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Today, Jan. 12, 2020, we commemorate the earthquake that decimated Haiti 10 years ago. On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti to its core. The earthquake is estimated to have killed over 300,000 people and millions were left homeless. The capital city of Port-au-Prince was reduced to rubble and the country was…

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Midway Plaisance in Chicago was the home of the 6th Annual Windy City Carnival. It’s a family oriented event focused on celebrating the Caribbean. People in the most elaborate handmade costumes represent where they are from as bands compete for their respective country to win the coveted bragging right as the best band at Carnival.…

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The aftershocks from Donald Trump’s inflammatory denunciation of dark-skinned nations, referring to Haiti, Africa and El Salvador as “s**thole countries” continues to reverberate around the globe. Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn (Mystic River, Milk) penned a scorching op-ed for Time magazine on Friday, a heat-seeking missile of a memo that called Trump “an enemy…

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In the next five years, Marvin Bienaime envisions the Bienaime Agency will be one of the top international creative companies providing photography and video services for major high-fashion and lifestyle magazines, music artists, professional athletes, talk show hosts and more. He says, “I’m all about growth and expansion,” he says. Having started his business at age 22,…

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In 2010, the country of Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake that killed at least 300K people and damaged the infrastructure of the country. At that time, former President Barack Obama expanded the Temporary Protected Status for immigration to include Haitians who were affected by the earthquake. Now, word comes that the administration of…

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2nd Largest Island in the Caribbean: Hispaniola My trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti was something I had been looking forward to for some time as I arrived on the island Hispaniola, formerly Española, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago, now divided by these two republics in the Caribbean region. European nations competed for control of…

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Attorney Ralph Kenol is a business leader who believes in serving his community and setting defined and reasonably attainable goals. The 39-year-old Queens, N.Y., native has his own law firm in Hollywood, Fla., where he practices immigration, business, litigation, mediation, nonprofit entities, and wealth protection law. The multifaceted lawyer is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Creole.…

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WASHINGTON — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a private nonprofit organization with a sisterhood of over 200,000 predominately black college educated women and the Delta Research & Educational Foundation have collaborated with Water in Education International (WEI) to open the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School, The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in Chérette, Haiti…

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