Social entrepreneur Rahama Wright believes in the restorative powers of
shea butter - so much so that she launched Shea Yeleen International, a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports women-owned cooperatives
in West Africa, and provides training on quality assurance and
José Maria Gomes Lopes is an innovator who secured financing for an
income-generating mill for his impoverished community in Cabo Verde,
Africa. Last year, he completed the Mandela Washington Fellowship as part of the White House's Young African Leaders program. A social activist with more than seven years of
experience in the community development sector, Lopes is making a
U.S. companies looking to explore clean energy opportunities in the
Caribbean can count on enhanced support from U.S., Caribbean and
multilateral agencies, according to discussions at today’s Caribbean
Energy Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
A delegation of Caribbean officials, distinguished guests, travel
experts and interested parties convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica in November for a two-day seminar to discuss travel facilitation, brand development, tourism linkages,
partnership opportunities and other concerns on the topic of bolstering
and increasing tourism in the Caribbean region, specifically Jamaica.
Uplifting. Remarkable. Exhilarating. Just a few words to describe
Applause Africa’s fourth annual African Diaspora Awards. Held on
Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the City University
of New York (CUNY) John Jay College, this star-studded event eulogized
the efforts of the innovative individuals of the African Diaspora.