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38 Percent of New York City immigration court cases involving Haitians end with deportation orders

Throughout the city, deportations increased 150 percent, deportations for people with no priors jumped 265 percent and ICE arrests were up 88 percent

Renowned Haitian Author to Hold Book Event at Brooklyn College, Syracuse University and More
Arts & Culture, New York, Only In The Haitian Times

Renowned Haitian Author to Hold Book Event at Brooklyn College, Syracuse University and More

Haitian author Frankétienne’s iconic novel, Dézafi, first published in Haitian Creole in 1975, explores the themes of oppression, rebellion and liberation wrapped within Haiti’s socio-political situation in the 1970s. The most notable plot is the tale of zombies working in plantations where the daughter of the plantation owner falls in love with a zombie and eventually becomes fully human. The zombies eventually gain the courage to revolt against their oppressor.

Recalled Haitian ambassador was revered, made the embassy feel like ‘home,’ Haitian Americans say
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Recalled Haitian ambassador was revered, made the embassy feel like ‘home,’ Haitian Americans say

Throughout his tenure, Altidor was known for opening the doors of the embassy to both the community and those not familiar with Haitian culture. He often sponsored a variety of events — from fashion shows to panel discussions– in the palatial space that’s ordained with colorful pieces of Haitian artwork.

Kreyol Edition listening session seeks to end mental health stigma in Haitian Community
Health & Science, New York, Only In The Haitian Times

Kreyol Edition listening session seeks to end mental health stigma in Haitian Community

The event was spearheaded by program coordinator Ruth Jean-Marie who was inspired by a similar event called ‘Escúchame’ for the Latino community in the Bronx where the sessions were conducted in both English and Spanish. These events according to Jean-Marie are part of a larger initiative launched by First Lady Chirlane McCray that addresses mental health concerns by creating access to resources, specifically for the black community to thrive.

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