Caribbean

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.

(Photo by Amy Nelson, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Trump’s Assault on Haiti and the Hypocrisy of It All

Caribbean, Immigration, Opinion January 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

“Trump’s rhetoric and attack on the Haitian community, black and brown immigrants as a whole, is rife with irony and hypocrisy,” writes Vania Andre in The Haitian Times.

Jean Montrevil (Photo via The Indypendent)

Haitian Immigrant Activist Detained in Queens

Caribbean, Immigration, New York January 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

A week before ICE detained New Sanctuary Coalition executive director Ravi Ragbir, one of its co-founders, Haiti native Jean Montrevil, was taken into custody. Caribbean Life and The Indypendent cover the protest that followed.

Reflecting on the Earthquake in Haiti

Reflecting on the Earthquake in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Video January 5, 2018 at 10:55 am

Laurent, who arrived in Brooklyn soon after the earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, speaks to BRIC TV about turning to music to cope with the emotional stress and trauma resulting from the natural disaster.

The Braata Folk singers will perform traditional and modern Caribbean Christmas songs at the fifth-annual Old Time Grand Market in Canarsie on Dec. 10. (Photo by Jason Johnson via Brooklyn Daily)

A Caribbean Christmas Fest in Canarsie

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture December 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that the Old Time Grand Market is relocating to Brooklyn on Dec. 10 for its fifth year in offering a “little taste of what a Caribbean Christmas is like.”

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

Caribbean, New York, Politics, Video November 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” takes a look at “why the city’s West Indian community hasn’t been able to garner and assert more political power.”

On Nov. 18, community leaders and elected officials marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for an extension of TPS. Photo Credit: Fabiola Jean

Temporary Protected Status to End for Haitians

Caribbean, Government, Immigration November 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The Haitian Times covers the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S.

Scars of My Mother’s Dreams
Weighing trauma: A still from Meschida Philip’s short film, “Scars of my Mother’s Dream,” which examines the lifelong burden of pain, children of migrating Caribbean parents carry with them. Philip’s film and three other films will play at “The Caribbean Migrant Experience” screening at Brooklyn Commons on Nov. 21.

Showcasing Films on Caribbean Immigration

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Immigration November 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Four short films on the effects of immigration on Caribbean families will be screened in Prospect Lefferts Gardens on Nov. 21. Caribbean Life speaks to the director of one of the films.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

(Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Groups to Rally for TPS

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration November 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Haitian organizations will hold a rally Nov. 18 at Cadman Plaza to seek an extension of Temporary Protected Status, reports The Haitian Times.