After the 2010 earthquake devasted Haiti, there was an outpouring of international support. Eight years later, most of those who rushed in to help are long gone. But many of those who remain are people with ties to Haiti, and ome of them started businesses that are getting some traction.
When you walk around New Orleans, you can see the Haitian influence everywhere, from the creole cottages to the jambalaya. And thousands of New Orleanians trace their ancestry back to the island. This connection had one journalist asking, is the feeling mutual?
A court ruling in the Dominican Republic means thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent are losing their citizenship — some of whom can trace their roots in the Dominican Republic as far back as 1929.
For this exclusive Afropop Worldwide Hip Deep report, producer Ned Sublette travels to Port-au-Prince, where he checks in with bandleader Richard Morse of RAM, and with Lolo and Manzé Beaubrun of Boukman Eksperyans, both of whom produced hotly controversial carnival songs ... Read more »
The final gala concert of the eighth edition of the Syli d’Or (Golden Elephant) concert series and contest took place May 1 at Montreal’s Cabaret du Mile-End. While we could not attend in person, we have been closely following the ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18280/afropop-syli-dor-award-rara-soley/"> Read more »</a>
The UN says it has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse. But when a 14-year-old Haitian boy was abused by Pakistani peacekeepers, the UN did little to bring his case to justice in Haitian courts.
Dimitry Elias Léger's debut novel unfolds in the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake. The human, often comic tale is his attempt "to cover the full range of color and emotions that people who experience traumatic events need to tell their stories."