Zarita Zevallos is New York-based architect and photographer. However, everything that makes her who she is comes from Haiti, her…
Myrdith McCormack Myrdith McCormack is a Haitian-born entrepreneur who has worn many hats throughout her career. She’s worked as…
Before he was 30, Carl Achille had served America in two profound ways. A native New Yorker with Haitian roots, Achille, served in the United States Army following the attacks on New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. By 19 years old, he was already a war veteran. In 2008, he joined the New York City Police Department, serving in the communities of Brooklyn North and quickly rose to the Street Narcotics Unit in East Harlem. He was also selected to the elite Organized Crime Control Bureau in the Gang Division, earning the Gold Detective Shield.
Since then he’s developed a passion for community service and advocacy that he plans on taking to the next level as an elected official.
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Judith Jacques is no stranger to the Haitian community. In 2009, she co-founded BeltTiFi, an organization dedicated to showcasing issues that impact young Haitian-American women. She’s used her marketing and branding skills to help her clients reach their communication and marketing goals. Most recently, she founded the Black Women in Media conference and award ceremony. Now in its second year, the conference and award ceremony has attracted big names in the industry like journalist Lori Stokes, media mogul and pioneer Cathy Hughes and Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory.
A desire to learn about the decisions that were made during the Iraq War and how they affected the community…
Yanatha Desouvre may be an educator during the day, yet he’s made his mark in the community through his literary works. Born in Port-au-Prince, but raised in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, the Haitian-American author has published a wide array of books that range from instructional guides, to children’s books. His latest novel, Revelations: Roads to Redemption, follows a rambunctious team of vigilante heroes that take us on an emotionally charged, action-packed journey to find a missing fiancé.
This Haitian American may have started her career in academia, but her business know how coupled with her passion to economically empower Haiti led her to create one of the most popular Haitian beauty brands in America.
This Haitian-American fashion designer has had his looks splashed in magazines and on television screens. Prajjé Oscar Jean Baptiste, the man behind the hit label Prajjé Oscar, has had his designs covered in Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine and the Boston Globe.
This Haitian-American journalist is giving some of the top veterans in the media industry a run for their money. Yamiche Alcindor is an active voice in the political, racial and social justice arena, bringing to the forefront issues that impact Americans all over.