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Haitian Times Editor Honored At Haitian Flag Day Celebration
New York

Haitian Times Editor Honored At Haitian Flag Day Celebration

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.

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Haitian Scholar Looks to Chronicle New York Haitian Community
New York, Profiles

Haitian Scholar Looks to Chronicle New York Haitian Community

Beyond the need for cultural awareness, Saint Paul thinks it’s vital that a different voice be heard when Haiti is discussed. He sees the Institute as playing part of that role: “The mainstream outlets will tell you about Haiti when there’s a catastrophe, but they will never tell you about stability in Haiti. It’s like Haiti has never been a country with a stable day-to-day life,” Saint Paul said. “It’s vital to use the Institute to show a counter narrative to this: beyond stigma and charity and disaster.”

Capsule Collection Highlights Resiliency of Haitian Women
Beauty & Style, New York, Only In The Haitian Times

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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