Posted on 21 May 2013.
[ May 30, 2013; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] THE PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL 2013
MAY 30TH – JUNE 2ND HARLEM NYC
TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE is a two-part epic film directed by Philippe Niang, depicting the life of Toussaint Louverture, (Jimmy Jean-Louis) leader of the Haitian liberation struggle. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture [...]
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Posted on 28 February 2013.
03/08 – 03/09/2013
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031
$35.00 / $28.00
The Healing Voices of Haiti
Emeline Michel, Haiti’s supreme queen of song, and her artistic allies—novelist Edwidge Danticat, griot/vocalist James Germain, and legendary storyteller Jean-Claude Martineau—embrace the power of Haiti’s resilient spirit in a magical evening of poetry and song from Michel’s much-anticipated CD, [...]
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Posted on 06 March 2012.
By Gina Athena Ulysse–Paulette Poujol-Oriol, who died March 11 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable. She was one of Haiti’s most ardent feminist leaders, as well as an unmatched cultural producer and worker.
She was born in Port-au-Prince on May 12, 1926 to Joseph Poujol, founder of the Commercial [...]
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Posted on 15 August 2011.
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL STORY SWAP: CONNECTING STUDENTS IN NEW ORLEANS AND PORT-AU-PRINCE
All Story Swaps begin the same way…Tell me something about you. Tell me a story so compelling that after hearing it, I’ll know you better. Then, I’ll take your story and recreate it as if it were my own. It’s a most elemental start [...]
Posted in Books, Education, Haiti News, International, National, People
Posted on 26 May 2011.
When I was in my late teens, I wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey asking her if she could fly my parents to Paris for their 22nd wedding anniversary. I imagine mine was one of thousands of such letters she received, like novenas from all corners of the globe.
I told her about that letter, during [...]
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