Haiti and Haitians have influenced American history and culture significantly through the centuries.
If you make it easy for people, they will get vaccinated. This is perhaps obvious but the main reason people were not registering was not from a lack of will or belief in the vaccine’s efficacy. It’s because they didn’t know how to navigate the many sites, or don’t have jobs that allow them to be on the internet all day, or they heard on the news that things are a mess and figured they should wait.
Immigration advocates, diaspora groups and faith organizations have spoken out, demanding the administration of President Joe Biden halt deportations to Haiti and respond to the country’s worsening political crisis.
The Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. brings the promise of a leader who spoke directly to Haitian and Haitian-American concerns. Underscoring his commitment to diversity, Biden has selected two Haitian-American leaders for White House roles.
By Larisa Karr On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, two Haitian organizations will livestream a virtual panel discussion about the…
News reports showing thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters storming the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Wednesday afternoon welled up painful memories of political unrest for Haitians
While efforts to address maternal health disparities have focused on the Black community at large, disparities within Black subgroups like Haitians need to be addressed also. The need is all too evident in both the presence of and inattention to the health disparities impacting the Haitian community. The contributors to these unacceptable disparities are not a result of biology, but of racism. But for us Haitians, we know very well that racism extends beyond race.
Whether made from an age-old family recipe or store-bought, the warmth of kremas’ sweetened milk, coconut aroma and cinnamon spice is sure to permeate many a household. And in a year filled with loss and anxiety, the eggnog-like beverage, spiked with Haitian rum or moonshine and strained to silky smoothness, will be a source of familiar comfort.
Césaire, Senghor and Damas were also influenced by the Haitian ethnologist Jean Price-Mars, who also developed the concept of Indigenism. Thus, Césaire considered Haiti the place “where négritude stood up for the first time” as the first black independent nation. As a result, the word “nègre” tends to be more accepted in French and has about one century of historical use in the literature, although it is still not mainstream.
Older Haitian-Americans struggle with several unique barriers when it comes to casting their ballots. Language translation is consistently viewed as the biggest obstacle hindering these senior citizens from fully participating. Other issues include information inundation, the layout of the ballot and, this year in particular, adjustments made to the voting process due to COVID-19.