About us

Earthquake edition: Will be published on Jan. 21Earthquake edition: Will be published on Jan. 21The Boston Phoenix published a report on Jan. 21, 2009 that documents the BHR's coverage of the earthquake disaster in Haiti and the local response.

The Boston Haitian Reporter, founded in May 2001, is New England's leading source for news about the region's growing Haitian-American communities. We are a monthly newspaper distributed free at more than 300 locations in and around Greater Boston. The Reporter can also be downloaded and read- free of charge- online. The Reporter is part of a family-run newspaper company, Boston Neighborhood News, Inc., which has been telling the stories of Boston's neighborhood people for more than 25 years.

The Boston Haitian Reporter is primarily an English language tabloid, with an editorial emphasis on the Haitian-American experience in Greater Boston and the United States. We employ professional journalists and Boston Haitian professionals to document the ongoing exploration of the Haitian American experience. Among the many talented journalists and writers who have contributed articles to the Reporter in the last year are: award-winning novelist and essayist Edwidge Danticat and Dr. Paul Farmer, director of Harvard University's Partners in Health program.

On a monthly basis, the Boston Haitian Reporter carries the voices of some of the diaspora's most prominent and thought-provoking leaders. Recent authors have included Professor Flore Zephir, author of a forthcoming book on Haitians in the United States; Brian Concannon, Jr., a longtime lawyer in Haiti and legal aide to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide; Boston native Caleb DesRosiers, now based in Washington D.C. On the local front, the Reporter is proud to have Boston's very own Steve Desrosiers as a contributing editor. Desrosiers is one of the nation's leading authorities on traditional Haitian music and culture. Joining him as a contributing editor, Patrick Sylvain who is a reknown poet and instructor of the Haitian language at Brown University; veteran educator Yolette Ibokette, who writes an insightful monthly column on items of particular interest to parents of Haitian American kids; Marie Ruth Auguste, also an educator, specializes in the continued celebration of Haitian food and culture, with an American twist.

The staff is managed by 13-year-Reporter editor Bill Forry, managing editor, and Manolia Charlotin, a longtime community advocate, as editor and business manager of the Boston Haitian Reporter. Together with a team of reporters from the Reporter family of newspapers (including the award-winning weekly Dorchester Reporter and the Mattapan Reporter) the Boston Haitian Reporter staff strives to publish the best package of news and commentary available in the United States on a monthly basis.

For more information about the Boston Haitian Reporter, please contact Bill Forry at 617-436-1222 ext 17.