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Toussaint L'Ouverture portrait by de GirardinIn commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the first black Civil War troops from the North, several Greater Boston educational, historical, and cultural organizations are... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new report on American aid to Haiti in the wake of that country's devastating earthquake finds much of the money went to U.S.-based companies and organizations. The Center for Economic and Policy Research analyzed the $1.15... Read more
State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, the second Haitian-American elected to public office in Massachusetts and the only one still at the State House, is making a bid for the upper chamber. If elected, Dorcena Forry would be the Bay State’s first Haitian-... Read more
Lisa MoiseLisa Moise Boite de Chocolat Boston’s own Lisa Moise recently released a first effort for the hearts and minds of music lovers. The independently released “Boite de Chocolat” features 10 original compositions all of which are manned by a cast of... Read more
December edition: Above, The Oath, an oil painting by Charlot Lucien, will be among the paintings displayed at a Logan Airport exhibition next month.The Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts — in conjunction with Massport and the U.S. Fund for Unicef... Read more
An unidentified man was shot dead on Nov. 16 while students staged another demonstration in a week of small but raucous street protests in the capital's downtown, authorities said. Frantz Lerebours, spokesman for Haiti's police force, said the young man... Read more
Some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children will become eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at public universities and community colleges in Massachusetts as part of a new federal program put in place over the summer by President... Read more
André AugusteAndré Auguste, a businessman and the patriarch of the Auguste family of Grand Goave, Haiti, died on Sept. 2 at 88. Auguste, who owned the Yvanhoe Shoe Shop on Morton Street in Dorchester, passed away at the Westacres Nursing Home in Brockton... Read more
Taxis in Boston After two years driving a taxi, Yogesh Sagar has decided to seek justice. “On a typical weekday, I might bring in $150 in fares, but with all the fees the cab company collects, there might be $40 left,” said Sagar, 58. So after weighing... Read more
Human Rights Attorney Mario Joseph of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux discusses his work to rebuild the Haitian justice system in the above video, which is part of a video series sponsored by the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 17, 2012….Flights into Logan International Airport arrive from all over the world, but according to two complaints, a company hired to clean some airplanes took a hard line against workers speaking Haitian Creole. “It’s... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— A prominent Haitian lawyer and his law firm say he's being persecuted for work that is politically at odds with the government of President Michel Martelly. Attorney Mario Joseph says he has been subjected to an escalating series of... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP)— Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly. It was among the biggest demonstrations this year in Port-au-Prince against the first-time leader as... Read more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said today that it has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians for an additional 18 months, the second such extension made since the program went into effect in the days following the Jan. 2010... Read more
Fr. Bill Joy celebrates 40 years as priestFr. Bill Joy, pastor of St. Angela and St. Matthew parishes celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for 40 years of being a priest on Sept. 16 at St. Angela's and this past Sunday at St. Matthew's. His sister, Grace... Read more
State and city officials, community leaders and residents gathered at the Mattapan branch of the Boston Public Library for the fifth in a series of Mattapan Breakfast Series meetings on Tuesday morning. Hosted by state Rep. Linda Forry, the meeting... Read more
The year is 2000 and several members of AFAB, the Association of Haitian Women in Boston, are on-air at a local radio station, talking about domestic violence. The women encourage listeners of the Haitian program to participate in an upcoming domestic... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— (AP) The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says it has seen a "slight rise'' in the number of cholera cases following the recent passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said... Read more
DrDr. Azzie Young: Mattapan Community Health Center's longtime leader shown on the fourth floor balcony on the new facility in Mattapan Sq. Photo by Bill Forry. Azzie Young is one happy community health center president. She can see for miles from her... Read more
Urban College of Boston brings its “Child Growth & Development” course to Mattapan this fall. The three-credit college course will be taught in Haitian Creole as part of UCB’s cutting-edge bilingual program that provides access to college courses in... Read more

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