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Carnival Festivities Went on as Haiti’s Historic Iron Market Burned

Hundreds of families woke up Tuesday having lost everything. On Tuesday night, the stands filled up with onlookers wearing matching t-shirts, carnival goers crowded the streets and by Wednesday morning, the last float had made its way through the parade route without running low on gas. In the end, everyone went home to sleep off a night of celebration because in Haiti, even when the rest of the country burns, the show must go on. This year’s theme: “Haiti Jan l Dwe ye a – Haiti the Way it Should be.”




Letter to the Editor: There’s Room to Help Haiti and the Diaspora

To the Editor: From: Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, representing the 42nd assembly district in Brooklyn. Re “Haitian Diaspora Needs To Put Its Needs Above Those Of Haiti” There is room to help those in Haiti and Haitian communities across the United States. Although I agree with Mr. Pierre Pierre’s argument, we still need those who have...

Be American Today

Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir Although both my parents are tried and true Haitians and I love my Haitian heritage; my whole life growing up my daddy constantly reminded my siblings and me that we were in America, and should Be American. That is we were to adopt all the American ways and blend in so we...
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Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS

Farah Larrieux By Garry Pierre-Pierre I met Farah Larrieux in 2000 when I was working with  Djakout Mizik to participate at the West Indian Carnival Day Parade in Brooklyn. Farah was part of the band’s public relations staff. We’ve maintained a close friendship over the years. After the 2010 earthquake destroyed her home in Port-au-Prince...
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Haitian Diaspora Needs to Put Its Needs Above Those of Haiti

If we make an honest and sober analysis of the Haitian community in the New York metropolitan area, for example, the picture is bleak. While the number of Haitians in the area has increased, the number of Haitian-owned businesses has plummeted. Social service organizations struggle to find support and their work, though much needed, cannot...


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Haiti Kanaval 2018 Comes to a Close

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Kanaval season has come to close after three days of dancing and reveling in Haiti’s capital city. From Feb. 11 to Feb. 13 tens of thousands of people gathered at in Port-au-Prince to watch their favorite bands perform through a sea of people at one of the country’s largest cultural event.  

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Health & Science, Lists

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