May they flourish into strategic organizing and sustained movement-building for physical security, economic and social equality, democratic rights and government accountability vis-à-vis Blacks and other people of color.
In the last four years, Jude has realized that it is critical to be a lifelong learner if you want a career in technology. If you aren't constantly growing your knowledge, technology will leave you behind.
The Dominican state is 10 years into a process of constructing a system of legal apartheid for Dominicans born to Haitian parents. This group of second- and third-generation Dominicans has always faced opposition to being fully recognized as Dominican citizens, but their government appears intent on legally cementing this discrimination -- and is increasingly close to this goal.
The organization, Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) partnered with artist Laurel True of True Mosaics Studio who came and taught local children how to use mosaics to change the face of the devastation.
"I thought that creating a gallery where you would be able to see these positive images would counteract the dehumanizing effects we've had over the past couple of centuries," she said. "It's a long process, but the legal system is also a long process. I thought with images, you could make an impact a little faster."
Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.
With this milestone around the corner, it's important to look back and celebrate the tremendous progress made in recent years, while keeping focus on remaining needs of the country and working to accelerate momentum around these efforts.
As we think ahead to Haiti's future, everything depends on maintaining peace and security, and creating an environment to attract investors and jobs for the country's incredibly young workforce.
The death this month of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a brutal dictator who had succeeded an even more brutish father, brought to mind an incident buried in history with which I was personally involved...
Recently there were troubling accusations from the New York Post regarding the "Hope For Them Foundation" and former Fugees band member Pras Michel. ...
What happens before and after recording a face-to-face interview with someone can go either way. Either you exchange mundane pleasantries about how it's nice to meet one another and the weather or you can happen to catch a glimpse of the interviewee's authentic character.
Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haiti's former president, known to one and all as "Baby Doc," died of a heart attack last week in Port-au-Prince, aged only 63. He was not mourned.
Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.
Paul Krugman's "Voodoo Economics, The Next Generation" does not make any more sense today than it did back in 1980 when presidential candidate G. W. Bush used this term to criticize Ronald Reagan's claim that cutting taxes on the rich would actually -- "magically" lead to greater economic growth.
Until the last minute I didn't believe it would happen. As we wound our way up the dark, mountain road into the hills outside of Port-au-Prince, I didn't know what to expect. I had read that Baby Doc lived on Montagne Noir, but we weren't headed in that direction.
Sabienne Brutus, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids As a freshman in high school, I was placed in the ...