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

San Diego Church Working to Transition Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Brazil
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San Diego Church Working to Transition Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Brazil

By Gage Norris

SAN DIEGO, CA — Right now, the Haitian Methodist Church of San Diego is overwhelmed.

For the past four months, church members and members of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a collective of community leaders working to help the Haitian community and recent migrants to the U.S., have been facilitating the arrival of massive numbers of Haitians fleeing Brazil seeking a better life. They have received over 2,000 migrants so far, and expect nearly three times that number in the coming months.

Bichotte Introduces Bill For Free Community College
New York Politics, News

Bichotte Introduces Bill For Free Community College

  BROOKLYN, (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS NEWS SERVICE) – Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte (Flatbush, Ditmas Park) yesterday announced she introduced legislation in the assembly A9254 that would provide free community college for two years or up to two years of career and technical education. The measure, which Queens Senator James Sanders (S6597) sponsored on the senate…

Haitian-American cop blows the whistle
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Haitian-American cop blows the whistle

Last month, Raymond opened up to the New York Times about his experiences and the unethical practices taking place in the NYPD. Since his story broke, the community has rallied behind him, calling for an investigation into his allegations. He is being revered in the community for his courage to stand up and alone to…

Community rallies behind Haitian-American whistleblower cop
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Community rallies behind Haitian-American whistleblower cop

By Vania Andre and Fabiola Jean

Last month, Raymond opened up to the New York Times about his experiences and the unethical practices taking place in the NYPD. Since his story broke, the community has rallied behind him, calling for an investigation into his allegations. He is being revered in the community for his courage to stand up and alone to the NYPD.

Bichotte Lauds Assembly Budget For Minimum Wage Increase, Paid Family Leave
New York Politics, News

Bichotte Lauds Assembly Budget For Minimum Wage Increase, Paid Family Leave

BROOKLYN, (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS NEWS SERVICE) –  Flatbush Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte announced her support for the New York Assembly’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2016-2017, most notably the measures aimed to enhance New York’s quality of life for hard working middle-class families. Under the proposed budget, these families would benefit from a minimum wage increase…

Haitian American Josue Pierre announces candidacy for Brooklyn district leader position
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Haitian American Josue Pierre announces candidacy for Brooklyn district leader position

BROOKLYN, (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS NEWS SERVICE) –  In a move that will help consolidate Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte’s growing political power in Flatbush and Ditmas Park as well as reflecting the changed demographics of the area – from predominately Jewish to predominately Caribbean – Josue Pierre announced his candidacy for the male district leader of the…

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