Author: Cabo Verde Network

A Nubian Notion: Kaasim Amir Abdal-Khallaq Davis reflects on Civil Unrest

CVN: What are your thoughts on the current political situation including the protests? “Well (sighs) I’m disappointed. Let me start by saying this. I’m very disappointed in our current situation. I feel like we made so much progress as a Country and we were headed in such a beautiful direction. I also think that it was needed and here’s why I say that. I think a lot of us were unaware of just how Racist America still is. I have dealt with being harrassed by Police, I have been wrongfully accused of things, I have been wrongfully arrested and...

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The Legacy of A Nubian Notion: Interview with Kaasim Amir Abdal-Khallaq Davis

Through a chance social media meeting, I came in contact with Kaasim, grandson of the founder of , “A Nubian Notion Inc.” As it turns out Kaasim has relatives who are Cape Verdean and I mentioned that I had written some articles for Cabo Verde Network. One thing lead to another and so we have the interview below. CVN: Not everyone necessarily knows what A Nubian Notion is. I had heard the name growing up, but you describe what it is a little for the readership who may not be familiar? Kaasim: My Grandfather Malik Abdal-Khallaq went to Egypt...

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Dr. Pimentel: Covid-19, Black Lives Matter & The Cabo Verdean Community

Dr. Veronica Maria Pimentel, a Double Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is a practicing clinician, researcher, educator, advocate and writer in Connecticut.  She was born in Sao Nicolau, Cabo Verde and educated both in Cabo Verde and in the USA.     Cabo Verde Network reached out to Dr. Veronica Maria Pimentel, and she was asked about the dangers of Covid-19 in the Cabo Verdean communities and surrounding areas in general:  The number of people diagnosed and hospitalized with the coronavirus in the northeast states is decreasing.  Research has shown that social distancing is working and has...

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Moises Rodrigues for State Senate

On Saturday February 22nd, Moises Rodrigues made a stunning announcement that he was running for state Senate of Massachusetts.  The new mayor of Brockton, Robert F. Sullivan, was in attendance at Santana Restaurant And Function Hall along with many of Moises constituents as Moises was honored with an award prior to his announcement. Rodrigues was voted interim Mayor if Brockton to keep City Hall on the path set by Carpenter, 62, who died suddenly July 3 and was seeking a fourth two-year term. He was the first person of color to serve as mayor of Brockton. He returned to his seat as...

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Dr. Veronica Maria Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG


ACVB is a community men's basketball league, currently based in Boston & Brockton, that is in its infancy. The league/organization's mission is to integrate youth development activities through basketball clinics and other outreach programs provided by the league to the community.

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