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Haitian Diaspora

Haiti: Free the Word

PEN American Center | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
PEN American Center

PEN Haiti celebrated its 3rd Libérez la Parole festival of literature from July 18 to July 27 in the cities of Gonaives, Petit-Goave, and Thomassin, Haiti.

Once-Condemned Doctor Turns To Helping Haitians

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 12.16.2013 | Miami

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — It may be hard to remember now, but there was a time when a mysterious autoimmune disease baffled doctors and frightened a ...

LOOK: Best Haitian Food In Miami

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 12.17.2012 | Miami

Ask a Haitian mother for food, and she'll feed you to until you can eat no further. Massive portions and interesting characters can be found in the...

One of Tens of Thousands: Diaspora Doctor Continues to Help Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Most Americans think they know Haiti, that squalid, refugee-camp-ridden place somewhere south of Florida. Some Americans think they know Haitian-Amer...

Top Ten Private Initiatives in Haiti Supplement Big Players in 2010-11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haiti needs hope -- and so many private initiatives doing so much could do even more -- with your support. There is so much hope for Haiti. Let's fund it.

New University to Rise in Haiti as Higher Education There In Collapse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Luce

The long-awaited post‐earthquake assessment of higher education institutions in the Port‐au‐Prince metropolitan area by the respected Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) has been released.

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

Zafèn Haitian Microfinance Effort Engages Haitians to Forge a New Future

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haitians like Jean-Patrick Lucien are one reason Zafèn, a new online microfinance program targeting small- and medium-sized businesses in Haiti, has ...

Haitian-American Professionals Returning to Haiti to Help Post-Quake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haitian-Americans are becoming increasingly vital to the reconstruction of Haiti. I accompanied several back to their native land last week to work w...

Haitian Americans Send Aid To Family Members Still Struggling After The Earthquake

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- As Alourds Grandoit hitches her chair across the yard, following the spots of shade, her thoughts linger mostly on the dead: ...

Zafen: New Interest-Free Microloan Initiative Launched for Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Haiti provides fertile ground for economic experiments. Its people are ready and willing, and when the right program hits, everyone will benefit. Zafe...

Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the eart...

Letter From Paris: Guetty Felin Calls All The Right Shots

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beth Arnold

Ms. Felin is a tireless advocate for her Haiti's cultural legacy and film heritage. Most recently her strong humanitarian principles called her back to Haiti after the devastating January earthquake.

Aftershock and the Haitian Amputees

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

I am taken back to a course I took at New York University where I was challenged to look at communities around the world and recognize the impact social, economic, and political standing have in deciding one's life trajectory. In Haiti, socioeconomic stature will now be dictated for many on the absence or presence of a limb.

Haiti: One Month Later by the Numbers

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Martha St Jean

One month later in Port-au-Prince: How many more people will die? How many more building will collapse? How many still have hope?

Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The Diaspora is the driving force for the economic development of the country, but in order to reach that objective, overseas Haitians need to be organized locally, state-wide, and nationally."