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Wyclef Jean and the Fugees

During the mid-190 Wyclef Jean was best known for being a part of the musical group, the Fugees. The group was comprised of Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Jean's cousin as well as fellow Haitian immigrant Prakazrel "Pras" Michel.

During their active years between 1992 and 1997 Wyclef Jean and the Fugees were signed to Ruffhouse Records, a record label started as joint project with Columbia Records.

The group recorded three albums during their active years in the 90's including "Blunted on Reality", "The Score", and "Bootleg Versions". While "Blunted on Reality" and "Bootleg Versions" did well, the most popular was "The Score". This Fugees album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and U.S. R&B charts, sold over 18 million copies worldwide, and even earned the group two Grammy awards.

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Haitian-American Noramie Festa Jasmin made History as Mayor of Spring Valley

This is a sign that the Haitian community is moving and if I may say "Up" in the US. The latest is having one of our own elected as mayor in a major town. On behalf of the Haitian diaspora in the United States and all over the world, I would like to congratulate Noramie Festa Jasmin as the new Mayor of Spring Valley.

She has become the first Haitian American and the first woman to be elected as Mayor of Spring valley in 2009.

Before becoming Mayor of Spring Valley in New York, Noramie Jasmin occupied the position of trustee as well as deputy Mayor.

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