Haitians waiting to vote during 2015 elections. Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

Haitians in America

Haitian American Academic Named Harvard Dean

A member of the Harvard faculty since 2006 and the FAS dean of social science since 2015, Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She will assume her new duties on Aug. 15, succeeding Michael D. Smith, who will step down after 11 years in the post. Continue reading.  

Warped Lens

Social Unrest Is Tied To Leaders Incompetence

The headline in the Miami Herald was stark. “If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow.” I will add another combustible to the mix — social inequity. Let’s unpack this loaded headline and see why its prediction of more violence will come true. Continue reading.


Missionary preyed on Haitian children — he was a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing,’ prosecutors say

A Virginia man was sentenced to 23 years in prison Monday for traveling to Haiti to sexually prey on children in remote villages, prosecutors said. Continue reading.

Haiti has a burgeoning entrepreneur scene, but can it make room for Haitians forced to return from the US?

Marc Alain Boucicault has a vision for Haiti. It’s one that comes from experience at home and in the US, and one he hopes other Haitians who return to the island can get on board with. Continue reading.

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