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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pierre Garcon: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 Sometimes, it is totally evident why a player chooses a particular jersey number. So, it seems quite obvious that Pierre Garcon, born 8/8/1986, would...
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Dr. Edwin Smith: From Ivy League Columbia University to His Father’s (Dr. Pierre-Michel Smith)...

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  By Sarah Brutus Q: Where are you from? A: I was born in Montreal, but I have lived in Miami practically all my life. Q: What schools did you...
Majorie Nestor

Majorie Alexis Nestor: From Cleaning Houses to Getting a Masters in Law and Two...

By Sarah Brutus @sarahprworldwide   When did you move to the United States? I was born in Hinche, in Haiti. I came to the United States in 1997 and came straight to Miami. Prior to coming to the United States, I...

Samuel Dalembert: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 The NBA is a war ground! Of course, there are strict rules and regulations to keep the band of tough men in order, yet...
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Legendary Promoter Rodney Noel

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition 18 Years Later, Compas Festival Is Still Going Strong By Sarah Brutus Q: Where are you from? A: I was born in Haiti. Q: What has been the most challenging part of...
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Dr. Flore Lindor-Latortue Is Using Her Doctorate to Enhance Lives via Her Radio-TV Show

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  By Sarah Brutus Where are you from? I was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. I then went to Puerto Rico to do my undergrad degree. I’ve been living...
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...
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How Mr. Alex Saint Surin Turned His 5-Year-Old Dream into an Empire

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  Miserably Fired from his First Radio Job, he Now Owns Six Radio Stations By Sarah Brutus Where are you from? I was born in Jeremie, Haiti. Where did you go to...

BASQUIAT: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 The Complex, Painful Phantasmagoria of Jean-Michel Basquiat Artists are mental explorers, and that is probably the most painful aspect of anything in the world. The...

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...