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Naomi Osaka: Who Gets to be Haitian? by Valerie JEAN CHARLES

Naomi Osaka: Who Gets to be Haitian?

If a person were to log on to social media two months ago around this time, they’d surely come across the sentiment “Africa has won the world cup” repeatedly. With 15 out of the 23 members of the victorious French national team stemming from countries across Africa and the Caribbean, the funny yet sobering idea wasn’t exactly so far-fetched.  

EXHIBITION: The Ties that Bind: Haiti, the United States, and the Art of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective (University of Kansas)

EXHIBITION

The Ties that Bind: Haiti, the United States, and the Art of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 – JANUARY 7, 2019 / DOLPH SIMONS FAMILY GALLERY, 316; THE ESTELLE S. & ROBERT A. LONG ELLIS FOUNDATION GALLERY, 315

"PetroCaribe: Who, What, Where, When, Why" by TEAM WOY

PetroCaribe: Who, What, Where, When, Why by TEAM WOY 

The words “Petro Caribe” have been trending on Haiti Twitter for the last few weeks, and maybe you don’t know what any of it means. For those of you who are from Haiti or who love Haiti, but don’t know what exactly is going on, we wanted to break it down for you to clear up the confusion. We’ve gathered some videos, articles, and links that can explain why people are asking, “Where is the PetroCaribe money??”

What is PetroCaribe?

"Meet Haiti’s founding father, whose black revolution was too radical for Thomas Jefferson" by Julia GAFFIELD

Meet Haiti’s founding father, whose black revolution was too radical for Thomas Jefferson

August 30, 2018 

By Julia Gaffield

 

Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a Haitian slave turned revolutionary general.

HSA Emerging Scholars Award 2018

Emerging Scholars Award 2018

EMERGING SCHOLARS AWARD (2018 Conference, Port-au-Prince, November 8-10)

The Haitian Studies Association (HSA) established the Student and Emerging Scholars’ fund in 2006. Since 2008, the HSA board has earmarked $1000 annually to support student research and participation in our annual conference.  Two scholarships ($500 each) may be applied toward travel and accommodation expenses incurred while attending an HSA conference and/or presenting a specific research project concerning Haiti and/or the Haitian diaspora.

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