On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Jose Gomez, French ambassador to Haiti, along with its partners Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF),…
A new generation of French-Haitians—those who were born in France—is just entering adulthood, and for them, the media has played an unusually big role in their perception of Haiti. Many don’t manage to visit, so their information comes from two sources—stories from their parents and a media establishment in France that is largely white, and often criticized for rarely covering stories about France’s millions of immigrants.
What is unusual about Haitians in France are the many gaps in the public’s understanding as to their place in French society. This is odd because Haiti and France are so deeply connected. Unlike Miami and New York, Paris has no Little Haiti. Few permanent community centers welcome Haitians here. No university in France is home to a Haitian studies institute.
We set out to fill some of these gaps. Perhaps unsurprisingly, information was hard to come by and the picture we assembled is complex.
By Laurent-Jude Boisrond-Canal
On Sunday soccer fans across the world are expecting an amazing match between France and Portugal. France, the host of the month-long European championship, qualified for the finals after defeating powerful Germany by an indelible 2-0 score.
By Laurent-Jude B. Canal
Marseille, jeudi 7 juillet 21h, on saura qui du Portugal ou du Pays de Galle sera en finale.
Ce sont des français galvanisés par leurs large succès face à l’Islande (5-2) qui affrontera un champion du monde Allemand qualifié lui au terme d’une longue séance de tirs au but face à l’Italie (1-1 5-6 TAB).
Confronting a multitude of seemingly intractable issues at home that could deny him a second term in France’s 2017 presidential election, François Hollande has been busy trying to find solace in foreign adventures and make his country once again relevant on the international stage. Despite being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a post-WWII consortium that holds the power to regulate everything under the sun, France is a has-been entity that refuses to accept that its glory days are too far gone for them to matter in this day and age.
Paris’ unqualified support o