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Haitians staking a claim in United States politics

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Gregory,Damian P. (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Jan 2004
Miami, FL
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Haitian Americans, Caribbean, Culture, Politics, Minority & ethnic groups, Activists
"It is a new day," [Phillip J. Brutus] told Caribbean Today. "No longer will Haitian Americans be taken for granted. We are demanding our place at the table." "We need to get Haitians involved in the process," Joseph "Billy" Louis, a spokesperson for the group, told Caribbean Today. "We need numbers in order to be taken seriously." Damian P. Gregory is a freelance writer for Caribbean Today. Caribbean Today's special focus on Haiti begins with Nick Carter's call for the nation to "re-invent" itself on page 9 and continues on page 29 with highlights of events there and in the U.S. marking Haiti's 200th Independence.