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Haitian Think Thank To Tackle Issues
Opinion

Haitian Think Thank To Tackle Issues

One vexing paradigm of the Haitian narrative is that we have done well individually but struggled as a nation. After more than two centuries as a republic, our failures are stark, especially in the area of education.

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Letter to the Editor: There’s Room to Help Haiti and the Diaspora
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Letter to the Editor: There’s Room to Help Haiti and the Diaspora

To the Editor: From: Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, representing the 42nd assembly district in Brooklyn. Re “Haitian Diaspora Needs To Put Its Needs Above Those Of Haiti” There is room to help those in Haiti and Haitian communities across the United States. Although I agree with Mr. Pierre Pierre’s argument, we still need those who have…

Be American Today
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Be American Today

Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir Although both my parents are tried and true Haitians and I love my Haitian heritage; my whole life growing up my daddy constantly reminded my siblings and me that we were in America, and should Be American. That is we were to adopt all the American ways and blend in so we…

As A Haitian-American, I Stand Proud Of My Heritage
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As A Haitian-American, I Stand Proud Of My Heritage

  By Littane Bien-Aime Growing up, Christmas was my least favorite time of the year. It meant another year of pretending that I got presents when there wasn’t even a tree or any gifts in my family’s public housing apartment. I would go back to school with nothing new on, no new gadgets, and no new…

Placing Importance on Dental Care in Haiti
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Placing Importance on Dental Care in Haiti

By Cindy Thomson Last year, devastation was brought to Haiti once again in the form of Hurricane Irma. In the aftermath of the hurricane, people were left with little food, water or shelter. With a constant barrage of natural, economic and political crises, dental care in Haiti has taken a back seat to more immediate concerns….

Viv Manno Charlemagne, Long Live the Haitian Poor
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Viv Manno Charlemagne, Long Live the Haitian Poor

By Celucien L. Joseph, PhD Haiti has lost one of its most important human rights advocates, freedom fighters, public intellectuals, and anti-dictator and American empire thinkers in the second half of the 20th century: Emmanuel “Manno” Charlemagne. Emmanuel Charlemagne (1948-2017), also known as “Manno,” was a political activist and gifted musician who boldly sang about…

Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud of Scandal
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Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud of Scandal

By Paula Donovan Haiti UN Mission is ending in scandal. After more than 10 tumultuous years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, is winding down its military component amid “a relatively stable security situation,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. But few are willing to celebrate a foreign intervention – which concludes in October –…

NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS
Opinion, TPS

NYC Mayor Pens Op-ed Calling for Renewal of Haiti TPS

By Mayor Bill de Blasio As the proud Mayor of one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, I am once again calling on the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status to Haiti. While conditions in Haiti remain unstable, the Trump administration is aggressively deporting people. Temporary Protected Status for…

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