| NEWS |
2013 CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOOD & THE ARTS set for FRIDAY, JUNE 21st in Los Angeles, California.
Honorees include Reno Wilson of Antiguan heritage, and Paula Madison, of Jamaican heritage. For more information, click here
ACCLAIMED ACTOR LORRAINETOUSSAINT IS SPOKESPERSON FOR 2013 ...
Noted Character Actress Ms. Lorraine Toussaint, currently seen as Chief Angela Martin on BODY OF PROOF has been named National Spokesperson for National Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations in 2013. The Trinidadian born actor has signed on to be spokesperson for CAHM 2013. She follows in tradition of Jimmy Jean Louis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Rick Fox who have served as Spokespersons since founding of NCAHM 2006.
LAZA MORGAN NAMED CAHM 2013 MUSICAL AMBASSADOR TO CARRY THE MESSAGE...
Laza Morgan, of the Morgan Dynasty will be the 2013 Musical Ambassador. Entertainment News Maven Shelley of Red Carpet Shelly is partnering with ICS and the National Caribbean American Heritage Foundation to bring Laza's message of Peace & Love to the World.
ANANCY! ANANSI! FESTIVAL.... scheduled for Saturday, June 15th.. now in 8 (eight) locales.
ANANCY! ANANSI! FESTIVAL will once more bring children of all ages delight this June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Anancy the Spider Trickster Hero is a fundamental part of Caribbean mythmaking. Xavier Murphy of Jamaicans.com, Director of the Festival hopes to bring the Anancy! Anansi! Festival to cities across America, thus ensuring the retention of a key icon of Caribbean culture; and a truly natioanl celebration. To register for this free event in DC, click here: http://anancyfestivaldc.eventbrite.com/
For more on the other 2013 Festival locations, visit http://www.anancyfestival.com/.
Check out Nick Cannon reading HOW ANANSI BROUGHT WISDOM TO THE WORLD
AFI Silver Theater to host DC Caribbean FilmFest 2013...MAY 31-JUNE 2
This year marks the 12th Anniversary of the DC Caribbean FilmFest and AFI Silver Theater will serve as the Host and main venue for this year's eventl. Nominations for the Annual FilmFest are now closed. For Schedule of Film Showings, Click Here
| Our Vision & Mission |
The vision of ICS CAHM Program is to create a network of Caribbean American leaders driven by a passion to cultivate an enduring community. Throiugh the establishment of a network of Caribbean American Heriatge Councils/Organizations around the Country, Americans of all backgrounds and nationalities will join in the commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
Our goal for 2013 is to have 20 participating cities. Help us meet that goal by becoming a Leader of the Change you Want to see. Help ensure that City or County declares June as Caribbean American Heritage Month. Show your pride. Count as Caribbean!
ICS is dedicated to building bridges between Caribbean Americans and the US population at large and advocating for the wellbeing of the Caribbean American community. The misision of the CAHM Program is to create and dissemiante knowledge about the contributions of Caribbean immigrants to America, and to be a crucible for a dialogue between Caribbean peoples and the American public. Additionally, the CAHM program is to ensure that Americans at large are advised of the many and great contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to the nation.
The overall mission of ICS is to provide our partners with solutions to the challenges they face, that will enable their survival, growth, and prosperity in the ever changing global marketplace, by providing world class analysis and action that supports their missions. For more information go to http://icsdc.org/