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Little Haiti Project Could Define Rodneyse Bichotte’s Legacy
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Little Haiti Project Could Define Rodneyse Bichotte’s Legacy

In his latest column, Garry Pierre-Pierre examines whether the political star is underestimating what it will take to turn the current unkempt business district that is now officially “Little Haiti” into a treasured tourist attraction and Haitian cultural mecca.

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The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’
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The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’

The Haitian Times organized Kreyolfest for 17 of its 19 years of existence. Again, I am sad to say that this year, we were left with no choice but to cancel this year’s event—perhaps forever. As of this writing, we have no plans of bringing it back. There simply isn’t enough support for such a large-scale event in New York.

Haitian Community Leaders Can Get Groove Back
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Haitian Community Leaders Can Get Groove Back

A number of Haitians have made great political and professional strides in New York. However, does their success translate to a vibrant Haitian community?

In his latest column, Haitian Times publisher Garry Pierre-Pierre contrasts the individual success of those in the community with the overall strength of Haitians as a whole in New York, all the while questioning the efficacy of “self-proclaimed leaders” in the community.

Why Haitians Tend to Cannibalize Their Own
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Why Haitians Tend to Cannibalize Their Own

There is a long tradition of Diaspora Haitians who throw themselves in the mix to help their country or community. There are plenty of examples where members of the Diaspora, motivated by altruism and a desire to make a difference, bring themselves down from their “celebrity” status to help the country, only to be demonized after being deified.

Here We Go Again
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Here We Go Again

In today’s ‘Warped Lens‘, Garry Pierre-Pierre holds a mirror to Haitian-American leadership and questions their insufficient commitment to address racial…

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment
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Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

The other day, a friend observed that when there was a lack in Haitian-American political elected officials in government, we the people garnered more resources from politicians. Perhaps the thinking goes a little bit like this: “Now that we have our own in office, they should know what our needs are and take care of them.”

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