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Police shoot gang leader dead after escaping prison

Feb. 26, 2021 - UPDATED STORY (2/26/21, 6:00 p.m.) — Police shot and killed Arnel Joseph, the most dominant gang leader in Haiti during the late 2010s, one day after he escaped from Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison during an outbreak that left 25 people dead, government officials said.

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Scheduling help available as Medgar Evers, other vaccine locations open

Feb. 25, 2021 - With central Brooklyn neighborhoods reporting some of the lowest vaccination rates in the city, the Medgar Evers site at 231 Crown St., near the corner of Nostrand Avenue, is one of the largest in New York State. Officials say the Medgar location can administer up to 3,000 vaccines per day. The state partnered with the National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency to open the vaccination site.

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FIU sophomores gain early acceptance to medical school

Feb. 23, 2021 - "As a black Haitian-American female, I see the health disparities before my eyes,” Johna Denis said. “Even down to where you live, like your zip code, a group of people may be at risk of getting a disease or illness, unlike others…I want to help change that.”

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SeJoe, who once joked with maids, now serves up Amazon comedy special

Feb. 17, 2021 - Joseph "SeJoe" Ducasse has landed an Amazon Prime stand-up special, “SeJoe: Nou Chaje ak Pwoblem” (SeJoe: We’re Full of Problems). In the one-hour show, released in October, Ducasse riffs about an array of Haitian and Haitian-American experiences — including political instability, kidnapping, parents not conversing enough with their children and so on.

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Current Haitian electoral system is a constitutional disaster

Feb. 22, 2021 - The Haitian electoral system is highly centralized with an electoral council whose members the government appoints. Additionally, this same government chooses the date of the elections, finances the elections, establishes the eligibility criteria for candidates at all levels, and tabulates and publishes the results.

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Mathieu Eugene, A Disappointment for Many Haitians

Feb. 26, 2021 - My outrage over Mathieu Eugene's discretionary spending habits was shared by many Haitian community leaders whom Eugene has disparaged since he has represented the 40th Council District, which includes Flatbush and East Flatbush — the heartbeat of the Haitian diaspora in the northeast.

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Kamala Harris’s Pyer Moss Coat Is a Major Win

Jan. 25, 2021 - While attending a Covid-19 memorial on the evening before her inauguration, the Vice President elect wore a coat designed by the ascendant fashion label Pyer Moss. It signals an early commitment to uplifting independent designers.

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