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Brooklyn Haitian group partners with city to prepare for future crises

Mar. 04, 2021 - Last March, the Haitian-American Alliance (HAA) helped assemble a coronavirus task force, with an 800 number to connect community members with resources in Creole. The nonprofit received regular feedback about community needs during the pandemic, and more recently has used this information to complete a formal needs assessment.


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COVID-19: A ‘wakeup-up call’ for Haitian businesses

Mar. 08, 2021 - For the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed disparities within the business community. Businesses that were up to date with tax filings and incorporation documents had an easier time accessing government assistance. Those establishments that used social media and delivery apps were able to reach more customers.

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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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How the BRH can stop handicapping Haitians

Mar. 08, 2021 - Instead of throwing millions of dollars into the money market, the BRH should instead give a tranche of those sums to large traders and utility providers. It would inject the other in agricultural credits and the construction of factories for local and outsourcing production.


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Haiti Is At War With Itself

Mar. 05, 2021 - You see the various Middle Eastern Haitian factions are at war with each other. The political class is at war with each other. Basically, Haiti is at war with itself. It is falling apart as we watch it live on Facebook. No one is safe.


In celebration of Haitian women, here are 12 novels for your bookshelf

Mar. 08, 2021 - March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate women of all races and hues and across professions and lifestyles. Whether we are mothers, politicians, entrepreneurs, doctors, nurses, advocates, Haitian women are pillars of our communities in Haiti and across the Diaspora. To celebrate a few, here are a dozen books by or featuring Haitian-American women that can give you a sense of our greatness.

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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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