Kapi's CD release party @ the Ranch In Miami

Photos By François Adrien, Manny Ardouin & Rachel Moscoso Denis.
Once again we were there. Some very intersting pictures. Unique combination of artists mix. They all look good and brought their support to Yvon Andre (Kapi) in his recent production. You'll see what I am talking about!

Vizcaya "Carnaval Miami" / Sponsors Recognition Gala

Photos By Rachel Moscoso Denis & Francois Adrien
The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana cordially invited more than 2000 people to celebrate "CARNAVAL MIAMI".
What a fantastic night under the stars. Moet Hennesy USA presented a spectacular and well decorated Vip Section. Enjoy the pictures

Pikliz @ 2006 Super Bowl Party, N.Y @ Philip Guibert's House

Photos by Manny Ardouin & Francois Adrien
Thanks to Philip & Carolle for a very warm reception. Special Thanks to the Lady of the House, Carolle. A Lot of work before and after. Philip & Carolle's House was the place to be on Super-Bowl Sunday, 2006.

Mundo Vibe & 7th Circuit Productions Present Haitian Cultural Month @ Little Haiti

Photos by Francois Adrien
Mundo Vibe and 7th Circuit Productions present Haitian Cultural Month in Little Haiti :” SAN MELE “ Festival of light and color at KULCHAMIX 228 NE 59TH Street . Will perform : Rara Lakay – Erico Schultz World Band – Kazak International + Jean Sebon



Graduation Party under the Rain @ the Ranch

Photos by Francois Adrien & Manny Ardouin

Congratulations to all the graduates and specially to Jennifer Adrien for a Job well done. It's been a long long road. You made it with a Master in Physical Therapy. It was so nice to see all of you celebrating your success at the Ranch. The rain couldn't stop such a beautiful event. Please enjoy the pictures.

PASCALE MARRA BIRTHDAY PARTY AT MOCA CAFE

Dear Pascale,

Isn't it funny how some special people don't
realize they are special at all?
They're thoughtful without even thinking about it.
They're always right there when you call.
They share, not expecting a thing in return
Isn't it lovely how those special people can reach us so much about living!
Pascale, You are one of those Special People !
Thanks for being a friend

Francois 60th Birthday Cruise Day 4 (Jamaica) with Royal Caribbean

On our way to visit Bob Marley House in the 9 MIles area in Jamaica.

Enjoy the pictures

BLOCK PARTY IN THE CROSSINGS CUL-DE-SAC (SW 130 CT)

We all decided to have a block party to spend sometime together with neighbors. It was a great success and should be done twice a year. Enjoy the pictures

Francois Adrien

Tuesday May 30th, 2015 the inaugural ceremony of Dr Alix Salvant's Clinic -UM hospital

,The doors of the clinic were officially opened. Over 30 guests, ranging from Doctors, Clinic Management team, Staff, Nurses attended the inaugural ceremony event on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. They had the opportunity to see the new facility located at the main lobby of the UM Hospital. The new office,is very spacious and has six consultation rooms. Pikliz.com is taking this opportunity to congratulate Dr Alix Salvant for such an intiative.

Karl Racine Attorney General Reception in DC ( Election Night) At the Marriott

District residents voted for the D.C. attorney general for the first time Tuesday, electing a longtime Washingtonian who served in the past as a public defender, White House lawyer and managing partner of one of the city’s largest corporate firms.

Karl Racine, a 51-year-old Democrat, bested his four competitors with a commanding 37 percent of more than 145,000 votes cast.

Racine topped an all-Democrat field with diverse backgrounds that included Lorie Masters, 59, a litigator for insurance claimants; Edward “Smitty” Smith, 34, the youngest candidate in the race; Lateefah Williams, 37, an openly gay African American woman; and Paul Zukerberg, 56, a criminal defense specialist. Smith, his nearest contender, won 19 percent of the vote.

As the first elected attorney general, Racine will help transform what has been regarded as an important but largely low-profile administrative job into a premier political seat in the nation’s capitol. He will succeed Irvin B. Nathan, the former general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives who was appointed as D.C. attorney general by mayor Vincent Gray in 2011.

Sean Rankin, a Racine campaign spokesman, said that voters were impressed by the candidate’s integrity.


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“People want to have faith in their elected officials,” Rankin said. “It started with credibility and it differentiated him for the rest of the field.”

For the past four decades of self-government, the city’s top lawyer, known as “corporation counsel,” was appointed by the mayor to lead a staff of 300 lawyers in defending the District in legal matters ranging from civil rights to land use and antitrust cases.

Past appointees tapped for the position have included Ivy League-educated leaders of storied, top-ranking firms staffed with hundreds of lawyers.

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Racine is no exception. During his 25-year legal career, the Penn graduate became the first African American to become a managing partner of a top 100 firm, at Venable LLP, which has 600 lawyers.

The son of Haitian immigrants, Racine grew up in the District and attended D.C. public schools before graduating from St. John’s College High School. A star athlete, he was an All-Met basketball player who later held court with the likes of Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan in the 1981 McDonald’s Capital Classic.

He later played basketball at the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from the University of Virginia.

In between stints in private practice, Racine served as D.C. public defender in the early 1990s and associate White House Counsel during the second term of the Clinton administration, helping to prepare the president for depositions for independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr.

Election night 2014: Local races


Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.--

Nov. 4, 2014 | Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan (R) gives the thumbs up to his supporters during an election-night party at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)



Karl Racine wins first-ever race for D.C. attorney general


Campaigning in recent months, Racine secured endorsements from the former president and city council member Marion Barry. He also led the field in fundraising, including $500,000 from his own coffers.

Clinton said in a statement that Racine “has the integrity and ethics to be the District’s first elected Attorney General.” Barry said that Racine’s history representing the District’s poor in court earned him respect around the city.

“He understands poor people,” Barry told The Washington Post. “He and I are both tired of the city locking up all these young people for minor offenses.”

Racine’s victory Tuesday proved all the more historic considering the vote almost didn’t happen at all. Four years ago, District voters approved a measure creating the $190,000-a-year position in the D.C. government as an independent center of power to serve as a check on the mayor. But in July 2013, city council members disagreed on the scope of the new role and moved to delay a scheduled election this year.

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In June, the District’s highest court ruled that the city council had acted illegally by voting to delay the first attorney general election to 2018.



DeNeen Brown contributed to this report.