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Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Business, Caribbean, Politics March 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A thriving community needs not just political representation but also robust small businesses and grassroots organizations, writes Garry Pierre-Pierre in The Haitian Times.

Haitian Community Needs a New Cadre of Young Leaders

Haitian Community Needs a New Cadre of Young Leaders

Caribbean February 23, 2018 at 5:24 pm

When it comes to Haitian community leaders, “the pull of Haiti is too strong for them to resist and remain focused on the prize ahead,” writes Garry Pierre-Pierre in a Haitian Times column calling for a new generation of Haitian-American leaders to empower the community.

‘The Political Resistance of Haitian Radio Stations’

‘The Political Resistance of Haitian Radio Stations’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Media, Video February 20, 2018 at 5:28 pm

BRIC TV visits Radio Soleil, one of dozens of radio stations in Brooklyn serving the Haitian community.

Farah Larrieux (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Farah Larrieux: Faces of TPS

Caribbean, Immigration February 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

TPS recipient Farah Larrieux speaks to The Haitian Times about the impact of the end of the status on Haitians in the U.S. and in Haiti.

Jean Montrevil’s 14-year-old son Jahsiah. (Photo by Erin Sheridan via The Indypendent)

Montrevil and Family, Post-Deportation

Caribbean, Immigration February 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Haitian activist Jean Montrevil and his family talk to The Indypendent about coping following his Jan. 16 deportation to Haiti.

(Photo from the Office of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte via The Haitian Times)

Bichotte: ‘There is Room to Help Those in Haiti’ and US Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean February 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte penned a letter to the editor of The Haitian Times in response to a piece by founder Garry Pierre-Pierre on putting the needs of the diaspora above those of Haiti.

Women's March on Jan. 20, 2018 (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre)

Opinion: Haitian Diaspora Needs To Put Its Needs Above Those Of Haiti

Caribbean, Opinion February 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre writes that the diaspora should focus not just on helping those in Haiti but also on empowering and supporting the community in the U.S.

Members of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) prior to the start of this year’s National Retreat, which will focus on a strategic agenda for Haitians across the United States. (Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte via Caribbean Life)

Meeting to ‘Chart a Path Forward’ for Haitians

Caribbean, Government, Immigration February 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Assembly members Rodneyse Bichotte and Clyde Vanel joined other Haitian-American lawmakers at a National Haitian American Elected Officials Network retreat to discuss strategies and policies affecting the community, reports Caribbean Life.

Flatbush Caton Market (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

A Temporary Home for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean February 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

See Flatbush Caton Market during its reopening weekend in a story and video from Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.

Up and running: Caribbean shopping center Flatbush Caton Market reopens tonight inside a new temporary space with back-to-back festivities for customers new and old. (File photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

Flatbush Caton Market Reopens

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Two days of Caribbean food and activities mark the return of the Flatbush Caton Market, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Women's March on Jan. 20, 2018 (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre)

Opinion: Trump Provides Haitians with a Unique Moment to Organize

Caribbean, Opinion, Politics January 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm

In the wake of Trump’s comments and actions, Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre describes steps for empowering the community ahead of the midterm elections.

Artwork by Fabiola Jean-Louis (Image via BK Reader)

A Haitian Artist on ‘Rewriting History’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture January 23, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Haitian artist Fabiola Jean-Louis talks about the significance of her paper gown sculptures in BK Reader.

Times Square, Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Getting Out the Haitian Vote After Trump’s Comments

Caribbean, New York, Politics January 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The Haitian Times takes a look at how the community’s response to recent comments and actions by Trump could translate into votes come Election Day.

A Letter to Trump from ‘a Proud Shitholer’

A Letter to Trump from ‘a Proud Shitholer’

Caribbean, Immigration, Opinion January 12, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Garry Pierre-Pierre writes a letter to Donald Trump giving him a history lesson about Haiti.