Naylor won the National Book Award and the American Book Award for her debut novel, which was later turned into a mini-series helmed by Oprah Winfrey.

Viral photo shows emotional Haitian immigrant graduating at the top of his West Point class. He plans to become a pilot.


Jocelerme Privert, the former head of Parliament who served as interior minister under former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, will lead the country for 120 days. After that, he must confirm a consensus prime minster, the report says.

A national healthcare company has come under fire for an advertisement that bans Haitians for applying for the position of a registered nurse. According to Pix11, staffing agency Interim HealthCare posted an ad in a New City Pennysaver distributed in West Havernstraw, New York, asking for a “laid back nurse” for the position of a “Female LPN/RN.” They also […]

Former botanist Max Gesner Beauvoir, a leader of the Haitian religion popularly known as Vodou, has died.


Capping a National Week of Action and after a key deadline in Domican Republic, #Rights4AllInDr plans a march to the White House in protest

The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians — tejwo (@tejwo) June 16, 2015 In what critics describe as ethnic “cleansing,” scores of Haitian migrant workers are set to be deported from the Dominican Republic this week, highlighting the country’s long-troubled relationship with its Caribbean neighbor, according to media reports. Undocumented […]

The island of Haiti has declared three days of mourning for the 16 victims who lost their lives after a power line fell on a carnival float and electrocuted many of them. Seventy-eight other carnival attendees were trampled upon and injured, as they fled from the ensuing chaos, according to USA Today. According to witnesses, someone […]

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It took a 60 second earthquake to devastate the island nation of Haiti. Five years later the nation is still struggling to rebuild and return normalcy to the Haitian people. On Tuesday, the Miami Herlad’s Caribbean Correspondent, Jaquline Charles joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” via Skype to discuss current conditions in Haiti, the status […]

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Imagine if the United States passed a new bill that denied citizenship to everyone whose ancestors migrated to the United States anytime after 1929. If that was you, that means you would no longer have access to a birth certificate or passport nor could you enroll in universities or qualify for health insurance. Many, if […]

A situation brewing in the Dominican Republic will potentially displace thousands of citizens of Haitian descent outside the country if a court ruling is upheld. The Dominican High Court ruled in September that any person born in the country to parents that did not have legal status could not claim citizenship. According to the accounts […]

In terms of historic merit, the achievements of Haitian Revolution leader Toussaint L’Ouverture (pictured) are noteworthy but also highlight a complex and sweeping story. In many historic accounts, it has been written that L’Ouverture was a slave, but some writings prove he may have been born free. What historians across the board do agree on […]