January 12, 2010 was a Tuesday we’ll never forget. It was the day when a 7.0 category earthquake brought on death and destruction in Haiti. The Haitian Times was one of the first news organizations to reach Haiti. So, 11 years later, The Haitian Times is pulling photos from its archives to share with our readers as a reminder of that fateful day.
By The Haitian Times In a pivotal year with more than its share of news, the voices of Haitian-Americans rang…
Churches nationwide have used federal relief funds to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but small Haitian churches in Brooklyn have been locked out, some pastors said. Now, they are asking the government to help.
Haitian-American Dr. Yves Duroseau is the first doctor – and the second healthcare worker – in the US to receive a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, three days after the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization of the Pfizer BioTech drug, according to Northwell Health.
For nearly 50 years, the Evangelical Crusade Christian Church in East Flatbush has been a fixture in Brooklyn’s Haitian community. It has been a sanctuary not only for worshippers who call it their home church, but for area residents of social and spiritual need. The go-to stop for politicians on the campaign trail and place for high-profile funerals and festive cultural displays alike.
International adoptions to the United States from the rest of the world declined sharply after 2008, when the U.S. government first adopted Hague standards. Haiti itself tightened its laws in 2014 to comply with the Hague Convention, and the steepest decline in adoptions from Haiti took place in 2015.
Immigrants in America have long added their own cuisine to Thanksgiving celebrations, and Haitians are no different. In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Haitian-Americans are planning smaller gatherings.
As the economy slowly reopens and the country faces a second wave in coronavirus infections, the prospect is daunting for some. Immigrants made up more than 60% of New York City resident restaurant workers in 2018 and 2019, according to the New State Comptroller’s report. In Queens alone, 49,100 jobs were in restaurants, out of the city’s 315,000 jobs in March 2020. By August, as rules loosened and outdoor dining was permitted, employment stood at 174,000.
This is a roundup of Haitian-American candidates on the ballot during the 2020 elections. These candidates have either won outright or advanced to runoffs in their respective races.
In a presidential election year, where the names at the top of the ballots dominate, many residents do not know for whom to vote at the municipal level. Julien, who works as economic development manager for the City of North Miami, is taking the direct engagement route to make sure that voters know about her race and choose her ‒ even if she has to appeal to them herself, all day every day.