On Thiz Day In History (our story)

First Haitian slave revolt Date: Sat, 1790-10-23 On this date in 1790, the first slave revolt in Haiti took place. The island was settled in the 1600s by French buccaneers. In 1664, the newly established French West India Company took control ofthe colony, and named it named Saint-Domingue. France formally claimed control of the western […]

Black August: Datez of Importance

August 1619 – Arrival of first African slaves in 13 colonies August 21, 1791 – Haiti slave uprising for independence August 30, 1800 – Gabriel Prosser’s slave revolt discovered August 21, 1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion August 1850 – Underground Railroad August 17, 1887 – Birth of Marcus Garvey August 24, 1943 – Birth […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a […]


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After the Quake, Luxury Hotelz Rise Above Haiti’z Homeless

(All photography by Andre Lambertson)After the Quake, Luxury Hotels Rise Above Haiti’s Homeless Despite an outpouring of aid after the devastation of Port-au-Prince, it’s the same old story for many of the city’s poor.     By Lisa Armstrong Lisa Armstrong has written for Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and TheAtlantic.com. She teaches at the CUNY […]

Haiti iz not for sale

by Ezili Danto   The people of Île à Vache are organizing, marching and fighting back. They have formed the Organization of Île à Vache Farmers, refusing to accept the presidential decree appropriating their island as a tourism zone and unilaterally annulling their property rights. – Photo: Dady Chery The Washington colonists are back in […]

What Should it Mean to be Haitian in 2014

by Pascal Robert The white colonialists have never forgiven Haitians for the revolution of 1804, the first successful revolt against white supremacy. “The slander and degradation against us about our poverty, alleged political incompetence, and poor educational infrastructure is tied to the persistent desire of our historical enemies to wipe our revolution from our minds […]


Haitiano Eres Haitiano eres haitiano por ser negro eres negro eso te hace haitiano no por nacimiento Por ser negro Eres negro Eres haitianoo por ser negro Negro es lo malo Malo es lo haitiano Negro es feo Feo es haitiano Eres haitiano Por ser negro eres haitiano. _____________ Haitian You are Haitian you are […]

Haiti: November 18, 1803, Remembering the First Successful Slave Revolution for Freedom

Slavery and the Gods of Dessalines and Napoleon By Jafrikayiti “As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are around you. You may also buy from among the strangers who sojourn with you and their clans that are with you, […]