(Black PR Wire) May is recognized as Haitian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Haitian origin’s vibrant culture, rich history, and remarkable achievements. Haitian Americans have made significant contributions in different fields. From literature to the arts and activism, the Haitian American community has significantly impacted American culture.
At BPRW, we’re excited to highlight the achievements of contemporary Haitian Americans who have achieved tremendous success and overcome numerous challenges to make a difference in their respective fields. Some of these newsmakers are: Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House Press Secretary who made history as the second Black woman to conduct a briefing from the podium of the White House briefing room; Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, the first Haitian American Democrat elected to Congress; Wyclef Jean, rapper, producer, and philanthropist whose dynamic, politically inflected rhymes and keen ear for hooks established him as a significant force in popular music; Edwidge Danticat, an award-winning and renowned author that has dedicated herself to highlighting the lives and challenges facing communities of color, including immigrants in America.
As we celebrate Haitian Heritage Month, we honor these and other Haitian American newsmakers who have broken barriers, shattered stereotypes, and inspired generations. Happy Haitian Heritage Month!