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Garifuna-American Heritage Month proclaimed at City Hall

By Tequila Minsky | CaribBean Life Earlier this month at City Hall, March 11-April 12 was proclaimed Garífuna-American Heritage Month. Members of the Garifuna Coalition and others in the community were on hand for the honors. Heritage Month acknowledges the great contributions of Garífuna-Americans to the fabric of New York City and New York State. […]

The Seeds They Carried

By MICHAEL TORTORELLO / Published: October 17, 2012 HEATHCLIFF HUXTABLE, the prominent Brooklyn Heights gynecologist, knew just where to find a dasheen bush for his anniversary gumbo. He called a Caribbean chef, a “Mr. Atkins,” he said, from a “clean but shabby restaurant” known as the Callaloo Pot. Most northern gardeners would recognize dasheen (Colocasia […]