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Haiti and the Collapse of a Political and Economic System

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In 2015 and 2016, backed by the international community, political and economic actors made a Faustian bargain in the name of “stability.” By Jake Johnston, Haitian Times — The following is a lightly edited compilation of a thread posted on Twitter by Jake Johnston, International Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and lead author of the Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog. You can draw a…

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Toussaint Louverture led a slave rebellion that eventually overthrew French colonization in what was then Saint-Domingue and what became the independent nation of Haiti. The revolution had a profound effect on the United States on both sides of the slave debate.

Haiti Revolution’s impact on U.S. slavery to be discussed

By | Editors' Choice

Toussaint Louverture led a slave rebellion that eventually overthrew French colonization in what was then Saint-Domingue and what became the independent nation of Haiti. The revolution had a profound effect on the United States on both sides of the slave debate. Fayetteville State professor says both sides of the emancipation debate were affected. By Myron B. Pitts — In the late 1700s and early 1800s, Toussaint Louverture led a slave…

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Azealia Banks Calls On Cardi B to Speak Out Against the Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Haitians

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By Michael Saponara, Billboard — Azealia Banks is at it again. The Harlem native sparked an old flame by taking aim at Cardi B via Instagram on Tuesday night. With Cardi boldly speaking out against the government shutdown, Banks suggested she should now shift her focus toward her roots and the Dominican Republic’s “ethnic cleansing” of Haitians. “I would love to see Cardi say something to the leaders of the…

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The coronation of King Henry

Inside the Kingdom of Hayti, ‘the Wakanda of the Western Hemisphere’

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By Marlene Daut, University of Virginia — Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” which recently became the first superhero drama to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, takes place in the secret African Kingdom of Wakanda. The Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, rules over this imaginary empire – a refuge from the colonialists and capitalists who have historically impoverished the real continent of Africa. But fans of the box-office hit might not…

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December 31st Edition of Vantage Point Radio

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Topics: Emancipation Day in Black America • Significance of Haitian Independence Day to the Pan African World • The Door of Return to Africa 2019 Initiative. Guests:
Dr. Linda Michelle Baron (Author, Former Chairperson. Department of Education, York College/CUNY, New York), Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste (Founder, Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, Chicago, IL) and Rev. Dennis Dillon (Senior Pastor, The Rise Center, Brooklyn, NY).

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Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

By | News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

By The Real News Network —  A corruption scandal in Haiti has ignited a massive protest and thrown the Haitian government into crisis. At issue is the misuse of nearly $2 billion from PetroCaribe, a Venezuela-sponsored program that was supposed to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. We speak to Jake Johnston of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

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The Black Press USA’s series on Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

By | Reparations

The Black Press USA is the Web site of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), an umbrella grouping of over 200 African-American newspapers spread across the USA. The NNPA has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade. Read the entire series below: Part I. UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade Part II. The Catholic Church Played Major Role…

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Black America should care more about Haiti

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By The Miami Times — The island of Haiti had a bittersweet last week. The sweet part of the week began on the evening of Oct. 3, when U.S. District Judge Edward Chen blocked the Trump Administration’s efforts to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians and hundreds of thousands of other immigrants from countries whose residents are people of color. The U.S. government grants TPS to people from countries where…

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Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Meet Haiti’s Founding Father — His Black Revolution Was Too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

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Modern scholarship is reexamining Haiti’s founding father. Julia Gaffield, The Conversation — Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a Haitian slave turned revolutionary general. When Dessalines declared Haiti’s independence from France in 1804 after a 13-year slave uprising and civil war, he became the Americas’ first black head…

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Senegalese women walk past a monument to slavery near the Slave house on Goree island 3km off Dakar, Senegal

UN’s Day of Abolition of Slave Trade Comes Amid Ominous Times

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The Transatlantic slave trade is regarded by Pan-Africanists as the Maafa, a Swahili term meaning “great disaster.” By teleSur — Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition as decreed by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or Unesco. Its purpose is to pay homage to those who were enslaved for hundreds of years as part of European colonization…

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