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Trinidadian-American author and illustrator Daniel O’Brien with his children’s book, “The Carnival Prince.” (Photo by Caroline Ourso via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean ‘Carnival Prince’ Created in Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Youth June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life speaks to Queens illustrator and author Daniel O’Brien whose children’s book “The Carnival Prince” blends West Indian traditions and folklore.

God is Great: A variety store on Nostrand Avenue catering to a Haitian clientele. Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

Opinion: Little Haiti Project Could Define Rodneyse Bichotte’s Legacy

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion June 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm

In a column for The Haitian Times, Garry Pierre-Pierre examines what the “real test” will be for Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte after securing the designation of “Little Haiti” in central Brooklyn.

System Band, Kreyolfest 2014. (Photo by Vania Andre via The Haitian Times)

The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Media May 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm

In writing about Kreyolfest, The Haitian Times’ Garry Pierre-Pierre explains why the publication has been “left with no choice but to cancel this year’s event – perhaps forever.”

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte (Photo from Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte’s office via Bklyner)

Awaiting ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 21, 2018 at 10:14 pm

On Haitian Flag Day, members of the Haitian community joined public officials in announcing that the Little Haiti Business and Cultural district will be arriving soon to Flatbush, reports Bklyner.

Haitian Diaspora Panel in Brooklyn

Haitian Diaspora Panel in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean May 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre and Professor Carolle Charles will discuss Haitian history, immigration and identity at an upcoming panel at the Brooklyn Historical Society, reports Caribbean Life.

Fabiola Jean-Louis (Photo via The Haitian Times)

On Haitian Heritage and ‘Rewriting History’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to Brooklyn artist Fabiola Jean-Louis on her Haitian roots and what inspired her “Rewriting History” exhibit, described as a celebration of the black and brown female body.

Dancing at Flushing Town Hall during the May 4 "Global Mashup." (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

‘Global Mashups’ at Flushing Town Hall

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicked off this year’s “Global Mashups” series with “Latin Boogaloo meets Afrobeat.”

Art from home: Curator Donna Mason’s show supporting Caribbean artists will go on display at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition on May 12. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Dominica After Maria’ on Display

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

“Dominica – After Maria,” opening May 12, features the work of artists from Dominica and other Caribbean nations hit by Hurricane Maria, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Trinidadian-born queer activist Darren Glenn says the country’s highest court finding buggery laws unconstitional left him in disbelief and excitement. "Section 13 & 16" refers to the part of the "Sexual Offences Act" declared unconstitutional by the Trinidadian High Court. (Photo from the Caribbean Equality Project via Caribbean Life)

LGBT Activists on Historic Ruling in Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean, LGBTQ, Queens May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Members of the Caribbean LGBT community in Queens expressed their hope and disbelief to a court decision in Trinidad and Tobago that could pave the way for the decriminalization of homosexuality, reports Caribbean Life.

Haiti’s champion: Haitian-American Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte is lauching a Little Haiti district that will include parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Ditmas Park, and Midwood. The designation will be announced on May 18 — Haitian Flag Day. (Photo by Photo by Caroline Ourso via Brooklyn Paper)

Bichotte to Bring ‘Little Haiti’ to Flag Day

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

At this year’s Haitian Flag Day celebration in Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte will promote her campaign to designate parts of the Flatbush area as the “Little Haiti Cultural and Business District,” reports Brooklyn Paper.

Protesters marching across the Brooklyn Bridge on the April 20, Day of Outrage rally. Photo Credit: Margarette Tropnas, Facebook.com.

Disappointment Over Haitian March Across Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm

The Haitian Times describes what resulted from disunity between organizers of a April 20 demonstration meant to capitalize on the anniversary of the community’s historic march in 1990.

(L-R) Monvelyno and Riva Nyri Precil performing during the I Am Kreyol capsule collection preview. (Photo by Delfine Kernizan via The Haitian Times)

‘I Am Kréyol’ for Haitian Women

Business, Caribbean, Labor, Manhattan, Women April 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Joelle Fontaine, the designer behind the I Am Kréyol fashion line, speaks to The Haitian Times about her goal of producing an entire collection in Haiti and creating jobs for women.

Co-founder of the Haitian American Caucus, Samuel Pierre, addresses crowd during a 2015 rally protesting Dominican Republic’s court ruling rendering thousands of Dominican Haitians stateless. (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitian Leaders in NY Rekindle ‘Glory Days’

Caribbean, New York, Opinion April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Haitian community leaders are planning an April 20 march to speak out against Trump but “unfortunately for them, it will not have the intended impact,” Garry Pierre-Pierre writes in The Haitian Times.

Mom knows best: In B. Nandi Jacob’s play “Mother-in-Law,” at the Black Lady Theatre on April 7, the title character schemes to break up her son’s upcoming marriage. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean Immigrant Comedy in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration April 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm

B. Nandi Jacob hopes her comedic play about an undocumented immigrant, opening April 7 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, draws attention to the plight of Caribbean immigrants, reports Caribbean Life.

Zellnor Myrie addressing the “Women Celebrating Women” Awards gala at Tropical Paradise Ballroom in Brooklyn, organized in March by the Progressive Democrats Political Association. Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, the first Caribbean-born woman in the City Council and mother of Rep. Yvette Clarke, serves as its president. (Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Lawyer Challenges Sen. Hamilton

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2018 April 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Zellnor Myrie, a Brooklyn lawyer running against state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, speaks to Caribbean Life about the “civil rights issue of our generation.”