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Dr. C. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University of Louisiana

Dr. C. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University of Louisiana

Here is a picture of Dr. C. Reynold Verret, Haitian-American and President of Xavier University of Louisiana

On May 14, 2015, the Board of Trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) unanimously elected C. Reynold Verret as the university's next president as a replacement for its longtime president Norman Francis, who held the post for long 47 years and helped establish Xavier as a premier historically black university. As the new president, Verret has taken charge of his new office since July 1, 2015. Dr. C. Reynold Verret is a native of Haiti, holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He arrived in New York in 1963 as a refugee, served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Howard Hughes Institute for Immunology at Yale University and the Center for Cancer Research at MIT. He has earlier experience with Historically Black College and Universities. He was the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Savannah State, Georgia's first historically Black college, since 2012. He has an outstanding STEM (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education) background.

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Rolin Jean, Florida ‪Powerball‬ winner

Rolin Jean, Florida ‪Powerball‬ winner

Here is a picture of Rolin Jean, Florida ‪Powerball‬ winner in January, 2016

Rolin Jean (50 yr old), is the newest millionaire in Florida. He is one of the few luckiest men to win the Powerball Jackpot that had reached over $1.5 billion. He has matched the five white balls in Wednesday's (January 13, 2016) historic ‪Powerball‬ drawing. There are two other winners as well in this world's largest jackpot-- one from California and the other from Tennessee. Rolin purchased his ticket from Orion Gas, located at 10301 Northwest 7th Avenue in Miami. The retailer will receive $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. The Florida winner's share (1/3rd) of the jackpot comes to $528.6 million, the lotto says. Powerball drawing on January 13, created with an annuity value of $1,586,400,000 was the largest jackpot in world history. The winning white ball numbers announced at 9 p.m. on January 13 were: 8, 27, 34, 04, 19 and the Powerball was: 10.

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Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto

Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto

Here is a picture of Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto.

Berto Confident He can Beat Mayweather. Haitian-American boxer, Andre Berto, is a World Boxing Championship title holder, having defended it four times. During his amateur career he has won the National Golden Gloves, National PAL, and U.S. Amateur Championship Medalist events.

He is set to fight welterweight world champion, Floyd Mayweather, on September 12th, who has a record of 48-0 (26 knockouts). Berto's record of 30-3 (23 knockouts) by comparison does not discourage him from beating Mayweather.

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Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's official Poet Laureate

Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's official Poet Laureate

Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's official Poet Laureate.

Danielle Legros Georges, a teacher of Creative Arts at Lesley University, is the new poet laureate of Boston. Her four year term will begin in January 2015. Danielle is a widely published poet and translator and a native of Haiti who moved to the United States at age of six with her parents who settled down in Mattapan, amid a small Haitian population, that has since expanded dramatically. She writes on a variety of topics, some of which was created out of her experience as a Haitian diaspora. Her academic area focuses on contemporary American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, African-American poetry, literary translation, and the arts in education.

She will receive an annual stipend of $2,000 and a fund of $3,000 to arrange programs on "raising the consciousness of Bostonians on local poets". Since her mother died of a prolonged illness, she understands the needs and wants to work on the elder care facilities for senior citizens.

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Miami-Dade County Court Judge Fred Seraphin, a Haitian-American

Miami-Dade County Court Judge Fred Seraphin, a Haitian-American

Here is a picture of Miami-Dade County Court Judge Fred Seraphin.

Fred Seraphin's Roots Deep in the Miami-Dade Community

Fred Seraphin, selected by Governor Bush, became county court judge in Miami-Dade in 2001, the first Haitian honored. After earning his law degree he worked as assistant public defender in Miami-Dade for a decade, interspersed with a stint in private practice.

Seraphin is a community builder: co-chairman at Haitian Families Neighborhood Resource Center. He also mentors in the Big Brother, Big Sisters program.

In 2001, the Haitian Lawyers Association bestowed its Humanitarian Award on him.

