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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.

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.”

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