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Arious Entertainment Group E-Newsletter-The Arious Grapevine - 5.4.2012: Noteworthy-Historical Week In Our Community | De Happenings | More


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Hey everyone...our lovely online friends and family.  Hope all is well with you and yours.

We at Arious Entertainment Group have always been devoted to preserving and promoting our community’s rich culture, heritage and history.  In fact, it is one of our missions!  And we are extremely delighted and super proud that we are able to do so particularly through our “The Arious Grapevine.”   Hoooorayyyy for this fascinating and ever growing technology that allows us to effectively manage, process, preserve; and most importantly connect, and share with you our culture, heritage and history. 

WoW, what an interesting 7 days it has been!  A few important and historical things took place in our community during these past few days [along the Northeast Corridor;] that we feel is important to share with you.

At the end of last weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the Annual Penn Relays took place.  And the Island of Jamaica was recognized to the fullest…HISTORY was made!

Penn Relays (also known as “Penn Relays Carnival”) is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895  by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

This popular event regularly attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad, notably Jamaica; competing in more than 300 events over five (5) days.  Historically, the event has been credited with popularizing the running of relay races.  

The attendance to this event typically tops over 100,000 (over the final three days); and on the Saturday of Carnival week approximately 50,000+ are in attendance [Carnival week is: the last full week in April, ending on the last Saturday in April.]  For a more detailed description of Penn Relays and additional details, CLICK HERE! 

Indeed, HISTORY was made as the newly elected Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller in her capacity as “Minister of Sports” proudly presented her country’s National Flag to the  President of the University of Pennsylvania – Dr. Amy Gutmann; so that her country’s national flag would officially fly at the Penn Relays starting next year (2013.)

This is truly a great honor for Jamaica due to its undying contributions made by its athletes to the Penn Relay Games over the last 40 years.  It was even more honorable since Jamaica was chosen by the organizers as the ONLY country to have its flag flown at the Penn Relay Games.  [Especially, this year…the year the Island of Jamaica celebrate its 50th Anniversary of Independence.]  

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller expressed her pride and appreciation at the relays, and stated: “…I welcome and acknowledge the gesture as a great tribute to the country, our athletes and Jamaicans the world over….  She also saluted the Relays organizes for giving her country’s athletes the opportunity to compete and excel in track and field.  More importantly, PM Simpson Miller proudly pointed out that their world-class athletes who have excelled in track and field were first exposed to international competitions at the Penn Relays.  She praised Jamaica’s athletes and coaches, calling them “True Ambassadors of Jamaica.” 

With great joy Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller accepted the commemorative baton, flag and citation from the President of the University Dr. Gutmann.  President Gutmann stated that the proclamation was being presented in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence, as well as to acknowledge the leadership of Prime Minister Simpson Miller.  Further, President Gutmann recognized the “visibility and impact that all past, present and future athletes of Jamaica have had on the high caliber of the athletic meet.”  She also acknowledged the massive support the Jamaican athletes receive every year from Jamaica Nationals across the nation.  Jamaica’s participation in the games has greatly influenced the yearly attendance.  This is evidenced today by the great turnout and vast number of black, green and gold colors all throughout the stands.”

Congratulations to Jamaica for making history and for receiving such a wonderful honor.  Below is a message from one of our local Organizations (Trinidad and Tobago’s Working Women Committee) who send warm wishes to Jamaica on their great honor.

We want to send congratulations to all Jamaican nationals for having their flag permanently inducted at a ceremony at the 118th annual Penn Relays.  A much deserved recognition that their Prime Minister, athletes and nationals received at the games last weekend. CONGRATULATIONS!! from Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Working Working Women's Committee!



 

On another level, history was also made a few days ago here in the Washington DC/Maryland area due to a very special UNION.  LOL, what’s historical to me personally is for once “UNITY” has been accomplished in the “COMMUNITY!”  And I am pleased to say it began with two important Caribbean organizations.  

