BROOKLYN, (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS NEWS SERVICE) – City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Immigration Committee, yesterday held the Council’s first-ever budget hearing of all City budget activity involving immigrant services, with relevant agencies, service providers, and community-based organizations all present in one room.
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.
BROOKLYN, (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS NEWS SERVICE) – A measure (554-A) that Haitian American Flatbush City Council Member Mathieu Eugene sponsored that would bring together several city agencies under a coordinator to identify runaway, homeless or sexually exploited youth and connect them with appropriate services passed the City Council yesterday.
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…
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…
By Natalie C. Holly
One Brooklyn lawmaker is working to affect change in how vital citywide information is accessed on the web for Haitians and other immigrant groups in New York.
By Vania Andre
Elected officials from the Haitian Diaspora want a seat at the electoral table, two Haitian American organizations said after a meeting with U.S. State Department officials about Haiti’s latest political crisis.
By Maya Earls
Only a few days into the new year, professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are already working with Haitian educators to challenge traditional methods of teaching in Haiti by bringing Kreyòl into the classroom.
By Sherley Boursiquot
BROOKLYN, New York — Attorney Dweynie Esther Paul, the first Haitian American to be elected as a New York State civil court judge from the 2nd Municipal district, was inducted last Thursday at Mount Lebanon Baptist church.
Haitian-American model Lisa Drouillard will compete in the 64th Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday, Dec. 20. Drouillard will compete against 79 contestants in the categories of swimsuit, evening gown, and interview.