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Haitian TPS Recipients Remain in Limbo
New York, TPS

Haitian TPS Recipients Remain in Limbo

Marie entered the U.S. on a tourist visa in 2004. She never went back after experiencing a traumatic incident in Haiti. Before overstaying her visa, she was a frequent traveler who often came here on vacation. She worked as a secretary for more than six years at the Secretary of State for Literacy in Haiti….

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Capsule Collection Highlights Resiliency of Haitian Women
Beauty & Style, New York

Capsule Collection Highlights Resiliency of Haitian Women

“The Lotus collection is exactly what it is,” said designer and founder, Joelle Fontaine. “So if you think about the lotus flower, you know, she’s kind of like the flower that grows in unfavorable conditions. And I think that’s what the I am Kreyol woman represents. She represents someone who is resilient, who’s bold, who’s strong. She’s able to grow in an area where most wouldn’t expect her to grow.”

Brooklyn Exhibit Highlights Shared Culture and History of Haitians and Dominicans
Arts & Culture, New York

Brooklyn Exhibit Highlights Shared Culture and History of Haitians and Dominicans

In one piece titled Madame Beauvoir’s Painting, the artist Fabiola Jean-Louis highlights the strength and fortitude of women, while providing subtle commentary on the spectrum of the Black identity.  Madame Beauvoir’s Painting is inspired by 18th-century French portraits of elite, white women. However, instead of a white woman pictured in the ornate dress, Jean-Louis inserts Madame Beauvoir – a black woman.

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Paul Beaubrun Performs Live at Rockwood Music Hall

New York, News, Photo Gallery

Haitian Community Rallies Against Trump

On Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Haitian community rallied in the heart of Times Square to denounce comments made by President Donald Trump in a closed-door meeting, where he allegedly referred to the African continent, El Salvador, and Haiti as “shitholes.” The comment caused outrage not only in the Haitian, African and Hispanic…

First Haitian NYC Councilman Successfully Defends His Seat 
New York, News

First Haitian NYC Councilman Successfully Defends His Seat 

By Vania André BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene successfully defended his seat in the 40th Council District against political hopeful Brian Cunningham during the Nov. 7 general election. Eugene, who faced a difficult primary election, beat out Cunningham winning more than 60 percent of the vote. There was speculation that the…

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