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David Dinkins’s Real Political Legacy: Transcending Racist Trolling, Advancing Black Hope

Nov. 25, 2020 - “Giuliani is to Dinkins what Trump was to Obama,” said Christina Greer, author of the book “Black Ethics: Race, Immigration and The Pursuit of the American Dream. “Someone who trolled a Black man who had way more class dignity, education and intelligence, constantly incited racist tropes to distract from the fact that this Black person was actually doing a solid job.”

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Grand Army’s Odley Jean on Playing Dominique in Netflix’s New Show

Nov. 23, 2020 - Oddly’s character Dominique is a high school upperclassman trying to balance her school work, social life, and obligations at home. A first-generation daughter of a single Haitian mother, Dominique helps care for her niece and nephew while simultaneously trying to keep her spot on the school’s basketball team, spend time with her boyfriend, hang out with friend, and land a meaningful internship. Out of all the characters, Dominique has the most going on — and it weighs on her.

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Cybersecurity camp among latest virtual tech trainings for youth

Nov. 17, 2020 - The Shooting Stars Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating access to educational opportunities, partnered with The Haitian American Caucus to organize the technology camps. They plan to teach middle and high school students skills for careers in the tech sector.

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Why is N-word a slur in English, but “nègre” is ok in French?

Nov. 13, 2020 - Césaire, Senghor and Damas were also influenced by the Haitian ethnologist Jean Price-Mars, who also developed the concept of Indigenism. Thus, Césaire considered Haiti the place "where négritude stood up for the first time" as the first black independent nation. As a result, the word "nègre" tends to be more accepted in French and has about one century of historical use in the literature, although it is still not mainstream.

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The Last Stand For Haiti’s Oligarchs?

Nov. 18, 2020 - Recent reports from the Haitian Anti-Corruption Unit have detailed cases whereby US$194 million was stolen from the Haitian government by corrupt ‘oligarchs’ overcharging the state for oil. As disclosed in the reports, seven million gallons of imported gasoline and diesel ‘disappeared’ from state reserves between March 2010 and May 2020.

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Home for the holidays means kremas time in Haitian-American households

Nov. 25, 2020 - Whether made from an age-old family recipe or store-bought, the warmth of kremas’ sweetened milk, coconut aroma and cinnamon spice is sure to permeate many a household. And in a year filled with loss and anxiety, the eggnog-like beverage, spiked with Haitian rum or moonshine and strained to silky smoothness, will be a source of familiar comfort.

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See to it that no one misleads you

Nov. 30, 2020 - Facebook and YouTube Live have become so prevalent in the broadcasting field that they, hands down, make traditional media platforms look like kindergarteners. In the process, they compel iTunes, Zeno, Streema, and other streaming media platforms to phase out in a hurry and for radio stations to invest thousands of dollars and unlimited resources to build an online presence.

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