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Haitian Catholics Honor Victims of 2010 Quake at Queens Church

People stroll previous the destroyed Sacred Heart Church in 2010 in Turgeau, Haiti. Jan. 12 marked the 12 anniversary of the magnitude 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Caribbean nation. (Photo: CNS/Bob Roller) CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — For Haitian Americans and immigrants, Jan. 12 is a solemn day of remembrance. Twelve years in the past, an enormous […]

New York Renames Major Subway Station in Honor of Haitian Immigrants

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the corporate that oversees the working of trains and buses in New York, has formally renamed the Newkirk Avenue subway station in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in honor of Haitian immigrants. The Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti, the MTA says displays the station’s location in a bit of Flatbush, which is house to New […]

Brooklyn subway station, street named in honor of Haitians

A subway station in Flatbush and one more street now have names that mirror the central Brooklyn neighborhood’s Haitian presence and tradition.  Together with fellow elected officers and group leaders, District 42 Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte-Heremlyn led a Nov. 18 ceremony at Saint Jerome Catholic Church, for the Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti Subway Station renaming. Earlier […]

MTA Renames Newkirk Avenue Subway Station In Brooklyn To Honor Haitian-American Community – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn subway station has been renamed to pay tribute to town’s Haitian-American neighborhood. The Newkirk Avenue station in Flatbush is now the Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti station. It’s situated within the Haitian neighborhood’s enterprise and cultural district. The MTA says the renaming is a part of a challenge to honor the […]

Haitians hold voodoo rituals to honor ancestors amid crisis

By Gessika Thomas PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitians honored their ancestors to mark the Day of the Dead on Tuesday in colourful voodoo rituals that provided a respite from the powerful day-to-day actuality of gas shortages, gang violence and rising malnutrition. Voodoo followers within the Caribbean nation gathered in cemeteries, many wearing white and a few […]

Haitian revelers honor the dead in Vodou festival

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of revelers clad in white and clutching candles are crowding into the essential cemetery at Haiti’s capital to pay their respects to the dead throughout an annual Vodou festival. Many in the crowd on Monday surrounded the tomb of the first individual buried in the Port-au-Prince cemetery, believing it incorporates […]