The culture of Haiti is primarily a culture that has strong West African roots, as well as strong French roots due to the French colonization of Haiti. The most beautiful things about Haiti are the Haitian People, the Language, Music, and Arts. And us the Haitian people are STRONG as rock.

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Today in Haitian History - April 2, 1770 - Birth of Alexandre Pétion. Alexandre Sabès Pétion was a Haitian revolutionary and later president of the Republic. 
While Pétion sided with André Rigaud’s army (Toussaint Lovertrue’s major opponent) in some of the earlier battles of the Haitian Revolution, he later changed alliance to join Toussaint’s successor Jean-Jacques Dessalines. After Dessalines’ assasination in 1806, the constitutional crisis of 1807 and Haiti’s secession, Pétion became president of Southern Haiti. He died in office in 1818.
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Kids of Oranger, Haiti. Our efforts will be focused on making sure every child in this village goes to school.
Anonymous asked:
How can I get this painting? It is so beautiful. I love this.

Which painting are you talking about?

The Sejoe Show - Dan #2


The Sejoe Show is the first Haitian American high definition show of its kind that is in Creglish (Creole with some English sprinkles) for the Generation Mil…

The Sejoe Show

ALL OF MY HAITIANS: The Sejoe Show out now!!! I promise you will laugh so VIN GRIYEN DAN’W!!! #yesyes #teamsejoe

I really like your blog. It makes me so nostalgic. É mwen vle di'w mèsi pou sa :)
Anonymous asked:
The name of the poet who wrote the poem is Prosper Sylvain Jr. which is a male. The young lady just recited the poem.

Oh! Thanks for telling me.


"I don’t look Haitian" - a poem

If anyone knows her name, please share. She’s amazing!


1. In Haiti the French requested to have a meeting with Toussaint L’Ouverture. At the meeting he was arrested and then exiled to France where he died in prison.

2. In Nigeria a British officer requested to have a meeting with King Jaja. Upon arriving at the meeting Jaja was arrested and later deported to the West Indies.

3. In Sierra Leone the British attacked Bai Bureh. By Bai Bureh’s own account he was on peaceful terms with the British and didn’t even realize he was at war with them until he got word that the British had killed some of his people and were planning to kill him. The British later made it appear as though Bai Bureh started the war when they imposed taxes on him—by Bai Bureh’s own account no one asked him to pay taxes, yet if you go on Wikipedia right now they will give you the colonialists side of what happened.

4.The Wuchale Treaty signed between Ethiopia and Italy had two separate versions, one in Italian and the other in Amharic. Menelik was unaware of this as he did not speak Italian or have an translators who did. After this incident, Menelik took very extra precautions when making treaties with Europeans.


European diplomacy

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Canadians Apologize to Haiti, 10 years after the coup


We sign this statement to tell the world, and especially the Haitian people, that we are ashamed and outraged by the Canadian Government’s active participation in the February 29, 2004 Coup d’Etat that toppled the duly-elected Government of Haiti led by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. On behalf of all Canadians, the great majority of whom are kept ignorant of this Coup and its aftermath, we sincerely apologize for the terrible, lasting damage it has caused.

Ten (10) years after the Coup, we sign this statement because there is disturbing and compelling evidence that:

1) Canada was centrally involved in planning the Coup. A year in advance, on January 31 and February 1, 2003, Canada hosted the Ottawa Initiative on Haiti

2) Canada took an active part in the actual forced removal from Haiti and exile to Africa of President Aristide.

3) The Coup was followed by several documented massacres and arbitrary arrests of pro-democracy activists. 

4) One of the most disastrous consequences of the Coup and subsequent U.N. tutelage is that Haiti, a country with no known cases of cholera for the past 100 years, now has one of the worst cholera epidemics in the world. 

5) The grassroots pro-democracy movement in Haiti, which bravely overthrew the brutal dictatorship of Jean Claude Duvalier in 1986, has suffered major setbacks since the Coup took place. 

Canada’s role in planning and carrying out the February 29, 2004 Coup d’État, and in the equally disastrous and illegal U.N. tutelage our government imposed on Haiti to consolidate the coup, is an ongoing source of misery and injustice for the Haitian people. We urge all Canadians, their organizations and representatives to take effective action to compel the foreign occupation forces to acknowledge and to make adequate amends for the harm they have caused the People of Haiti.

This is an excerpt, follow the link to read the document in its entirety.