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5 Times Rihanna Slayed Being Good for the Globe

Photo Credit: Roc Nation If you aren’t a huge Rihanna fan like us here at Bene Caribe, then you might only know the Caribbean icon as a singer, dancer, designer, entrepreneur, or that celebrity you’ve seen in the media.   What we love most about Rihanna, however, isn’t that she is a MOGUL or how great of a performer she is (she’s amazing we know), but how much she gives back to the community. Here are our top 5 reasons for loving this humanitarian! When Rihanna taught math to students in Rural Malawi Rihanna visited Malawi to learn about the challenges facing the country’s educational system as part of her role as founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation and Global...

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A Caribbean Movement Through Dance

"Dance making is a central and essential part of cultural heritage and retention" Trinidad and Tobago native, Candace Thompson is a dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur. She is the beauty and brains behind CanDanceFit, Artistic Director of ContempoCaribe, Founding Executive Director of Dance Caribbean Collective in Brooklyn, NY, and the powerhouse behind the New Traditions Dance Festival, a 3-night dance festival produced by Dance Caribbean Collective (DCC), in honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the United States. "Our goal is to center dance making as an essential part of cultural heritage and retention and to support dancers, choreographers and practitioners that are leading the charge." - Dance Caribbean Collective As Founding Executive Director of the DCC, Candace is facilitating connections and collaboration between Caribbean artists, creating spaces...

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Make It Stop with PSI Caribbean

  PSI-Caribbean IS GOOD FOR THE CARIBBEAN PSI-Caribbean (PSI-C) responds to the prevailing health needs of the people of the region through innovative programs that increase access to health education, products and services. The organization values innovation, commitment and collaboration and over the past eleven years has worked alongside civil society organizations, commercial entities and governments across the region to create health solutions in the area of sexual and reproductive health and more recently gender based violence (GBV) prevention and non-communicable disease prevention.  “We’re a nonprofit, but we take a business approach to saving lives. We develop cutting-edge communications using traditional and emerging technologies to motivate people to adopt healthy behaviors,” says Kevon Foderingham, Marketing and Communications Manager, PSI-C.  ...

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It's The Season for Love Sharing

  Not that we don't think that love should be shared every day of the year, but with the holiday buzz in the air, Its a great time for sharing love through thoughtful, gifts There's something special about a gift that gives back to the community, promotes a cause or that helps the environment.  Just for you, we've curated a list of handmade, ethical gifts from the Caribbean that you can share with your loved ones! Over the next month, we'll be sharing a few gifts at a time through our newsletter and our blog. Don't be left off the list. sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates. Here are a few of our new favorites. The Mediation on...

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