About Us

The Raleigh Durham Afro-Caribbean Association was founded in 2011 when a few friends met and developed an organization that would become an umbrella for all individuals of the Diaspora to join together and have an effective impact on bringing more Afro-Caribbean community activities to the Raleigh/ Durham area.

Raleigh/Durham Afro-Caribbean Association Executive Committee

MARCIA KNIGHT, a native of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, attended Shaw University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Marcia decided to make Raleigh her home and has been here over 20 years, contributing to the community through employment, civic and non-profit organizations. Marcia is a world traveler, experiencing many different cultures in her journey. She has a love for Africa and the Caribbean Islands and would like for the Raleigh/Durham area to get a taste of all cultures. Through RDACA, she envisions a wider awareness of the Diaspora through Education, Community Outreach, and Events.
GEORGE MODESTE, is a native of St Croix, US Virgin Islands. He has contributed to the Raleigh/Durham Caribbean community by organizing a variety of community activities. As a Promoter/Producer, George has worked with several entertaining outlets in the Raleigh/Durham area promoting Reggae, Soca, and all other formats of musical entertainment. He is an up and coming Caribbean leader in this community and has been very active in founding RDACA and CaribMask Carnival.
CANDICE ALICK, a native of Atlanta, GA with roots grounded in the Mid-Atlantic, moved to the area to pursue a PhD at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently residing in Wake County, she is dedicated to creating community programs and events celebrating the richness of the African, Caribbean and African American communities in the Raleigh/Durham area. She hopes RDACA will bring unity and pride amongst people of the diaspora. She brings with her a host of experience from numerous non-profit organizations for which she has worked in various capacities.
ROSA ” Peaches” ANENE is a native of NC.  She graduated from Richmond Hills High in Queens, NY & attended the prestigious Princeton University, in NJ.  She brings several accomplishments to help promote multicultural unity to the Raleigh/Durham area.  As a member of So Central Church of Christ, the Notary Public Association, A-Plus, APWU-Retiree Division, BWFJ and the South Eastern Bikers Association, Peaches is widely involved in the community.  She is a worldwide traveler who has attended an array of Carnivals & Festivals and was very instrumental in making the 1st Annual Caribbean Carnival, Raleigh, NC come full circle and meet with great success.  “The Love, Sweat & Tears is all for Carnival,” says Peaches.

CaribMask Carnival Planning Committee

CANDICE ALICK
CANDICE ALICK
MARCIA KNIGHT
GEORGE MODESTE
ROSA “Peaches” ANENE
ROSA “Peaches” ANENE
SHAYNE HALL
RICARDO TAITT

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