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Haitian Times News Roundup – July 13
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 13

Haitians in America  Haitian-Americans In South Florida Reflect On Recent Riots In Haiti What happens in Haiti is felt in South Florida. Recent protests in Haiti over hikes in fuels costs caused many in the Haitian diaspora to reflect on the politics and stability of the island.  Continue reading.   Haitians In America: Millennial War Vet…

Haitians in America: Millennial War Vet Looks For a New Way to Serve
Haitians In America

Haitians in America: Millennial War Vet Looks For a New Way to Serve

Before he was 30, Carl Achille had served America in two profound ways. A native New Yorker with Haitian roots, Achille, served in the United States Army following the attacks on New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. By 19 years old, he was already a war veteran. In 2008, he joined the New York City Police Department, serving in the communities of Brooklyn North and quickly rose to the Street Narcotics Unit in East Harlem. He was also selected to the elite Organized Crime Control Bureau in the Gang Division, earning the Gold Detective Shield.

Since then he’s developed a passion for community service and advocacy that he plans on taking to the next level as an elected official.

When did you discover your interests in advocacy?  

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 12
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 12

Haiti Haitian officials knew the gas price hike would be unpopular. They did it anyway As Haitian soccer fans were glued to their televisions Friday watching the Brazil-Belgium World Cup game, the Haitian government — on the state-owned TV channel — announced it was imposing new measures that leaders had been warned would be wildly…

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 11
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 11

Food Fleur De Vie Hosts Fifth Annual Food Tasting Brunch On June 24, Fleur De Vie (Flower of Life) closed the month of June with its annual food tasting fundraising brunch “La Palette Saisonniere Du Chef” (Chef’s Seasonal Palette) at New York’s French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF). The New York-based nonprofit partners with existing organizations…

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 10
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 10

International    Riots delay Lowell missionaries’ return from Haiti   West Michigan missionaries are hunkered down in Haiti after protesters set fires and blocked roads, preventing people from leaving the country. At least three people died during protests over gas prices. Continue reading.    Haiti-bound flights out of South Florida resume after violent protests in…

Kreyol: Another Perspective on Orphanhood
Opinion

Kreyol: Another Perspective on Orphanhood

By David S. Willig The author of “Kreyol, The Orphan That Wouldn’t Go Away,” Dr. Reynard Altema, raises some excellent points about the status of French and the local vernacular in Haiti. Looking at the issue from the outside can give an added perspective to the thesis that a language policy is something that can favor…

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 9
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 9

Immigration The Never-Ending Search For Home: One Haitian Family’s Journey Through The Americas For A Place To Call Home   It was a rainy day in March, when Jean René Suprena listened intently to Jeremy Jong, his lawyer, inside the attorney visitation room at LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana. Both men sat across opposite…

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 6
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times News Roundup – July 6

International News Haiti’s stolen babies: How DNA tests could help reunite families In the past 30 years, in France alone, 7,000 Haitian children have been adopted by foster parents. Some were victims of traffickers who falsified their files to put them up for adoption. Today, these children are looking for information on their biological parents….

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