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Book truck brings English and French-language books to Flatbush’s Little Haiti
Arts & Culture, New York

Book truck brings English and French-language books to Flatbush’s Little Haiti

“We are always looking for opportunities to bring books into communities that aren’t necessarily well-served by bookstores, he said. “We just want to open it up to everyone and part of that means bringing collections of books that are multilingual into our multilingual neighborhoods.”

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Haitian Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry into United States

Haitian Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry into United States Obanette Jean, age 35, and a citizen of Haiti, was sentenced today to time served (55 days in jail) for illegal re-entry into the United States. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Robert N. Garcia, Acting Chief Patrol Agent, United…

Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate
Elections, Latest News, New York

Defeat Paves Williams’ Way for Public Advocate

Although he was unable to secure the lieutenant governor seat, his potential ascension to public advocate has widespread implications for immigrant and communities of color across the city. The self-described activist, has long been a friend to the Haitian community, who comprises a significant portion of his district in central Brooklyn. Williams has been instrumental both in front and behind the scenes of key Haitian-centered initiatives like the Haitian Studies Institute housed at Brooklyn College and the creation of Little Haiti in East Flatbush, and has even been named an “honorary Haitian” by the Haitian Roundtable. 

Carrié Solages pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
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Carrié Solages pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, pleaded guilty to two disorderly conduct violations in a Hempstead court on Sept. 12, and was ordered to take part in a 26-week batterers’ intervention class and submit to drug testing. Solages, 39, was arrested on June 21, of last year, after “a verbal altercation that…

On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ sours Haitians
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On Labor Day ‘Sweet Micky’ sours Haitians

As Eastern Caribbean nationals paraded queens and kings along Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Haitian demonstrators displayed images of “a fake king” and a “fake president of Haiti.” “Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly belongs in jail — not on the parkway for Labor Day,” a sign carried by protesters read. Although feathers, sequins, flags, flour…

Josue Pierre Leads Pack In Race For District Leader
Elections, Latest News, New York

Josue Pierre Leads Pack In Race For District Leader

Pierre, born in Haiti and raised in the Flatbush area, has worked ardently to promote and encourage increased political engagement within the Haitian-American community in the 42nd District. With the help of powerful Haitian-American Assemblywoman and female district leader Rodneyse Bichotte, he has been able to consolidate political influence in the area and give local residents a platform to voice concerns about pressing issues like immigration, housing and jobs.

#PetroCaribeChallenge Reaches New York City
Latest News, New York, PetroCaribe

#PetroCaribeChallenge Reaches New York City

Protesters during the 51st West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, NY. Photo Credit: Reparations for Haiti Twitter. The #PetroCaribeChallenge, a hashtag meant to express outrage at the Haitian government embezzling $2 billion in Petrocaribe funds, is slowly evolving into full-fledged protests. While people in Haiti have been walking through the streets demanding accountability, other cities…

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