Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti

Haitian President Rene Preval speaks during a Security Council meeting on Haiti at the U.N. headquarters at the U.N. headquarters in New York, April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)


Opinion, Politics

Two elections, Two different results: How will the Trump Presidency affect Haiti?

By Francois Pierre-Louis   In the last month, Haitian-Americans have experienced two presidential elections that will fundamentally affect their future. On November 8, 2016, the United States of America held its presidential election. Although the major polling institutions projected Hillary Clinton to win over Donald Trump, the result was far different than most people had...
New York, Opinion

An Open Letter to New York City Immigrant Communities

To New York City’s Immigrant Communities: During these uncertain times we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear.  The values of hard work, respect and coming together during times of adversity define us as New Yorkers.  That will not change,...


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An Ode to Haitian President Rene Preval

By Garry Pierre-Pierre PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  The news came sudden and spread as quickly as a wildfire. Rene Garcia Preval had passed away at his home in Laboule. Preval was at once an iconic, historic and complex figure in Haitian politics. I know I will miss him. Preval was a towering figure in Haiti’s political...
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Discover Your Purpose: Use What You Have

I had the great honor of meeting the legendary and international Haitian Singer/Superstar, Emeline Michel, at the “Voices from Haiti: Artists as Activists” Panel Discussion on Thursday, March 2, 2017. It was hosted by CUNY Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College. I came across the event through social media, and I decided to go because...
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Haiti, Warped Lens

UN Troops to Depart Haiti But Are Haitians Ready

By Garry Pierre-Pierre I do believe that MINUSTAH should go, and should do so soon. But having said that I remain skeptical that once these blue-helmeted soldiers are out whether or not our institutions are ready to play their role in a democratic society. Can the police handle a protest of 10,000 or more? Can the judiciary uphold the constitution? Can the political parties behave responsibly? Can Haiti feed itself and care of the desperate needs of its people.



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Arts & Culture, New York

By Francesca Andre On March 3 Haitian singers Anie Alerte and Riva Nyri Précil brought their jazz-infused Kreyol music to Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcafé in honor of Women's History Month.
Arts & Culture

Caribbean TV Series “Taste the Islands” Adds Haitian Cast Member

In 2015, Caribbean cooking show “Taste the Islands” made history by becoming the first Jamaican-produced and Jamaican-hosted series on US national public television. Show creators Blondie Ras Productions have announced that the second season will premiere this June, Caribbean American Heritage Month, on Create TV and select PBS stations around the country. Public television’s favorite...