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Haitian Personality Of The Month – Philipe Keiffer

He is considered the liberator of France from the occupying Germans force in Normandy in 1944. Born in Port-au-Prince (Haiti) on October 24, 1899 and died in Cormeilles-Parisis November 20, 1962, is an officer of the French Navy and Companion of the Liberation. During World War II, he created and directed the first French navy commandos, known as Commando Kieffer; one   Read More


Haitian NFL Star Pierre Garçon is on the Rise to Success

Wednesday September 12, 2013, 12:57 AM Landover, Maryland- The Redskins’ season opener game has finally arrived. No one could not be more excited than wide receiver, Pierre Garçon. Garçon battled with a foot injury that hampered him for the bulk of last season. Fully healed for the season opener, Garçon is happy to be healthy for his first season opener.   &   Read More


International Night makes history at Irie Jamboree music festival

  Despite a few glitches and semi-empty house, “International Night” at the Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival did not disappoint. The three-day festival featured several ‘”big-name” acts in Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso and Soca. However, what set last Friday’s “International Night” apart from the rest was its history making status. For th   Read More


Sa Se Lavi: Project Istwa photo exhibit tells Haiti’s story through the eyes of the youth

Art’s value is in more than its aesthetic quality. While art is pleasing to the eye, it also gives its creators an opportunity for self-expression and a chance to highlight what they love and embrace about their communities.     Stephanie Chrisphonte,member of curatorial committee On June 8, Project Istwa, a nonprofit that conducts photography workshops wi   Read More


Artist Spotlight: Allan Andre

Twenty-six-year old, Canadian-born Haitian artist Allan Andre believes art is another form of communication.   “I’m not an abstract artist; I like to convey a message,” he says. “My work gives me an opportunity to speak about things I care about. I want my work to be genuine and important.”     As a child Andre recalls asking his older sister,   Read More


FATEM Gala to Unite Educators, Activists, Thought Leaders

A thirteen year old who cannot read is virtually unheard of for most people in America. But in Haiti, that’s a reality for many. According to the United States CIA World Factbook, a little over 50 percent of Haiti’s 15 year old and up population is illiterate.     There’s a shortage of educational supplies, qualified teachers, and access to public educ   Read More



More than 200 people attended A Taste of Haiti on May 19 to celebrate Haitian Flag Day. Ambassadors, journalists, business leaders, Haitian diaspora, NGO heads, embassy staff and friends gathered in Washington, D.C. to get a glimpse of Haiti’s rich culture and cuisine. For native Haitians and those who’ve traveled there before, it was a transport back.   &nbs   Read More


Comfort, access and convenience: Hospitality service facilitates travel to Haiti

Typically when you hear the words “spring break,” images of college-age men and women on white sandy beaches in the Caribbean engulf your mind. In the past, those looking for that beach get away in the sun have not considered Haiti as a viable destination for their spring break leisure needs.   A considerable amount of people are hesitant to travel to Haiti,   Read More


Jimmy Jean-Louis talks “Touissaint Louverture” at Haiti Cultural Exchange screening

It’s a story shrouded in misconceptions; a story that has been overshadowed by its subjects’ current mis-happenings. It’s a story so riveting that Danny Glover spent more than 30 years trying to tell it.     “Toussaint Louverture for me is one of the greatest heroes that we’ve had. Not we as Haitians or we as black people, but we as people,” said   Read More


2013 Haitian Cultural Exchange Haiti Film Fest Schedule

Date: Thur., May, 9 Opening Night Reception Time: 6 p.m. – midnight Location: Drom, 85 Avenue A, East Village About: “Screening of select short films and performance by Emeline Michel and music by DJ Zing. Honoring Frantz Voltaire, Founder of CIDICHA, for his work in film and archival research.”     Date: Fri., May 10 Emerging Filmmakers Networking Eve   Read More