Caribbean-American legislators in the US have called for international support for Haiti, as the country observes the ninth anniversary of…
The Jan. 7 demonstration that was held at 9 a.m. was in support of the approximately 50,000 people from Haiti who were granted TPS in the wake of 2010 earthquake. The designation however will expire on July 22, following Trump’s decision not to renew TPS.
Although he was unable to secure the lieutenant governor seat, his potential ascension to public advocate has widespread implications for immigrant and communities of color across the city. The self-described activist, has long been a friend to the Haitian community, who comprises a significant portion of his district in central Brooklyn. Williams has been instrumental both in front and behind the scenes of key Haitian-centered initiatives like the Haitian Studies Institute housed at Brooklyn College and the creation of Little Haiti in East Flatbush, and has even been named an “honorary Haitian” by the Haitian Roundtable.
Pierre, born in Haiti and raised in the Flatbush area, has worked ardently to promote and encourage increased political engagement within the Haitian-American community in the 42nd District. With the help of powerful Haitian-American Assemblywoman and female district leader Rodneyse Bichotte, he has been able to consolidate political influence in the area and give local residents a platform to voice concerns about pressing issues like immigration, housing and jobs.
On Aug. 18, dozens of members of the Haitian community gathered in East Flatbush for the unveiling of Jean-Jacques Dessalines…
Little Haiti will soon join the likes of designated cultural districts like Little Caribbean and Chinatown. However, the question remains, can the new district thrive like its counterparts across the city.
In his latest column, Garry Pierre-Pierre examines whether the political star is underestimating what it will take to turn the current unkempt business district that is now officially “Little Haiti” into a treasured tourist attraction and Haitian cultural mecca.