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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.”

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

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

Haitians Sue Over TPS

Caribbean, Government, Immigration March 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a group of Haitian TPS holders over the termination of the status, reports The Haitian Times.

Acariciando El Chivo (Caressing the Goat) by Scherezade Garcia (Photo by Vania Andre via The Haitian Times)

Artists from DR and Haiti Explore a Complicated Past

Caribbean, Culture, History March 19, 2018 at 3:54 pm

BRIC is holding an exhibit of artists from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and their diasporas through April 29, report The Haitian Times and Brooklyn Paper.

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.