M. Skye Holly

NYC Council Passes Resolution in Hopes of TPS Extension
New York, News

NYC Council Passes Resolution in Hopes of TPS Extension

By M. Skye Holly

On Wednesday, Dec, 7, a resolution initiated by New York City Council Member Eugene Mathieu of Brooklyn’s 40th District was passed at City Hall. The resolution will officially petition the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in regard to the plight of Haitian immigrants potentially facing deportation.

Haitian Studies Institute Finds a Home at CUNY’s Brooklyn College
New York, News

Haitian Studies Institute Finds a Home at CUNY’s Brooklyn College

By M. Skye Holly

BROOKLYN, NY– On Aug. 24, a press conference was held on the courtyard of the Brooklyn College Library to officially recognize the establishment of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Haitian Studies Institute. The Haitian Studies Institute (HSI) is a CUNY-wide research institute that will be permanently housed at Brooklyn College; it plans on becoming a leading institute on Haitian Studies within New York State and throughout the Haitian Diaspora.

Oct. 9 Named New York City Haitian Day
New York, Politics

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.

Jimmy Jean-Louis Premieres New Movie In Miami
Arts & Culture, South Florida

Jimmy Jean-Louis Premieres New Movie In Miami

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.

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