In an effort to preserve our Caribbean Culture the head/s of DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. announced that their annual Caribbean Carnival will NOT take place this year; and instead they have accepted an invitation from the Caribbean-American Carnival Association of Baltimore, Maryland to unite and present both Carnivals as ONE in Baltimore during the weekend of July 13-15th.  (the date of the annual Baltimore Caribbean Carnival.)

Per our E-Newsletters during last month we talked about DC Caribbean Carnival possibly not producing their annual Caribbean Carnival this year due to their financial debts specifically owed to the District of Columbia [mostly for security and public works].  The Deputy Mayor of the District of Columbia Paul Quander stated last month: “2012 Carnival would be contingent upon payment of any outstanding balances from the 2010 and 2011 Carnivals.”  Therefore, the Committee shared with the community and media that due to their financial situation; it was doubtful that their annual event would be staged [per being unable to pay the city the monies owed.]   As the news spread across the community, disappointment was what many expressed. 

A week or so later after this important issue/problem was shared with the community, I shared with you what my husband Todd thought would be a good solution to preserving the Culture and Carnival.  Simply, the unification of both DC Caribbean Carnival and Baltimore Caribbean Carnival; after all Baltimore Carnival had openly shared with the public that they too were having financial problems.  After sharing the idea with you, as well as some of the positives of the union (if it was to happen); many of you felt it was a great idea.  A small number of you from this area indicated you had the same idea, and that you had shared it with individual members of the Committee.  Further, quite a few of you stated the Committee (knowing them as well as you do) would never unite with Baltimore.

As the days/weeks passed; the status of DC Carnival was plaguing everyone’s mind.  And thankfully, a few days ago the Carnival Committee at a meeting with many from the community, bandleaders, vendors, etc. announced that they are unable to stage their annual event, and in an effort to preserve the culture have accepted Baltimore Carnival's invitation to unify both events.

Read the “Public Service Announcement” of this Union below, and please share your thoughts with us. [Click on the picture below to enlarge---when the page opens, and if the picture is still tiny---click on the picture again so that it becomes larger.]

Todd deeply feels if all of the Carnival lovers and the Caribbean Community on a whole give their full support to this union; Carnival in Baltimore during the weekend of July 13-15th will turn out to be a momentous and exciting cultural event.  And I fully agree!

 


As I bring this E-Newsletter to a close I feel it is important to share with you that this month – May is American Stroke Month.  I was motivated to share this with you because a colleague of mine several months ago suffered a stroke; and her astonishing and rapid recovery has moved me and many others in her circle.  Seeing this lovely woman’s face a few days out of the week is wonderful, especially knowing how much her mobility was in question; as well as her life.  

Having her with us is truly a miracle!  

As I see her walking slowly; but nevertheless walking upright gives me joy; hearing her talk is amazing; and watching her interact with people, just wows me.  If one did not know she had a stroke; one would never guess.  Myself and her other colleagues are thankful to have her with us, and are grateful that she has recovered so rapidly and so nicely.

Today, a good friend on Facebook shared a powerful video regarding building healthier communities and healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  The video entitled “You’re the Cure: 30 years of Building Lives Through Advocacy by the American Heart Association.”  Thank you Stef for sharing this video.  And please know that we understand your loss and "feel" your need to educate people on Strokes and Heart Disease!  Click on the picture below to view this important video.

Join the American Heart Association in celebrating 30 years of advocacy!

Remember that it’s American Stroke Month, and its time to get enlightened about strokes.  Please do make stroke awareness a priority in your life, and make it a point to enlighten others.  For more details CLICK HERE! And for warning signs CLICK HERE!

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, and a leading cause of adult disability, according to the American Stroke Association. Almost every 40 seconds in the United States, someone experiences a stroke. 

Women account for about six in 10 stroke deaths, and black men have almost twice the risk of a first-ever stroke compared to white men. More than two-thirds of survivors will have some type of disability, and up to 80 percent strokes are preventable.

Don’t forget later today - Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm "Passport DC" begins.

