Editor’s Note: Over the last year and a half, President Donald Trump has ridiculed and attacked the media industry, and undermined the irreplaceable service journalists offer to the public — facts and the truth, coupled with contextual analysis, so the public is truly an informed one, if they choose to be. In this era of…
Haiti’s most recognized and influential musician died penniless because he was an artist in the Haitian Music Industry (HMI).
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.
Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square, headlined the 2nd Annual Haiti Tech Summit on June 23. The social media tech giant shared insight on his success and offered advice on how entrepreneurs in emerging markets, like Haiti, can push forward with their ideas and lead innovation.
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.
“There are transgenerational differences that impacted this,” Ferrari said. “The older generation feels like they own leadership, and everyone else has to take a seat back and listen. Real leaders groom other leaders. We need millennials to have a seat at the table.”
Bordering the Imaginary, which is a collaboration between BRIC and Haiti Cultural Exchange, will be on display until April 29.
Many in the community were misguided into thinking that Trump would provide solutions to their problems, or ignored the pending doom he would inflict, as though the Haitian community would be immune to his catastrophic influence. Instead, efforts were made at the 11th hour to help stave off a fate that had already been sealed the day Trump took his oath of office.
In one piece titled Madame Beauvoir’s Painting, the artist Fabiola Jean-Louis highlights the strength and fortitude of women, while providing subtle commentary on the spectrum of the Black identity. Madame Beauvoir’s Painting is inspired by 18th-century French portraits of elite, white women. However, instead of a white woman pictured in the ornate dress, Jean-Louis inserts Madame Beauvoir – a black woman.