It’s the 4th Annual Cape Verdean Festival in Falmouth, Massachusetts. But the vice president of the Cape Verdean Club here, Wesley Leite, says this year is special, “This particular one is a special one because it’s our 75th anniversary in existence for this Cape Verdean Club of Falmouth.” The Cape Verdean Club of Falmouth is the oldest of its kind in the U.S., and it’s the only one in Cape Cod. Senator Vinny deMacedo said its important to preserve the Cape Verdean identity and culture. “The morabeza de gente de Cabo Verde is like none other. It’s a unique...Read More
Author: Cabo Verde Network
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities of Cabo Verde, Luis Filipe Tavares, visited the United States in September of this year. On Saturday, September 24th, Tavares held an Open Community Meeting at the War Memorial building in Brockton, MA. The Cape Verdean Association of Brockton (ACVB) organized the event. ACVB members along with other residents listened patiently as Minister Tavares gave his opening remarks. It was apparent soon after that, the Cape Verdean audience couldn’t wait to speak their mind and voice their concerns directly with the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Brockton Councilor-At-Large Moises Rodrigues hosted the forum....Read More
The political party MpD (Movement For Democracy), is dominating mayoral elections taking place nationally at each of the municipalities in Cabo Verde. According to the official website for municipal elections (www.eleicoes.gov.cv), MpD has accounted for 86.4% of votes, winning in 19 of the 22 municipals. The results are expected to hold. PAICV (African Party of independence of Cape Verde), the largest opposition to MpD, won only in the municipalities of Santa Cruz on the island of Santiago, and Mosteiros, on the island of Fogo. Four years ago, the party had won eight municipalities. Election results below: www.eleicoes.gov.cv – Provisional...Read More
Local Business owner, Emilia Depina of Boston, Massachusetts, is out to send a positive message for the community. With a network of other business owners and supporters, she held a Fashion Show at Santana’s Restaurant in Brockton. “Today we did a networking and fun event with food, dancing, many different business owners came by,” said Emilia Depina. The Back to School Family Fun Fashion Show featured several designers including clothing from her shop, “I Own It Boutique”, located in Dorchester. Emilia said it’s a celebration of going back to school and having the right attitude, personality, and creativity. “That’s...Read More
Lucy Coutinho says she’s come a long way from her earlier days in Boston. With a radio show and a YouTube channel, we can now add author to the mix. Lucy Coutinho/author “I am an author now.” Her book Peaces of Freedom is Lucy’s own personal journey through life. Lucy Coutinho/author “Wanting and seeking out inspiration, wanting to live in a more peaceful world. And I also shared a lot of, you know, encounters that I have had, a lot of messages that I have received over the years in seeking that. When I would share it via my...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.