Garifuna American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA To Receive Award from The Council of St. Vincent and The Grenadines Organization (COSAGO) on SUNDAY October 28th 2012

Garifuna American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA, who is Chairman of The Board of Directors of the Garifuna Coalition USA Inc. — Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

Brooklyn, New York  – The members of The Council of St. Vincent and The Grenadines Organizations USA, Inc (COSAGO) have selected Chairman of The Board of The Garifuna Coalition, Jose Francisco Avila, as one of two people to be honored at COSAGO’s annual Luncheon commemorating the Independence of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  St. Vincent is the ancestral land of the Garifuna people.  The luncheon will take place on SUNDAY October 28th 2012.

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(VIDEO) 2009 Documentary on Garifuna People in Nicaragua

Garifuna Women in Nicaragua in 2009 Documentary

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

Nicaragua, Central America — Saw a link to this posted on my Facebook News feed this morning.  The link was by Kulcha Buck Ciego via GX Visions.  It is a small documentary on The Garifuna People of Nicaragua.  It was produced in 2009.

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Garifuna and Black People in Nicaragua?

Nicaraguan Blacks

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Copyright 2010 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Wanted to quickly highlight two news stories I came across on the Central American country of

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DVD of First Annual 2010 Garifuna Heritage Awards And Cultural Night Released

First Annual 2010 Garifuna Heritage Awards And Cultural Night DVD

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Copyright 2010 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All rights Reserved.

The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc has released a DVD of their

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First Annual GARIFUNA HERITAGE AWARDS And CULTURAL NIGHT In New York City a HISTORIC Success (March 13, 2010)

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Photos by Teofilo “Tio Teo” Colon Jr.

First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards And Cultural Night in New York City A Historic Success.

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Audience of The Garifuna Heritage Awards And Cultural Night 2010 in New York City.

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Garinagu who braved the rain and wind on Saturday, March 13, 2010 to attend The First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards & Cultural Night were rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime  show and night of appreciation.

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GARIFUNA HERITAGE MONTH Declared In New York City (MARCH 2010)

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Photos by Teofilo Colon Jr.

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On Thursday, March 11, 2010 in the Rotunda of The Bronx Supreme Court Building, Bronx Borough President, RUBEN DIAZ JR read a proclamation declaring March 11, 2010 to April 12, 2010 GARIFUNA HERITAGE MONTH in the Bronx.

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(VIDEO) News Reports on Garinagu (Garifuna People) in Nicaragua (In Spanish)

News Reports on Garinagu (Garifuna People) in Nicaragua.  Both are in Spanish.

UPDATE:

The first video clip features an interview with the amazing KENSY SAMBOLA, a Garifuna person from Nicaragua.  She also received a Garifuna Heritage Award from the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc on March 13th 2010.

-Tio Teo

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