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Ayiti Chic, Columns

Show Me the Money

By Cindy Similien-Johnson

There’s a meme/photo that’s viral on social media, and every person of Haitian descent may have already posted it on their Facebook Page. It’s a picture of a hand stuffing a thick wad of dollar bills into his pocket, and the caption reads: “Haitian parents be like ‘Mwen Pa Gen Kob.'” When translated into English, it means “Haitian parents be like ‘I don’t have any money.'”

Whatever, Lyzz: Back in my days….What!
Columns, Whatever Lyzz

Whatever, Lyzz: Back in my days….What!

By Lyzz Repa

Growing up I must have heard “Back in my days” or “when I was growing up” at least three times a week. If it wasn’t my mother it was some random lady to a child. It was said so often that at times you could sense it coming and say it before a single word could be muttered. But the truth is, no matter how many times it was said – it didn’t make any sense whatsoever. Listening to my mom talk about how the train was only a token back when she was a youngster was irrelevant to me.

When In Doubt, Reach Out—Protective Factors To Prevent Child Abuse
Columns, Wellness Corner

When In Doubt, Reach Out—Protective Factors To Prevent Child Abuse

By Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint, LMSW

Have you ever noticed that every month there seems to be an announcement about “National Awareness Month of (fill in the blank)? With so many things to be “aware” of, every month has multiple health and social issues that compete for our attention. As a social worker, I could not miss the opportunity to discuss an issue that is present in many communities and one that puts our future at risk.

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