Fabiola Jean

Decameron Haiti Resort & Spa
Photo Gallery

Decameron Haiti Resort & Spa

Decameron Haiti Resort and Spa is the first all-inclusive property in Haiti. Located in Côte des Arcadins, the resort rests at the former Club Indigo / Club Med. The Colombian-owned chain resort and spa is the largest in Latin America.

Arts & Culture, Photo Gallery

Voices from Haiti: Artists as Activists

  On March 2, the Haitian Studies Institute hosted a free panel discussion about the role of Haitian artists as activists, both at home and abroad. The panel featured vocalist and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel, acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi; Régine Roumain, the Executive Director of Haiti Cultural Exchange; Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, the founding…

Leading NYC Photography Company Hosts Haiti Charity Cocktail Party
Features, New York

Leading NYC Photography Company Hosts Haiti Charity Cocktail Party

  By Fabiola Jean Black History Month kicked off to a great start  in lower Manhattan at “Retouch/Haiti Charity Cocktail Party.” The benefit was a collaboration with Splashlight’s production manager, Camille Park, founder of Artists Institute, Paul Haggis and CEO of Artists for Peace and Justice David Belle. Artists for Peace and Justice supports communities in…

New York

“Show Your Love For Haiti” Annual Benefit

  By Fabiola Jean CapraCare, a nonprofit organization, hosted their 6th annual “Show your love for Haiti” fundraising event this year at the Impact Hub NYC. The birth of this developing organization happened shortly after the tragic earthquake that transpired in Haiti in January of 2010. CapraCare promotes dynamic and sustainable preventative health care and…

Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis Hosts Fundraiser To Raise Money For Haiti School
New York

Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis Hosts Fundraiser To Raise Money For Haiti School

By Fabiola Jean

Last month, actor and activist Jimmy Jean-Louis hosted a fundraiser at Brooklyn’s Milk River to raise money for Ecole Déléard, a school in Déléard Haiti that he founded in following the January 2010 earthquake.

With a theme of “Hollywood Unites For Haiti,” the night included performances by renowned artist, Emeline Michel, and Wanito. Some of the community’s biggest names came together to ensure the event was a success including, David Belle of Cine Institute, photographer Marc Baptiste and designers Ron-n-Ron. There was also a silent auction, where guests could bid on a dinner with Jean-Louis and various pieces of art.

Groomed Success Honors Change Agents In Second Annual Mixer
New York

Groomed Success Honors Change Agents In Second Annual Mixer

By Fabiola Jean

Commencing Fall action with a night of male sophistication, Jeff Lindor, Groomed Success’ founder, initiated the second change agents mixer in late September at the savvy Carlton Hotel in Manhattan, where three honorable change agents were recognized for their exemplary hard work and dedication in their respective fields. Groomed Success awarded the Change Agent Distinguished Fellow Award to Tyrone Brown, Juan Perez and Councilman Jumaane D. Williams.

New York

HABNET Hosts First Annual Boat Ride

By Fabiola Jean Last month, HABNET hosted their first annual Pre Labor Day Red & White Boat Cruise, where they celebrated their members and community supporters. The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce and their guests set sail aboard the Golden Sunshine, which left from Sheapshead Bay and cruised down the Brooklyn coastline. “A lot of…

My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas
Arts & Culture

My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas

By Fabiola Jean

Historically, the Haitian Diaspora has been concentrated in New York, Miami, Canada and Philadelphia. However, in recent years, studies show Haitian migrants are increasingly travelling to the Bahamas for better opportunities. With this migration shift comes discrimination against Haitians stemming from preconceived notions and stereotypes – specifically in the realm of religious identity.

AfroCrowd: Owning Haitian History Through Digital Empowerment
Arts & Culture, Black History Month, New York, News

AfroCrowd: Owning Haitian History Through Digital Empowerment

By Fabiola Jean

AfroCrowd, a new initiative aimed at increasing black participation in crowdsourcing, kicked off Black History Month, with a weekend dedicated to Wikimedia crowdsourcing. The kickoff event, held at the Brooklyn Public Library, was sponsored by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, Haitian Creole Language Institute, Afro Latin Project, Port Academie, Garifuna Nation, Yoruba Cultural Institute and Afro Diaspora.

1 2