Category: Haiti

Haiti

Donate a Dollar to Rape a Child in Africa By Farida Bemba Nabourema

  Katie Myler, I never heard of the name till yesterday and luckily so. Although she is supposedly famous in the “African charity industry,” a multi-billion-dollar capitalism driven economy abusively called philanthropism, I never got the bad luck to stumble upon her and the “amazing” work she had been doing saving the poor children of Africa. Since my college years...

Haiti roots of an uprising

By Robert Roth “The cauldron of corruption and lies has been boiling non-stop 24 hours a day. The time has come to overturn it, for Haitians to begin to see the light of peace. Haiti is for all Haitians.” – Fanmi Lavalas statement, July 8, 2018. (Fanmi Lavalas is the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected...

Do You Know This Haitian Revolution Early Leader & Vodou Priest? By Freddie Ra

Duttу Bоukmаn wаѕ аn early leader оf thе Hаіtіаn Rеvоlutіоn, еnѕlаvеd іn Jаmаіса аnd lаtеr in Haiti. Hе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd tо hаvе bееn bоth a lеаdеr оf mаrооnѕ and Vodou hоungаn (рrіеѕt). According tо ѕоmе contemporary accounts Bоukmаn alongside Céсіlе Fаtіmаn, a Vоdоu mаmbо, presided over the rеlіgіоuѕ сеrеmоnу аt Bоіѕ Cаïmаn, іn August 1791, thаt ѕеrvеd as the саtаlуѕt to the...

Roots of Aretha Franklin, proletarian culture and the rise of black Detroit

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul was an outstanding manifestation of the African American struggle for dignity and freedom. Detroit artist and social activist Aretha Franklin passed into her ancestral realm on Wednesday morning 16 August while surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit Riverfront condominium downtown. It had been announced the previous week that Aretha was gravely ill...

Claudette Wеrlеіgh – First Hаіtіаn Wоmаn To Bесоmе Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr By James Washington

It was huge news when it was announced that Prеѕіdеnt Jеаn-Bеrtrаnd Arіѕtіdе had picked Foreign Mіnіѕtеr Claudette Wеrlеіgh tо become Hаіtі’ѕ first fеmаlе рrіmе mіnіѕtеr.  Shе wаѕ the Prіmе Minister оf Haïti from November 7, 1995, tо Mаrсh 6, 1996. Shе wаѕ Hаіtі’ѕ fіrѕt female Prіmе Minister. Clаudеttе was born іn 1946, іn Cар-Hаïtіеn іn a wеll-tо-dо fаmіlу. Hеr parents...

The Unreported News from Haiti

The relentless attacks on democracy in Haiti continue as Haitians, who have lived under United Nations MINUSTAH military occupation since the 2004coup d’etat against popularly elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, rise up to demand governmental accountability and economic justice. The most recent wave of protests began in early September marking the anniversary of the Sept 11, 1988 St Jean Bosco massacre....

Red Cross Built Exactly 6 Homes for Haiti with Nearly Half A Billion Dollars in Donations

By Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan on June 16, 2017 Photo: Marie Arago for ProPublica The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted the logo of the American Red Cross. In...