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Edwidge Danticat and the Faiths of NYC Haitians

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How we handle memories does a lot to determine who we are.

David Brooks on The meaning of Pomegranate, a Whole Foods for Orthodox Jews

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Pomegranate looks like any island of upscale consumerism, but deep down it is based on a countercultural understanding of how life should work.

Map of NYC Haitians

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“Mwen beni non ou!” (“I Bless Your Name!”). 152,811 NYC Haitians have created a rich variety of faith-based organizations providing music and worship for the soul, great joumou soup (squash) in restaurants, theology books, and radio programs for children.

Brooklyn 14 Flatbush Census Map

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In Brooklyn District 14 we met some memorable people who gave us great advice and a warm welcome. We also met some NYPD detectives from the anti-terrorist squad who wondered what were we doing.

Faith-based is a business address in Flatbush

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We stopped outside The King’s Chamber Barber Shop near Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.

Girl Power in Flatbush

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Under the searing sun and stench of roadside garbage, a teenage Hispanic girl carrying a baby boy comes out of a door next to a church. Her tousled hair looked like she’d been up all night. The baby’s unwashed face was smeared with dirt; a diaper was the only thing covering his bare skin. Was […]

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