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From Haiti to Maine: Transitions, Lessons and More
Ayiti Chic, Caribbean, Environment, Latest News, Nonprofits

From Haiti to Maine: Transitions, Lessons and More

Haiti was more than just a project or a place to work. I lived there the last two years and in many ways considered it my home at that time. I was also lucky enough to travel to various parts of the country which enabled me to see the different worlds that exist within that country.

Help Save Haitian Women and Babies in NYC
Health & Science, Immigrant Voices

Help Save Haitian Women and Babies in NYC

While efforts to address maternal health disparities have focused on the Black community at large, disparities within Black subgroups like Haitians need to be addressed also. The need is all too evident in both the presence of and inattention to the health disparities impacting the Haitian community. The contributors to these unacceptable disparities are not a result of biology, but of racism. But for us Haitians, we know very well that racism extends beyond race.

Why is N-word a slur in English, but “nègre” is ok in French?
Canada, Immigrant Voices

Why is N-word a slur in English, but “nègre” is ok in French?

Césaire, Senghor and Damas were also influenced by the Haitian ethnologist Jean Price-Mars, who also developed the concept of Indigenism. Thus, Césaire considered Haiti the place “where négritude stood up for the first time” as the first black independent nation. As a result, the word “nègre” tends to be more accepted in French and has about one century of historical use in the literature, although it is still not mainstream.

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