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, […]

Cholera spreadz beyond Haiti az Mexico sufferz devastating floodz

by John Marion The strain of cholera brought to Haiti by Nepalese U.N. soldiers in 2010 has spread to the Dominican Republic, Cuba and now Mexico. In the past few months, Mexico has reported 176 confirmed cases of the disease, with one death. Fifty-seven of the victims have needed hospitalization. These residents of Acapulco use […]

End Apartheid in tha Dominican Republic

More than a million Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent live in the Dominican Republic. Haitians are black while Dominicans regardless of their actual skin color consider themselves to be white or Indios. For generations the history of these 2 peoples who share the same island has been marred by racism and violence. This violence culminated […]