Kreyol Chronicles: Surf Haiti with the Boys of Kabic Beach

Words by Jesse Serwer Photos by Christopher L. Mitchell Model: Sara Charles Kabic is Haiti’s first and, thus far, only surf community. On a typical afternoon, you might find a dozen or so local boys and young men riding the swells at this picturesque, banana tree-lined beach east of Jacmel, on the country’s southern coast. […]

Haiti, stop the repression! No impunity! NO NEW ARMY!

by Haiti Action Committee The people of Haiti need our solidarity in the face of the increasing violence of the fraudulently imposed government of Jovenel Moise. Last Thursday, July 14, 2017, in Petionville, Haiti, near Port-au-Prince, a young book vendor was shot to death by a police officer in front of horrified witnesses. The police […]

Haiti & Bastille Day

By Stephen Millies July 14 is Bastille Day. On that date in 1789 tens of thousands of poor people in Paris attacked a hated prison called the Bastille and began the French Revolution. The continual intervention of poor people in the cities and countryside — particularly in Paris — drove the revolution forward. Karl Marx […]

Heroines of the Haitian Revolution

BY LAURENT DUBOIS What is the role of an artist in the face of political repression? What is the place of culture in the midst of injustice and terror? Haitian writer Marie Vieux-Chauvet (1916–1973), author of powerful novels representing the experience of living under the Duvalier dictatorship, confronted such questions throughout her life. One of […]

Oakland – April 23rd, 3PM Welcome Haitian Dr. Maryse Narcisse to the Bay Area!

Dr. Maryse Narcisse, Haitian grassroots leader and Fanmi Lavalas presidential candidate Sunday, April 23rd, 3-5 PM First Presbyterian Church of Oakland 27th Street and Broadway, Oakland $10-25 sliding scale, no one turned away A benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund   Music by – Vukani Mawethu Choir – Phavia Kujichagulia and Val Serrant Danny […]

Haiti’z Maryse Narcisse in Oakland: Sunday 4/23 – 3 p.m.

Haiti Action Committee Presents Dr. Maryse Narcisse Haitian Grassroots Leader and Presidential Candidate Music by: Vukani Mawethu Choir Phavia Kujichagulia and Val Serrant Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 3 – 5 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Oakland 27th Street and Broadway, Oakland A Benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund  –  $10-25 sliding scale, no […]

Un bouquet de larmez – A bourquet of Tearz

by Par Michel Sanon (In French, here http://bit.ly/eXhaib) Two hundred thousand starsExtinct, evaporatedIn a sunsetWrapped in dustOn this galactic stageClose to the hearts of thoseWho cherish freedomTwo hundred thousand flowersAbruptly chopped awayIn the devastationOf a garden drenched with bloodTwo hundred thousand childrenOf all ages and featuresSnatched away woefullyFrom the trembling armsOf a broken motherWho had already shedAlmost all […]

Telling liez about Fidel

by Marc Norton The death of Fidel Castro, for those of us living in the belly of the beast, has meant being forced to endure non-stop lies and hypocrisy from the mass media about Fidel. According to our “free press,” Fidel was a “brutal dictator” who would not allow “democratic” elections like we have here. […]

Haiti’z Fanmi Lavalaz and the Black Panther Party­ (BPP)

by Kiilu Nyasha This year of 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, October 1966, in Oakland, California. In 1968, prior to joining the Party, I was employed by Community Progress, Inc. (CPI), the nation’s pilot program of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” also euphemistically […]

Haiti revolutionariez beat, in combat, three European empirez – the French, Spanish and English to abolish slavery and create Haiti

August 14, 2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the beginning of the Haiti revolution_The Afrikan warriors at Bwa Kayiman, led by Boukman Dutty and Manbo Cecile Fatiman (the historical Èzili Dantò in 1791) did what Spartacus could not do. What the Biblical Jesus Christ never even tried to do. The Haitian warriors at Bwa Kayiman […]