Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. emphasized the high stakes of the November election, while addressing voters at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami, on Oct. 5.
Investing in Haiti’s prosperity and security is in the national security interest of the United States, said Joe Biden, in announcing policy priorities that impact Haiti and Haitian-Americans. The Democratic presidential nominee made the statement in a media release before an expected visit with Haitians in Miami on Monday.
New York City’s immigrant affairs agency announced more than $16 million in awards for organizations to provide legal assistance to 3.1 million immigrants. Long-time community nonprofit Haitian Americans United for Progress (HAUP) joins 20 other community-based organizations citywide that received awards.
More than six months into the pandemic, Haitians in the United States are moving forward, albeit with uncertainty about what lies ahead. Adding to the anxiety is the economic hardship driven by job loss, disparities in technology access and the persistent emotional toll of losing loved ones. According to medical experts, existing and unaddressed chronic health conditions have led to more severe cases of COVID-19.
As summer gives way to fall and the season of giving approaches, more and more organizations that support Haiti are going digital. When it comes to special events specifically, nonprofit leaders are hosting virtual fundraisers to engage donors and promote causes.
Back in April, public health experts projected 1,000 deaths per day would occur by May in Haiti, whose population stands at more than 11 million. But the numbers recorded by the government have not come anywhere near these levels.
Last month, Marie Woodson won her Democratic primary bid for Florida House District 101 by a narrow four-point margin. The Hollywood, Florida, resident called her victory a testament to what hard work can accomplish, regardless of one’s circumstances.
The Haitian-led dance group La Troupe Zetwal, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs held an educational event dedicated to the sacred dance in Prospect Park, on Sept. 19. “Yanvalou: A Sacred Dance of Ayiti,” convened Haitian musicians, dancers and sociologists from across New York City.
Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, MIBFF opens on Sept. 23, with the showing of a Canadian film, “The Cuban.” From Sept. 24-Oct. 4, 120 films from 30 countries, including Haiti, will be available for viewing.
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