Feb. 09, 2021 - New York City has allocated at least $10 million to educate the city’s more than 5 million registered voters on the new ranked-choice voting system, launched this year for city elections. Groups like the nonprofit Haitian American Caucus (HAC), based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, have set out to make sure the Haitian community is not left out of voter education efforts.
Feb. 02, 2021 - Last June, as Black Lives Matter protests erupted, Haitian-American police officers on the other side of the NYPD barricades — often facing jeers and insults from demonstrators. While inside the department, the Haitian American Law Enforcement Fraternal Organization (HALEFO) pushed for diversity within the top brass and carried out community service projects to build trust.
Jan. 28, 2021 - The nonprofit Life of Hope Center, which serves Haitian immigrants and their families, has launched a food pantry, joining at least 20 organizations in East Flatbush and surrounding neighborhoods with functioning pantries.
Jan. 27, 2021 - District 40 council candidate Rita Joseph has raised $204,957 in public and private money, making her the leading overall fundraiser in the race to replace Council Member Mathieu Eugene. Meanwhile, in less than seven months, NYPD Lt. Edwin Raymond has raised $90,910 in private funding from individuals, for his own campaign.
Jan. 12, 2021 - The contentious 2020 national election cycle is still in the throes of a spectacular, now violent, end. But already, another political fight is kicking off in New York City. Candidates are campaigning in what will most certainly be a busy New York City council election season — with 51 seats up for grabs and ranked-choice voting taking place for the first time — plus the selection of a new mayor.
Jan. 06, 2021 - New York Daily News The cop who sodomized Abner Louima with a jagged wooden handle in 1997 wants out of...