President of RI Cape Verdean Heritage Subcommittee, Rosy Tavares, speaks about the importance of carrying on the Cape Verdean tradition and culture. Since 1976, the Rhode Island Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival is the oldest celebration of the Cape Verdean community in the United States. It preserves the Cape Verdean culture and celebrates the Cape Verdean heritage. The festival goes from noon to dusk and features traditional music, dance and food, along with a cultural, health/wellness and educational tents. We will also have this year arts and crafts from local artists including various activities for children. Last year’s event...Read More
Author: Cabo Verde Network
Fire rips through a 6 story building located at 1271-77 Dorchester avenue at the old site of where the Ashmont Tire building once stood. The blaze was reported around 2:30 PM. One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. A laborer said that the building already had appliances in the units and was ready to open its doors for tenants. Some units were already under agreement. The multi-million dollar project, partially funded by the city, state, and federal subsidies, had 83 apartments and condos with prices affordable to lower and middle class residents. Condos were listed for...Read More
Last month on Saturday, May 20, 2017, Associaçao Cabo Verdiana de Basquetebol (ACVB) hosted their first Kid’s Day/Dia das Crianças event in collaboration with the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies at Bridgewater State University. For ACVB, the event was designed in alignment with their mission, which focuses not only on community engagement through sport, but also on connecting fathers to youth via recreational youth development activities. The Kid’s Day/Dia das Crianças event was a day full of activities that included basketball clinics, guest speakers, as well as an ACVB All Star Basketball game that children and families...Read More
Don Xavier is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, actor & educator with a super-awesome attitude! His focus has always been to make a positive difference in people’s lives and to help them achieve their personal best. His speaking inspires individuals to take action and his keynote deliverance is a moving, self-management program for anyone who wants to shake off mediocrity and live up to their best, today. He helps to alter conditioning and to change habitual ways of thinking and behavior in order to play at such a level that one can become the very best they can be...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.