The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English-language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2012, it has morphed into an online-only publication broadening its audience to include Haitians from all over the world. Our readers are thought leaders and decision makers in their families and communities. The news outlet is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora. It is also considered one of the best ethnic media publications in the United States.
Our aim is to share the stories of Haiti and of Haitians across the Diaspora, shed light on issues that impact Haitian enclaves and highlight the achievements and challenges of our community.
About Founding Publisher Garry Pierre-Pierre
Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999 he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language weekly publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism ‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.
About Editor in Chief Vania Andre
Vania Andre is a first-generation Haitian-American media professional with a background in marketing, public relations, and journalism. She’s covered the Haitian community for almost 10 years. As editor in chief of the Haitian Times, one of the oldest publications in the Haitian community and the leading media outlet covering the Haitian Diaspora in the U.S., she is tasked with overseeing the editorial direction of the publication and facilitating key partnerships with community leaders and groups.
Haitian Times and the Community
The Haitian Times has been an integral part of the Brooklyn-Haitian community since 1999. In 2000 we launched Kreyolfest, a music festival that has attracted thousands of visitors yearly. Over the years Haitian Times has hosted and sponsored an array of seminars and workshops from mixers to conferences.
With a new media and network push, Haitian Times is embedding itself deeper into the Haitian and overall Caribbean community.