Sam Bojarski

Long-term investment in brotherhood pays off for Aldrin Enis
Haitians In America, Profiles

Long-term investment in brotherhood pays off for Aldrin Enis

Pursuing a career in business eventually led Enis to One Hundred Black Men, which he joined 18 years ago. After serving as a committee chair, treasurer and first vice president of the national organization’s founding chapter in New York, Enis became its 11th president in November.

Brooklyn’s Evangelical Crusade among churches facing financial hardship as cash offerings drop
Only In The Haitian Times

Brooklyn’s Evangelical Crusade among churches facing financial hardship as cash offerings drop

For nearly 50 years, the Evangelical Crusade Christian Church in East Flatbush has been a fixture in Brooklyn’s Haitian community. It has been a sanctuary not only for worshippers who call it their home church, but for area residents of social and spiritual need. The go-to stop for politicians on the campaign trail and place for high-profile funerals and festive cultural displays alike.

Home for the holidays means kremas time in Haitian-American households
Immigrant Voices

Home for the holidays means kremas time in Haitian-American households

Whether made from an age-old family recipe or store-bought, the warmth of kremas’ sweetened milk, coconut aroma and cinnamon spice is sure to permeate many a household. And in a year filled with loss and anxiety, the eggnog-like beverage, spiked with Haitian rum or moonshine and strained to silky smoothness, will be a source of familiar comfort.

Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s new mayor, promises to keep standing by Haitians
Elections, Florida

Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s new mayor, promises to keep standing by Haitians

Throughout her 40 years living in South Florida, Levine Cava has developed key relationships with Haitian-American leaders like François. Her deep ties to the community — some cultivated since the early 1980s, others created during her last six years representing District 8 on the county commission — helped Levine Cava defeat her opponent by eight points on Nov. 3.

Cybersecurity camp among latest virtual tech trainings for youth
Tech

Cybersecurity camp among latest virtual tech trainings for youth

The Shooting Stars Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating access to educational opportunities, partnered with The Haitian American Caucus to organize the technology camps. They plan to teach middle and high school students skills for careers in the tech sector.

Biden win met with mix of relief, coolness and optimism for Haiti
Elections, Latest News

Biden win met with mix of relief, coolness and optimism for Haiti

Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s victory won’t change much in Haiti, mired as the country is in economic inequality and political unrest, some observers say. Others, mostly policy experts, insist the new United States administration will have significant influence as Haiti moves forward — with an early, key test being how well Haiti carries out its own elections in 2021.

Little funding, late start and lower support led to Metellus loss
Elections, Latest News

Little funding, late start and lower support led to Metellus loss

As executive director of the nonprofit Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Metellus has led the social services agency to help tens of thousands of Haitians find gainful employment, access public benefits and integrate into the community since its inception in 2000. With that track record, the lifelong public servant appeared to have a good chance of winning a seat.

Biden victory brings joy, hope to Haitian-Americans
Elections, Latest News

Biden victory brings joy, hope to Haitian-Americans

“Specifically for the Haitian community, I needed us to win, because I need them to understand that their vote does matter,” said Dorsainvil, who manages the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. “This is the first step to (Haitian-Americans) exercising all of their rights in this political system.”

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