Today's Date: June 23, 2024
Otipemisiwak Métis Government Celebrates the Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Salay Prayzaan Solar Farm   •   New Research Indicates the Need for Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Address Health Disparities   •   Freedmen’s Town Community Investment Initiative Launches   •   Chinatown Storytelling Centre Opens New Exhibit: Neighbours: From Pender to Hastings   •   Lexus & Amazon Music Present "Destination .Paak - The Lexus GX Remix" on World Music Day   •   Media Advisory: Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra Thompson Visits Affordable Apartment Complex in Dallas   •   Susan G. Komen® Warns of Dire Impact from Braidwood Management, Inc. et al. v. Xavier Becerra et al. Ruling That Will Force   •   Statement - Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation celebrates community development achievements and National Indigenous Peoples D   •   Maximus Named a Top Washington-Area Workplace by The Washington Post   •   Produced by Renegade Film Productions/Chameleon Multimedia, Obscure Urban Legend ‘Sweaty Larry’ to Be Invoked for Fi   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day   •   Statement by ministers Pascale St-Onge, Gary Anandasangaree, Patty Hajdu and Dan Vandal on National Indigenous Peoples Day   •   Shop, Sip, and Support Social Justice Programs at Five Keys Furniture Annex in Stockton, California, on Saturday, June 22nd from   •   Government of Canada supports high school students across Canada in developing projects to promote healthy living in their schoo   •   Lifezone Metals Announces Voting Results from its 2024 Annual General Meeting   •   Daylu Dena Council celebrates grand opening of multi-purpose building in Lower Post, British Columbia   •   Fairness for Indigenous Peoples in Nova Scotia   •   SCOTUS Ruling in Rahimi Case Upholds Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors, BWJP Experts Celebrate   •   Media Advisory: Arvest Bank Awards $15,000 CARE Award to University District Development Corp.   •   WORK BEGINS ON THE ANWATAN-MIGUAM PROJECT IN VAL-D'OR
Bookmark and Share

Colorful West Indian Day Parade Captures NYC

                           

 
By Black Radio Network staff
 
        BROOKLYN, NY -  Labor Day in New York City's borough of Brooklyn was beautifully sunny and clear while millions watched the 43rd annual West Indian Day Parade, puncuated by a sea of colors as thousands of marchers strolled up Eastern Parkway in their fabulous costumes to bring Caribbean culture to life.
 
        Calypso and reggae beats could he heard everywhere as celebrants from a dozen Caribbean nations wowed the bystanders.  The smell of Caribbean food added to the sensory treat.
 
       Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean, thwarted in his bid to become Haiti's president, had scheduled to appear, but the Brooklyn raised artist was a no-show.
 
        New York's Governor and Mayor did appear, along with a host of other politicians.  One of them, State Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn, the highest-ranking NY elected official descended from the Afro-Caribbean community,  used the ocassion to bash the media for "attempting to remove men of color from power."  "That," he said emphatically, "will not happen."
 
        Because of new restrictions on the length of parades in New York, the West Indian Day Parade was shortened somewhat, but still ignited such passion that one veteran parade watcher observed it probably was one of the Big Apple's biggest and most colorful celebrations.

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News