1. The Best Books on Haiti — Read more

    The Best Books on Haiti — Read more

  2. haitianphoenix:

"Germany, a rising power in the late nineteenth century began a small but aggressive commerce in the Caribbean republics. Banking was an important adjunct to this business and four firms represented German trade in Haiti. In 1897 one Emil Luders, a businessman with a German father and a Haitian mother, was arrested following an altercation with Port-au-Prince police. Weeks after Luders’ release and departure for Germany, the German navy sent warships to Port-au-Prince and threatened to bombard the port unless all charges against Luders were dropped and restitution made to him.

 This example of gunboat diplomacy was encouraged by the United States, whose minister-resident pressured the Haitian government to give in to German demands. Over the course of the next twenty years, however, the Americans increasingly saw Germany as a commercial and political rival in Haiti, and fear of German influence served as a major justification for the U.S. occupation of 1915-1934.

As for Luders, his reliance on German protection was not atypical of wealthy Haitians of the period, many of whom sought and received foreign citizenship or pursued marriage with aliens in order to evade taxation, conscription, or other strictures imposed by Haitian authorities. The early 1900s witnessed the rapid expansion of the German merchant marine and navy as the Hamburg American Line increased its Caribbean operations and the navy by 1907 outstripped that of the United States in the battleship and cruiser categories. German merchant firms enjoyed subvention from Berlin and were able to supply Haitian consumers with expensive knockoffs of popular European products.” #haiti #ayiti #germany #usa #teamhaiti
#teamayiti #sakpasse #HaitianPhoenix #caribbean #europe #instagram #igers #knowthyself #knowyourhistory #blackhistory #ayibobo

    haitianphoenix:

    "Germany, a rising power in the late nineteenth century began a small but aggressive commerce in the Caribbean republics. Banking was an important adjunct to this business and four firms represented German trade in Haiti. In 1897 one Emil Luders, a businessman with a German father and a Haitian mother, was arrested following an altercation with Port-au-Prince police. Weeks after Luders’ release and departure for Germany, the German navy sent warships to Port-au-Prince and threatened to bombard the port unless all charges against Luders were dropped and restitution made to him.

     This example of gunboat diplomacy was encouraged by the United States, whose minister-resident pressured the Haitian government to give in to German demands. Over the course of the next twenty years, however, the Americans increasingly saw Germany as a commercial and political rival in Haiti, and fear of German influence served as a major justification for the U.S. occupation of 1915-1934.

    As for Luders, his reliance on German protection was not atypical of wealthy Haitians of the period, many of whom sought and received foreign citizenship or pursued marriage with aliens in order to evade taxation, conscription, or other strictures imposed by Haitian authorities. The early 1900s witnessed the rapid expansion of the German merchant marine and navy as the Hamburg American Line increased its Caribbean operations and the navy by 1907 outstripped that of the United States in the battleship and cruiser categories. German merchant firms enjoyed subvention from Berlin and were able to supply Haitian consumers with expensive knockoffs of popular European products.” #haiti #ayiti #germany #usa #teamhaiti
    #teamayiti #sakpasse #HaitianPhoenix #caribbean #europe #instagram #igers #knowthyself #knowyourhistory #blackhistory #ayibobo

    Reblogged from: haitianphoenix
  3. artdream:

    Haitian Art

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  4. haitianphoenix:

Dr. Rose Marie Toussaint has defied the odds and rose from Haiti, to become a top liver surgeon here in America. She is not only breaking barriers by being a female of African descent, she is doing this in a white male-dominated field.

Her book, Never Question the Miracle, the memoire about this unusual journey, is more than just a tale of Miracles. It is a tale of the mind, spirit, body connection and how it affects our health. So how does one travel the journey from Haiti to being a lead surgeon in a white-male dominated field? The answer is a holistic approach.

When questioned as to if her spiritual training was responsible for her success, Dr. Toussaint said, “Even though I had my grandfather as a role model for daily prayer for example, I had to personally integrate it in my life by meditating daily combine with an exercise regimen. In other words, in our spiritual growth, each one of us must apply ourselves personally and endeavor to do our spiritual work conscientiously. It will not just fall on our laps because of our upbringing.”

Briefly, these are 7 Steps of Dr. Toussaint’s program to holistic rejuvenation. the seven steps of Rejuvenation are

1. Diet & Nutrition
2. Exercise & Yoga
3. Herbs for detoxification, & cleansing
4. Herbs for strengthening, revitalizing, energizing, & healing
5. Emotional rejuvenation
6. Mental rejuvenation, when we have detoxify from negative emotions such as anger, jealousy fear etc. our mental state tends to be one of thinking too much about the future or worrying, or planning and just thinking about each and everything. The goal of mental rejuvenation is to ‘be’ by stopping this mental inner chatter which robs us of the inner contact with the Inner Divine Self.
7. spiritual growth and development occur in the Inner Golden Silence where our Inner Divine Self merges with the God-Self or the Creator, God, or whatever term one uses for God.

    haitianphoenix:

    Dr. Rose Marie Toussaint has defied the odds and rose from Haiti, to become a top liver surgeon here in America. She is not only breaking barriers by being a female of African descent, she is doing this in a white male-dominated field.

    Her book, Never Question the Miracle, the memoire about this unusual journey, is more than just a tale of Miracles. It is a tale of the mind, spirit, body connection and how it affects our health. So how does one travel the journey from Haiti to being a lead surgeon in a white-male dominated field? The answer is a holistic approach.

