Here is a picture of the Haitian President, Michel Martelly, as he was greeting the Haitian Community in France In October, 2014. He also took the opportunity to visit the place where Toussaint Louverture died at Fort de Joux
Haiti's President, Michel Martelly, was greeted with much warmth when he stopped on the final leg of his tour of Europe in the northern suburbs of Aubervilliers, France, where he met with hundreds of members of the Haitian diaspora living near Paris. They thanked the President for his support of the Universal Schooling Program Free and compulsory (PSUGO). The group also heralded the President as being progressive in the initiatives put forward by his administration to bolster the economy and provide the poor with viable means of being economically solvent.
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
Here is picture of the actual election result between Dr. Smith Joseph and former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns. As a political new comer Smith Joseph beats out two-time former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns for the mayoral seat vacated by Lucie Tundreau.
Edging out the former Mayor of North Miami, Dr. Smith Joseph won the seat as a first-time political runner after the suspension of the past mayor Lucie Tondreau. A registered pharmacist at the start of his career, Dr. Joseph continued his studies and fulfilled his goal of becoming a doctor of medicine and opened his own clinic in the North Miami area. The road to his election was not a quiet one, taking place amidst the uncertainty of a runoff and on the heels of the former mayor's suspension, but at the end, the results from the 21 precincts list him as the winner over former mayor Kevin Burns.
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 Gov. Deval Patrick as he pays a visit to Sant Belvi Adult Day Center for Haitian elders.
Governor Patrick says Coakley dedicated to Boston Haitian Community
Governor Patrick visited Haitian seniors at day care centers throughout Boston to ask them to vote for Martha Coakley, running against Charlie Baker, who Patrick says pays no attention to Haitian communities.
Jean-Claude Sanon says Coakley "has no connection with the community . . . . That's what lost her in 2010 against Scott Brown and it's going to happen again." But Patrick says Sanon is lying, and Coakley is committed to the Haitian community.
A survey conducted recently found the Creole language has been gaining ground in the United States. The result indicated that the use of Creole language has increased by 73 percent since 2000. This is a figure that seems to shock many Americans, but not Haitians. The Creole language is now the 10th most common language spoken at Home in United States, other than English.
The Haitian presence in the US has been felt in so many ways, although it has been hard to come up with an accurate figure due to their legal status in the country. This group of immigrant has been very active in the American politic. The hold many elected positions in their city, district or state.
Most of the Creole speaking immigrants are found in in Little Haiti, North Miami and in Broward County and Palm Beaches in Florida. There are also many Haitian Creole speaker throughout the country in places such as New York and Boston
Mackenson Louis, the Haitian-American comedian/actor/writer migrated to the United States when he was just 8 years old. His surroundings and upbringing were the perfect breeding ground for his talent on comedy and writing. Mackenson Louis is the Owner and CEO of the fastest growing entertainment corporation "I'm Macken'Son Entertainment" founded in 2012. IME is currently shooting "Comedy Joy Ride"--a stylish, witty diverse comedy sketch with energy of Saturday Night Live. This sketch/standup comedy tour and television pilot will appear on October 10 at the Kinanm Lounge (856 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn). He will bring his Stand up to Stage 72 (formerly known as The Triad Theater) in Manhattan beginning on Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for each performance. He is the writer of all sketches and they are directed by his brother Donald Louis. Presently, Louis is the hottest comedians and impressionist in America; he loves to create and produce quality content for television and the Internet as he loves to find and nurture talents.
Though Haiti and the Dominican Republic share one island Hispaniola, they remain worlds apart with troubled history. When the Dominican Court through a controversial ruling banned the nationality of thousands of Haitian origins living on Dominican soil since 1929, it had a disastrous effect. Thousands of people of Haitian origin became homeless, stateless with no access to basic amenities. It prompted protest from every corner of the world. Haitians along with some international human rights communities demanded isolation of Dominican Republic. On 20th February 2014, amidst the disappointment of Haitian-Americans, "Enterprise Florida" organized a tour of delegation team comprising business leaders, exporters and representatives of the Florida's economic sectors to Dominican Republic for an international export sales mission. Dominican Republic is 9th important trading partner of the Florida State in terms of foreign trade (US$5.34 billion).
Rick Scott, the State Governor of Florida who usually leads "Enterprise Florida's" trade missions, at the last moment, has dropped himself from this insensitive, immoral and inhumane tour without any explanation.
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