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From Haiti to Tijuana: One Activist’s Quest to Ease the Plight of Haitian Migrants in the Americas

  Guerline Jozef (center) with migrants and workers on the U.S./Mexico border. By Naeisha Rose Guerline Jozef spends her days…

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After Unlikely Victory, Haitian American Frontus Starts Work in Coney Island Seat
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After Unlikely Victory, Haitian American Frontus Starts Work in Coney Island Seat

Among the latest crop of assembly members is Haitian American Mathylde Frontus, who was sworn in by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Nov. 15 — before 18 other new assembly-elects — because she was elected to fill a seat that was vacated by disgraced ex-assemblywoman Pamela Harris. Harris resigned from her seat last April after being indicted and eventually pleading guilty to a 11 charges including wire fraud.

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The Undertold Story of Mary Ellen Pleasant’s Haitian Heritage

Outside of the white community, Pleasant was an abolitionist who made her biracial identity known to the black community. Known as the “Black City Hall,” she served as a link to the Underground Railroad by helping slaves escape as far north as Canada, as well as, providing employment to freed slaves in both her businesses and in high society homes in California.


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