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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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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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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.


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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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