From Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, Metrograph, a new theater in Manhattan, held a weekend-long screening of contemporary Haitian films in celebration of the Day of the Dead. Celebrating Haiti: Day of the Dead Revisited, hosted by Creatively Speaking Films Series, ran from Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 at the Manhattan theater where seven films were screened. The films each explore a different aspect of narratives and issues embedded in the conscience of all Haitians.
By Vania Andre and Soraya Denis QUEENS, NY – Attorney Clyde Vanel is looking to ensure the next generation of New Yorkers is able to live out the American dream like he and his family were able to. On Sept. 13, Vanel, who was raised in the middle-class Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights, will face four…
By Soraya Denis
QUEENS, NY – Haitian-American community activist Sabine French is on a quest to fill late Assemblywoman Barbara Clark’s seat. The district includes Hollis, Queens Village, St. Albans, Cambria Heights and Bellerose.
BROOKLYN, NY – Tomorrow, Haitian American political operative Josue Pierre will look to solidify his title of male district leader for the 42nd Assembly District in the state legislative party primaries.
By Vania Andre
The annual Haitian Labor Day Fest returned to Long Island’s Eisenhower Park on Saturday with a line up boasting virtually every top act in the Haitian Music Industry (HMI). After a hiatus last year, festival organizer Urbain Richard, CEO of VenusInt’l Productions (VIP) vowed to bring the annual music showcase back “bigger than ever.”
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.
BROOKLYN, NY – New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton partnered with Light the World Foundation on July 9 to for the 6th Annual Arts and Music Festival in Brooklyn.
Light the World Foundation’s annual concerts have become an integral part of Brooklyn’s summer festivities and a staple in the Haitian Community, bringing together a range of gospel music and expressive art. Proceeds from the festival will go towards the foundations’ two signature programs; the Mentorship Program that provides participants with practical life skills and tools that are usually not taught as a part of their academic curriculum; and, scholarship programs that are offered both in Haiti and in the United States. The scholarships are awarded based on merit as measured by financial need, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.
The Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) of Greater New York hosted its Fifth Annual HANA Leadership Convention at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing on the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University from June 15 -17.
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.