Have you seen this interview with Bunji Garlin?
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There are events going on all over the world celebrate Girls in ICT Day (Information and Communications Technology). Author and tech evangelist, Nerissa Golden of Montserrat is not only speaking with high school students, but she is also featuring stories of women who code on her website, TrulyCaribbean.net.
Her campaign, Caribbean Girls Can Code, provides videos of women of Caribbean heritage who develop web applications, solve real world issues and are making a difference in their communities and in the technological space.
“There are many women who are intimidated by technology and we wanted to show that there is no need to be and that you can start where you are with the present knowledge that you have,” says Golden. “Some of the women featured taught themselves while others went to school to learn programming but all are using what they know to bring change and to improve the world in which we live."
Why do our girl children need to learn to code? They are coming up in a world that will be dominated by ICT jobs by 2020, with very few people qualified to fill them. You want to increase your baby girl's earning potential? Help her secure her future? Look for programs that support her IT education.
Students in Montserrat watching my video - Photo credit Nerissa Golden
I was featured in the video series with amazing tech leaders such as Jamaican Mobile App Developer Roxanne Wanliss and Angelica O’Donoghue of the Antigua Chronicle. To find an event near you, visit www.girlsinict.org
I will be participating in the DC event, a Twitter chat at 2:00 pm EST with the two most senior women in techology at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Commissioner Clyburn & Commissioner Rosenworcel - for more information, click here.Add a comment
I can't remember the last time I had a mom's night out. I mean a real one, like one that you ditch the cell phones, get all dressed up for no one in particular, and hit a nice spot with friends - hoping they card you so that you can feel like you look 20... even if it is only a few seconds... and you know good and well if you looked 50 they'd still have to ask for ID for you to get that daiquiri.
Even though I haven't had a Mom's Night Out in a while, I want to see you get out there and feel free with your girls. Dinner's on you, but the movie's on me!
Usually I only have passes for movies in my area, but these tickets for Mom's Night Out are for anywhere in the country, any show time on opening weekend, May 9th-12th! That's right - if you win, you don't have to drive to DC to claim your prize. It opens nationwide in theaters on May 9th, Mother's Day Weekend. It is totally family friendly, so you CAN take the kids and hubby - but if you can get a night out with your friends - go for it!
The product provided for the review was free of charge from Mom's Night Out Movie. The tickets offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Tickets may be used anywhere in the country on dates and times that passes are accepted.
Add a comment Keep Calm and Wine! This t-shirt comes in 4 great colors.
Keep Calm and Wine! This t-shirt comes in 4 great colors.
In the Caribbean American community curves are revered. We all grew up in a culture where roundness is not only attractive it is coveted. With all of the curve love, there has to be an important discussion on our health and wellness. We want to lead long and fruitful lives and we only have one body to do it with.
remain healthy. Featuring a fun day of seminars with Healthy Living Experts, Fitness Classes, Sisterhood, Giveaways, and more--A Healthy U will bring the community together for one common goal: Learning how to lead a healthier life!
A Healthy U Conference will take place May 10th, 2014 from 9am-2pm in the heart of NYC.
Tickets are only $25 and you can get 10% off for being a SocaMom reader with the code: SOCAMOM
Your ticket includes full access to all seminars, Fitness classes, giveaways, one swag bag and a full lunch provided by Panera Bread!
Get your tickets here: http://ahealthyucon.eventbrite.com/
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If I had to think of a preferred location to Tweet, Post on Facebook, Blog, Pin... I would say that it would definitely be on the sand on some fabulous beach in the Caribbean. Beaches Resorts is making that happen for me, and a bunch of other blogging families! If you have ever considered visiting Turks and Caicos, make sure you start following me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest so that you can get all of the info on the island and the resort!
Can't wait to share my experience in Turks and Caicos with you!Add a comment
This month, the SocaMom Caribbean Book Club is reading Elsie Augustave's The Roving Tree, and will be participating in a live discussion with the author on May 8th at 9:00 PM EST.
Elsie Augustave's debut novel explores multiple themes: separation and loss, rootlessness, the impact of class privilege and color consciousness, and the search for cultural identity. The central character, Iris Odys, is the offspring of Hagathe, a Haitian maid, and a French-educated mulatto father, Brahami, who cares little about his child. Hagathe, who had always dreamed of a better life for her child, is presented with the perfect opportunity when Iris is five years old. Adopted by a white American couple, Iris is transported from her tiny remote Haitian village, Monn Neg, to an American suburb.
