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Exploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti
Arts & Culture, Only In The Haitian Times

Exploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti

The Haitian-led dance group La Troupe Zetwal, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs held an educational event dedicated to the sacred dance in Prospect Park, on Sept. 19. “Yanvalou: A Sacred Dance of Ayiti,” convened Haitian musicians, dancers and sociologists from across New York City.

Battle for Barbancourt: Inside the family fight to control Haiti’s cherished brand
Business, Only In The Haitian Times, Special Reports

Battle for Barbancourt: Inside the family fight to control Haiti’s cherished brand

Barbancourt Rhum, an $18 million business, has survived Haiti’s tumultuous history of coups, embargoes and natural disasters to become a world-renowned brand in the spirits industry. Lately, a family fight for company control has pitted its late leader Thierry Gardere’s only child and his siblings against one another.

Arts & Culture, New York, Only In The Haitian Times

‘The Audacity to Finish’ Author speaks to students at NYU studying Haitian Creole

Zamor spoke at New York University (NYU) on March 29 to share her process writing the memoir to a group of students studying Haitian Creole. The Audacity to Finish focuses on her life growing up in a two-parent, middle-class home in the Bronx through college where she began experiencing depression, dizzy spells and suicidal thoughts and eventually finding her purpose in life.  

Immigration & Migration, Only In The Haitian Times, TPS

Progress on permanent residency House bill and federal lawsuits provide little comfort for some Haitian TPS holders

Last month, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced a bill that would offer a path to permanent residency for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Enforced Departure and TPS immigrants. On the same day, a Maryland court denied the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit arguing that TPS removal was racially motivated, and moved to proceed with the case — a significant win for the Haitian community and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who filed the original suit.

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