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Retrospective on the 11th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake
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Retrospective on the 11th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

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.

Brooklyn’s Evangelical Crusade among churches facing financial hardship as cash offerings drop
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Brooklyn’s Evangelical Crusade among churches facing financial hardship as cash offerings drop

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.

In Queens, some Haitian restaurants struggle, others innovate to stay afloat
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In Queens, some Haitian restaurants struggle, others innovate to stay afloat

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.

At Miami Gardens voting station, council candidate takes direct outreach to new level
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At Miami Gardens voting station, council candidate takes direct outreach to new level

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.

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