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In Perspective, Kanye West’s ‘Slavery is a Choice’ Comment and the Haitian Revolution
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In Perspective, Kanye West’s ‘Slavery is a Choice’ Comment and the Haitian Revolution

If we view West’s comments through the context of Nat Turner’s uprising in Virginia or the Haitian Revolution in the island of Hispañola, his point becomes more valid and it puts into perspective the concept of whether some slaves collectively ignored extreme alternative options for their freedom.

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Diaspora Tourism: An untapped opportunity for Haiti
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Diaspora Tourism: An untapped opportunity for Haiti

By Carlo Chancelien “Diasporas can help open markets for new tourist destinations in their countries of heritage.” -Malina Dumas, International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IDEA) Over the past years, tourism has greatly evolved as an activity solely reserved for the elite and the most fortunate. It has become a significant social and economic phenomenon in today’s…

An Innovative Education Model Comes to Haiti
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An Innovative Education Model Comes to Haiti

by Reynald Altema, M.D. Haiti is going through a demographic explosion with the added curse of steady and constant brain drain dwindling the cadre of professionals. The statistics are glaring. According to Samuel Pierre, Ph.D., professor at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and GRAHN-Monde President, “Whereas Quebec with a population of 8.5 million has 10,000 college professors,…

Letter to the Editor: There’s Room to Help Haiti and the Diaspora
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Letter to the Editor: There’s Room to Help Haiti and the Diaspora

To the Editor: From: Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, representing the 42nd assembly district in Brooklyn. Re “Haitian Diaspora Needs To Put Its Needs Above Those Of Haiti” There is room to help those in Haiti and Haitian communities across the United States. Although I agree with Mr. Pierre Pierre’s argument, we still need those who have…

Be American Today
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Be American Today

Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir Although both my parents are tried and true Haitians and I love my Haitian heritage; my whole life growing up my daddy constantly reminded my siblings and me that we were in America, and should Be American. That is we were to adopt all the American ways and blend in so we…

As A Haitian-American, I Stand Proud Of My Heritage
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As A Haitian-American, I Stand Proud Of My Heritage

  By Littane Bien-Aime Growing up, Christmas was my least favorite time of the year. It meant another year of pretending that I got presents when there wasn’t even a tree or any gifts in my family’s public housing apartment. I would go back to school with nothing new on, no new gadgets, and no new…

Placing Importance on Dental Care in Haiti
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Placing Importance on Dental Care in Haiti

By Cindy Thomson Last year, devastation was brought to Haiti once again in the form of Hurricane Irma. In the aftermath of the hurricane, people were left with little food, water or shelter. With a constant barrage of natural, economic and political crises, dental care in Haiti has taken a back seat to more immediate concerns….

Viv Manno Charlemagne, Long Live the Haitian Poor
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Viv Manno Charlemagne, Long Live the Haitian Poor

By Celucien L. Joseph, PhD Haiti has lost one of its most important human rights advocates, freedom fighters, public intellectuals, and anti-dictator and American empire thinkers in the second half of the 20th century: Emmanuel “Manno” Charlemagne. Emmanuel Charlemagne (1948-2017), also known as “Manno,” was a political activist and gifted musician who boldly sang about…

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