In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion — It’s Time For France To Pay It Back
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In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion — It’s Time For France To Pay It Back

The devastation wreaked on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew last fall was just the latest in a seemingly endless string of misfortunes that have befallen that country, which in…

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Little Haiti Takes Center Stage for Art Beat Miami during Art Basel Miami
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Little Haiti Takes Center Stage for Art Beat Miami during Art Basel Miami

Art Beat Miami opens December 6th with  the unveiling of  works of emerging and renowned local, international and celebrity artists in the art mecca of Little Haiti.  MIAMI – Little…

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How Haiti helps us think differently about history
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How Haiti helps us think differently about history

MIT historian Malick Ghachem gets readers and students to look anew at the Atlantic world. Back in the 18th century, Haiti was the most lucrative sugar-growing territory in…

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Artist finds ‘calling’ after 2010 earthquake in Haiti
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Artist finds ‘calling’ after 2010 earthquake in Haiti

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Jason Fleurant, 33 West Palm Beach artist Jason “JaFleu” Fleurant was so profoundly affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, which left an estimated…

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Damascus native daughter plans puppet show in Haiti
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Damascus native daughter plans puppet show in Haiti

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Lucille Jan-Turan, the daughter of frequent River Reporter contributor Ramona Jan, grew up in Damascus, PA and holds a bachelor’s degree in human…

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Gaston Vilaire’s new book “The Eve of Paramour” is a profound dissertation about how the fragmented Haitian people face their homeland’s disintegration
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Gaston Vilaire’s new book “The Eve of Paramour” is a profound dissertation about how the fragmented Haitian people face their homeland’s disintegration

Gaston Vilaire, a migrant from Jérémie, Haiti, who has worked in research laboratories at MIT and University of Pennsylvania, has written articles on Haitian painting and social criticism,…

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Haiti & New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?
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Haiti & New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?

WWNO’s original history podcast TriPod: New Orleans at 300 launches its third season with this special on the relationship between New Orleans and Haiti. Listen to the hour…

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80 years after the massacre that changed the Dominican-Haitian border, an effort to heal
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80 years after the massacre that changed the Dominican-Haitian border, an effort to heal

Love, art and respect are the three words that Cynthia Carrion, 36, believes encompass the goal of the collective Border of Lights, a group that is looking reconcile relationships…

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Haitian National Holiday: October 17th -Death of Jean-Jacques Dessaline
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Haitian National Holiday: October 17th -Death of Jean-Jacques Dessaline

“We have dared to be free. Let us dare to be so by ourselves and for ourselves.” — Jean-Jacques Dessalines The death of Jean-Jacques Dessaline is a public…

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80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of Parsley Massacre
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80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of Parsley Massacre

Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between…

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