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Princeton's Haitian Taxi-Driving Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately i...

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

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.

Can Democracy Work in Haiti?

Richard Albert | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Richard Albert

The Haitian Constitution cannot create democracy in Haiti. But it can reinforce it. And it can do that only if Haiti's leaders first foster a political culture within which the constitutional text can become a real promise of human rights and an effective check on their own power.

Out of the Hell of Haiti: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Allende powerfully evokes the events of the 18th century in Island Beneath the Sea, about a slave's journey to freedom through the jungles of Haiti, neighborhoods of Cuba and households of New Orleans.

Haiti's Libraries: History At Risk

Madison Smartt Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Madison Smartt Bell

The Bibliothèque Haïtienne, like the other collections which are also in danger, won't directly feed or clothe or shelter Haitian people. But it contains a spark of the spirit they need to keep going.

Shared History Forever Links Haiti And the US

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Downs

Most Americans today are completely unaware of the critical role Haiti has played in the development and expansion of America, and the historical connections that link our two nations.