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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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One year later: COVID-19 and the Haitian community

Mar. 03, 2021 - New York City, the heartbeat of the Haitian diaspora, became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States one year ago— with neighborhoods like Flatbush and East Flatbush reporting over 51% of coronavirus tests coming back positive. By July 2020, when the virus peaked in South Florida, St. Fort’s Funeral Home based in North Miami Beach was seeing as many as 20 deaths per week due to COVID-19.

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Over 950 Haitians deported in February, removals likely to continue

Mar. 01, 2021 - The Haitian Times reported on Feb. 3 that more than 1,400 Haitians were scheduled for removal, on 14 deportation flights. A CEPR database shows that 14 removal flights to Haiti occurred during the month of February, with the most recent one on Feb. 25. Haiti remains mired in a constitutional crisis concerning the end of President Jovenel Moise’s term, which opposition leaders say ended Feb. 7.

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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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