Sunday, June 14 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, June 28 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Patricia Tanner Convery Often we have guests on the program that are of Haitian decent speak about life in the U.S. This month, we have the unique opportunity to speak to a non-Haitian, U.S. citizen who has lived in Haiti since 1972. She shares what brought her to Haiti and what has kept her there.
Guest: Patricia Tanner Convery, Haitian-American Institute
The Americanization of Haitian Culture Despite its independence in 1804, Haiti remained attached to France, its former colonizer, which had influenced the political, educational, economic and social system of the Caribbean country. With the U.S occupation in 1915, the American culture and language became more presence in Haiti. Then after the 2010 earthquake, the number of American organizations established in Haiti has increase tremendously. Can these organizations influence the Haitian culture?
Guests: Sandy Dorsainvil, Little Haiti Cultural Complex Georges Bossous, World & Action, Inc.
Sunday, May 10 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, May 24 @ 12:30 PM
The Role of Religion Haiti As Haitians are celebrating Haitian Heritage and Cultural month around the United States, we are talking about the role of religions in the development of Haiti. According to the CIA World Factbook, 80% of Haitians are Roman Catholic, 16% are Protestant, 3% of the population are said to havee other religions, and 1% has no religion. It is also noted that a number of the population practice Vodou. How can these religions and their leaders contribute to the development of Haiti?
Guests: Caleb Deliard, Broward College Manbo Amelia Ingride Illera, Lakou Dereal Monsignor Chanel Jeanty, Archdiocese of Miami Pastor Gregory Toussaint, Tabernacle of Glory Church
Sunday, April 12 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, April 26 @ 12:30 PM
Are Elections Possible in Haiti in 2015? April 6th to April 19th is the registration period for candidates who will be participating in the upcoming elections in Haiti. But still, the question remains the same: Are elections possible in Haiti in 2015?
Guest: James Pierre, Journalist and TV Producer
Haiti’s Economic Development On February 24th, 2015, Marriot International opened a 175-room hotel in Haiti -- a $45 million investment in partnership with Digicel, the Caribbean cellphone company based in Haiti. With an estimated unemployment rate of 40.6% , this new hotel is expected to employ 200 Haitian residents. But will foreign investments, such as this, actually help improve Haiti’s economy?
Guest: Albert Williams, PhD, Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Sunday, March 8 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, March 22 @ 12:30 PM
Dominican Republic Human Rights Issue On February 25th, thousands of demonstrators marched in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, to protest against racism and ongoing mistreatment of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic, after a Haitian man was found hanging from a tree. With our guest, we discuss how this incident has increased the already tense relationship between the two Caribbean nations.
Guest: Ediberto Roman, Director of Immigration Initiatives at Florida International University
NOTE: Contact Ediberto Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know any Haitian or someone of Haitian descent affected by the Dominican Republic’s constitutional court ruling.
Influencing Black Youth On February 24th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it found no sufficient evidence to charge George Zimmerman with federal civil rights violation in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The DOJ also closed its case against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, with no additional charges for the killing of Michael Brown. But, they did find “systemic racial discrimination by the Ferguson Police and the court system against African-Americans”. How does our culture affect black youth? Do they stand a fighting chance?
Sunday, February 8 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, February 22 @ 12:30 PM
Cholera lawsuit against United Nations On January 9, a U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by human rights lawyers seeking compensation for
the victims of cholera. Scientific studies have shown that the cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti
in 2010, killing over 8,000 Haitians and making over 600,000 ill, was likely introduced in Haiti by U.N.
peacekeepers from Nepal.
Guest: Soeurette Michel, Haitian Lawyers Association
Police and Citizens Relations From Ferguson in Missouri, to New York, to North Miami Beach, a series of events have sparked debates
on law enforcement and African-American relations nationwide. With our guests, we discuss this national
crisis and how it impacts the Haitian-American community.
Guests: Councilman Frantz Pierre, City of North Miami Beach Yvans Morisseau, Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy
On January 12, 2015, it will have been five years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. To help rebuild the country, about 130 countries, NGOs and banks led by the United States and the United Nations pledged over 10 billion dollars. With our guests, we discussed the progress of the reconstruction of Haiti.