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Three Haitian-Americans now lead NYPD precincts, marking progress in diversity
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Three Haitian-Americans now lead NYPD precincts, marking progress in diversity

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.

N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma
Coronavirus

N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma

Mayor Bill de Blasio is on the brink of shutting down all classrooms across the school system, by far the nation’s largest, as New York confronts a second wave of the virus after months when the city’s success at curbing the outbreak made it the envy of the country. The closure could happen by Thanksgiving, if not sooner.

NYC’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin
Coronavirus

NYC’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin

Members of the New York City Sheriff’s Office said they will be stopping vehicles periodically at the tunnels. Drivers can expect questions about where they are coming from, if they’ve traveled in the last 14 days, and if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Haitian Roundtable Brings In 2015 Members of “1804 List”
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Haitian Roundtable Brings In 2015 Members of “1804 List”

On Mar. 21, the Haitian Roundatable presented its third edition of the 1804 List “to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding acts of service, innovators within their profession, and the rising stars who have made significant contributions in the United States, Haiti and beyond.” Thirty Haitian American professionals and leaders were honored at the awards ceremony that took place at the Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan. This year’s ceremony was hosted by Mona Scott-Young and Dr. Jeff Gardere.

Surveying New Yorkers in Seven Languages
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Surveying New Yorkers in Seven Languages

By Voices Of NY

New York City’s long-term plan is updated every four years, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will offer the newest version, PlaNYC, on Earth Day, April 22. The idea, according to a statement from de Blasio, is “to make sure that we’re building toward a future that’s reliant, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers.”