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NYU Offers Manhattan Students Haitian Creole
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NYU Offers Manhattan Students Haitian Creole

By Maya Earls

On an overcast Monday, nine students offered a cheerful, “Bonjou” as they passed their professor. Each student found a chair around a long wooden table and opened his or her textbook to the previous night’s assignments. From the outside, the Haitian Creole class appeared like any other college course. However, with this fall being the first time New York University (NYU) offered the language, every class meeting was an experiment.

“I have a general structure and a general timeline of what I want my students to learn,” said Wynnie Lamour, NYU’s adjunct Creole instructor, “But things shift as you go from day to day.”

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Haiti Cultural Exchange Kicks Off Fall Series “Revolisyon”
Arts & Culture, New York

Haiti Cultural Exchange Kicks Off Fall Series “Revolisyon”

By Tadia Toussaint

It’s no new fact that the Haitian Revolution is a historical event that not just Haitians, but many people of color are truly proud of and grateful for. It led the Western hemisphere to a time of change where suppressed groups, mainly Africans, started movements seeking freedom.

The Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a nonprofit aimed at preserving Haitian culture through education, arts and public affairs, launched their Fall/Winter program titled “Revolisyon” with a kickoff event at the Brooklyn Public Library, featuring an open reading by Haitian-author Gina Ulysse.

Haitian Times Partners With City Tech To Present First Annual NYC Caribbean Food Festival
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian Times Partners With City Tech To Present First Annual NYC Caribbean Food Festival

Haitian Times has partnered with New York City College of Technology to present the first annual NYC Caribbean Food Festival, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 17.

“New York is in the middle of a Caribbean renaissance,” festival organizer Garry Pierre-Pierre said. “There’s a wealth of restaurants and businesses emerging out of the area that we’d like to put a spotlight on.”

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HABNET Hosts First Annual Boat Ride

By Fabiola Jean Last month, HABNET hosted their first annual Pre Labor Day Red & White Boat Cruise, where they…

Haitian American Performs Solo Dance At First Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian American Performs Solo Dance At First Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE

By Carlotta Mohamed

Seven choreographers and dancers performed in the first Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE event of the year, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn on Sunday night.

New Traditions: A Showcase for Caribbean Choreographers, gave a platform for dance artists working with body movement, content and esthetic choices to present stories of who they are today in an evolving Caribbean culture.

One of those choreographers, Maxine Montilus, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Haitian parents, did her solo performance, “Ou Pa Pale Kreyol?!?! (“You Don’t Speak Kreyol?!?!).

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