Janice Leao, Number 14, contesting a shot (pictured above) In the Cabo Verdean community, in the US and abroad, many athletes have risen to various levels of stature in their respective sports. Often times, female student-athletes do not receive the same level of coverage, but a two sport student-athlete at New Bedford High School is turning heads in only her sophomore year. Janice Leao, 15, whose family is from Fogo and Sao Vicente, is only a sophomore but has begun to make an impact as a basketball player and a volley ball player for the Whalers. At 6’3”, Janice...Read More
Author: Cabo Verde Network
I, Tino Brazao, traveled to Cabo Verde in 2011 with a local Boston men’s basketball team, called Strela Negra, to participate in a Luso-African basketball tournament spearheaded by Rodrigo Mascarenhas of the Cabo Verde men’s national basketball team. The tournament and festivities took place in Santiago, Cabo Verde. This was an opportunity to participate against some of the best local Cabo Verdean players such as the Santiago All Star Team, and players from the Angolan national basketball team and Angolan club teams who came from abroad. The experience was incredible primarily due to the camaraderie, the phenomenal atmosphere and the passion for the...Read More
Cabo Verde has struggled in recent years with the handling of deportees being sent back to the island country. Since the early 90’s, over 1300 Cape Verdeans have been deported, majority of which came from the United States, followed by Portugal and France. Most are deported from committed crimes such as theft, lack of documents, and drugs. Most of the deportees are young males, and when they arrive in Cabo Verde, there are no programs of any sort to transition them back into society. They face heavy discrimination in gaining employment. Many return speaking mostly English, if any creolo at...Read More
Cape Verde Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Carlos Veiga, visited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts last week. Veiga, along with Cape Verde Minister of Finance Olavo Correia, met with Cape Verdean Americans and MPD party leaders in Boston and Brockton. Mayor of Brockton, Bill Carpenter, with CV Ambassador, Carlos Veiga On Saturday January 14, 2017, Santana’s Restaurant and Function Hall in Brockton held a reception for the Ambassador and Finance Minister. Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter welcomed the men to Brockton and informed the guests and people in the audience that the city continues to support businesses and residents who...Read More
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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.