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HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

 

 

The Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) joins the world community in offering our thoughts, prayers and support for all those devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and José.

 We have gotten many inquiries on how one may assist with recovery efforts, especially the victims in the Caribbean.  

 We have compiled a few links for you to get more information about how you can help.

 

For the USVI, please reach out to Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s office at https://plaskett.house.gov.

The Consulate of Antigua & Barbuda in New York has set up a website with relief information. Please see https://www.abconsulate.nyc/

In addition to the Red Cross, we recommend contacting the Embassy in Washington, DC or the local Consul General’s office of each affected island.

CHO will continue to support the relief efforts in the U.S. and the Caribbean in any way we can. It is during these challenging times we are reminded of the generosity and spirit of humanity that exists all over the world.

2018 Robert Nesta Marley Humanitarian Award

 

Call For Nominations

 

 

A humanitarian can be defined as an individual who has the courage to take decisive action needed, the wisdom to face aggressive challenges and the willingness to sacrifice to affect these causes that have a long term impact on the betterment of the community.

The legendary Bob Marley was not only the greatest reggae singer, but he was a global ambassador of peace, equal rights, justice, brotherhood and generosity. His philanthropic efforts and message of One Love echoed worldwide from his native Jamaica.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Robert Nesta Marley Humanitarian Award.

Thank You!

Thank you so very much for your support.   It was a full house on Saturday, June 17, at the Hilton Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA as the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) celebrated Caribbean-American Heritage Month with their annual Salute to Hollywood & Excellence gala.

Hosted by CBS’ The Price is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, the event also served as the closing of the 2017 CaribbeanLens International Film Festival.
The evening celebrated honorees Anna Maria Horsford of CBS’ The Bold and The Beautiful who received CHO’s Life Achievement Award and  Grace Byers of Fox’ Empire was bestowed the Rising Sun Award.

 

The Circle of Excellence Awardees were Jasmine Turner, Caribbean beauty queen and wealth manager at UBS Financial Services, The Hon. Roland Yorke, Consul General of Belize to Los Angeles and Children of the Caribbean‘s, Julien Adams & Rosie Hodge-Adams.

 

The event also marked the inaugural Robert Nesta Marley Humanitarian Award. Karen Marley, daughter of the late great reggae super star and Judah, Gideon and Abraham, his grandchildren and Ziggy Marley’s children, were on hand to present the awards to Yard Life‘s Shane Morgan and Romaine Sabukie Allen and Grammy Award-winning Rapper, Filmmaker and Activist, Pras.

 

“Hill & Gully,” the urban Cinderella story by filmmaker Patrice Johnson was awarded best film.  Michael Q. Ceballos’ “Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan,” got the Best Animation nod.  Lemo Coney who used comedy in “It’s Really Renee” to bring awareness to the homeless was awarded Best Comedy.  Best Cinematography was given to Elvin Diaz’ Haiti- DR Binational Market and through story and dance, Peter Chin & Jeremy Mimnagh’s “Jamaican” journeys through Jamaica and Central America to explore what is a Jamaican, was awarded best documentary.  Forgiveness was the theme of Best Inspirational, “70 x Seven,” by Judith Fallon-Reid.  You can view film descriptions and trailers here.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

The Caribbean Heritage Organization is pleased to be support Los Angeles-based ReadLead Literacy and Mentorship Program.

Celebrating the Caribbean and its Diaspora

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