Carel Pedre and the Chokarella team hosted a networking brunch on July 21 in Brooklyn, where the well-known Haiti radio personality hosted a panel with some key members of the Haitian community.
NEW YORK– On June 24, Fleur De Vie (Flower of Life) closed the month of June with its annual food tasting fundraising brunch “La Palette Saisonniere Du Chef” (Chef’s Seasonal Palette) at New York’s French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).
Little Haiti will soon join the likes of designated cultural districts like Little Caribbean and Chinatown. However, the question remains, can the new district thrive like its counterparts across the city.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In the steep remote mountain towns of Masson—a locality between Carrefour and Laboule 12 — and Sarazin— on the outskirts of Morne L’Hopital, a commune of Port-au-Prince—there is no electricity, no running water, nor a sanitation system. Labeled as the “forgotten villages,” living miles away from modernization, parents are unable to provide basic living necessities or send their children to school. That is, until the Love and Serve Haiti (LASH) mission made it possible by cultivating an educational and cultural learning experience for children in Masson and Sarazin and Haitian Americans living in the United States.
Michael Brun Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin (left) with fan. Sandro “T-Micky” Martelly (right) and fan. Concertgoers at Bayo. Roger “Shoubou” Eugene, Tabou Combo. Anie Alerte Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin. Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin. Sandro “T-Micky” Martelly. Michael Brun (L-R) Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin and Michael Brun (L-R) Gardy Girault, Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin, Michael Brun, Jonathan “J Perry” Perry (Right)...
Haitian American filmmaker Jerry LaMothe’s screenplay The Promise Keeper was one of the three projects selected to receive a grant from the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF). The announcement was made on May 10 during the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment first “Made in NY” media summit in Harlem.
Video shot, edited and produced by Ken Aragaki
On May 17, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted his annual Haitian Flag Day breakfast, where members of the Haitian community have the opportunity to come together and talk about the challenges facing the community. The Haitian Times caught up with the comptroller to discuss the Haitian community, TPS, immigration and a new initiative that looks to cut through some of the barriers immigrants face during the citizenship process.
On May 18, Vania André, editor in chief of Haitian Times, was honored by members of New York City Council and New York State Assembly during the Haitian Flag Day Celebration event. The annual event, which was organized in collaboration with Haiti Cultural Exchange and the Haitian American Caucus, celebrates the work and achievements made by Haitian Americans in their respective fields.