Caribbean

(Photo courtesy of Creole Food Festival)

Changing Perceptions Re Creole Food

Caribbean, Food, Manhattan February 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm

The Haitian Times interviews the organizer of the forthcoming Creole Food Festival.

(Photo courtesy Richard David)

Teaching Indo-Caribbean History

Asian, Caribbean, History, Queens January 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

A new class on Indo-Caribbean history starts Jan. 26 at York College, reports QNS.

From left to right: Ketlie Numa-Lespinas, Rodneyse Bichotte, Raymond Joseph, Maria Castaneda and Mathieu Eugene pose for a photograph following the 1199SEIU press conference in Manhattan Jan 11. (Photo by Bianca Silva via The Haitian Times)

Haitian TPS Campaign Marks Earthquake Anniversary

Caribbean, Environment, Immigration, New York January 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced a campaign to support TPS holders and Dreamers, reports The Haitian Times.

Protesters marched against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind TPS for 60,000 Haitians. (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Trial Over Haitian TPS Lawsuit Starts

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration January 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

BK Reader and The Haitian Times report that a federal trial started Monday over a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn on the government’s “unlawful termination” of temporary protected status, the first of its kind.

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Underground Radio Stations Make Caribbean Voices Heard

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Media, Video December 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Learn about the history and appeal of underground Caribbean radio stations in Brooklyn in this BRIC TV video.

Mickaël, left, with his younger brother Sebastien in Brooklyn. (Photo by Conchit Margaret Widjojo)

Two Haitian Brothers: A TPS Story

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Immigration November 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Two Haitian brothers, graduate students in Brooklyn, discuss what the withdrawal of TPS status would mean for them.

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.

Author Ron Howell and his book on his grandfather Bertram Baker, the first Black person elected to public office in Brooklyn. (Photo by Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Remembering the ‘Boss of Black Brooklyn’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Politics October 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

A new book on Bertram L. Baker explores how the first Black lawmaker elected to office in Brooklyn brought together Caribbean immigrants and U.S.-born Black Americans, reports Caribbean Life.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

Josue Pierre at the 51st West Indian American Day Parade. Photo Credit: Josue Pierre Facebook

District Leader Josue Pierre Looks for Another Win

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2018 September 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

The Haitian Times looks at how the 42nd Assembly District male leader Josue Pierre, up for re-election on Sept. 13, has worked to increase civic engagement among the Haitian community in the Flatbush area.

Posthumous mural of Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Creative Commons license)

A Controversial Street Co-Naming in Little Haiti?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, History August 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

A street in Little Haiti is being co-named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first leader of Haiti after independence. Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at why some hesitate to celebrate the ruler.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

Central intersection in Little Haiti. (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Can ‘Little Haiti’ Thrive?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm

A part of Central Brooklyn has now been designated Little Haiti, reports Brooklyn Paper. The Haitian Times examines whether the new district can have the success attained by other enclaves in the current political environment.

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.