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Haitian-Canadian OKC Thunder Luguentz Dort Wears “Respekte Nou” On The Back Of His Jersey

Luguentz Dort /Photo Source: Coby Van Loan of the OKC Thunder The NBA is back and the players brought their social justice messages. On Saturday, the entire Oklahoma City Thunder team knelt while wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts during the National Anthem before the start of their first official game since the NBA restarted. Many of the league’s

Sandrine Charles (left), Lindsay Peoples Wagner (right), and founders of the Black in Fashion Council. Photo: Courtesy of subjects/Black in Fashion Council After the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other unarmed Black people across the country, businesses across industries have experienced a reckoning and being held accountable

Haitian-American South Florida native Jessica Laguerre Hylton stands to make history as the first black woman elected to the Florida House of Representatives for District 117. Despite having a 200,000 person district profile of 40% black and 52% women, her election would also mean she would be the 2nd person of color and only the 2nd woman to ever

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Haiti COVID-19 Response and Resilience Development Policy Operation. The Washington-based financial institution said the funds from its International Development Association (IDA) aims to increase Haiti’s capacit

Prana Circle App Caribbean-American Communities can thrive during the pandemic without sacrificing their health. If you had to place your Susu on pause or cancel during the pandemic, here’s an app that can help you from the comfort of your home. Now available, Prana Circle enables users to participate by reaching out to other friends, family, colle

Karen Andre Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his senior leadership team in Florida, Haitian-American attorney Karen Andre is among the selected few to serve as Senior Advisor and Senior Advisor to National Faith Outreach to the campaign. President Donald Trump’s campaign has emphasized the imp

Photo Credit: Cole Wilson for The New York Times Steven William Victor was born in New York City. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology. Victor’s background includes running G.O.O.D. Music, the imprint founded by Kanye West and distributed through Def Jam (where he later

The Government of Haiti has officially announced that the airports in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien will reopen to scheduled commercial passenger flights as of June 30, 2020. JetBlue and Spirit plan to open regular service from Port-au-Prince on July 1, and American Airlines on July 7. Plans for service from Cap-Haitien have not yet been announced

Our beautiful Caribbean island of Haiti has a rich history full of vivid beauty and heartbreaking tragedy. We recently asked our readers on our social media platforms to recommend a few books they were reading or would recommend other Haitians to read. Here’s a list of the top ten recommendations. What are some additional books would you recommend?

Edwin Raymond Press Conference Thursday, June 25, 2020 Haitian-American activist and active NYPD Lieutenant Edwin Raymond is running for the New York City Council seat in District 40, which includes the communities of Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Garden. A child of Haitian immigra

This weekend protests over the death of another black man killed by another white officer raged from coast to coast. Throughout the weekend, Abner Louima’s name started trending on Twitter. On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted:  Rodney King. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonal