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Haiti History

The Importance of Haiti

Pascal Robert | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

The cataclysmic earthquake that devastated the Island of Haiti caused endless death and suffering to a nation already steeped in a history of poverty and turmoil.

Sarkozy In Haiti: France's President Brings Rebuilding Plan To Haiti

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — First there was an empty field. Then came rows of makeshift tents. Now those camps are turning into shanty towns –...

Haiti on Reflection

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerry Waxman

American involvement in Haitian affairs since before the Civil War helped bring about the country's devastation.

To Heal Haiti, Look To History, Not Nature | Mark Danner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAITI is everybody's cherished tragedy. Long before the great earthquake struck the country like a vengeful god, the outside world, and Americans espe...

8 Things to Keep in Mind About Haiti

Tom McNalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom McNalley

It is true that Haiti lacks a solid economy and employment, but Haiti has a wealth that we can hardly even imagine-- a spiritual wealth within the people.

The Worst Kind of Suffering

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

The seismic shift that began just 10 miles outside Haiti's capital city this past week is nothing if not symbolic of the republic's enduring trail of tragedy.

The Monkey and the Smoking Gun

Arthur Fournier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arthur Fournier

Is there any hard evidence that Whites have historically considered Blacks as less than human? The answer to that question is "yes," and it is to be found in a study of Haitian names.