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Vania André

Will Things in Haiti Ever Change?
Editorial

Will Things in Haiti Ever Change?

Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre By Vania André It’s time to take a side. Haitians need to either abandon their dream…

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Haiti no longer an option for travelers looking to book trips through online travel sites
Latest News, Travel

Haiti no longer an option for travelers looking to book trips through online travel sites

Investing in tourism has been controversial within the Haitian community, with many questioning whether investments should be made in infrastructure and curbing corruption instead. This latest move by Expedia and Orbitz, brings the question back into focus, leaving some wondering whether Haiti’s recent political instability has given credence to the belief that Haiti is not ready for tourism. 

Haiti festival seeks to reconnect Jazz back to the people
Arts & Culture, Haiti

Haiti festival seeks to reconnect Jazz back to the people

Like many indicators of black culture, we’ve seen an evolution of Jazz that has led her away from her Black roots and closer to the upper echelons of wealth, leaving the depth of her sound to be enjoyed by elite whites, instead of the children of her creators. However for Milena Sandler and Joel Widmaier, Jazz —  a genre that was birthed by black communities across the United States — deserves to be enjoyed by everyone, especially by the masses.

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

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. 

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