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Haitian Times News Roundup – Sept. 21

South Florida Gentrification Is Pushing Haitians Out Of Miami’s Little Haiti With the steep rise of rents and the closure of cultural touchstones like botanicas, some Haitian immigrants don’t feel at home in their own neighborhood.  Continue reading Kodak Black Says He Reshaped The Culture For All Haitians It’s been a little over a month...

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Haitians in America: Artists Celebrates Mother Nature and Women

Pierre Jean-Louis is Haitian born, but New Jersey raised artist. He uses his artwork to convey beauty, passion, strength  and women empowerment. Through culture and personal struggles, Jean-Louis finds inspiration. He grew up in a conservative, religious household with a big influence in art from his father, the legendary Haitian painter Bonaventure Jean-Louis. After shedding...

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Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate

Although he was unable to secure the lieutenant governor seat, his potential ascension to public advocate has widespread implications for immigrant and communities of color across the city. The self-described activist, has long been a friend to the Haitian community, who comprises a significant portion of his district in central Brooklyn. Williams has been instrumental both in front and behind the scenes of key Haitian-centered initiatives like the Haitian Studies Institute housed at Brooklyn College and the creation of Little Haiti in East Flatbush, and has even been named an “honorary Haitian” by the Haitian Roundtable. 

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Miami Artist Nadia Wolff Explores Haitian Identity And Class In New Work

The BayParc Apartments in downtown Miami opened a space to artists through collaboration with the national nonprofit YoungArts. The latest installation there is  “A Place To Be Held” by Miami-native and  2016 YoungArts winner Nadia Wolff.  She is currently studying textile art at the Rhode Island School of Design and African Studies at Brown University. Wolff’s work...

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3 Things to Know About Naomi Osaka

Haitian-Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has gained widespread attention and admiration in the Haitian community. On Saturday, 20-year-old Osaka defeated her childhood idol Serena Williams during the U.S. Open Women’s Final. Here are five things to know about the tennis star bringing pride to Haitians across the world. 

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Survey finds many children not vaccinated in Haiti

A recent survey has found “a worrying drop” in the number of children vaccinated in Haiti. The sixth Mortality, Morbidity, and Utilisation of Services Survey (EMMUS-VI) was conducted by the Haitian Institute of Childhood in collaboration with the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics and sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health with the technical...

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Naomi Osaka: Who Gets to be Haitian?

If a person were to log on to social media two months ago around this time, they’d surely come across the sentiment “Africa has won the world cup” repeatedly. With 15 out of the 23 members of the victorious French national team stemming from countries across Africa and the Caribbean, the funny yet sobering idea wasn’t exactly so far-fetched.  
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Kodak Black Says He Reshaped The Culture For All Haitians

It’s been a little over a month since Kodak Black has been released from jail and the “There He Go” rapper has wasted no time getting back into things. Late Wednesday night (Sept. 19), Kodak took to Instagram to hint at the status of new music. Posing with Pharrell Williams, Black flexed a humble brag on the social...

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Haitian community basks in Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open championship

Naomi Osaka put together a spectacular performance in defeating Serena Williams in the finals to capture the U.S. Open on Saturday. Osaka gained international attention for beating Williams one of the all-time great female tennis players. Osaka, 20, posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Williams, 36, for her first Grand Slam title. As a young...
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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED: Give

“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” Acts 20:35 There’s a saying that goes, “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.”...

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