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Mia Love's Victory Met With Little Enthusiasm In Her Own Haitian Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Diane Jeanty | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mia Love was not what America's Haitian community expected for its first member of Congress. Love, a Mormon Republican from Utah, wil...

Princeton's Haitian Taxi-Driving Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately i...

Generations of Haitian Descendents Made Stateless in the Dominican Republic

American Anthropological Association | Posted 12.25.2013 | World
American Anthropological Association

Maria crossed the border into the Dominican Republic in 1979. Tired of searching endlessly for work in her home town of Thiotte, Haiti, she settled in Aguas Negras permanently to work illegally in the local coffee industry.

Dominican Republic's Disappearing People

Jasmine Rand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jasmine Rand

I strongly condemn the recent decision of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic; retroactively rescinding the citizenship of persons of Haitian lineage born in the Dominican Republic.

'Stateless' Haitians Gain A Legal Foothold

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 01.17.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic -- Julien Henrique spent 50 years toiling in the sugar cane fields of the Dominican Republic and 10 more tryi...

Haitian Boat Full Of Migrants Capsizes

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

NASSAU, Bahamas — Teams from the U.S. and the Bahamas searched the Atlantic on Tuesday for survivors after an overloaded boat carrying Haitian m...

Complaint: Teacher Called Haitian Student 'Little Chocolate Boy'

Posted 04.06.2012 | Miami

A South Florida reading teacher once accused of pretending to sprinkle "holy water" on an atheist colleague is now in hot water for allegedly calling ...

NYC's Strategy for Shutting Schools Leaves Some Students Lost in Transition

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Willen

An eerie silence pervades the cavernous hallways as Samuel J. Tilden High School prepares to graduate its final class. After 80 years, the hulking Brooklyn institution is closing.

Relax the Caps for Haitian Visa Applicants

Jeffrey Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kahn

Congress should temporarily relax the annual cap on lawful immigration from Haiti by permitting greater numbers of Haitians with permanent resident and U.S. citizen family members in the U.S. to emigrate here.

Preventing Migration Aftershock for Haiti

Mark Hetfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Hetfield

The migration pressures on Haitians should not be ignored. Even if aid pours into Haiti and the U.S. Coast Guard does its best to seal the Haitian coast, thousands are still likely to flee the devastation.

Devastated then Detained: Will the US Incarcerate Haitians at Gitmo?

Bob Libal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Libal

Given GEO's horrific track record and ICE's mismanagement of the detention system, human rights advocates are right to worry about the possibility of detaining Hatians at Gitmo.

Hunger Strike Spreads; Haitian Immigrant Activist Freed

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Guskin

Since December 30, when Jean Montrevil, a Haitian community leader, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his immigration check-in, hundreds of people have rallied and sent letters demanding his release.

In Haiti Response, Obama Administration Rising to the Moment

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

The Obama Administration is showing the world that we know how to use our power for good, in a timely manner, in a way concerned with saving lives and creating stability.

How You Can Help the People of Haiti

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Simon Rosenberg

If you want to do something to help the people of Haiti -- or do more -- then text the word Haiti to 90999 today.

My Lament for Haiti

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

Friends call and ask, "Have you heard from your family?" "What can we do?" People are missing; in a country where communication is poor, this earthquake has served to compound the problem.

Haiti's Earthquake: HuffPost Bloggers React

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since a devastating earthquake ravaged the Haitian capitol of Port-au-Prince, HuffPost bloggers from around the world have been weighing in with their reactions, prayers, analysis and more.

Haitian-Americans Wait For News Of Loved Ones

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MIAMI — Alourrde Pierre stood inside a Little Haiti community center, wringing her hands as she waited for news of her parents and 15 siblings i...

Where Was the World When Haiti Really Needed It?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A colossal earthquake brought the world to Haiti's doorstep. The questions, though, are why did it take that? And what will it take for the world to stick around after the rubble is cleared?

Lawmakers Help Push Haitian Relief Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many politicians were quick to release statements offering their condolences or encouraging aid donations in the aftermath of the devastating earthqua...

Let's Help Haiti!

Adolf Alzuphar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Adolf Alzuphar

I am, like most of the diaspora, a student who sought a better life because Haiti was in ruins. But I always looked back to ask: what was to become of my country?

Bill Clinton, Haiti Envoy, Makes First Pitch For Troubled Nation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haiti's newest envoy made his first pitch on behalf of the impoverished Carribbean nation Monday, outlining an ambitious list of priorities he plans t...

Haitian Remittances Decreasing With Economic Struggle (AUDIO SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post Contributors | Emily Feldman and Damiano Beltram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Emily Feldman and Damiano Beltrami Gertha Brice shielded herself from the rain beneath a narrow awning in East Flatbush. Sunday services had just ...

Haitian Boat Capsizing Kills 9; 16 Rescued

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIAMI — Searchers racing to find more survivors from an overloaded boat that sank off Florida expanded their target area farther north over the ...

Blacks in the Corridors of Power

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Knowing the enemy you're up against is the first step toward coming up with a winning strategy.

Driving Through History

Mike Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Barnicle

Obama has managed to prod optimism out of millions who felt run down, run over or simply ignored by a politics that took many of their children to war and too much out of their paychecks.