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Celestin Odilon photo by @spexphoto

The Incredible Determination of Mr. Celestin Odilon

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  From Working on a Chicken Farm to Owning One of the Biggest Haitian Restaurants (O’King Créole) in South Florida By Sarah Brutus Q: Where are you from? A:...

Maxwell: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 Neo Soul Pioneers, Gerald Maxwell Rivera is among them Musician Gerald Maxwell Rivera is better known by his stage name 'Maxwell'. Maxwell had difficulty...
Chef Jouvens Jean

Top Chef: Jouvens Jean “The Chef with a Jujitsu Belt”

This Q&A first published in the Spring 2015 print edition. Get to know “Chef Jouvens Jean” Q: Where did you grow up? A: In Nassau, Bahamas. Q: When did you know you wanted to be a chef? A: I was a 16-year-old prep cook...
Stephan Durand

Top Chef: Stephan Durand “I want to cook until I can’t anymore”

This Q&A first published in the Spring 2015 print edition. Get to know “Chef Stephan Durand” Q: Where did you grow up? A: Most of my young life was spent in Haiti, however, I also spent part of my childhood in NY and...
Mike Nestor

Ex Haitian Police Officer from Solino Builds Multimillion Dollar Company to Create Thousands of...

Anyone who really wants to do something can achieve it. By Sarah Brutus @sarahprworldwide Where were you born? My name is Michelet Mike Nestor. I was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in a poor slum called Soleno. I came to...

Andre Berto: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 Andre Berto is a two-time Welterweight Champion and a Haitian Olympian. In fact, his Haitian citizenship came only when he was disqualified for a...

Jessica Lucas: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 Dark-haired, Canadian actress Jessica Lucas has played main roles in several successful movies, TV series, and also in her local theater. She was also...
Guylene Berry photo by @spexphoto

Leading Radio Host Guylene Berry’s Versatile Professions

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  From Import and Export, Insurance Agent, Interpreter, Consultant, to Becoming a Painting Contractor By Sarah Brutus Where are you from? I’m from Jacmel, Haiti. I used to vacation in the...
Natacha Gomez

Top Chef: Natacha Gomez “Keep Cooking with Love”

This Q&A first published in the Spring 2015 print edition. Get to know “Chef Natacha Gomez” Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up on the northern side of Haiti, the beautiful town of Cap-Haitien. Q: When did you know you wanted...
Max Joseph photo by @spexphoto

Mr. Max Joseph: The Man behind Xpert Signs &  Printing

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition The Only Black-Owned Signs and Printing Company in the Community By Sarah Brutus Where are you from? I was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. But I can strongly say...