Tag: COVID-19

Haitian pastors cry for help as financial toll mounts for Black churches nationwide
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Haitian pastors cry for help as financial toll mounts for Black churches nationwide

Churches nationwide have used federal relief funds to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but small Haitian churches in Brooklyn have been locked out, some pastors said. Now, they are asking the government to help.

Brooklyn’s Evangelical Crusade among churches facing financial hardship as cash offerings drop
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Brooklyn’s Evangelical Crusade among churches facing financial hardship as cash offerings drop

For nearly 50 years, the Evangelical Crusade Christian Church in East Flatbush has been a fixture in Brooklyn’s Haitian community. It has been a sanctuary not only for worshippers who call it their home church, but for area residents of social and spiritual need. The go-to stop for politicians on the campaign trail and place for high-profile funerals and festive cultural displays alike.

Health care workers cry out ‘Beds, not body bags’ about Brooklyn hospitals merger
Health & Science

Health care workers cry out ‘Beds, not body bags’ about Brooklyn hospitals merger

Kingsbrook, along with Interfaith Medical Center and Brookdale, the other two hospitals looking at consolidation, employ a significant number of Haitian-Americans. The planned merger of services is part of a $700 million New York State plan to consolidate services at the facilities, which are managed by One Brooklyn Health, a nonprofit.

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