National Caribbean-American Heritage Month marks its 10th anniversary this June. Back in 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognising the significance and contributions of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants to the history and culture of the United States. The resolution similarly passed the Senate on February 14, 2006.
diGJamaica.com ran a series of special features last year, and we are back to celebrate this year! We will be engaging members of the Jamaican Diaspora and marking Caribbean American Heritage Month with profiles on ‘Jamerican’ personalities, important information for returnees and those who travel back-and-forth, food special, words of wisdom from our elders and more. Keep checking digjamaica.com/diaspora and follow our hashtag #diGdiaspora for info!
The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) also runs a website, where you can find out more about Caribbean American Heritage Month history and various initiatives and activities for June and the rest of the year. If you’re a member of the Diaspora or plan to be in the US this month, you can also find out what’s on in your city under ‘Regional Celebrations.’
It is also Disaster Preparedness Month in Jamaica, so we will be bringing you important tips and facts on how to be safe when something catastrophic happens. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter pages for more!