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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…

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

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. 

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

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.

Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway
Arts & Culture, New York

Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway

After much fanfare and excitement around Banboche Mas, one of Haiti’s first mas camp, taking part in the 51st West Indian American Day Parade, the masqueraders and float were not allowed to take part in the festivities after failing to pass inspection at a checkpoint on Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway. 

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