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COVID-19 in the US: Haitian-Americans move forward, facing uncertainty

Sep. 30, 2020 - More than six months into the pandemic, Haitians in the United States are moving forward, albeit with uncertainty about what lies ahead. Adding to the anxiety is the economic hardship driven by job loss, disparities in technology access and the persistent emotional toll of losing loved ones. According to medical experts, existing and unaddressed chronic health conditions have led to more severe cases of COVID-19.


Beauty & Style


My first 100 days as President of the Republic of Haiti

Sep. 29, 2020 - My plan, which will be backed by a robust political literacy campaign, will reduce violence, fraud, vote manipulation, and parliamentary void as well as the appointment of executive agents to replace elected mayors whose terms expire.



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Defying protests and poverty, Haitians get creative to wed in style

Sep. 18, 2020 - As anti-government protesters in Haiti’s capital blocked principal roads and clashed with police last year, Stanley Joseph and Daphne Gerard used the city’s winding and potholed backroads to make it to church for their wedding, decked out in all their finery. “We always have problems in Haiti. You can’t wait. You just have to get on and overcome them,” said Joseph.

Arts & Culture

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Exploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti

Sep. 21, 2020 - The Haitian-led dance group La Troupe Zetwal, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs held an educational event dedicated to the sacred dance in Prospect Park, on Sept. 19. “Yanvalou: A Sacred Dance of Ayiti,” convened Haitian musicians, dancers and sociologists from across New York City.

Immigration & Migration




Tap Tap Now, An App Here To Strengthen Haitian Restaurants

Jul. 03, 2020 - By Ralph 'Onz' Chery -- Tap Tap Now is an app that provides the location, direction, and phone number of Haitian restaurants worldwide. The first version was launched on Dec. 22, 2019. Real-time menus and online ordering is available in the United States but for limited restaurants because the app is still in progress.

Immigrant Voices

Health & Science



I pray. Get your knee off our necks

Jun. 18, 2020 - By Jimmy Pierre Teacher and community worker in Kenscoff, Haiti George Floyd’s famous last words “I can’t breathe” were a desperate shout for any marginalized person who is being...