Never Forget: The Case for a National Monument for Victims of Racial Violence

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By Jean McGianni Celestin

America knows how to honor its dead. It memorializes national tragedies so we, the living, will Never Forget.

For millions of African-Americans, 2014 has been an unforgettably tragic year. Last night’s grand jury decision to excuse Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown represents the nadir of it all. Since George Zimmerman’s acquittal for Trayvon Martin’s murder in June 2013, the violent deaths of unarmed black men and women at the hands of white civilians and law enforcement have found permanence in media headlines.

Haiti Polo Captain Named “Hot, Haitian and On Fire” By Sidelines Magazine

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Sidelines Magazine, one of the nation’s premier lifestyle magazine for the equestrian community, featured for the first time a polo player from Haiti. Ambassador Claude-Alix Bertrand, captain and founder of the undefeated Haiti polo team and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti, graced the cover of their December issue titled “Hot Horseman 2014.” The article titled “Hot, Haitian and on…

Nadege Fleurimond Releases Travel Journal Cookbook

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Haitian cuisine chef, Nadege Fleurimond, released her culinary travel journal / cookbook HAITI UNCOVERED: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine on Nov. 18. The culinary coffee table book includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Edwidge Dandicat. HAITI UNCOVERED delves into the art of Haitian Cuisine and brings into focus the beauty of Haiti through its diverse culinary traditions,…

In the Eye of the Spiral Wins Best Feature Documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival

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Two years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, filmmakers Raynald Leconte and Eve Blouin headed to the small island nation to begin documenting the lives of some of Haiti’s most inspirational living artists. Central to their journey of exploration was the artistic and philosophical movement of spiralism. Now, nearly four years since their project’s inception, “In…

Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Offered Legal Status

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014.
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By Vania Andre

In the strongest move on immigration policy of his presidency, President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday night to significantly increase deportation relief for roughly 4.4 million undocumented immigrants living the United States. The executive order will protect parents and those who came to the U.S. as children from being deported to their native countries.

Anti-Government Protest in Haiti Turns Violent

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By EVENS SANON Associated Press – An anti-government protest that snaked through sections of Haiti’s capital on Tuesday turned violent as three people were apparently shot in a volatile neighborhood. The march began peacefully when a crowd grew to a few thousand people in slums that are opposition strongholds. But as demonstrators walked by an…

President Martelly Commemorates 11th Anniversary of Battle of Vertières

Haiti Beyond Haiti – Policies and Pathways to Effective Diaspora Engagement

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By Vania Andre

The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) hosted their 3rd annual conference “Haiti Beyond Haiti – Policies and Pathways to Effective Diaspora Engagement” on Nov. 14 – 15 at Harvard University. The conference which, assembled a diverse team of stakeholders from across the Haitian Diaspora, explored initaitves that would lead to effective engagement within the Haitian Diaspora and yield high-impact investment in Haiti.

Minister For Haitians Living Abroad Announces Integration Program For Diaspora Professionals

Minister for Haitians living abroad François Guillaume II

In a keynote speech at the opening of the Third Annual Conference of the National Association of Haitian Professionals held in Boston, Massachusetts, Minister for Haitians living abroad François Guillaume II announced that his ministry is setting up an integration program that will allow young qualified professionals from the diaspora to come to Haiti in…

OP-ED: A Right To Question

Haiti Inaugurates President Michel Martelli

By Dr. R. Kenny Leblanc Dr. R. Kenny Leblanc is a communication and governance professor in the South Florida area. She has a fundamental interest in strategy, leadership formation, training, and succession planning. The head of Haiti’s political parties do not like people questioning what they’ve done for the country. The issue is not whether…