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Vantage Point: The Power of Art and Cultural Resistance – by Michele Voltaire Marcelin

By Black Women Making History, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

March 22, 2021 — On this Women’s History Month edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Michele Voltaire Marcelin. Topic The Power of Art and Cultural Resistance Special Guest Phenomenal Black Woman: Michele Voltaire Marcelin, Haitian American Artist and Author of Witness Resistance and Lost and Found, Brooklyn, NY Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network,…

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The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti, Requests Sustained U.S. Support for the Haitian People The Haiti Support Project is deeply concerned with the chaotic, deepening and dangerous crisis unfolding in Haiti. This concern is shared by the Pan African Unity Dialogue, a US-based Diaspora umbrella organization comprised of more than 100 Continental African, Caribbean American (including Haitian American),…

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As Haiti dives deeper into chaos, opposition tries forming parallel government

By News & Current Affairs

Haitians awoke Monday to empty streets, a tightened police presence and a deeper political crisis: Now there are two men who claim to be the nation’s president. By Jacqueline Charles— Opposition and civil society groups installed Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis, 72, the oldest member of Haiti’s Supreme Court, late Sunday as president for two years. In a video shared on social media, Jean-Louis, sitting next to a Haitian flag, said he…

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Exploring Haitian Independence, the original ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

By News & Current Affairs

By Sam Bojarski— For more than 200 years, Haiti’s independence story has inspired African-Americans, from Frederick Douglas to Langston Hughes and the Rev. Al Sharpton. “The Haitian Revolution is the original Black Lives Matter movement,” Marlene Daut, a University of Virginia African Diaspora Studies professor, said during a virtual forum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, organized by The Haitian Times and Fonkoze. “This past summer when we saw Black Lives Matter protests, this…

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An Open Letter to the Heads of Government of CARICOM

By Commentaries/Opinions

Continuing to Defend our Sovereignty and Strengthening Unity and Integration is one of CARICOM’S Crucial Tasks Honourable Heads of Government, The Assembly of Caribbean People (ACP) is a process of bringing Caribbean people together across the lines of division created by our shared history of colonialism. The Assembly process is into its 29th year with a Preparatory Conference being held in 1992 and the First Assembly in 1994. The Eighth…

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Who was Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Why Does He Matter Now?

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Reparations

By Julia Gaffield— Today is Haitian Independence Day, the anniversary of the revolution that defeated French colonialism. On January 1, 1804, Haiti became the second independent country in the Americas and the world’s first nation to permanently abolish slavery. But today is also a time to remember Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a military leader, politician, and a long-neglected hero of the Revolution who actually declared Haitian independence. Born enslaved in Saint-Domingue (Haiti’s colonial…

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Haiti: Cri De Coeur (A Documentary)

Haiti: Cri De Coeur (A Documentary)

By Editors' Choice, Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Video/Audio

Free Speech TV sent journalist Herb Boyd to Haiti a month after the Jan. 12 earthquake, and he returned with this in-depth look at the situation on the ground in that devastated country. Dr. Ron Daniels of the Haiti Support Project, Alex George of the Destination Haiti Foundation, and relief specialist Joe Madison talk about the infrastructure problems the country will face in coming years, of which the destruction of…

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Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Haiti Support Project

By Events, Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs

Thank you to everyone who joined us! Stay tuned for information on the rebroadcasting of this event. What: A Virtual Celebration Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Haiti Support Project When: Wednesday, December 30th, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Where: Zoom (see info below) Who: INVITED RESPONDERS (U.S.) Paul Pumphrey Joe Beasley Don Rojas Peggy Robinson Myrtha Wroy Rev Gena Thornton Herb Boyd Richard Muhammad INVITED RESPONDERS (HAITI)…

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Haiti: Celebrating the First Black Republic — Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point December 28, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest Elsie Saint Louis. Topic Haiti: Celebrating the First Black Republic Guest Elsie Saint Louis, Executive Director, Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc., Cambria Heights, NY Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network,…

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The Haitian people: sadly and badly in need of a champion

By Commentaries/Opinions

By: Sir Ronald Sanders— Human rights and constitutional violations in Haiti have been ignored for too long by the Organisation of American States (OAS). The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has also avoided dealing with incendiary political issues in Haiti. Meanwhile, more suffering is being piled on the poor people of Haiti whose body count from malnutrition and organised violence continues to grow.  Against this background, it is not surprising that Haitians…

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US lawmakers demand Trump administration support free, fair elections in Haiti

By News & Current Affairs

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald — Rep. Frederica Wilson is calling on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to clarify recent comments by a top State Department official on elections in Haiti that have been widely criticized as an attack on the country’s opposition and civic groups, and a dismissal of widespread concerns about the legitimacy of the process. Last month a senior State Department official warned political opponents of…

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A man dressed as independence hero Jean-Jacques Dessalines in Port-au-Prince,

Haiti was the first nation to permanently ban slavery

By Reparations

Why this matters today. By Julia Gaffield, The Washington Post — Global protests in support of Black Lives Matter have systematically exposed the legacies of slavery and colonialism today. This has put many on the defensive. White people are quick to tout stories of abolition, emphasizing the path bravely forged by imperial powers like Britain and France. They diminish the realities and consequences of slavery and colonialism by demanding gratitude for ending…

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