Kodak Black performs onstage at the Rolling Loud Festival at NOS Events Center on Dec. 16, 2017 in San Bernardino, Calif. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

On a recent Friday afternoon in the Golden Acres community in Pompano Beach, Florida, resident Abdor Telsaint stood with a group of neighbors in a driveway, wearing a brown T-shirt with rapper Kodak Black’s face on it. Telsaint claims to have known the Haitian-American rapper, who grew up in Golden Acres, before the celebrity knew himself. 

With a mixture of pride and excitement, Telsaint’s voice rose while talking about Kapri’s donations to survivors of Haiti’s Aug. 14 earthquake, and to Golden Acres residents in the past.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.