After Del Rio, Calls for Fairer Treatment of Black Migrants

The treatment of Haitians apprehended in Del Rio, Texas, has galvanized civil rights groups and others to press for change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #del-rio-tex, #deportation, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #magnus-chris-1960, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

What America Owes Haitian Asylum Seekers

This is about morals. It’s also about the law.

#asylum-right-of, #corruption-institutional, #del-rio-tex, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations

Haitian Immigrants in New York Describe Perilous Escape

Dieu Nalio Chery, a photojournalist, fled Haiti after gangs threatened his life. His latest subjects are others who, like him, are far from home.

#deportation, #haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #haitian-americans, #new-york-city

Thousands of Haitians Are Being Allowed Into the U.S. But What Comes Next?

Members of a Haitian church in Philadelphia opened their hearts and pocketbooks to sponsor a family of immigrants. Then came another, and another.

#beersheba-adventist-church, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #philadelphia-pa, #trenton-nj

Biden Shows Little Appetite for Haiti’s Troop Request

Pentagon officials noted that the request was broad and did not specify the number or types of forces needed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #moise-jovenel-1968, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Haiti’s President Assassinated in Nighttime Raid, Shaking a Fragile Nation

A group of unknown assailants had stormed Mr. Moïse’s residence early on Wednesday, shooting him and wounding his wife. The interim prime minister declared a “state of siege.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #moise-martine, #organization-of-american-states

In the Haitian Diaspora: Shock, Sadness and Fear of What Comes Next

Both opponents and supporters of the Haitian president saw his assassination as a worrisome sign that the already fragile country was descending into greater turmoil.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #corruption-institutional, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #moise-jovenel-1968, #montreal-quebec, #politics-and-government

DanceAfrica Turns Its (Virtual) Gaze to Haiti

The festival features a film that shows the light and empowerment of vodou, a tradition of danced communication and communion with ancestors and spirits.

#benin, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #danceafrica-dance-festival, #dancing, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #oakland-calif, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #salaam-abdel-r, #voodoo

Gregory Gourdet Works to Build a Better Restaurant in Portland

Gregory Gourdet has revamped his plans for a Haitian kitchen, after being caught up in a citywide furor over the treatment of restaurant workers.

#chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #departure-portland-ore-restaurant, #gourdet-gregory-1975, #haitian-americans, #kann-winter-village-portland-ore-restaurant, #portland-ore, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Haiti Braces for Unrest as President Refuses to Step Down

Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” the country’s Episcopal bishops say. Many accuse the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gangs, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #moise-jovenel-1968, #port-au-prince-haiti

With a Fortifying Soup, Haitians Share Their Pride in Independence

Even in the pandemic, they’ll celebrate Jan. 1 by doling out soup joumou, a dish defined by national and familial traditions.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #slavery-historical, #soups, #squash-vegetable

How a Jazz Musician Who Gives Free Shows in Brooklyn Spends His Sundays

Since April, Alegba Jahyile has performed almost every night at the Boathouse in Prospect Park. He starts the day with pumpkin soup.

#brooklyn-nyc, #haitian-americans, #music, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny