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Haitian Black History: Ertha Pascal-Trouillot

Ertha Pascal-Trouillot (born August 13, 1943) was the provisional President of Haiti from 1990 through 1991. She was the first woman in Haitian history to hold that office. Her father, Thimocles, was an iron worker, and died when she was young. Her mother Louise (née Dumornay) was a seamstress and embroiderer. Pascal-Trouillot was the 9th of 10 children and when she[…]

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HAITIAN BLACK HISTORY: AUTHOR & DIPLOMAT JEAN PRICE-MARS

Jean Price-Mars (b. 15 October 1876; d. 1 March 1969), born in Grande Rivière du Nord, was aHaitian teacher, diplomat, writer, and ethnographer. Price-Mars served as secretary of the Haitian legation in Washington (1909) and as chargé d’affaires in Paris (1915–1917). In 1922 he completed medical studies that he had given up for lack of a scholarship. After[…]

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MUTED HOPE IN NYC AFTER OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION SPEECH

NEW YORK, NY — Given that immigration reform is a high priority issue for many communities served by local and ethnic press, Voices of NY reported reactions to President Barack Obama’s much anticipated speech in Las Vegas on immigration reform. Politicians and organizations aside, immigration reform comes down to the people involved – the immigrants in this country,[…]