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‘Sweet Micky For President’ Documentary Hits Theaters In November
Arts & Culture

‘Sweet Micky For President’ Documentary Hits Theaters In November

By Sherley Boursiquot

Sweet Micky For President documentary is based on Haiti’s 2010 presidential election which shows Pras Michel, Grammy award-winning rapper and founder of the hip-hop group, The Fugees, returning to his homeland (Haiti) after the devastating January 2010 earthquake — with a magnitude of 7.0 resulting in more than 300,000 deaths. The country was in complete chaos after a quarter of a million homes were obliterated. Pras, having no experience or money, helped mobilize a presidential campaign for the controversial famous musician: Michel Martelly aka “Sweet Micky,” which Haitians have had a love-and-hate relationship with over the years.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Talks With The Haitian Times About ‘Young Women’s Initiative’
News, Women & Children

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Talks With The Haitian Times About ‘Young Women’s Initiative’

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined The Haitian Times through a conference call earlier this month to talk about the launching of the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI)—a group she says will counter racial and gender inequality for women and girls, between the ages of 14 through 24.

Although the Initiative is looking at young women in general, Mark-Viverito, who is co-chairs the coalition, is aware of the common disparities girls and young women of color face. She admits they are “recognizing a problem” and are focusing on issues that have not been looked at “deeply.”

State Senate Candidate Samuel Pierre Steps Down In November Special Election
News, Politics

State Senate Candidate Samuel Pierre Steps Down In November Special Election

By Sherley Boursiquort

Brooklyn Democratic operative Samuel Pierre is dropping out of November’s special election, where he was looking to fill convicted ex-state Sen. John Sampson Senate seat.

“I plan to withdraw my campaign for the special election this November, however I am currently speaking to my family, supporters and friends to see what the best course of action will be for my future as a public servant,” Pierre said.

Earlier this month, Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, accused the Kings County Democratic Party of spreading misinformation about Pierre’s 2013 misdemeanor conviction.

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