World

The Dominican Time Bomb

(New York Times) – In early 2006, my first long-term overseas posting as a journalist took me to the Dominican Republic. From my new home in Santo Domingo, I planned to write about tourism, baseball, corruption and drug trafficking, while working on my Spanish. If Read More

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The King and Queen of Haiti

  (Politico) – Sunday, January 30, 2011. Two hundred thousand people occupied Egypt’s Tahrir Square, defying a military curfew to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Tunisia’s authoritarian leader had just been overthrown, unleashing a wave of anti-government protests from Yemen to Syria to Read More

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Thousands March in Haiti Over Dominican Racism

  (Miami Herald) – Two weeks after a Haitian man was lynched in the Dominican Republic, thousands marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, demanding justice and denouncing rising anti-Haitian sentiment in the neighboring Spanish-speaking country. “Despite our diversity, despite our differences, we are Read More

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Congress and Haiti Funds: Where is the Money?

by Khorri Atkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Haiti Needs Us Four years ago, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, many countries, including the United States, pledged large sums of money to assist with rescue, recovery and Read More

Op-Ed

1885 Haitian Book Predicted a Black U.S. President

By Gershom Williams NNPA Guest Columnist   Perhaps because Antenor Firmin wrote in French and not English, or perhaps because he was Haitian and not French, his work was ignored, became obscure and was out of print even in Haiti until 1968. -Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban Professor Read More