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Haitian Husband, 108, wife, 105, celebrate 82 years married
"A husband and wife thought to be Rockland County’s oldest married couple will celebrate their birthdays this weekend — with a combined age of 212. Duranord Veillard will turn 108 on Saturday while his wife of 82 years, Jeanne, turns 105 in May."

"Veillard also let The Journal News in on his secret for living a long and healthy life: “That’s God,” he said …"

Two girls run from the photographer as he tries to take their picture. The photographer noted that almost all of the inhabitants of Cap Haitien behaved this way whenever he tried to photograph them, Haiti, James P. Blair.


march 22 is world water day. globally, 783 million people lack access to clean water, and 3.6 million people — including 1.5 million children — die every year from entirely preventable water related illnesses. contaminated water is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. 

women and children (girls twice as likely as boys) bear primary responsibility for water collection in most of the world’s households. in impoverished african and asian communities, the walk to get water is 3.7 miles on average. this is time not spent earning income or attending school. an additional 443 million school days are lost each year due to water related illness in children. 

more than one billion people around the world live in slums like the ones seen above, where they usually pay five to ten times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city. consider that by 2030, the number of people living in slums is expected to double, and that by 2050, 4 billion people could face water stress or scarcity conditions. 

photos by: 1. paul jeffrey in a displacement camp in juba, south sudan; 2. khalid rayhan shawon in drought stricken gabura, bangladesh; 3. gmb akash from the mollar slum in dhaka, bangladesh; 4. kate holt in bokola village, malawi; 5 john minchillo in mumbai’s dhavari slum; 6. tatan syuflana in the slums of jakarta, indonesia; 7. matthieu paley of afghanistan’s kyrgyz nomads 8. kate holt in port au prince, haiti; 9.robert mcpherson in nairobi’s kibera slum; 10, chris steele perkins in bangladesh. 


Happy Independence Day to the Dominican Republic, from a Haitian!

Today in History white supremacy saved the mulatto coons from Afrikan Revolutionaries to create a corrupt, european-dependent, colorist, racist, anti-blackness, white-worshiping nation called the Dominican Republic. 

This video was amazingly done by my sister! So proud of her!

Hello everyone!

So I need your help with a project. My cousin and I are going to Haiti in April to help bring art eduction to a school in Haiti.

My cousin Danika had always had a dream of building charter schools in Haiti and with not only soild educational material, but also art curriculums, which she feels keeps our culture and our people alive.

Her statement as followed: “My name is Danika Joyce Augustin and I am headed to Cayes, Haiti mid April. I have choose the School of Marceline to do an art lesson with as well as help bring art into the school’s everyday education. This school is not the normal school in Haiti, they hold 35 students with only 3 teachers. The School of Marceline is funded from a local resident, where the students who attend do not pay for their education. These students are from very low-income families unable to pay for their education. The school has very limited resources that the teachers are able to use to teach. My Goal is to give these students an art lesson they will always remember as well as provide art supplies for the school to use in the future. To make this project a reality I need your help to raise $2,000. The funds will cover art materials for the projects and for the future use of the school. The funds will as so cover shipping all materials to Haiti. I have less than 2 months to get this project to Haiti. Time will play a big factor in the project. All donators have till Thursday April 1 ,2015 to back this project so all supplies can be brought in time and packed right to go. I will be packing all materials in suitcases to fly with me because shipping it will not be there in time. This will be something new to the teachers at the school they already do a wonderful job teaching the children and now I want to help them integrate art into their everyday classroom. The only risk I will have is doing an absolutely amazing job in bringing art in to the education at the School of Marcelaine!”

We are asking for donations to fund our trip. We have a goal of 2,000 dollars. The donations will go to only to the art supplies for the school we are going to. For more information about her project or the school please message me!

Paulette Poujol-Oriol, who died March 11, 2011 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable. She was one of Haiti’s most ardent feminist leaders, as well as an unmatched cultural producer and worker.

As a staunch feminist activist, she battled for Haitian women’s causes and visibility in her writing as well as in practice. At a very young age, she defied gendered and classed restrictions, possessing a hunger for knowledge–encouraged by her parents–that surpassed social expectations of young women of her class. These made her a recognizable intellectual force. In an interview on Thomas Spear’s Ile en ile, Poujol-Oriol recalls being steered towards gentler literature by booksellers astonished by her ferocious passion for French classics. The sense that less is expected of women and that they should be invisible motivated many of her undertakings.


Haitians in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Circa 1960s. Image Courtesy of: CIDIHCA Collections.

During the period of the dual Duvalier dictatorships (1957-1986), and especially following the repressions of 1964, many middle-class Haitians chose to relocate to Canada. Most settled in Quebec given its position as Canada’s predominantly French-speaking province. As they arrived during Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, they became an integral part of the province’s changing social and political dynamics.