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Illinois Elects First Haitian-American Attorney General ​
Elections, Latest News

Illinois Elects First Haitian-American Attorney General ​

By Vania Andre Election night saw some big gains for the Democratic Party, including a historic win in Illinois with…

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Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate
Elections, Latest News, New York

Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate

Although he was unable to secure the lieutenant governor seat, his potential ascension to public advocate has widespread implications for immigrant and communities of color across the city. The self-described activist, has long been a friend to the Haitian community, who comprises a significant portion of his district in central Brooklyn. Williams has been instrumental both in front and behind the scenes of key Haitian-centered initiatives like the Haitian Studies Institute housed at Brooklyn College and the creation of Little Haiti in East Flatbush, and has even been named an “honorary Haitian” by the Haitian Roundtable. 

Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway

After much fanfare and excitement around Banboche Mas, one of Haiti’s first mas camp, taking part in the 51st West Indian American Day Parade, the masqueraders and float were not allowed to take part in the festivities after failing to pass inspection at a checkpoint on Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway. 

The Haitian Clergy’s Role in Advancing Civil Rights
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The Haitian Clergy’s Role in Advancing Civil Rights

While the church’s impact in African-American communities is seen, both politically and socially, in many black enclaves across the country, you’d be hard-pressed to say the same for the Haitian-American community. Which is why a group of lawyers and pastors in New York City is looking to change the script by writing a new one.

Complex to Launch Upcoming Series on Haitian Americans Living in Miami
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Complex to Launch Upcoming Series on Haitian Americans Living in Miami

The new series, which debuts May 22 on Complex, follows the lives of two Haitian Americans living in Miami, trying to navigate their way through dating, life and adulthood. Haitian Times spoke to the creator of the series in an exclusive interview about the genesis of the show, and just how much of it is based on real life. 

Mikaben Expands Sound With New Album
Entertainment

Mikaben Expands Sound With New Album

His latest album, MKBN, however expands on his signature sound and fuses a variety of musical genres to contribute to a refreshing alternative to some of the more traditional Konpa direk artists that have dominated the HMI for decades.

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