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Garcelle Beauvais Reveals Why ‘Lalo’s House’ Didn’t ‘Shy Away’ From ‘Shocking’ Sex Trafficking Scenes
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Garcelle Beauvais Reveals Why ‘Lalo’s House’ Didn’t ‘Shy Away’ From ‘Shocking’ Sex Trafficking Scenes

Garcelle Beauvais arguably plays her most serious role in the Oscar-eligible short film, ‘Lalo’s House’ — based on true events…

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Soup Joumou: Haitian Beef and Pumpkin Independence Soup Recipe by Nadege Fleurimond
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Soup Joumou: Haitian Beef and Pumpkin Independence Soup Recipe by Nadege Fleurimond

Haitian slaves were not allowed to have this delicious and aromatic pumpkin soup, a favorite of French slave masters. On Sunday, January 1, 1804, when they gained their freedom, they celebrated with music and food in the Place d’Armes, in the city of Gonaives. And what better way to celebrate than to eat the very thing they were unable to eat as slaves? Nowadays it doesn’t matter where in the world a Haitian might be on Jan. 1—they will be having the soup of freedom.

Haitian-American Photographer Seeks to Document Change Through the ‘Istwa Nan Je Yo’ Project
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Haitian-American Photographer Seeks to Document Change Through the ‘Istwa Nan Je Yo’ Project

From 2011 to 2012, he photographed the businesses he frequented along the strip from Nostrand to Franklin Avenues and interviewed Caribbean business owners who were seeing the changes unfolding before their eyes. Mom-and-pop shops where the owners spoke Haitian Creole were either vacant or had transformed into trendy eateries.

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