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Brooklyn Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Have NY Websites Translated Into Haitian Creole
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Brooklyn Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Have NY Websites Translated Into Haitian Creole

By Natalie C. Holly

One Brooklyn lawmaker is working to affect change in how vital citywide information is accessed on the web for Haitians and other immigrant groups in New York.

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Karen Civil Day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Arts & Culture, New York

Karen Civil Day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

By Tadia Toussaint

Many nodding heads and smiles filled the room to hear Haitian-American media maven and now author Karen Civil tell her story. Karen Civil Day was hosted at the Barclays Center on Feb.10 featuring a meet and greet and a customized SnapChat filter where die-hard fans got exclusive access to a signing of Civil’s new book Be You.

Wearing her black sparkling sequin jersey dress labeled with her last name, Karen spoke passionately about her new playground in Petion-vile and how ecstatic she is about finally being able to materialize her dream of giving back to her parents’ native country.

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“Show Your Love For Haiti” Annual Benefit

  By Fabiola Jean CapraCare, a nonprofit organization, hosted their 6th annual “Show your love for Haiti” fundraising event this…

Haitian American Kings of Comedy Comes To New York
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian American Kings of Comedy Comes To New York

Some of the Haitian American community’s top comedians are coming together this Sunday to bring you “Haitian-American Kings of Comedy” at New York’s SOB’s nightclub. The comedy showcase hosted by Comic View’s Kareem Green, will feature Vlad “Haitian V” Calixte, Jonas “Haitian Jonas” Jeannot and Mackenson Louis of Comedy Joy Ride.

Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis Hosts Fundraiser To Raise Money For Haiti School
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Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis Hosts Fundraiser To Raise Money For Haiti School

By Fabiola Jean

Last month, actor and activist Jimmy Jean-Louis hosted a fundraiser at Brooklyn’s Milk River to raise money for Ecole Déléard, a school in Déléard Haiti that he founded in following the January 2010 earthquake.

With a theme of “Hollywood Unites For Haiti,” the night included performances by renowned artist, Emeline Michel, and Wanito. Some of the community’s biggest names came together to ensure the event was a success including, David Belle of Cine Institute, photographer Marc Baptiste and designers Ron-n-Ron. There was also a silent auction, where guests could bid on a dinner with Jean-Louis and various pieces of art.

Groomed Success Honors Change Agents In Second Annual Mixer
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Groomed Success Honors Change Agents In Second Annual Mixer

By Fabiola Jean

Commencing Fall action with a night of male sophistication, Jeff Lindor, Groomed Success’ founder, initiated the second change agents mixer in late September at the savvy Carlton Hotel in Manhattan, where three honorable change agents were recognized for their exemplary hard work and dedication in their respective fields. Groomed Success awarded the Change Agent Distinguished Fellow Award to Tyrone Brown, Juan Perez and Councilman Jumaane D. Williams.

NYU Offers Manhattan Students Haitian Creole
Arts & Culture, New York, Spotlight - Kreyol

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.”

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.

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