Haiti Sinking Deeper Into Catastrophe: Who Will Save It?

Haiti Sinking Deeper Into Catastrophe: Who Will Save It?

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 […]

AdvantageCare Physicians Press Release: AdvantageCare Physicians Bring Vision and Hope to Haiti

Doctors from AdvantageCare Physicians travel abroad to provide medical care to Haitian communities in need.

AdvantageCare Physicians Press Release: AdvantageCare Physicians Bring Vision and Hope to Haiti

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 […]

Gang Violence in Port-au-Prince Threatens More Than a Million Food-Insecure Haitians

Gang Violence in Port-au-Prince Threatens More Than a Million Food-Insecure Haitians

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 […]

Lakou NOU 2022 Artists in Residence – Haiti Cultural Exchange

Lakou NOU 2022 Artists in Residence – Haiti Cultural Exchange

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 […]

How Haitian Migrants are Treated Shows the Ties Between Racism and Refugee Policy

How Haitian Migrants are Treated Shows the Ties Between Racism and Refugee Policy

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 […]

‘The Haitian Story is the Black Story.’ Haiti Through the Eyes of Haitian-Americans

‘The Haitian Story is the Black Story.’ Haiti Through the Eyes of Haitian-Americans

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 […]

NYS Legislature Designates May as Haitian Heritage Month

NYS Legislature Designates May as Haitian Heritage Month

(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 […]

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

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.

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

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, […]

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