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If You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Laurent DuBois is the Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University and the Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, and Co-Director of the Haiti Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is a specialist on the [...]
Jean-Claude Duvalier (nicknamed “Bébé Doc” or “Baby Doc”) (born July 3, 1951) was the ruler of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He succeeded his father, François “Papa Doc” Duvalier as the ruler of Haiti upon his father’s death in 1971.
Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ in surprise return from exile
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti [...]
“Once You Learn How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free!”~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Edwidge Danticat (pronounced Ed-WEEDJ Dan-ti-KAH) was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; [...]
Wyclef Jean on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president of Haiti in the country’s Nov. 28 election. Analysts say Wyclef Jean is in a strong position to become Haiti president after René Préval.
Haitian musician Wyclef Jean, right, gives a pack of goods to a woman at a camp for [...]
United Nations A/RES/64/169
General Assembly Distr.: General
19 March 2010
Agenda item 69 (b)
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
[on the report of the Third Committee (A/64/439/Add.2 (Part II))]
International Year for People of African Descent
The General Assembly, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1 which proclaims that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity [...]
For centuries being black or being called black connoted something reprehensible in the English lexicon. In my earliest childhood memories I never wanted to be called black. It was simply a source of shame in African American communities—especially in my New Orleans childhood home. In hindsight it all seems pretty absurd now, but the [...]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — First lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit Tuesday to the ruins of the Haitian capital, a high-profile reminder that hundreds of thousands remain in desperate straits three months after the earthquake.
The first lady and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, took a helicopter tour of Port-au-Prince, where many people [...]
Dr. Paul Farmer, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, on Haiti’s Challenges Following Catastrophic Earthquake and Years of Western Domination
Last year, the well-known activist medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer was appointed the UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. Farmer is founder of the charity Partners in Health, which provides healthcare for people with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, [...]