Most people didn’t know there was a Caribbean-American community in Los Angeles. Like the Guatemalans and Puerto Ricans who became Latinos or the Chinese and Filipinos who Asians when they arrived in America, most Caribbeans are generally perceived as African Americans.
While New York and Miami have well known established enclaves of Caribbean communities, little is known about the Caribbean West. With that realization, Lyndon A. Johnson, a Jamaican native with graphic design background, has decided to create the CaribPress in Los Angeles in 1999 to fill this void. Since then, Johnson has developed a network of writers and citizen journalists to cover many topics of interest to the Caribbean community in Southern California such as immigration, family law, health, travel, sports, politics, the economy, celebrities and newsmakers of Caribbean descent, and the local Caribbean music scene.
The first issue premiered with a cover story on reggae artist Maxi P riest. Since that time, CaribPress continues to highlight the accomplishments of music artists and entertainers, but has also profiled notable figures such as television executive Paula Madison, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks and former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson.
CaribPress often provides a diverse selection of editorial content including political commentary, historical articles and interviews of community leaders and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. While material usually has a Caribbean focus, CaribPress seeks to inform and enlighten the general reading audience with its unique perspective on world, national and local events.
For more information, please contact us at:
8549 Wilshire Blvd. #1145
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 508-2626
Fax: (323) 508-2483