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2021 NYC Council elections: 12 Haitian-American candidates running citywide
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2021 NYC Council elections: 12 Haitian-American candidates running citywide

The contentious 2020 national election cycle is still in the throes of a spectacular, now violent, end. But already, another political fight is kicking off in New York City. Candidates are campaigning in what will most certainly be a busy New York City council election season — with 51 seats up for grabs and ranked-choice voting taking place for the first time — plus the selection of a new mayor.

Creole speakers needed to help stop COVID-19 surge in Haitian neighborhoods
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Creole speakers needed to help stop COVID-19 surge in Haitian neighborhoods

At the height of the pandemic last spring, New York City hired 200 people to help COVID-19 positive residents access essentials like food and medicine during quarantine. Now, with a second wave hitting the country and large holiday gatherings likely, the city is planning to expand its program to help more immigrant New Yorkers, including Creole-speaking Haitian-Americans.

David Dinkins’s Real Political Legacy: Transcending Racist Trolling, Advancing Black Hope
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David Dinkins’s Real Political Legacy: Transcending Racist Trolling, Advancing Black Hope

“Giuliani is to Dinkins what Trump was to Obama,” said Christina Greer, author of the book “Black Ethics: Race, Immigration and The Pursuit of the American Dream. “Someone who trolled a Black man who had way more class dignity, education and intelligence, constantly incited racist tropes to distract from the fact that this Black person was actually doing a solid job.”

Beat of the Boroughs features 54 immigrant artists
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Beat of the Boroughs features 54 immigrant artists

Sidiki Conde is among 54 immigrant artists, including Haitian-Americans, featured in the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Beat of the Boroughs initiative, just launched this week. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through March, artists from around the world will be leading performances, workshops, lectures and more on the center’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

Remote or blended learning? Plus the secret to more financial aid
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Remote or blended learning? Plus the secret to more financial aid

Parents across New York City are wondering: Should we start sending our little ones to school for hybrid instruction or keep them learning online from home? Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza have set a limited window for opting into blended learning. You have between November 2 and November 15 to decide.

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