nail technician in a former life. Now that I have a little girl, I am back at it with these Caribbean flag nail art tutorials. For the flag of Trinidad, you'll need base coat, red polish, white acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, and top coat. Acrylic paint comes in those little paint pots that you can get at any discount or craft store. You'll need two paint brushes, one small, and one really small. Preferably with a point.Add a comment Read more...
Summer is here and we are all getting ready for the amazing summer movies of 2014. Kicking things off is How to Train Your Dragon 2, and I've got a giveaway for our DC area readers! Enter to win pre-screening passes for you and your family so that you can see it on June 10th, a full 3 days before it hits theaters in 3D on June 13th!
Synopsis: When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.Add a comment
When my mom was visiting us, on any given day you could find her sitting on the couch, with her laptop on the TV tray, watching Chef Roger Mooking stirring up amazing meals. She is so proud to share his birthplace of Trinidad, and she loves his style of cooking.
I’m sure she’ll be pleased to know that Roger is returning to the Cooking Channel for a new season of Man Fire Food premiering Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT.
Roger is always on the go, but he took some time out from his super busy schedule to chat with me about how he keeps his children connected to culture, and how he manages his busy life as not only a musician and celebrity chef with multiple shows, but as a husband and dad of four girls aged 8 months to 7 years.Add a comment Read more...
Still from Brian "Astro" Bradley's New Film Earth to Echo ~ Relativity Media
Brooklyn's Brian "Astro" Bradley stole America's hearts with his performance dedicated to his Jamaican American mom Cascia Thomspon, "Stop Looking at My Mom!" At 15, he appeared on the X Factor and introduced the earworm, prompting all kids who thought their mom was beautiful (and that is ALL kids) to immediately jump on board with the lyrics.
Brian Bradley talking with his mom before his X Factor Performance
His pre-show footage and energetic performance made viewers and judges wonder where he got such confidence at such a young age.
The hip hop community wouldn't be surprised to learn that this hip hop phenom has roots that went back to Jamaica like hip hop pioneers DJ Kool Herc and MC Heavy D.
Cascia Thompson, Brian Bradley's mom flexes backstage after he wows the crowd.
At 17, he is no longer signed to Epic Records, but has created several "mix tapes" for his fans (@AstronomicalKid on Twitter) and has jumped into acting, appearing on Person of Interest and now Earth to Echo which opens on July 2, 2014.
You can enter to win passes to a pre-screening of the film in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 1st!
Synopsis: Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones.
Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret. ~ Relativity Media
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There's not a woman who isn't touched, changed, the first time they hear Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise". She was that stern voice of a mother that knew you could do better, and the encouraging voice friend that challenged you to do something and be better. The world mourns her passing on May 28, 2014.
In 1951, Marguerite Johnson, moved with her son and husband at the time,Tosh Angelos, to New York City to study African Dance with Trinidadian African Dance pioneer Pearl Primus. By 1954, her marriage had ended, and she was performing calypso music in nightclubs in San Francisco, going by the name Rita Johnson.Add a comment Read more...
This Mother's Day, make sure you know how to stay connected with family in the Caribbean.
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Caribbean moms all over the world are celebrating Mother's Day in all sorts of ways - cooking, going out to brunch, and lounging at the beach. What do the four celebrity moms, including Trinidadian American actress Nia Long, featured in the May issue of Allure magazine's Guide to Getting Naked do for the camera in the month celebrating the awesomeness of motherhood? Well, bare all of course.
In the May issure, covered by Olivia Munn, Trinidadian beauty Nia Long (43, mother of 2) Minnie Driver (44, Mother of 1), Kristen Bell (33, mother of 1), and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (33, mother of 1), show off the curves that motherhood has blessed them with, and that age cannot take away.
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"My boobs are not the same as they were before, I'm not gonna lie," confesses Nia in the behind the scenes video interview. "But you know what? I'll let you guys be the judge of that when you see the photo..."
Now, inspired or not, I can guarantee that I won't be spending Mother's Day naked. I'll leave that up to the professionals.Add a comment
Carla Hall, our own Chef Cherry, and Eva at ABC's The Chew :: SocaMom.com
The SocaMom meetup groups from Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY were invited to join Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon, and Daphne Oz for a taping of ABC's The Chew, at the studios in New York City.
Some of the ladies from the group.
The group, made up of grandmothers, seasoned moms, new moms, moms-to-be, and single ladies, from as far away as Richmond, Virginia, braved the cold, wet New York city streets to join the cast for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
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Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons are on BET's 106 and Park LIVE right now performing Bunji's "Differentology"! Check out these fun screenshots - more to come! Fan us on Facebook for even more pics from the ground breaking performance.
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I am so pleased to be hosting the 2014 Anancy Festival for Washington, DC again this year. Last year was amazing, and this year we are looking forward to adding some new and exciting activities to the program.
The Washington, DC Anancy Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street, NW.
Admission is free, and the first 100 families to register and attend will receive a free Anancy storybook!
Register online at anancyfestival.eventbrite.com.
The Anancy festival is taking place in 8 cities this year - Washington DC, Atlanta, Queens, Pembroke Pines, Nairobi, Accra, Kingston, and Orlando. Visit www.anancyfestival.com for dates, times, and locations for all of the cities participating.Add a comment
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