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Ida Salomon Faubert (1882-1969) was a Haitian poet in the first half of the 20th century. Faubert enjoyed a comfortable existence as the only child of former Haitian president Lysius Salomon. After her father’s overthrow from power, Faubert was sent to France where she was raised by her mother’s relatives. While she eventually came back to Haiti for numerous visits, Faubert belonged to Paris’ bon vivant scenery. Her time in Paris, nevertheless, did not manage to erase her Haitian origins. Haiti was indeed a central theme in her work and she surrounded herself with other Haitians émigrés.

Though the name Ida Faubert is mostly remembered by Haitian literature enthusiasts, her importance for Haiti’s literary culture is undeniable. Part of the La Ronde literary generation, Faubert was amongst the first women to seriously publish in Haiti and to be both read and respected amongst her peers. Some of her more famous works include Cœur des Îles (1939) and Histoires d'Haïti et d'ailleurs (1959).

Girls reading books from mobile library in Levallois-Perret, near Paris, c.1960. Photograph by Gérard Blancourt.

Bloncourt is a Haitian painter and photographer who resides in the suburbs of Paris. Born in the small city of Bainet, in Haiti’s Southeast Department, Bloncourt is a founding member of the Centre d'Art. Besides painting watercolors and frescoes, he also does etchings and drawings.

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This collection is meant to capture the spirit of exercising a right to freedom. The ‘I have a dream’ earrings have Martin Luther King’s initials on the back. … The 'Full bloom’ earrings come from the idea of dreaming and blossoming into that dream. 'The 'Freedom to Speak’ earrings exemplify exactly that as she wears freedom across her mouth. My empress used the Black Liberation Flag or the Pan African flag colors very often in this collection. For her it’s a reminder of a freedom we as a people have worked on and should continue to work towards. The 'Black liberation-Africa Unite’ earrings send a message from front to back. She’s done the 'Boho medallion’ in other colors but for this collection she chose red, black, green and yellow to go with the theme of the Pan African flag, which appears again on the Africa shaped earrings. The back of those looks like splatter paint simply because Africans and their descendants are all over. She couldn’t do this collection without a Black Power fist particularly in light of past and recent protests. The back says 'no justice, no peace’ repeatedly. The last pair are a sophisticated blend of black and white. All the earrings are hand painted on wood except for the 'black and white bohemian’ earrings which are made from textured paper and card stock. They are very lightweight. You can add a little flare and a message all at once to your style. Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmpressBohemia for listings and prices.

“For Colored Girls…” by Ed Maximus

Currently shifting my focus on creating primarily with black subject. This photo is from one of my new projects: “For Colored Girls…” If you are any shade of black w/ decent skin, no major not too many tattoo, comfortable with nudity, in NYC, and interested, hit me up thru here or email: photo at edmaximus.com

“For Colored Girls…” by Ed Maximus

Currently shifting my focus on creating primarily with black subject. This photo is from one of my new projects: “For Colored Girls…” If you are any shade of black w/ decent skin, no major tattoo, comfortable with nudity, in NYC, and interested, hit me up thru here or email: photo at edmaximus.com

“For Colored Girls…” by Ed Maximus

Currently shifting my focus on creating primarily with black subject. This photo is from one of my new projects: “For Colored Girls…” If you are any shade of black w/ decent skin, no major not too many tattoo, comfortable with nudity, in NYC, and interested, hit me up thru here or email: photo at edmaximus.com