Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, Council Member Brad Lander, and Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte on May 17 hosted the Haitian Flag Day celebration at Shapeshifter Lab. Comment
Robin Guittard is a campaigner on the Caribbean at Amnesty International
MEXICO CITY, May 23 2017 (IPS) - Three years ago today, authorities in the Dominican Republic passed a law seeking to address a statelessness crisis that has effectively stripped thousands of people off their Dominican nationality and with it, denied them a range of human rights. Comment
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and a creamy cornmeal dish to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes and watercress. Comment
A galaxy of stars descended on Sotheby’s recently to dine and bid on items auctioned to benefit the reforestation and rebuilding of Haiti.
On the invitation of actor Sean Penn, designer Donna Karan, super model Naomi Campbell, Academy award winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony-award winner Neil Patrick Harris, director Bennett Miller, singer Ellie Goulding, and Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen and a long list of New York luminaries responded to a call to benefit his J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Comment