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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.
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
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!
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.]
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.”
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!
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
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.)
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.
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!
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!
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
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:
Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036 - (202)
Please do try
to attend this interesting event. The Embassy is located at: :
Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036 - (202)
467-6490 and http://www.ttembassy.org.
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.
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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 join. See the below information regarding 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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May 5, 2012
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