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FIU sophomores gain early acceptance to medical school
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FIU sophomores gain early acceptance to medical school

“As a black Haitian-American female, I see the health disparities before my eyes,” Johna Denis said. “Even down to where you live, like your zip code, a group of people may be at risk of getting a disease or illness, unlike others…I want to help change that.”

SeJoe, who once joked with maids, now serves up Amazon comedy special
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SeJoe, who once joked with maids, now serves up Amazon comedy special

Joseph “SeJoe” Ducasse has landed an Amazon Prime stand-up special, “SeJoe: Nou Chaje ak Pwoblem” (SeJoe: We’re Full of Problems). In the one-hour show, released in October, Ducasse riffs about an array of Haitian and Haitian-American experiences — including political instability, kidnapping, parents not conversing enough with their children and so on.

Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s new mayor, promises to keep standing by Haitians
Elections, Florida

Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade’s new mayor, promises to keep standing by Haitians

Throughout her 40 years living in South Florida, Levine Cava has developed key relationships with Haitian-American leaders like François. Her deep ties to the community — some cultivated since the early 1980s, others created during her last six years representing District 8 on the county commission — helped Levine Cava defeat her opponent by eight points on Nov. 3.

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