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Telling Haitian Stories: A Conversation with Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis
Arts & Culture

Telling Haitian Stories: A Conversation with Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis

By Jean McGianni Celestin

Toussaint Louverture is one the most iconic figures in modern history. He is as major and noteworthy to the Western World as any historical character has been to a nation and its people in the last hundred years. Born into slavery on a plantation in Saint-Domingue in 1743, he became the father of the Haitian Revolution, which catalyzed independence movements all throughout Latin America. And more than two centuries since he helped establish Haiti as the first black republic in the West, Louverture remains divine in the Haitian cultural and political consciousness.

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Haitian Social Media Guru Mixes Old and New Media

PORT AU PRINCE___Radio One listeners in Petion Ville recognize Carel Pedre’s voice from his early morning talk show Chokarella, television appearances and a signature on-air romance service. Around the world, he’s considered a social media guru who saved lives with Twitter and continually connects Haiti to the international community – when few could – in…

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