Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times Roundup – May 18

Happy Haitian Flag Day!

 

In conservative Haiti, couple fights for transgender tolerance

Three days before their marriage, Yaisah Val of Haiti revealed to her fiance that she was transgender and had completed reassignment surgery — no small act for anyone, let alone in a country dominated by patriarchy and homophobia. Continue Reading

South Florida

In Little Haiti, activists plan protest of “Sweet Micky,” aka Haiti’s former president

At Miami’s Haitian Flag Day celebration on Friday, Haitian rights activists plan to protest a planned performance by Sweet Micky, the stage name of former Haitian president Michel Martelly, whose controversial lyrics got him banned from two Haiti carnivals earlier this year. Continue Reading

New York

Largest Haitian-American Unity Day in Albany: Bichotte

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte has said the largest Haitian-American Unity Day was held on May 7 in the New York State’s capitol. Continue Reading

Entertainment

Wyclef Honors Haitian Flag Day With New Video For “Sak Kap Fet”

In honor of Haitian Flag Day, hip-hop icon Wyclef Jean released a new video for his single “Sak Kap Fet,” which means “what’s up” in Haitian Creole. Continue Reading

Photo Gallery

A Look Back At Our Favorite Haitian Flag Photos

In honor of Haitian Flag Day, we’ve dug into our photo archives and pulled some of our favorite photos of Haitian donning their flag with pride. View Pictures

 

 

 

 

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 18, 2018

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