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Summer session: Engligh High-based program is mainly composed of Haitian-Americans. Photo by Davidson Louissaint Superintendent Carol Johnson deserves credit for once again collaborating with a Haitian-American non-profit to provide innovative summer... Read more
A new film that documents mental health issues facing new Haitian immigrants and their families in the United States will premiere at a free screening on Sunday, Aug. 12 at UMass-Boston's Lipke Auditorium. The film, entitled Monsieur l’Economiste, starts... Read more
Pastor Michel Louis: Shown after his release on Monday. AP photoSenator John Kerry has confirmed that Pastor Michel Louis and a fellow Massachusetts tourist, Lissa Alphonse, have been released from captivity after spening the last several days as hostages... Read more
In amending the budget to strike out a requirement that registered vehicle owners provide proof of “legal residence,” Gov. Deval Patrick on Sunday reaffirmed his commitment to keep state offices out of immigration enforcement. “To the extent [the budget... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— Two Americans locked up for almost two months in a Haitian prison for their alleged roles in a pro-army demonstration were released on July 6. Judge Bredy Fabien said the charges against Jason William "Zeke'' Petrie and Steven Parker Shaw... Read more
The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation today announced $491,000 in grants to organizations involved in the reconstruction of post-earthquake Haiti. This is the fourth round of grants issued by the Boston-based philanthropy, which began after the Jan. 10... Read more
MIAMI — The U.N. Independent Expert on human rights in Haiti wants to suspend deportations to the Caribbean country. In a report issued this month, Michel Forst said deportations from U.N. member countries put deportees in a “vulnerable, life-threatening... Read more
Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry discussed the significance of Haitian Heritage Month during a special program at the Massachusetts State House on May 15, 2012. Rep. Forry also talks about her office's work to push for a federal Haitian Family Reunification... Read more
As time passes and some wounds heal, Haitian artists have begun to express more hope and optimism in their works of art, according to Charlot Lucien, founder and co-director of the Haitian Artists Assembly of Mass. (HAAM) and one of the founders of the... Read more
Boston College Carroll School of Management senior Reynaldo Sylla was honored this month for his exceptional leadership and service. He is the 2012 recipient of the University’s Dr. Donald Brown Award, which honors a senior for his or her extraordinary... Read more
Hyde Park Open Studios takes place Sunday, September 30, 2012. This event highlights artists and their work. It is a community-wide, family event. We invite resident-artists from the Haitian Community of Hyde Park to join us. Registration takes place... Read more
Unity parade set for May 20: The annual parade features marching bands, floats, dancers and dignitaries- all celebrating Haitian and Haitian-American culture. Photo by Don WestHaitian-Americans United Inc. organizes the celebrations each year of Haitian... Read more
Jean Weevens Janvier: Indicted for killing Emile sisters last year. A Suffolk County Grand Jury has indicted a former Boston man in the Nov. 2011 double-murder of two Haitian-American sisters who were gunned down in their Dorchester apartment last... Read more
Gilbert Sisters: Sisters Shaina and Gabriella Gilbert have spent the last three years volunteering at a camp that Shaina created in Haiti. Gabriella will attend Columbia University in the fall, while Shaina is presently pursuing a Master’s degree at... Read more
Patrick JeromeAfter experiencing several film festivals, Patrick Jerome, Haitian-American filmmaker, realized that nothing like this existed in Boston. Arriving in America to a different film industry, he created the Boston International Film Festival (... Read more
On April 28, the South Shore Haitians United For Progress (SHUP) will celebrate its Annual Benefit Gala at The Lantana in Randolph. The gala’s keynote speaker is Dr. Paul Farmer, the co-founder of Partners in Health. The event will include entertainment... Read more
Dorchester’s Harbor Pilot Middle School will be one of four places on Saturday where parents will have a chance to weigh in on the Menino administration’s attempt to overhaul the school assignment process. The community meeting will last from 9 a.m. to... Read more
Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) posted an update this week on YouTube about local efforts to collect signatures in support of a petition to President Obama requesting implementation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program. Her office,... Read more
Marjorie Alexandre Brunache, Counsel Minister for the General Consulate of Haiti in BostonMarjorie Alexandre Brunache, Counsel Minister for the General Consulate of Haiti in Boston, is the newest representative of the Haitian government in Boston. She was... Read more
Boston Cab Drivers Sue Over Low Pay from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News — which appears every weekday evening in Boston— produced this report. Above, cab driver, Pierre Duchemin, and his attorney, Shannon Liss-Riordan, talk... Read more

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