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Police in the U.S. pin a rise in murders on an unusual suspect: Covid.

Oct. 29, 2020 - Criminologists studying the rise in the murder rate point to the effects the pandemic has had on everything from mental health to policing in a time of social distancing, with fewer officers able to perform the up-close-and-personal community outreach work that in normal times has helped mitigate violence.

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At Miami Gardens voting station, council candidate takes direct outreach to new level

Oct. 27, 2020 - In a presidential election year, where the names at the top of the ballots dominate, many residents do not know for whom to vote at the municipal level. Julien, who works as economic development manager for the City of North Miami, is taking the direct engagement route to make sure that voters know about her race and choose her ‒ even if she has to appeal to them herself, all day every day.

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Solages, NYS Assembly, Haitian politicians

NYS Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages, a former librarian, now puts laws on the books

Oct. 16, 2020 - Solages, the first Haitian-American to represent Long Island in the Assembly, serves Elmont, Valley Stream, Floral Park, Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor and sections of Franklin Square. Since winning the 2012 election, Solages has written and introduced many bills in Albany. She has also become a visible leader to members of her district.

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early voting flatbush 2020 elections

Older Haitian-Americans eager to vote lean on family, poll workers for help

Oct. 26, 2020 - Older Haitian-Americans struggle with several unique barriers when it comes to casting their ballots. Language translation is consistently viewed as the biggest obstacle hindering these senior citizens from fully participating. Other issues include information inundation, the layout of the ballot and, this year in particular, adjustments made to the voting process due to COVID-19.

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Social dilemma: Haitian-Americans know whom to vote for, but are clueless about why to vote

Oct. 23, 2020 - Haitian-Americans' position is clear: they will vote Democrat because Biden is better off dealing with political corruption and bad governance in Haiti, the country Trump called shithole. They will vote against the Republican establishment because Trump will cancel TPS while Biden promises he will renew or extend it for the thousands of Haitians who are no longer at risk of deportation because of it. If only Haitian-Americans are allowed to vote, Trump will lose by a tidal wave.

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Haitian doctor Lamontay

A doctor’s dream for the future

Oct. 28, 2020 - Between college courses, he worked as a medical translator for two clinics staffed by volunteers coming from the U.S. Nurses from one of the clinics knew of Plonquet’s dream and recognized his determination. They offered to pay for his medical schooling at Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince.

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