24
AUG
2016

Opinion: Only Haitians can save Haiti

HRT Board Member Joel Dreyfuss struck a chord with this column in the Washington Post. Source: wpo.st/T3tw1
13
APR
2016

Basquiat’s Rising Status

A self-portrait by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat could sell for as much as $40 million in an upcoming auction, according to Christies, which has included “Untitled, 1982” in the lineup for its May 10 sale of contemporary and post-war art. The eye-popping estimate would make it the...
28
JAN
2016

Kreyol Connection Networking Reception Celebrating Haitian Independence and Heritage

Source: Challenges News The theme of the Jan. 28 Haitian Roundtable (HRT) event, which was held at Caribbean BK9 Restaurant and Bar in Brooklyn, NYC, was Haiti’s Independence Day (Jan. 1). Two months after his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s colonial forces, Jean-Jacques...
21
DEC
2015

Haitian-American and HRT Board Alum Chris Michel Named Chief Diversity Officer of the Nation’s Oldest and Largest Private Bank

The nation’s oldest and largest private bank, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., is showing their commitment to boosting diversity with the hiring of its first diversity officer. On Dec. 16, the company announced the appointment of Chris Michel to Head of Diversity and Inclusion...
18
DEC
2015

Dayanne Danier, Designer and HRT Member, interviewed by Kreyolicious

Dayanne Danier, a ,member of the Haitian Roundtable talks with the web site Kreyolicious about her dual career as a designer an philanthropist. Read the interview.
04
NOV
2015

Attorney Dweynie Paul First Haitian-American Elected to NYC Civil Court

Attorney Dweynie Esther Paul has become the first Haitian-American elected a judge on the New York City Civil Court. She joins an impressive team of elected Haitian-Americans in the New York Metro area, including New York State Assemblywomen Rodneyse Bichotte and Kimberly...
25
JUN
2015

Haitian Roundtable Joins New York Mayor in Condemning Dominican Expulsions

Members of the Haitian Roundtable (HRT) have joined New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio in condemning the threatened expulsion of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian origin from the Dominican Republic. The possibility of a forced exodus has emerged since a deadline...
01
JUN
2015

The Haitian Tragedy in the Dominican Republic

The aftermath of a 2013 decision by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court denying citizenship to the children of undocumented Haitian immigrants as far back as 1929 remained one of the tragic stories of 2015. The story and its aftermath continue to resonate in the news...
01
MAY
2015

1804 List Inductee Roxanne Gay Delivers Ted Talk

Writer and academic Roxanne Gay has made quite a splash in recent years with highly acclaimed books and thoughtful articles frequently published in the New York Times. Gay, born of Haitian parents in Nebraska, earned a doctorate at Michigan Technical University and teaches...
10
FEB
2015

1804 List Inductee Michèle Stephenson Wins NAACP Image Award

Documentary filmmaker Michèle Stephenson, who is among the inductees on this year’s 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers, has won an NAACP Image Award for her book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life – co-authored with Joe Brewster and Hilary...