Passport DC is a an annual celebration of international culture presented by Cultural Tourism DC.  This event showcases Washington DC’s Embassies and Cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits.  In addition to Embassy open houses and events, several Washington, DC museums participate with special programs.  For this 5th year (anniversary)  the event will celebrate with a new Global Marketplace and an expanded and free International Children's Festival.  Please note this event takes place during the entire month of May.  However, this Saturday it kicks off with the Around the World Embassy Tour, which affords Embassies to showcase artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, teachers, and others.  Plus it provides a wide range of educational and cultural programming designed for people of all ages.  

Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is taking part, along with 41 other Embassies, and it's a day to sample extraordinary delights...Experience food, art, dance, and music.  The Embassy will feature Steelpan performances, A Tassa band, Moko Jumbies, Carnival Costume Display, Limbo Dances, Indian Dancers, and Delectable Cuisine at their location: 1708 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest  Washington, DC 20036 - (202) 467-6490 and http://www.ttembassy.org.  

Please do try to attend this interesting event.  The Embassy is located at: : 1708 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest  Washington, DC 20036 - (202) 467-6490 and http://www.ttembassy.org For more on Cultural Tourism Passport DC May 5th Around the World Embassy Tour, and the other Passport DC Events taking place throughout the month  CLICK HERE! or visit: www.CulturalTourismDC.org

 


 

  OBAMA 2012 

 


 

KEEP HOPE ALIVE AS WE CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN!

 


Continue enjoying your weekend, and have a great and blessed week!

Please know that we absolutely appreciate you being a part of our on-line family; and you taking the time to read and correspond to our writings ~~~ we sincerely appreciate it!   Thank you for your feedback, and your loyalty.   I must thank so many of you for sending me some great names/suggestions for what I should name the section I intend to dedicate to the Caribbean Embassies.

Always feel free to comment regarding THIS commentary or any of my past E-Newsletter commentaries from our  “Arious Grapevine;”  and I thank you for all the intriguing and thought provoking comments you send me on a regular basis.   Please know that I am eager to hear your thoughts on all I have written above, and even in the past; so I look forward to having you share them with me via my e-mail address:  susan@ariousentertainment.us.   

TheAriousGrapevine.JPG (13791 bytes) For past AEG E-Newsletters "The Arious Grapevine" click on the picture to the right.  Again, if you would like to share your thoughts about anything, feel free to send it directly to me at  susan@ariousentertainment.us;  and if you send it to  ariousentertainment@earthlink.net,  I will be sure to receive it.

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To the many who joined our social network www.MyCaribbean.us.  

It's truly a fantastic network, very much like the popular "Facebook" but geared to folks who are Caribbean, and to those who love everything Caribbean.  Indeed this targeted ultimate social network for the Caribbean is one we are very proud of, and proud of its growth.  Additionally, it's exciting and very useful in uplifting and educating.  We are ready to take it to the next level, and we hope you join us as we do; by logging on frequently, and participating in the discussions, chat, post your events; share your photos, videos, music, etc.  Most importantly, we hope you WILL share this site with you friends and family members.  Please let them know that it's pretty cool; and they should log on and joinSee the below information regarding www.MyCaribbean.us.

www.MyCaribbean.us

M y   C a r I b b e a n  is a social network all about everything Caribbean.  We believe this will be a great tool to link up the Caribbean community, people, lovers of everything Caribbean, and those who would like to learn about other cultures. The possibilities are endless of what we can achieve as a team at www.mycaribbean.us 

M y   C a r I b b e a n has everything that the other networks offer, except our target is the Caribbean.  In addition to this being a great tool in promoting and exposing the vast cultures and traditions of the various Caribbean countries; this will be a place to meet new friends, and link up with old ones.  Being that My Caribbean is a community, this means everyone are invited.  

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Please join us by Logging on and Making it yours & help make My Caribbean all it can be!

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May 5, 2012

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  Steelpan performances   ·        A Tassa Band    ·        Moko Jumbies    ·        Carnival costume display     ·        Limbo Dancers    ·        Indian Dancers    ·        Delectable cuisine

 

 

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