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Gentrification Is Pushing Haitians Out of Miami’s Little Haiti
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Gentrification Is Pushing Haitians Out of Miami’s Little Haiti

With the steep rise of rents and the closure of cultural touchstones like botanicas, some Haitian immigrants don’t feel at home in their own neighborhood. From 2014 until this past April, I lived on Northwest Second Avenue in Miami, Florida’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Migrants from Haiti began arriving here in large numbers in the late…

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Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate
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Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate

Although he was unable to secure the lieutenant governor seat, his potential ascension to public advocate has widespread implications for immigrant and communities of color across the city. The self-described activist, has long been a friend to the Haitian community, who comprises a significant portion of his district in central Brooklyn. Williams has been instrumental both in front and behind the scenes of key Haitian-centered initiatives like the Haitian Studies Institute housed at Brooklyn College and the creation of Little Haiti in East Flatbush, and has even been named an “honorary Haitian” by the Haitian Roundtable. 

Letitia James: Decisions Impacting Haitian Community from Trump, Sessions ‘Must Be Challenged’
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Letitia James: Decisions Impacting Haitian Community from Trump, Sessions ‘Must Be Challenged’

In an interview with Haitian Times, James said voters should focus on what the state’s attorney general can do to oppose many of the worst policies that have come out of Washington since Donald Trump’s election win. One of the most devastating Trump administration decisions to come down the pipeline since the last election is the imminent termination of temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants on July 22, 2019.

Josue Pierre Leads Pack In Race For District Leader
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Josue Pierre Leads Pack In Race For District Leader

Pierre, born in Haiti and raised in the Flatbush area, has worked ardently to promote and encourage increased political engagement within the Haitian-American community in the 42nd District. With the help of powerful Haitian-American Assemblywoman and female district leader Rodneyse Bichotte, he has been able to consolidate political influence in the area and give local residents a platform to voice concerns about pressing issues like immigration, housing and jobs.

Haitian Compas Festival Heads to Martinique
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Haitian Compas Festival Heads to Martinique

After 20 years of making Miami the mecca for Compas music in May, the Haitian Compas Festival is proud to announce the first ever Haitian Compas Festival in Fort-de-France, Martinique. On Saturday, November 17, 2018, in collaboration with Radio Television Caraibes, the Haitian Compas Festival will host some of Haiti’s most prominent artists and a handful of living legends at…

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