Eighth Year of THE SPARK Launched

On February 8th, 2016, another new semester and the beginning of a life-changing journey was launched with THE SPARK of Le Flambeau.  This program is part of a unique language exchange initiative now in its eighth year, born of the collaborative efforts of Le Flambeau Foundation, student leaders, IT advisers and volunteer educators. The objective of the program … Read more

January 12th – In Memory

January 12, 2016 Dear Friends: The date of January 12th 2010 marks a day in history that will never be forgotten. It was a day that changed our lives forever and impacted the country we hold dear to our hearts. The earthquake that occurred in 2010 not only affected the landscape of Haiti but the … Read more

Happy Independence Day! Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, On January 1st 2016 we celebrate the arrival of a new year filled with powerful optimism for an outstanding series of new achievements. On this same day we also celebrate the 212th anniversary of Haiti’s independence (January 1, 1804) – setting a precedent that opened the doors of opportunity for nations. Thus we present … Read more

The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and…

The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology Hardcover – August 27, 2015 by Aldon Morris (Author) Note:  W.E.B. Du Bois was closely connected to Haiti and Le Flambeau Foundation father Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt. Book Review from Amazon, incorporating perspectives from an extensive list of experts at Harvard, Brown, etc… In … Read more

“Mother Tongues United: Creoles of the Caribbean

Exploring the Intersections of Different Creole-speaking Communities (on Oct. 21, 2015) Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York, October 13, 2015 BROOKLYN, NY –  The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York (HCLI), in partnership with Port Academie, presents “Mother Tongues United: Creoles of the Caribbean” on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. A historically undervalued language is … Read more

Famous Sons of Haitian immigrants Tell Their Story…

Le Flambeau Foundation had an opportunity to meet with famous Haitian-American composer/violinist DBR in 2013.  We are always so pleased and proud to read and share the news about his achievements as well as those of the many influenced by him.  Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Ruchama also plays the violin.  Music is magical. BLACKBIRD, FLY | DBR and … Read more

The Old Country Never Goes Away (Film Review)

Haitian Diaspora in ‘Stones in the Sun’ NYT Critics’ Pick New York Times, By Stephen Holden, November 20, 2014 “Stones in the Sun” is a wrenching portrait of Haitian exiles struggling to build new lives in New York City after fleeing their country in the late 1980s. Jean-Claude Duvalier had departed, but his generals remained … Read more

Port-au-Prince Haiti in 1940-1950 (Video)

Visit the 1940-1950 Port-au-Prince Haiti. In French. BALADE A PORT AU PRINCE DANS LES ANNEES 1940-50 Réalisé par Thomas Noreille, sur une narration de Syto Cavé et Georges Castera, balade dans le Port-au-Prince des années 1940-50. Ce film a été projeté lors de la soirée anniversaire des 60 ans de l’Institut Français en Haïti.