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Les chefs d’état d’Haïti, 1804-2011

Les chefs d’état d’Haïti, 1804-2011 (Éditions Combit/Edisyon Konbit, 2006). Source: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
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Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010

[Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010, 16:53.] Image: Cathédrale de Port-au-Prince à Haïti (1922). Source: Gallica.
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10 Books for 2015

1. Amy Jacques Garvey, Garvey and Garveyism (Black Classic Press). Thanks and praise are due to Black Classic Press for reissuing Garvey and Garveyism, Amy Jacques Garvey’s remarkable biography of her husband, the Jamaican pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Originally self-published in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, Garvey and Garveyism is among the most lucid and inspired [...]
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Seven interviews with Andrew Cyrille

[Andrew Cyrille: Brooklyn-born avante garde jazz drummer of Haitian descent.] A fireside chat with Andrew Cyrille, Jazz Weekly (date?) Body and Soul: An Interview with Andrew Cyrille, Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (2010). Interview with Andrew Cyrille, Intakt Records (2003). Andrew Cyrille: DownBeat interview: directors cut (2004). Andrew Cyrille: Art Science, Part 1, JazzTimes (2011). “All That’s Rhythm!” A Chat With [...]
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Prince Hall on the Revolt in Saint-Domingue

Prince Hall, Haiti, Saint-Domingue
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Haiti: The Second Occupation

Guest post by Jemima Pierre. July 28, 2015 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the landing of US Marines in Haiti and the beginning of a military occupation of the Black Republic that lasted until 1934 — nineteen years in total. With its massacres of Haitian peasants, its control of Haiti’s finances, its suppression [...]
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Bizoton, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 28, 1915

Et seul un petit soldat obscur, Pierre Sully, se fit tuer, la carbine au poing, en défendant l’accés de son post au marines de l’amiral Caperton. Nul autre ne “brigua l’honneur d’une si belle mort.” Aussi personne n’a-t-il aujourd’hui le droit de jeter l’anthème aux autres, puisque tous ont survécu à la honte. Dantes Bellegarde, Pour une [...]
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Radical Black Cities

When The Public Archive published Radical Black Cities on September 17, 2012, we wanted to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street while highlighting what we saw as Occupy’s racial limits. In our view, Occupy had a restricted, almost liberal, vision of the havoc that whitesupremacy, neoliberalism, and police militarization have reaped on Black [...]
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