Post Tagged with: "Haiti"

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.

(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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(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.

Ajani Thorpe enjoys a cone of cafe au lait ice cream. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Ice Creamery Features Caribbean Flavors

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food September 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports on a new ice creamery featuring Caribbean flavors.

At left, Myung-hun Hong, the head of the New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble, offering a donation before the Jna. 8 concert began. (Phot courtesy of the New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble)

Giving Hope to Children in Haiti

Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, Long Island January 9, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble offered its third annual charity concert to benefit, among other recipients, orphanages in Haiti that need drinking water and a wind ensemble in the country, reports The Korea Times.

(Screen shot from "Brooklyn Cafe Serves Up Help for Haiti," Nicole Ashley for new York City News Service)

Helping Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment October 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

The Haitian diaspora in Brooklyn and elsewhere has geared up to send help home in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, but an opinion piece in The Haitian Times argues for “tough love.”

New York City Council member Mathieu Eugene announcing #HaitiRelief efforts t City Hall on Oct. 6. (Twitter image from @CMMathieuEugene)

#HaitiRelief in the Wake of Matthew

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment October 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm

In response to Hurricane Matthew, #HaitiRelief efforts were endorsed by numerous local politicians in New York City.

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Dance, music and a traditional Haitian procession came to the Brooklyn neighborhood Nov. 1.