12th Feb 2013
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Get to know HAC founder Samuel Pierre – the mayor’s eyes and ears

New York City has nearly 8.3 million residents, but it’s only got one mayor. That’s where the Community Affairs Unit – and proud St. John’s University alumnus Samuel Pierre ’07CPS – steps...

12th Feb 2013
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WAITING FOR THE MANGOES TO RIPEN

Access to credit frees Haitian farmers to sell and invest on their own terms Haitian mango farmers like Gardien Saintvil receive the best price for their fruit by selling it...

11th Feb 2013
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HAITIAN BLACK HISTORY: JOURNALIST JEAN LÉOPOLD DOMINIQUE

Jean Léopold Dominique was born to an affluent family in Haiti. Dominique was educated in agronomy in France and Haiti. In a country where one’s standing could be measured by...

11th Feb 2013
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Haitian Black History: Ertha Pascal-Trouillot

Ertha Pascal-Trouillot (born August 13, 1943) was the provisional President of Haiti from 1990 through 1991. She was the first woman in Haitian history to hold that office. Her father, Thimocles, was an iron worker,...

11th Feb 2013
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HAITIAN BLACK HISTORY: AUTHOR & DIPLOMAT JEAN PRICE-MARS

Jean Price-Mars (b. 15 October 1876; d. 1 March 1969), born in Grande Rivière du Nord, was aHaitian teacher, diplomat, writer, and ethnographer. Price-Mars served as secretary of the Haitian legation in Washington...

08th Feb 2013
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MUTED HOPE IN NYC AFTER OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION SPEECH

NEW YORK, NY — Given that immigration reform is a high priority issue for many communities served by local and ethnic press, Voices of NY reported reactions to President Barack Obama’s much...

08th Feb 2013
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BLACK HISTORY PROFILES: THURGOOD MARSHALL — ERTHA PASCAL-TROUILLOT

Thurgood Marshall As a leader for civil rights and the nation’s first black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall is one of the most revered figures in American history. Marshall worked...