The United States and the Haitian Revolution, 1791–1804

U.S. State Department, Office of the Historian, MILESTONES: 1784–1800 The Haitian Revolution created the second independent country in the Americas after the United States became independent in 1783. U.S. political leaders, many of them slaveowners, reacted to the emergence of Haiti as a state borne out of a slave revolt with ambivalence, at times providing aid … Read more

Happy New Year & Independence

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., January 1, 2019 The year 2018 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning – 2019. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. Educational advancement, a board meeting in Haiti that … Read more

Celebrating Achievements – Past and Future

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., December 28, 2018 The year 2018 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning – 2019. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. Educational advancement, a board meeting in Haiti that … Read more

Haitian Newsmakers Of The Year

Haitien Times, December 28, 2018 Naomi Osaka Haiti won big in sports this year. While the small island nation made the news circuit a few times this year, often for not so glamorous reasons, she was also the topic of mainstream discussions because of the success of athletes in the Haitian Diaspora. Here are six … Read more

Is Haiti Awakening to Change?

The New York Times, OPINION, By Jake Johnston, Dec. 26, 2018 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It started with a few keystrokes in a living room in Montreal. Gilbert Mirambeau Jr., a Haitian filmmaker and writer, took to Twitter on Aug. 14 to post a photo of himself, blindfolded, holding a piece of cardboard with a simple question written … Read more

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN TRAVELED TO HAITI

For Immediate Release Friday, December 21, 2018 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green traveled to Haiti from December 18-21. During his visit, the Administrator toured USAID-funded programs in health, agriculture, and entrepreneurship, and met with representatives from the Haitian Government, the private sector, donor … Read more

UDHR 70th Anniversary – Miami & Haiti

December 10, 2018, Le Flambeau Foundation Inc. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary including the role that Haiti and Cuba played, was celebrated on December 10th, 2018; hosted by FUI Digital Library of the Caribbean in collaboration with Le Flambeau Foundation. The monumental achievements of Senator Emile Saint-Lôt representing Haiti as a founding … Read more