Before the 17th annual Haitian-American Unity Parade began its march along Blue Hill Avenue Sunday, the crowd prayed together in a circle. Heads bowed, they considered the thousands of Haitians who could be deported if the federal government does not renew their temporary protected status.
At least two people were injured after shots were fired at a motorcade carrying former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Port-au-Prince Monday in an apparent assassination attempt. Continue reading “Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristede Survives Possible Assassination Attempt”
When most college students plan to spend their spring break enjoying the warmth of the sun on an island in the Caribbean, Haiti is not the location they have in mind. The poorest nation in the western hemisphere, Haiti’s difficulties extend far beyond the earthquake which struck there in 2010, as systemic poverty and leadership crises have plagued the nation for decades. Continue reading “Why Dozens of U. S. College Students Chose to Spend Spring Break In Haiti”
It does not take long to see that the black community is in trouble. At the root of the black community is not just the black church or social justice organizations or civil rights activists, but the black family. For years, the black family has been plagued with a variety of issues — fathers abandoning their children, out of wedlock pregnancies, lack of education, severe unemployment, and gun violence and crime. In a few words, the black family has lost its way. However, there is a solution for the problems that exist within the black community and the black family. That solution is found in the Word of God which Christine Ainer details plainly and powerfully in her book, The Black Redemptive. Continue reading “Christine Ainer Offers Biblically-Based Principles for Redeeming and Restoring the Black Family”