In 2006 the United States Congress passed a resolution to recognize and celebrate all month-long the significance and contributions of Caribbean people and their descendants to the history and culture of the United States. Since the resolution, the White House issues an annual proclamation.
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate… to recognize men and women who trace their roots to the Caribbean. Through every chapter of our Nation’s history, Caribbean Americans have made our country stronger — reshaping our politics and reigniting the arts, spurring our movements and answering the call to serve. Caribbean traditions have enriched our own, and woven new threads into our cultural fabric. Again and again, Caribbean immigrants and their descendants have reaffirmed America’s promise as a land of opportunity — a place where no matter who you are or where you come from, you can make it if you try.
Check out some Caribbean American publications and blogs including:
- Triple The Focus,
- Everybody’ Magazine,
- Style & Vibes,
- Christene Carr,
- SYM Magazine,
- Rewind & Come Again,
- Soca Mom and many more.
Here at Carry On Friends, Caribbean American Heritage is all year round. COF was created to highlight our Caribbean heritage and how it adds a unique, colorful and flavorful twist to how we approach the different aspects of our lives.
If you haven’t done so already, celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month by reading one of the books by Caribbean American authors on our summer reading list.
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