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West Indian Parade Brings Thousands To Brooklyn
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West Indian Parade Brings Thousands To Brooklyn

Thousands of people flocked to the annual West Indian Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de Blasio and…

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Arts & Culture, New York

HaitianBeatz Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend

To kick off Labor Day weekend, Moses St. Louisof HaitianBeatz hosted the re-Labor Day Fest Unplugged at Vault Cafe on Long Island. The event featured live acoustic performances from rising Haitian musicians like Sherlee Skai and Mercedes and fan favorites such as Emmery from Karizma and legend Alan Cave.

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