Washington, D.C. Projected election results show President Barack Obama has defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win another term in office. Supporters at the president’s campaign headquarters in Chicago waved flags and cheered at the news late Tuesday, which came after Obama won enough states to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch [...]
New York, N.Y. I was born and raised in Haiti. I moved to the U.S. to further my studies. Haiti’s educational system is very poor; many fortunate students like me tend to move overseas once they obtained their high school diploma. When I first went to college, I was enrolled into a nursing program mainly [...]
By Rosemonde Pierre-Louis. New York, N.Y. The Haitian Roundtable (HRT) joined with The Haitian Times, Kompa Guide and Creole TV-NYC and Radio Soleil today to announce the launch of the nominations process for the first-ever ”1804 List,” highlighting the achievements of Changemakers from the Haitian Diaspora in the U.S. The list will recognize 25 thought leaders, trailblazers and unsung [...]
New York, N.Y. Looking to expand my horizons, I accepted an invitation to the Tenth Annual Hispanic Television Summit in New York. There, I was honored to meet Noticiero Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart, a Cuban-American media superstar. Jose was presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television. José Díaz-Balart at the White House. [...]
New York, N.Y. Although 200 guests were expected, 250 arrived to the United Nations’s social club Aux Antilles’s 21st annual dinner, this year to benefit the International University Center Haiti (Uni Haiti), in the Grand Ball Room of the Czechoslovakian cultural center known as Bohemian National Hall on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Grand Ballroom [...]
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New York, NY. We all know the U.N., Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Corps — but what about smaller, private initiatives of the international community in Haiti? Individually, their efforts are tremendous. Workers for Yéle Corps are employed four weeks at a time, with a long waiting list for jobsas [...]
How do you describe a city in 36 pictures? How would I portray my own city, New York? Is it the people? The street scenes? The poverty or the pride? As I prepare to move to Léogâne — after the quake — I reflect on the photos I have captured there in my many trips [...]