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Kreyol Edition listening session seeks to end mental health stigma in Haitian Community
Health & Science, New York

Kreyol Edition listening session seeks to end mental health stigma in Haitian Community

The event was spearheaded by program coordinator Ruth Jean-Marie who was inspired by a similar event called ‘Escúchame’ for the Latino community in the Bronx where the sessions were conducted in both English and Spanish. These events according to Jean-Marie are part of a larger initiative launched by First Lady Chirlane McCray that addresses mental health concerns by creating access to resources, specifically for the black community to thrive.

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The Undertold Story of Mary Ellen Pleasant’s Haitian Heritage
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The Undertold Story of Mary Ellen Pleasant’s Haitian Heritage

Outside of the white community, Pleasant was an abolitionist who made her biracial identity known to the black community. Known as the “Black City Hall,” she served as a link to the Underground Railroad by helping slaves escape as far north as Canada, as well as, providing employment to freed slaves in both her businesses and in high society homes in California.

Protect the Dreamers and TPS Campaign Launched on Eve of Anniversary of January 2010 Haiti Earthquake
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Protect the Dreamers and TPS Campaign Launched on Eve of Anniversary of January 2010 Haiti Earthquake

When Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene was driving on Jan. 12, 2010, his wife called and asked if he was aware of what was going on in Haiti. Slightly perplexed by her comment, she urged him to get to a television and see for himself what was happening. What Eugene saw unfolding his eyes on live television was heartbreaking to say the least.

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