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Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler, credited for 2005 Chrysler 300

Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler, credited for 2005 Chrysler 300

Here is a picture of Ralph Gilles. He is Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler, credited for 2005 Chrysler 300

Ralph Victor Gilles is an American-Canadian automobile designer and the present President of the SRT Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler Group LLC for Jeep/Truck Color & Trim and Specialty Vehicles. He was born on 14 January 1970 to Haitian immigrant parents. As an automotive enthusiast, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Transportation Design at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit. Thereafter, he pursued a Master's degree in Business Administration at Michigan State. He used to teach at The School of Industrial Design at CCS between 2003 to 2005, and now serves as a member on its Advisory Board. Gilles became experienced in Chrysler by serving various designing roles since he joined the company in 1992. After the retirement of experienced Chrysler designer Trevor Creed, he became the Vice President of Design on 1 September 2014. He is now responsible for all the designing activities of Chrysler. Under his leadership, the company is pursuing for a more sensual look for its forthcoming products.

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Reginald Fils-Aime(Reggie) President and chief operating officer of Nintendo

Reginald Fils-Aime(Reggie) President and chief operating officer of Nintendo

Here is a picture of Mr. Reginald Fils-Aimé, AKA Reggie. He is the current President and COO of Nintendo of America

An accomplished business executive with a Haitian root, Reggie Fils-Aime was born to Haitian immigrants, who moved to the United States due to the political view of his grandparents. He was hired by Nintendo of America in December 2003 as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Fils-Aime became President and Chief Operating Officer of the video game company on May 25, 2006. Nintendo is one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company. It has a market value of over US$85 billion,

The President and Chief Operating Officer of the North American division of the hugely successful Nintendo franchise, Reginald Fils-Aim, was born in the Bronx, New York after his Haitian parents were forced to emigrate because of the political atmosphere in Haiti at that time. Before his current post, Fils-Aimé worked with VH1, where he met his current wife, and then began working at Nintendo where he would become the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing before taking on his current role. In 2004 at an E3 press conference, he became a popular figure among gamers around the world following his appearance.

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Meta Golding, Haitian American rising actress

Meta Golding,  Haitian American rising actress

Here is a picture of Mr. Meta Golding, a Haitian American rising actress. She became a major movie star after playing in films such as the Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

Always a dreamer, Haitian born beauty queen turned Italian figure skater turned actress Meta Golding is making a name for herself in some of the most popular movies and TV shows today. With credits including "Kiss the Girls", "On Edge", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", and "Criminal Minds" to name a few, this highly ambitious beauty seems on the direct path to stardom. Fluent in Italian as well as English and French, she holds degrees in International Relations and Theatre Arts from Cornell University. She also spends her spare time at a Mexican orphanage.

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Numa Perrier, Haitian American artist

Numa Perrier, Haitian American artist

Here is a picture of Numa Perrier. She is an actress, filmmaker, visual artist and founder for tv network, Black&SexyTV. She is a Haitian American artist and producer with a very busy life. Perrier is the co-creator of web series roomierloverfriends and The Couple.

Using her life experiences and her own body to draw from, Haitian-American artist Numa Perrier creates pieces that are as unique and flavored as they are provoking and compelling. Adopted by a mixed-race couple at a young age, Perrier grew up in a small town in America where her innate, cultural love of art was nurtured into her current expression through photography, film, installation work on a large-scale, textiles and collage that offer of her own identity while covering themes of power, sensuality and relationships, such as in her latest photography piece "Florida Water."

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NAACP criticized by GOP for ignoring Mia Love's Historic win

NAACP criticized by GOP for ignoring Mia Love's Historic win

The historic win of the Haitian-America Mia Love to become the first Haitian-American in US Congress and also the First Black Woman elected as a GOP to congress has created some joy for her fans. However this win has also created some discomfort among some long standing organizations.

NAACP has been criticized by GOP for ignoring Mia Love's Historic win.

Republican official Raffi Williams is harshly criticizing the NAACP for not hailing the notable wins of Haitian-American Mia Love to a Republican seat in Congress, and African-American senator Tim Scott's Republican win for South Carolina.

Love is the first Haitian-American and woman senator-elect, and Scott the first African-American to win since Reconstruction.

Williams vented his frustration over the NAACP's snub by tweeting a number of times, complaining they ". . . won't celebrate black republicans."

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