Caribbean

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.

(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.