Post Tagged with: "Haiti"

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.

Preserving Haitian Music

Preserving Haitian Music

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A Brooklyn high school teacher has just published his second collection of traditional Haitian music, Caribbean Life reports.

Painting by Frandy Jean (Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Paints ‘Art as Narrative’

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan February 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

New works by Haitian artist Frandy Jean will be on display at the Theater for the New City, The Haitian Times reports.

Waving a Haitian flag to show support for protesters during "Millions March." (Photo via Haitian Times)

Opinion: Haitians and African Americans ‘Trapped in the Same Story’

Black, Caribbean, Environment, Government, Opinion January 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Jean McGianni Celestin writes in the Haitian Times about the parallels between the struggles of the Haitian people and Black communities in the U.S.

With grandson Denzel, Chico Boyer checks his hives. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Couple to Promote Beekeeping in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Food October 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

A Brooklyn couple’s love for beekeeping has led to the idea of promoting it in Haiti, where it could generate income for the unemployed youth, reports Caribbean Life.

Tropical Salt, a company in Grande Saline, a salt-rich region in northwest Haiti, collects salt water in ponds. The water later evaporates and the salt is collected by hand.

Reviving a Salt Business in Haiti

Business, Caribbean, In the News, New York August 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

A Haitian man, raised in New Jersey, set out to start a salt business based in the salt-rich region of northwest Haiti, reports The Haitian Times.

Instruction in Haitian Creole. (Photo via The Haitian Times.)

Opinion: Why Learn Haitian Creole?

Black, Caribbean, Culture, Opinion December 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Studying Haitian Creole, or Kreyòl, gives people a way to connect or re-connect with Haiti, says Wynnie Lamour in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

Protestors outside the Dominican Consulate in Times Square (photo by Pierre Divers)

Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court Ruling

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Government, Voices' Picks December 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The Haitian and Dominican communities in NYC have united in opposition to the September ruling.

Among advocates for a boycott of Dominican Republic products and services is author Edwidge Danticat (Photo by Knight Foundation)

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

Caribbean, Dominican, Government, Opinion December 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

A widespread, international boycott of Dominican industry and tourism to the Dominican Republic should be undertaken until all Dominicans – including those of Haitain ancestry – are awarded full citizenship, says a Haitian Times editorial.

Constant Bernard started the Haiti 155 nonprofit to strengthen the bond between Haiti and the U.S. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Spreading the Word on Haiti Via a Flea Market

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, In the News, Social Services September 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Constant Bernard started the Haiti 155 nonprofit to strengthen social and economic ties between Haiti and the U.S., reports Amsterdam News. On weekends, he’s actively promoting the cause – alongside the handbags and sunglasses of his stand at a Brooklyn flea market.

Haitian Flag Day

Brooklyn Haitians Honored for Country’s Flag Day

Caribbean, Culture, Video May 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

An Haitian Flag Day awards ceremony in Brooklyn honored members of the community for their contributions, accompanied by the pulsating beats of Haitian dancing and drumming.

A scene from "Stones in the Sun." (Photo from Woch Nan Soley via Haitian Times)

Haiti Film Captures Voices ‘Left Unheard’

Caribbean, Culture, In the News April 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

The Haitian Times sits down with Haitian-American filmmaker Patricia Benoit at a recent festival screening of her film, “Stones in the Sun.” The director strives for a complex portrayal of the people of Haiti – starting long before the earthquake.

José Díaz and his daughter Elisa (Photo by Courtesy/El Diaro La Prensa)

Before Same-Sex Marriage, LGBT Singles Who Found Path to Parenthood

Latino, LGBTQ June 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Since New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage a year ago, the path to parenthood for LGBT couples has become easier. But even before the law’s passage, El Diario La Prensa reported, some single LGBT Latinos found ways to become parents.

Opinion: Remittances May Rebound to Pre-Recession Levels

Demographics, Economy, Environment, In the News May 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The Carib News delivered some cautiously optimistic economic news for immigrants and the countries they hail from last week: “Based on early indications, remittances to the Caribbean and Latin America from the United States are on a decided growth path that’s likely to continue for several years to come.”

This photo of a girl in post-earthquake Haiti will be part of an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, beginning on March 12. (Photo by Ana Elisa Fuentes)

Exhibiting Women’s History With Images of Power

Culture, Featured Posts March 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, Long Island Wins highlighted the work of the photographer Ana Elisa Fuentes, who has traveled the world photographing women.