For more information, visit ElsieAugustave.com.
The Roving Tree on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Roving-Tree-Elsie-Augustave/dp/1617751650
To RSVP and get reminders for the event -
There are a lot of flavors that come from the Caribbean, but in mainstream supermarkets outside of the Caribbean, Jerk is the most popular one that brands attempt to reproduce and sell. While some may give you the full flavor of home, and other just give you a hint, it is a nice, and often more convenient way to start introducing your family to the scents and tastes of the Caribbean. Continue reading to find out more about these Caribbean tastes found stateside.Add a comment Read more...
These two Bahamian American beauties have graced the covers of many a magazine since they were they made us do a double take every week on their long running sitcom "Sister, Sister".
These ladies have become the poster women for doing it all - marriage, family, and career. In the Black Family edition of Ebony for May 2014, they talk about how they get it all done, the obstacles, and how they deal with the criticism of their choices. Check out the issue and find out how these ladies are making their dreams a reality, and taking their families along for the ride.Add a comment
I started eating ‘good’ Caribbean food from an early age and today it’s only natural that I promote our lavish culinary culture to a craving global audience. Curries and stews rich in coconut milk, the unique flavours from salted pork, beef and our beloved saltfish (salted cod) and the backbone of which is (the stuff your mom would say “put some meat on dem bones”) ... ground provisions or ‘food’ as it’s affectionately known in Jamaica.
I love my Caribbean food but it seems our relationship is somewhat of a one way street. Last Fall I was diagnosed with the early stages of type 2 diabetes. And if I honest about it, I’d have to admit that I saw it coming!
The signs were there.. my waist-line (and chubby cheeks) were sending me messages, but like a true Caribbean ‘man’, I was invincible – Diabetes, Heart, Blood Pressure... nah, not me! Maybe I was caught up in the ‘Yam” hype Mr Bolt created when he destroyed the 100m field at the Olympics.Add a comment Read more...
Before I started SocaMom.com, I wasn't a big reader. I have always been told that to be a great writer, you have to read... a lot. So I started reading more, joined a book club, wrote a book, started a book club, and now at year three, I really enjoy taking a break from my hectic day and relaxing with a book.
I spend a lot of time with kids' books because I homeschool, so getting to read an adult book is a treat. A little mystery, a little intrigue, a little steam, and a lot of scandal - you can find all of that and then some coming "from the pen of Ni'cola."
On April 10th, I will be chatting with Jamaican born author Ni'cola Mitchell about life, writing, and how she balances being a speaker, blogger, mentor, and more, with being a mom.
Join us at 8:30 pm EST on YouTube.com/socamomusa and on twitter #CaribbeanBizMom for a LIVE Google Hangout AND Twitter chat where Ni'cola will share her insights and offer you the chance to tweet your questions. Ambitious moms and/or aspiring entrepreneurs, this online event is for YOU.
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/292920954198397
RSVP on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/cugic16gllejt25n9251uid0leg
Ni'cola will be making sure that ten lucky readers, will get a chance to relax with one of her titles with this amazing giveaway! Comment on this post, tweet about this event, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and register your entries in the form below for your chance to win.Add a comment
Join us for a LIVE cooking demonstration with a VERY special guest mom. Tune in at 9 PM EST on April 8 to find out who will be joining us!
RSVP to get a reminder when the show is starting. Ask the chef question on Twitter - Your co-hosts for this live event are Eva Greene Wilson (@socamomdc on Twitter) from SocaMom.com, AlysiaSimone (@alysiasimone on Twitter) from Rewind and Come Again, author/blogger Onika Pascal(@onikapascal on Twitter), and Nellie Acevedo (@bklynactivemama on Twitter)
INGREDIENT/TOOL LIST (you probably have most of these at home)
If you miss it, it will be available to watch at your leisure on YouTube.com. RSVP so that you don't miss the conversation on the Google+ event page (https://plus.google.com/events/cjl884mgmistmtiop2e3juvpeos), here, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/384515171688948)
You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #caribbeanmomchat or #mamalime.Add a comment Read more...
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