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A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island

“….We are presented with a diptych of two beach scenes: one set on a sunny day off the coast of a posh resort with white people sunbathing and engaging in leisure activities; the other set in a storm with dark-skinned people―possibly Haitian refugees fleeing to Florida, in the midst of a crisis involving a seemingly […]

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Comments on UN corruption and UN cholera during the last press conference of H.E. Ms. Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, 13 January 2017

Highlights from the 53.18 mark. H/T @innercitypress.

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Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010, 16:53

Image: United States Southern Command, photo by RQ-4 Global Hawk after January, 12, 2010 earthquake.

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Nat Turner and the Haitian Revolution

In consequence of the alarming increase of the Black population at the South, fears have been long entertained, that it might one day be the unhappy lot of the whites, in that section, to witness scenes similar to those which but a few years since, nearly depopulated the once flourishing island of St. Domingo of […]

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W.E.B. Du Bois, “Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Anti-Slavery Effort, 1787-1806”

“The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of the United States has seldom been fully appreciated. Representing the age of revolution in America, he rose to leadership through a bloody terror, which contrived a Negro ‘problem’ for the Western Hemisphere, intensified and defined the anti-slavery movement, became one of […]

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Gwendolyn Midlo Hall: Essays in Black World/Negro Digest, 1967-1972

Essays by African Diaspora historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall published in Black World/Negro Digest between 1967 and 1972: “St. Malcolm and the Black Revolutionist,” Negro Digest, November 1967. “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti“, Negro Digest, February 1968. “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti,” Black World/Negro Digest (February 1968 “The Myth of Benevolent Spanish Slave Laws,” Negro Digest, March 1969. “Africans in the […]

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Cedric J. Robinson, 1940-2016: Memorials, Tributes, and a Bibliography

Tributes and Memorials Tributes to Cedric Robinson, Race & Class, June 9, 2016. Black Study Group (London), “Cedric Robinson 1940 – 2016,” dark matter: in the ruins of imperial culture (June 12, 2016) Tributes to Cedric Robinson on the African American Intellectual History Society blog. Josh Myers, Cedric Robinson and the Black Radical Tradition., U.S. […]

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Guantanamology or, Five Essays on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Adam Hudson, “Reporting from Guantanamo (June 10 — June 22),” Free your mind, July 1, 2013 Paul Kramer, “A Useful Corner of the World: Guantánamo,” The New Yorker, July 30, 2013 Molly Crabapple, “It Don’t Gitmo Better Than This,” Vice, July 31, 2013 [Also: “Guantánamo Bay is Kafka in the Caribbean“] Julia Thomas, “Guantanamology: Excavating Stories […]

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