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Decades-old collective uses art to shift public narratives about Haiti
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Arts & Culture
Decades-old collective uses art to shift public narratives about Haiti
In the late 1980s, a tense political situation in his home country of Haiti left visual artist Charlot Lucien with little hope for his future. He was in his mid-20s at the time and involved in political cartooning at a moment when the country’s leaders scorned political expression through media. So, he left.
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Local Haitian leaders grapple with Caribbean nation’s humanitarian crisis
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Local Haitian leaders grapple with Caribbean nation’s humanitarian crisis
For Patrick Sylvain, Haiti’s current crisis was inevitable. But that doesn’t erase the sorrow he has felt while watching gangs take over the country and the international community left at a loss for action.
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UMass hosts Pan African forum with Cuba as focus
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Local News
UMass hosts Pan African forum with Cuba as focus
The Boston Pan African Forum and the National Network on Cuba joined together Oct. 13 for a conference at UMass Boston on Cuba, Haiti and the wider Caribbean.
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News
Local leaders react to UN force for Haiti
Local Haitian community leaders have expressed mixed feelings about a new armed peacekeeping force slated to be sent to Haiti and led by Kenya.
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Dominican government deporting Haitians
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Dominican government deporting Haitians
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has called on the Dominican Republic to cease forced deportations of Haitian migrants and people of Haitian ancestry amid a growing human rights crisis in Haiti.
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Kréyol fashion brand opens brick-and-mortar shop
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Business
Kréyol fashion brand opens brick-and-mortar shop
Visitors to Bow Market in Somerville’s Union Square can now spot the vibrant colors and chic silhouettes of local designer Joelle Fontaine in the windows. Fontaine opened the first brick-and-mortar shop for her brand Kréyol at the end of May and has quickly become a part of the local business marketplace.
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JAE dance company explores trauma, Haitian history in ‘Traka’
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Arts & Culture
JAE dance company explores trauma, Haitian history in ‘Traka’
Contemporary and Haitian fusion dance troupe Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) will debut a powerful new piece, “Traka,” at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on May 13 and 14. Presented by Global Arts Live, “Traka” explores trauma and the healing power of movement through the lens of Haitian history.
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Some see double-standard as U.S. opens doors to Ukrainian refugees
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Some see double-standard as U.S. opens doors to Ukrainian refugees
Following the announcement of a federal plan to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, local leaders and organizations have voiced support for the proposed action, while also noting perceived inequities between the treatment of Ukrainian refugees in comparison with the treatment of migrants from predominantly non-white countries and hoping that the action can jumpstart change in the U.S. migration system.
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Local News
Legislature provides help for Haitian immigrants
Massachusetts officials moved to provide aid to Haitian migrants in a $4 billion federal COVID-19 relief funding spending bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker Monday.
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Opinion
Treatment of Haitians is not just an American disgrace, but a world disgrace
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer angrily said the brutal treatment of Haitian asylum seekers defies common decency. A chorus of Democrats chimed in and called the Border Patrol horseback riding whipping and assaulting of the Haitians much worse. All demanded that the Biden Administration cease and desist the deportation of the asylum-seekers.
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Bostonians protest expulsion of Haitians
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Bostonians protest expulsion of Haitians
Activists and members of the Haitian diaspora gathered Friday in Boston to protest the Biden administration’s recent expulsion of Haitian migrants at the southern U.S. border.
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Boston rallies in support of Haiti
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Boston rallies in support of Haiti
About 50 people, including public officials, faith leaders, and residents of the Haitian diaspora, came together in prayerful support for the people of Haiti following the assassination of the country’s president Jovenel Moïse and the shooting of his wife Martine on July 7.
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