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New York Lawmakers Honor Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier
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New York Lawmakers Honor Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff Following Miss Haiti 2016’s near win for the Miss Universe crown, Haitian dignitaries, elected officials and public in general have been swooning for an opportunity to engage the Miss Universe pageant runner up. In a series of outings these past few days, Miss Haiti 2016, Raquel Pelissier, was presented with honors…

Leading NYC Photography Company Hosts Haiti Charity Cocktail Party
Features, New York

Leading NYC Photography Company Hosts Haiti Charity Cocktail Party

  By Fabiola Jean Black History Month kicked off to a great start  in lower Manhattan at “Retouch/Haiti Charity Cocktail Party.” The benefit was a collaboration with Splashlight’s production manager, Camille Park, founder of Artists Institute, Paul Haggis and CEO of Artists for Peace and Justice David Belle. Artists for Peace and Justice supports communities in…

Haitian Roundtable Presents Recognition Awards In Honor Of Haiti Independence
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Haitian Roundtable Presents Recognition Awards In Honor Of Haiti Independence

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Samuel Pierre executive director of Haitian American Caucus (HAC) and Wynnie Lamour founder of the Haitian Creole Language Institute (HCLI), were celebrated at the special reception for their work in the Haitian community. Williams, who is of Grenadian heritage, received the Honorary Haitian Award for his commitment to the Haitian community.

New York Fundraiser Shines Light On Haiti Relief Efforts
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New York Fundraiser Shines Light On Haiti Relief Efforts

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff

On Jan. 11, some of New York’s most notable in the Haitian community came together at Space Ibiza in Manhattan to raise money for basic economic recovery programs for those still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew last October. The fundraiser, which took place only days before the anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, was attended by former prime minister Laurent Lamothe and former minister of tourism Stephanie Villedrouin.

Protesters Demand Clinton Foundation to Shut Down on Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake
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Protesters Demand Clinton Foundation to Shut Down on Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

By Carlotta Mohamed On the 7th anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Haitian activists gathered in front of the Clinton Foundation in New York City protesting the prosecutions of the Clintons after “hundreds of millions of dollars” were mismanaged through the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, according to activists. Standing outside holding bright colored posters, while…

New York Politicians Urge Obama Administration to Reverse Course on Haitian Deportations
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New York Politicians Urge Obama Administration to Reverse Course on Haitian Deportations

By Haitian Times Editorial Staff

Last week, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-NY), State Senator Kevin Parker (D-NY), and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-NY) sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, and the Obama administration asking them to reverse course on their decision to resume deportations of Haitians. In addition, Assemblymember Bichotte participated in a social media campaign imploring the administration to redesignate Haitians refugees for temporary protected status classification and to expand the Haitian Family Reunification Program.

New York, Opinion

An Open Letter to New York City Immigrant Communities

To New York City’s Immigrant Communities: During these uncertain times we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear.  The values of hard work, respect and coming together during times of adversity define us as New Yorkers.  That will not change,…

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