Post Tagged with: "Haitians"

Chef Stephan Durand, one of the honorees at the Creole Image Honors (Image via Haitian Times video)

‘Creole Image Honors’ Haitian Success

Caribbean, Metro Area October 31, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The first Creole Image Honors awarded 10 Haitian-Americans for their accomplishments. Honorees spoke to The Haitian Times in a video from the ceremony.

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (center) at the event designating the Little Caribbean, along with Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING (right) who led the campaign for the designation. (Photo via BKLYNER)

‘Little Caribbean’ Naming in Flatbush Premature?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte took issue with the designation of “Little Caribbean” in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, report BKLYNER and Kings County Politics.

Haitian Folk Songs ‘Rearranged’

Haitian Folk Songs ‘Rearranged’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Video August 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

An Irish-Russian-Haitian singer performs, and speaks about, “rearranged” traditional Haitian songs at the BRIC TV studio.

HALANY President Ritha Pierre (left) and Rodney Pepe-Souvenir were just two of the many lawyers on hand during HALANY’s Temporary Protected Status renewal clinic held in Flatbush in June. (Photo courtesy of HALANY via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Haitian Attorneys Hold TPS Clinics in Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration July 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York have held clinics to assist community members ahead of the expected termination of Temporary Protected Status in January of next year, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Dancers from the Mapou Ginen dance troupe. (Photo courtesy of Sabine Blaizin, via Caribbean Life)

An ‘Immersive Experience’ in Haitian Culture

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

On May 7 in Crown Heights, Haitian artists, drummers and dancers will gather for the third annual Lakay Se Lakay event, reports Caribbean Life.

Haitian-American attorney Emmanuel Depas. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Will Haitians Be the Next Deportees?

Caribbean, Government, Immigration April 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

A Haitian-American lawyer warns that as many as 20,000 Haitians in the NYC area may be deported if TPS is not renewed, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

The Haitian Times

A Dream Realized for Haitian Dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan April 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The Haitian Times profiles Haitian ballet dancer, Sanford Placide, for whom performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem holds particular significance.

First Haitian American NYS Civil Judge Inducted

First Haitian American NYS Civil Judge Inducted

Brooklyn, Caribbean December 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Attorney Dweynie Esther Paul is the first Haitian American NYS civil judge, The Haitian Times reports.

Maniche, Haiti (Photo by Blue Skyz Studios,   Creative Commons license)

A Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education December 8, 2015 at 5:17 pm

A Haitian Studies Institute could open in the spring at Brooklyn College, a fitting location for the proposed academic and research hub given the large Haitian population in the borough, says Caribbean Life.

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2016, Politics September 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

A win in the Sept. 13 primaries for Josue Pierre, the candidate running to become the 42nd Assembly male district leader, means control of the Democratic Party in Flatbush for the Haitian community, reports The Haitian Times.

Phedy Pierre

Haitian Musician Gives Back to the Community

As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.

Dominican consul Eduardo Selman (R.) with the Dominican ambassador to the UN, Frank Cortorreal. (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

Dominican-Haitian Crisis Spills into New York Politics

Dominican, Government, Immigration, New York June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Representatives of the Dominican government in New York City demanded an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent racist and immoral, El Diario reports.

Dominican American protesting against controversial DR immigration policy. Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via Haitian Times)

Opposing Deportations from the Dominican Republic

Dominican, New York June 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Haitians and Dominicans alike continue to protest the Dominican Republic’s deportation of Dominicans with Haitian ancestry, at rallies and masses in the city.

Dòwòti Désir, a Manbo Asogwe in Haitian Vodou. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Understanding Vodou

Caribbean, Metro Area, Religion, Traditions January 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm

A vodou ceremony in New Jersey connects participants with their African roots and honors both the living and the dead, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.