The Time to Reclaim Our Creed is Now or Never

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By Max A. Joseph

While the international community is justifiably appalled at the sight of humans getting decapitated, immolated or hacked to death by religious fanatics, it has remained silent on the lynching of a Haitian shoe shiner, who was found hanged with both feet and hands bounds in a public park in the Dominican Republic.

Could it be that Haitian lives don’t matter?

Far from being an isolated case, the lynching of Henry Claude Jean should be understood in the larger context of an unstated, but operational strategy that demonizes Haitians as expendable beings undeserving of the “universal values” that others take for granted.

HMI Responds To Alan Cave Incident

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Following singer Alan Cave’s physical altercation with promoter Carlito Corvil Saturday night in Atlanta, members of the HMI, and countless fans, took to Twitter to express their support for Cave, who had to seek hospital treatment after the incident.

Here are a few thoughts from leading HMI personalities.

Alan Cave Assaulted After Atlanta Performance, Cousin Richard Cave Comments

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By Vania Andre

Popular Haitian singer Alan Cave was allegedly assaulted Saturday night by well-known HMI promoter and producer Carlito Corvil in Atlanta, Ga after a performance. According to reports, Cave received treatment for injuries he sustained at a local hospital.

“We as artists will not condone violence against one of our own,” Atis Tet Asanm (united artists), said in a statement released Sunday evening. Atis Tet Asanm is an “informal association” of various personalities and players in the Haitian music industry (HMI).

Ditching The Layers: David Tlale Unveils FW15 Collection

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By Melissa Bernier

The Haitian Times had an all-access pass to South African designer David Tlale’s FW15 show at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week! The show was spectacular and everything that you would expect of a New York Fashion Week show.

His take on fall and winter clothing ditches the layers, and focuses on sexy clothing that is intended to make a statement in a big way. . The dominant color of David Tlale’s FW15 line is black – but done up in a way that that is ultra luxe. Rich fabrics such as silk crepe, silk textured brocade, and textured cement wool are adorned with ostrich feathers, copper lurex and black leather detailing.

Single Man Married Man: Changing Ideas About Relationships Between Men And Women

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By Michelle Alerte

Every man wants to get married. Why not to you? Single Man Married Man, a book dealing with breakups, make-ups, disappointments, and successes when it comes to love, gives readers a sneak peek into the male psyche by way of eight men.

Single Man Married Man is about “changing the narrative behind relationships” as it pertains to the perception disparity between men and women, Pervis Taylor III, co-author and the book’s resident life coach, said.

Authored by eight men, the book provides perspectives from married, single and divorced men. Their answers and point of views are all based on questions they received from women, co-author, Jickael Bazin, said. “It’s not a book telling women what to do, nor is it bashing women in any way.”

My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas

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By Fabiola Jean

Historically, the Haitian Diaspora has been concentrated in New York, Miami, Canada and Philadelphia. However, in recent years, studies show Haitian migrants are increasingly travelling to the Bahamas for better opportunities. With this migration shift comes discrimination against Haitians stemming from preconceived notions and stereotypes – specifically in the realm of religious identity.

Thousands Attend Funeral in Haiti for 17 Carnival Victims

A police officer stand amid the coffins containing the remains of the 17 victims who died in an accident involving a Carnival float, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The accident occurred early Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 when a singer aboard one of 16 Carnival floats touched a power line and caused the crowd to panic, resulting in a stampede. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Thousands of people streamed into Haiti’s main public park on Saturday to honor the 17 victims who died in an accident involving a Carnival float.

Many mourners wore white T-shirts with a phrase in Creole that read, “In good times, in bad times, we’re all Haitians.”

White caskets draped with the Haitian flag were lined up in front of a stage where government officials including President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Evans Paul greeted the victims’ relatives and friends.

Dominican Republic New Citizenship Law: A Litmus Test For The Haitian Government

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By Ed Gehy

The Haitian-Dominican problem did not start yesterday; thus no viable solution can be found overnight. Haiti shares the same island with Dominican Republic; but relations between the two countries have never been more strained in recent history than they are now.

A gruesome reminder of the Dominican inhuman treatment of Haitians came as recently as last week when a Haitian immigrant was found hung in a public park in the city of Santiago, north of Santo Domingo.

AfroCrowd: Owning Haitian History Through Digital Empowerment

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By Fabiola Jean

AfroCrowd, a new initiative aimed at increasing black participation in crowdsourcing, kicked off Black History Month, with a weekend dedicated to Wikimedia crowdsourcing. The kickoff event, held at the Brooklyn Public Library, was sponsored by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, Haitian Creole Language Institute, Afro Latin Project, Port Academie, Garifuna Nation, Yoruba Cultural Institute and Afro Diaspora.