Rio Olympics Games 2016 : Men’s Basketball Tournament


By Laurent-Jude Boisrond-Canal

There will be roughly 10,500 athletes from 206 countries, participating in 28 sports, 42 disciplines, and 306 events over the course of 21 days during the Rio Olympics Games. These Olympic games will be the first held in South America, and only the third time the games will be played in the southern hemisphere after Melbourne’s 1956 games and Sydney’s 2000 Olympic games. Rio was selected over Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago.

Help! I’m Always Broke

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“Can you cover for me?” Do you always find yourself asking your friends this question whenever you’re at a restaurant? It’s one of the most humiliating and shameful experiences. You just got your paycheck on Friday, and it’s already gone. You are a responsible person, but you just can’t get your finances together. How do you…

Accept the Truth: It’s Over

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The end of a matter is better than its beginning… -Ecclesiastes 7:8 Sometimes, it’s hard to accept when a relationship is over. If it came with or without notice, you will find yourself in the middle of an emotional storm or wilderness. In the midst of the storm, God is there to catch you when…

Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais’ New Lab Will Help Save Lives


By: Tadia Toussaint

MIREBALAIS, HAITI – Marie Melone Cadeau was diagnosed with stage three endometrial cancer. She traveled from her home in Les Cayes to Zanmi La Sante’s Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) for an operation in November 2015. The doctors promised her the results in five weeks. Instead, she received them five months later in April.

France-Allemagne : Qui est favori?


By Laurent-Jude B. Canal

Marseille, jeudi 7 juillet 21h, on saura qui du Portugal ou du Pays de Galle sera en finale.

Ce sont des français galvanisés par leurs large succès face à l’Islande (5-2) qui affrontera un champion du monde Allemand qualifié lui au terme d’une longue séance de tirs au but face à l’Italie (1-1 5-6 TAB).

Broken Crayons Still Color: Uplifting, Empowering New Book Takes Readers on Faith-Based “Journey to Restoration”


In Sandra Jean Charite’s new book Broken Crayons Still Color: A Journey to Restoration, the author grapples with an increasingly secular world and her decision to leave the church and the journey back to God and Christianity. Broken Crayons Still Color is a collection of poems and stories written throughout the years about brokenness and restoration. Charite’s aim of the book is to show readers how growing closer to their faith can restore them from even the most shattering of setbacks.

This Untenable Situation Has Got to Change 


By Max A. Joseph Jr. The centennial of the Copa America Cup (3-26 June, 2016), which provided Haiti with a rare opportunity to shine on the world stage and escape the narrative of being a dysfunctional country, was truly a disappointment. Though no sane Haitian realistically expected the Grenadiers (the national soccer team) to hoist…

Say What You Mean

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Collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone to produce or create something.” It’s a great skill to have no matter whomever you come across on the spectrum of relationships. What kind of relationship do you want to create with someone? There are certain actions which need to be in your toolbox, and one of…

Oct. 9 Named New York City Haitian Day


By M. Skye Holly

January 1, 1804 stands as the proudest day in Haitian history and now, thanks to efforts by Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene, of the 40th District, a new date has been stamped to honor the Haitian Revolution and Haiti’s contributions to American and global history. On June 21, in an unanimous vote at City Hall, Resolution 687 was passed, officially naming Oct. 9 as New York City Haitian Day.

What Will You Be Known For?

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For the first time in more than 20 years, I visited Haiti for four days (Thursday, June 9, 2016-Sunday, June 12, 2016). The last time I stepped foot on the country I was about 6 years old. I had always wanted to go back to Haiti, but I lived vicariously through the media, books, and…

History, Race, and Civilizations


By Max A. Joseph Jr.

History, as I understand it, consists of unmitigated facts. Though these facts can be manipulated or distorted for sinister purposes, history is not a speculative discipline as some people, every so often, mistakenly presume and demagogue scholars would want it to be. Having been on the short end of history’s greatest, most assertive and expansive civilization may have caused some lasting damage to the consciousness of Afrocentrists, whose romanticized version of history is harming the black race, given that the wrong premise inevitably engenders an erroneous conclusion.

Jimmy Jean-Louis Premieres New Movie In Miami

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By M. Skye Holly

In recent years, films like Think Like a Man and The Best Man franchises have struck a chord with black women all across America, and for good reason. Stories of successful black men and women are in demand on the big screen, especially by women of color who want to see more accurate representations of themselves. This week, Everything But a Man will join the fold, bringing an international touch to the conversation.

Ecuador Beat Haiti 4-0 At Copa Match


Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 on Sunday night and advance to the Copa America quarterfinals for the first time since 1997. Ecuador (1-0-2), which locked up second in Group B play, will play Group A winner United States…

Kreyolfest Celebrates Haitian Culture, Music and Food


The Haitian Times will host their annual Kreyolfest, the largest Haitian organized event in the Northeast, on Father’s Day this year at Wingate Park.
Now in its 16th year, the daylong festival has become a longstanding summer tradition in the Haitian community. The festival features local artists, a music showcase with the top bands in the Haitian Music Industry, performers from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as local Haitian food specialties and arts / crafts.

Show Me the Money


By Cindy Similien-Johnson

There’s a meme/photo that’s viral on social media, and every person of Haitian descent may have already posted it on their Facebook Page. It’s a picture of a hand stuffing a thick wad of dollar bills into his pocket, and the caption reads: “Haitian parents be like ‘Mwen Pa Gen Kob.'” When translated into English, it means “Haitian parents be like ‘I don’t have any money.'”

From Starvation to Stardom: Chef Ron Duprat is determined to Give Back

Former Top Chef contestant Ron Duprat provides a culinary demonstration at the Grand Market during the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival.

By Ron Duprat

If it seems like I’m egocentric or boosting with braggadocio, I am far from it. There’s a mission, a purpose behind my boundless ambition–I want to give back. I can still remember cooking with my grandmother in Haiti. We cooked the fish we caught and used fresh produce from my father’s garden. I learned at a small age to live and eat well on a small budget.

Diverting An Impending Disaster

Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California, as Americans flock to the polls nationwide to decide between President Barack Obama, his Rebuplican challenger Mitt Romney, and a wide range of other issues. Alhambra is one of 6 cities in California's 49th Assembly District, the state's first legislative district where Asian-Americans make up the majority of the population. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

In 2003 I watched in absolute horror as my colleagues and friends in the mainstream media beat a constant drumroll urging the country to go to war with Iraq. The reports were largely based on false information and at times fabrications. But Saddam Hussein was no angel, and few, if any reporters, felt compelled to buck the anti-Hussein mob.

The Tears Of A Young Cynic


By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

For those of you that don’t know me personally, I am currently 22 years old. Four years ago, when I was 18, I had my first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. I took that opportunity to vote for, and help reelect President Barack Obama. I was apathetic. My apathy didn’t stem from dislike towards the president. I personally think he is a good man who has done the best with what he has had to work with. My lack of enthusiasm stemmed from the fact that I had accepted that nothing would ever change and that my vote was basically irrelevant. I am a lot more cynical than most people my age.

Love Is In The Air: 5 Tips for a Great Marriage

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June marks the beginning of the wedding season. Social media accounts will be inundated with pictures of engagements, bridal showers, and weddings. The top three celebrations in the Haitian culture are baptisms, communions, and weddings. Weddings are a big deal to every woman who daydreamed about her Prince Charming since her Catholic grade school days. She…