Happy Birthday Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt

September 11th is the birthday of Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt. The Le Flambeau Foundation exists because of the exceptional passion, hard work, vision, perseverance and tremendous leadership of two fathers – Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt and Dr. Luc L. Colas.  Interestingly one influenced the other.  Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt was a founding father of Le Flambeau Foundation.  His invaluable contributions to the history of Haiti, … Read more

Chicago renames iconic Lake Shore Drive for city’s ‘founder’ Jean Baptiste Point DuSable

USA TODAY, by Grace Hauck, June 25, 2021 CHICAGO — City officials voted Friday to rename a segment of the iconic Lake Shore Drive for the first non-Indigenous permanent settler of Chicago: Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. DuSable, originally from present-day Haiti, settled near the mouth of the Chicago River in the late 1770s, according to … Read more