Cap-Haïtien, Haiti – January 12, 2009 : Passengers on the roof of the bus. Haiti is recognized as one of the poorest countries on Earth. (Shutterstock) By Malu Cursino, BBC News A chronic gang, economic and political crisis has led to a humanitarian catastrophe in Haiti, the country’s UN envoy has said. Weeks of violence […]
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti – January 12, 2009 : Men on the background of the city wall. Haiti is recognized as one of the poorest countries on Earth. (Shutterstock) By Sir Ronald Sanders Haiti has never been far from wide-scale human suffering, grave political instability, and grim economic underdevelopment. But its circumstances today are worse than they […]
Doctors from AdvantageCare Physicians travel abroad to provide medical care to Haitian communities in need.
Photo: ACPNY’s Dr. Anika Michael and Dr. Benjeil Edghill sit with patients they cared for on medical mission to Haiti (Source: ACPNY) New York, NY – Ophthalmology specialists from AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY), one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in New York City, traveled to Haiti earlier this month on a medical mission […]
Douglas Rivlin: “Our current broken system empowers reckless human smugglers and traffickers and incentivizes dangerous treks to our southern border and on makeshift ocean vessels.” Washington D.C. – A boat enroute to Miami from Haiti capsized off the Bahamas on Sunday and 17 people died, including 15 women and a little girl. An additional 8-15 […]
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – 11.01.2015: View of Port au Prince and the Jalousie, an extremely poor district of Pétionville suburb of Port-au-Prince. (Shutterstock) In addition to being hit hard by the global food and fuel crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in recent decades, Haitians have been subjected to devastating earthquakes, tropical storms, landslides and […]
Steven Baboun is a multimedia artist creating through photography, video, performance, and installation. His work confronts social and political topics in Haiti⏤ from polarizing and controversial issues to elevating the importance of Haitian culture and stories, family history, and immigration, queer rights, and more. Currently, Baboun is the founder and creative director of the creative […]
Foley Square, New York, NY, USA – September 23, 2021: “National ‘Communities Not Cages’ Day of Action” demonstration to end deportations, close detention centers, and free detainees. (Shutterstock) By Luisa Farah Schwartzman, The Conversation The first protected category of the United Nations refugee convention is race. The 1951 convention defines a refugee as a person […]
By C. Isaiah Smalls II, Miami Herald Kerlie Leonce wasn’t always proud to be Haitian. A first-generation American, Leonce doesn’t speak Creole and, a times, felt ostracized because of it, as if she always had to prove herself to other Haitians. At one point, Leonce even began introducing herself as “Kelly” because she was ashamed […]
(Albany, NY) — New York State Assembly passed a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn which formally designates May as ‘Haitian Heritage Month’ statewide. The resolution was cosponsored by 15 members of the Assembly. Speaking to the chamber, Bichotte Hermelyn noted Haiti’s status as the first free Black republic in the Western Hemisphere. “We […]
Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacque Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred.
By Frances Madeson, The Real News Unless you’re buck naked as you read this, chances are that you’re wearing at least one garment manufactured in the Haitian apparel factories of Port-au-Prince, Caracol, and Ouanaminthe. Those Hanes or Fruit-of-the-Loom briefs in your dresser drawer, the classic Levi’s denim jacket hanging in your closet, or that cheapo, […]