There you have it folks. History has been made. The Haitian American candidate just won a seat in US Congress
She beat Democrat Doug Owens by taking 50 percent of the vote, with Mr. Owens's 47 percent.
Mia Love who is 38 years old is the first Haitian-American to win congressional office. She is the baughter of Haitian immigrants. She was the mayor of Saratoga Springs
Recently, Haiti has celebrated a lot of firsts in American politics throughout many states including Florida, New York and D.C., but one woman would have not one, but two firsts. Mia Love, not only the first Haitian-American to win the House seat in Utah, is also the first Black Republican woman to do so. She won over her Democratic rival, Dough Owens, to take the congressional seat with 50% of the precincts. Her victory was welcomed after the loss in 2012 for the same seat.
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran!
Mezanmi, moun lakay ape pote fyerte nou ho Ozetazini. Eske nou tande ke ginyin yon ti Ayisyenn-Amerikain ki prale nan kongres Amerikin. Sa se yon gro koze. Li demontre ke nou se yon group moun ki ape pren pouvwa nan gro payi sa yo bay pou Etazini-an.
Mape pran tout plezi mwin pou mwin felicite Mia Love pou gro bagay sa li realize jodia. Se pa pou rou selman ou fè sa se pou tout Kominote Ayisyen-an
Gro Mesi Mia Love
Son of Haitian immigrants, Karl Racine elected D.C. attorney general
The people have spoken and the first ever elected attorney general for D.C. is Karl Racine, born of parents who immigrated to the United States from Haiti. He succeeds Vincent Gray, who was appointed to the spot by the mayor in 2011. Winning the title by dominating the 145, 000 votes with a 35% command, 51-year-old Racine beat out four others, all democrats, for the position. With this new appointment, it is hoped that the role will be changed from an administrative post to a more traditional, political one.
Here is a picture of Michaelle Solages. She is an Haitian-American elected to New York State Assembly.
When, in 2012 following the disaster that was Hurricane Sandy, newly elected New York State Assembly member Michaelle Solages diverted her attention from her win to helping those affected by the natural disaster, she showed the people-oriented type of assembly member she would be. At the time, not only was she the first elected Haitian-American to be appointed onto the assembly, she was also one of many diverse candidates that year to be successful on the November 6 elections.
Here is a picture of Rodneyse Bichotte. She became the first Haitian-American woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly. Not only did she win, she did it by a landslide with 90 percent of the votes over Republican Matthew Williams and Conservative Brian Kelly.
The 42nd Assembly District, the largest Haitian community in New York City, has appointed one of its own as District Leader, making Statecommittee woman Rodneyse Bichotte the first ever woman of Haitian-American birth to be elected in New York City. Using her enviable educational background, Bichotte worked as an investment banker then tackled city issues like finding funding for healthcare, education and job programs. The busy Bichotte sits on the Habitat for Humanity NYC board, among others, and her new appointment sees her representing the communities of Midwood, Ditmas Park, Flatbush and East Flatbush.
Here is a picture of Churchill's Pub located in Downtown Little Haiti in Miami.
Churchill Pub in Little Haiti is a legendary place that has been around for over 35 years since 1979! It is the place where some of music's most influential artists have played when they were just young locals. If you want to enjoy live music like a true local, then this should be your place; it is off the beaten path.. It is on its own. Monday is a jazz night, but on any other night you can enjoy metal, punk, hip hop, indie rock, etc, etc. They serve cheap beers, good basic pub food, offer free parking and a great atmosphere --definite place to drink and have fun with friends. Churchill Pub has a light side of the bar where they host live musics and on its back part outside, open mike nights on Mondays are organized where some of the best performers from South Florida frequently visit and perform.
Here is a picture of Jacques Despinosse who is president of the Haitian American Leadership Coalition and executive Director of Haitian American Citizenship and Voter Education Center, Inc.
Councilman Jacques Despinosse was born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. He immigrated to the United States in 1968, where he became a small business owner in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to Florida in 1977 and has lived in North Miami since 1989.
As Haitians throughout the country celebrate the 210th anniversary of their freedom from France, those in the Chicago Diaspora join in with them to observe their shared independence. In an address to the Chicago Haitians, the city's Consul General, Lesly Condé, reminded all, while wishing them the usual 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year', that the 1st and 2nd of January would bring Haiti's Independence anniversary and, in the case of the latter date, Ancestors' Day.
The Haitian population is actually estimated at more that 14 million. As of 2013, it was estimated that about 10 million Haitians were living in Haiti, with over 4 millions outside of the country.
can be found almost everywhere in the world. However, the majority of them can be found in the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, The United States, Canada and France
The Haitian diaspora
Here is a picture of Ronald A. Brise who was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November 2006. The area it covers includes the communities of North Miami, Miami Shores, Pinewood, Biscayne Gardens, El Portal, Biscayne Park, and a portion of Miami. He was reelected unopposed for the 2008-2010 term.