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
AFP, Mon, 6 September 2021 Haiti is struggling to send children back to class amid the devastation of the earthquake last month that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings, including many schools.
ABC News, By Hyeyoon (Alyssa) Choi, July 24, 2021 When Haiti won its independence nearly 200 years ago, it came at a hefty price — an estimated $21 billion today. The country spent the next century paying off the debt to its former slave owners, France. It’s a financial conundrum that those experts and historians … Read more
CNN, Fareed Zakaria, GPS Fareed takes a look at the history that led Haiti to become the Western hemisphere’s poorest country in spite of its huge natural wealth. To view video report click here.
Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., July 2021 We recently announced the runner-ups and the winner of the 2021 Spring session of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau. Let’s learn a little more about our grand winner Naïsha C. Guillaume. After graduating from a three-year bilingual university, Naïsha currently works as an administrative assistant in her home town of … Read more
WBEZChicago, By Becky Vevea, Friday, June 25, 2021 Chicago’s iconic roadway along Lake Michigan will now be called Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Chicago’s City Council approved on Friday the new name, which emerged as a compromise after a months long battle over whether or not to name the iconic thoroughfare after the … Read more
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
Happy Haitian Flag Day / Fête du drapeau. May 18, 2021 will be the 2018th year of this celebration. A little background…(Encylopedia2) Haitian Flag Day is observed on May 18 in Haiti and in a number of U.S. cities with large populations of Haitian Americans. Many Africans of the diaspora, regardless of their ancestry, also … Read more
April 22, 2021, Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc. Congratulations to the final winners of THE SPARK of LF Spring 2021 session! We had a great six weeks. Class participants contributed to the selection of category winners. Our English grader incorporated class voting feedback into making the final decisions. The grand winner will receive the TOEFL test … Read more