Here is a picture of Brooklyn Councilman Mathieu Eugene reacting on a joke made by The DJ Luis Diaz, radio station HOT 97. The Radio host said that the reason he was HIV Negative is because he did not mess with Haitian women.
By that declaration, he wants to say that Haitian women are HIV Positive
Here is a picture of Haitian-American judge Fred Seraphin. He became the first Haitian-American judge in the State of Florida when Governor Jeb Bush appointed him
Judge Seraphin is an adjunct professor at Barry University. He is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Sant La, The Haitian Neighborhood Center, Inc., a not for profit corporation servicing the South Florida Haitian Community. He is a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters and is on the Leadership Council of Take Stock in Children of Miami-Dade County, Inc., also a mentoring program for youth.
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 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 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.
Here is a picture of the mayor of North Miami in the United States. Andre Pierre who was born in Arcahaie, Haiti became the second Haitian American to be elected in the city of North Miami.
In the final phase of Indian inhabitation of the area that eventually became "North Miami",
Some history about North Miami. Following thee final phase of Indian inhabitation of the area, United States Army soldiers in 1856 cut a Military Trail near rivers connecting Fort Lauderdale to Fort Dallas at the mouth of the Miami River.
North Miami, between 1926 and 1931, was named "Town of Miami Shores", one reason for that was because its early eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean.