The Haitian Diaspora in New York City
Government-backed, PHTK candidate, Jovenel Moise, is being paid out of the Haitian Treasury to travel to New York City (NYC) and Brooklyn. U.S. taxpayers are also paying his way. When Moise touched down at JFK Airport he was greeted by Haitian General Consul Representatives. But Haitian-Americans gave him the cold shoulder.
At Brooklyn's intimate meet-and-greets, Haitian-Americans protested his appearance, saying Moise was ". . . a thief and a fraud for participating in . . . an electoral coup d'etat." Back in Haiti many thousands of demonstrators rail nearly every day about what they perceive as fraudulent election results. Although a mere 6% of voters selected Moise, according to exit polls; the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) claimed he received 33% of the vote, placing him first. The 27% discrepancy is what has Haitians in an uproar. Their calm protestations turned violent when they came into contact with the opposition, who hurled rocks at them. One protestor was gunned down resulting in his death. Another was seriously wounded by a machete gash to his head.
Here is the latest report on rent increase in Little Haiti.
Miami Rentals Skyrocket. Miami is among the most expensive rentals in the U.S., ranking eighth. But placement does not include many neighborhoods, which remain fixed. Escalating rents are occurring in East Little Havana and Little Haiti.
Zumper, who evaluates listings, can only give an estimation of median prices, leaving out units filled by word-of-mouth, for-rent signs, or Craigslist sightings.
Figures indicate median prices fell 1.1% over the summer to $1,850.00 for one-bedrooms, and 1.2% to $2,500 for two-bedrooms. But prices remain at 5.7% over the last year.
Here is a picture of one of the most successful Haitian-American, Dumarsais Simeus as he supports Moise Jean Charles for President.
Jean Charles Moïse is a former Senator who sees himself as the next Haitian President. He is confident of his victory in the upcoming presidential election from the Platform of the radical opposition "Petit Dessalin" and considers the election as a simple matter of formality. He has appointed Daly Valet, the star reporter of Radio Vision 2000 as his campaign manager. They two will make plans and take strategic decisions, jointly within the framework of the campaign. Moise is not alone; there are many experienced veteran observers of Haitian politics like Dumarsais Simeus who also believes him to be a winner in the presidential race. Dumarsais is one of the most successful and learned black businessmen in the U.S who once unsuccessfully enrolled himself in the presidential election in 2005. He believes Moise as the most potential candidate who has the ability to outrun other candidates in the race and lead the country for a better tomorrow.
What is your opinion on this? Do you think birthright citizenship in the United States should be eliminated?
"Birthright" establishes a principle of equality that dates back to the very creation of U.S democracies. Donald Trump has recently proposed to end birthright citizenship. He has argued that granting automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. The United States confers citizenship by what's referred as "jus soli" -- Latin for right of soil -- as opposed to "jus sanguinis" -- Latin for right of blood. The supporters of Trump are arguing that immigrants are taking advantage of this practice by giving birth to "anchor babies" -- children who could eventually help their parents get citizenship. While others argue that it's a time honored American practice that should endure. Donald's proposal requires a constitutional amendment with a two thirds majority vote in both the House and the Senate, followed by ratification of three-fourths of the states or a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures-- which have a very thin chance of success.
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.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday announced Ralph Gilles will lead the company's global design operations, effective immediately. Gilles will still remain in charge of exterior and interior design.
Haitian Ralph Gilles now Global Design Operations Head. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles made public the promotion of Haitian-Canadian Ralph Gilles as new Head of Global Design Operations. Gilles will still handle the responsibilities as Head of North American Operations.
Gilles studied design at Detroit's College for Creative Studies. He has also been selected as a member of Fiat Chrysler Group Executive Council, a senior management level deliberative organization.
Other leadership positions he has brought his creative talents to include Chrysler's Motorsports, SRT, and Dodge products.
Wymm 1530 AM, Jacksonville S Radio Station Creole Programation or Radio Puissance Inter.
Three Haitian-Americans are interested in helping the immigrant community in Jacksonville become informed about current events in the U.S. and Haiti. Ernst Michel, Serge Vilvar, and Vorbes Aleger have raised $500,000 in capital to purchase WYMM 1530-AM.
Scheduled programming will be focused on talk programs and news in French-Creole. The group wants their programming to educate and help with the assimilation of Haitian nationals into the U.S. culture as well as develop an awareness of their country's problems.
Here is a picture of assemblywoman, Rodneyse Bichotte.
Rodneyse Bichotte sworn in. She has become New York's first Haitian-American assemblywoman. Mayor Bill De Blasio, Bichotte's biggest supporter, performed the swearing-in ceremony for the new 42nd Assembly District representative. Bichotte is replacing Rhoda Jacobs, a 37-year veteran of the Assembly.
Bichotte trounced democratic candidate Rickie Tulloch for the seat, winning by 82% of the vote.
Here is a picture of Jean Monestime on January 16, 2015 as became the 1st Haitian American Miami-Dade Commission chairman.
Commissioner Monestime breaks barriers, becoming first Haitian-American Chairman
Jean Monestime has achieved another distinction in his career. He has been elected hands down by his fellow Miami-Dade Commissioners as chairman, the first Haitian-American to be so honored. In 2010 Monestime also served as Miami-Dade's first Haitian-American commissioner.
At the swearing-in ceremony Monestime talked about plans to lift South Florida citizens up from poverty. He expressed his gratitude to the residents of District 2, who have placed their trust in him to serve their interests.
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.