We entered the workforce, married, and had children. And now, after nearly two decades, the White House has decided to force us out.
Movement and the immigrant experience at the region’s second home for countless cultures
For our recurring interview series, the iconic rapper talks Fela Kuti, stripper poles, and escaping death in the ’80s.
That’s what people tell Valerie Anselme, but her photos show what Haitians really look like
“Anytime I say I’m Haitian, I’ve had people look at me and say, ‘You don’t look Haitian,’” photographer Valerie Anselme says.
“It’s not only happened to me, it’s happened to other people I know.”
The 26-year-old Boston ...
Although it has not gotten as much attention as the repeal of DACA, the promised repeal of another protection to immigrants—the Temporary Protected Status, offered by Barack Obama to Haitian immigrants following the 2010 earthquake—has sent LeFranc and more than 5,000 others to seek asylum in Canada since Aug. 1.
Lakou Ayiti, which debuts at the BCA this Friday and runs through the weekend, draws from both Appolon’s own immigration experience, as well as those of some of his dancers and from others in the Hub’s Haitian community.
“It’s been 25 years and I feel like I never made peace with my dad’s tragedy, but somehow my soul got healed through dance.”
"From my experience, the ones who are still Haitian have too many things to worry about here to take the risk of going down to Haiti and voting in the elections."