Author: Cabo Verde Network

Michael Mendes interview with Elias Pires

Elias Pires sits down with Michael Mendes of the Cape Verdean men’s national team. Mendes breaks down dealing with Covid protocols and the challenges of not practicing, but still proudly competing for Cabo Verde. For all Sponsorship info please contact Suely Neves

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Cabo Verde Network Co-founder Darren Duarte & VP Elect Kamala Harris featured on NBC Station

CLICK FOR VIDEO Darren Duarte, Director of Communications for Brockton Police and cofounder of Cabo Verde Network, attended Howard University with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris between 1982 – 1986. “She ran for Student Council as a freshman. So she always kind of knew what she wanted to do and look at her now,” said Darren Duarte. While attending Howard University, Darren Duarte worked his first job in Capital Hill for a member of the House Representatives while Kamala Harris worked in the Senate. “She worked for Senator Alan Cranston of California at the time. The next senator was Barbara Boxer....

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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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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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