The Haitian farmers are intent on completing the canal on November 18, the anniversary of the 1803 Bataille de Vertieres, when Dessalines’ guerilla army trounced Napoleon’s well-equipped French troops to win the war for freedom that created the world’s First Black Republic.
The Conversation by Garry Pierre-Pierre
One of the first persons I met on the beat covering New York’s then emerging Haitian community was the Rev. Philius H. Nicolas, the pastor of the Evangelical Crusade Church in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. He and other secular leaders had invited me to the church to explore…Keep reading
Shortly after Haiti was granted membership into CARICOM about 20 years ago, French became an official language of the Caribbean body, whose mission is to coordinate economic policies and handle trade disputes. But while Haiti is by far the largest CARICOM country, the group has not been kind to the…Keep reading
As we continue our acculturation and political ascendency as a community, we Haitians need to broaden our reach.Keep reading
Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.
As is often the case, the animosity amplified online belies the majority of everyday interactions Dominicans and Haitians partake in in real life.
The gaslighting is real. Literally, it’s being set on fire by mobs angry at rising fuel prices, ironically enough. Figuratively, the gaslighting is happening on all fronts, in Haiti and outside of it, with heavy injections from Haiti’s so-called friends.
Although Haiti’s gang violence has been most intense in Port-au-Prince, in recent weeks, residents of the provinces have felt more deeply the impact of dechoukaj protests and lack of fuel.
So often our Haitian families are not informed about the resources and opportunities that are available to them. The acculturation process for our families will be a difficult process. However, the support of esta
We were present, yet invisible. If we were lucky, they’d play Kassav’s Zouk La Se Sel Medikaman Nou Ni – a song actually from Guadeloupe and not, in fact, from Haiti. But we took what we could get!
Readers’ comments to The Haitian Times explores the need for a clearer message in organizing efforts and the complexity of Dominican-Haitian relations.