    When questioned as to if her spiritual training was responsible for her success, Dr. Toussaint said, “Even though I had my grandfather as a role model for daily prayer for example, I had to personally integrate it in my life by meditating daily combine with an exercise regimen. In other words, in our spiritual growth, each one of us must apply ourselves personally and endeavor to do our spiritual work conscientiously. It will not just fall on our laps because of our upbringing.”

    Briefly, these are 7 Steps of Dr. Toussaint’s program to holistic rejuvenation. the seven steps of Rejuvenation are

    1. Diet & Nutrition
    2. Exercise & Yoga
    3. Herbs for detoxification, & cleansing
    4. Herbs for strengthening, revitalizing, energizing, & healing
    5. Emotional rejuvenation
    6. Mental rejuvenation, when we have detoxify from negative emotions such as anger, jealousy fear etc. our mental state tends to be one of thinking too much about the future or worrying, or planning and just thinking about each and everything. The goal of mental rejuvenation is to ‘be’ by stopping this mental inner chatter which robs us of the inner contact with the Inner Divine Self.
    7. spiritual growth and development occur in the Inner Golden Silence where our Inner Divine Self merges with the God-Self or the Creator, God, or whatever term one uses for God.

    Reblogged from: haitianphoenix
  5. Stevy Mahy ft James Germain - Haiti Cherie

    (via Haiti Visuelle) (Stevy Mahy Tumblr)

  6. artdream:

Haiti, Prestige, Barbancourt

    artdream:

    Haiti, Prestige, Barbancourt

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  7. artdream:

Ayiti & Mawon

    artdream:

    Ayiti & Mawon

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  8. tisamy2k:

••• Machann BwaPen •••
[ or Hardwork Scars ]
by @tisamy2k 
#2kphotography
2014
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#haiti #haitian #haititourism #ayiti #thisishaiti #experienceit #selapouwla @ig_haiti #ig_haiti #hiddenfaceofhaiti #manchann #struggle #streetseller #2gouden #caribbean #people #perledesantilles #sharehaiti #photography #supporthaiti #tagyourfriends (at Ayiti Cherie)

    tisamy2k:

    ••• Machann BwaPen •••
    [ or Hardwork Scars ]
    by @tisamy2k
    #2kphotography
    2014
    ———————————————————-
    #haiti #haitian #haititourism #ayiti #thisishaiti #experienceit #selapouwla @ig_haiti #ig_haiti #hiddenfaceofhaiti #manchann #struggle #streetseller #2gouden #caribbean #people #perledesantilles #sharehaiti #photography #supporthaiti #tagyourfriends (at Ayiti Cherie)

    Reblogged from: tisamy2k
  9. haitianphoenix:

"On July 7, 1801.. A new constitution, drafted by a committee appointed by Toussaint L’Ouverture, went into effect and declared independence of Hispaniola. The constitution made him governor general for life with near absolute powers. L’Ouverture seized power in Haiti from French control." #knowyourhistory #knowthyself #sakpasse #caribbean #phoenixrising #Africa #slavery #freedom #revolutionary #zoedup #zoe #teamzoe #haitiansbelike #teamhaiti #teamayiti #HaitianPhoenix #wealth #love #me #ayibobo #Haiti #ayiti #blackhistory

    haitianphoenix:

    "On July 7, 1801.. A new constitution, drafted by a committee appointed by Toussaint L’Ouverture, went into effect and declared independence of Hispaniola. The constitution made him governor general for life with near absolute powers. L’Ouverture seized power in Haiti from French control." #knowyourhistory #knowthyself #sakpasse #caribbean #phoenixrising #Africa #slavery #freedom #revolutionary #zoedup #zoe #teamzoe #haitiansbelike #teamhaiti #teamayiti #HaitianPhoenix #wealth #love #me #ayibobo #Haiti #ayiti #blackhistory

    Reblogged from: haitianphoenix
  10. haitianphoenix:

I couldn’t resist this on…even though I am tired of kermit…lmao #Haiti #ayiti #ayibobo #teamhaiti #teamayiti #nosey #trepot #haitiansbelike #sakpasse #love #me #kermit

    haitianphoenix:

    I couldn’t resist this on…even though I am tired of kermit…lmao #Haiti #ayiti #ayibobo #teamhaiti #teamayiti #nosey #trepot #haitiansbelike #sakpasse #love #me #kermit

    Reblogged from: haitianphoenix
  11. DJ Sabine Blaizin Talks The Roots Of Haiti’s Deep House Movement

    DJ Sabine Blaizin by Carlos Bell Photography

    The story of Haiti is a story of a people who refused to be enslaved, rising up against their oppressors and creating the first free black republic in the New World– the only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt. Ostracized and isolated by the West because of this, Haiti kept a strong connection to its African roots, maintaining traditions, rhythms and dances of more than 21 plus different African ethnicities– traditions which in some cases have faded on the continent itself. Vodou, while influenced by the original Taino people and French colonizers, is nonetheless a direct path back to Haiti’s African ancestors. Indeed the sights, smells and music on the island are the closest a Brooklynite could get to Africa in a three hour plane ride.

    Against this backdrop a new movement is gaining momentum. The island is vibrating to the new sound of Haitian House, a deep and tantalizing brew of modern production methods set over the ancient and unmistakable call of the drum.
    Sabine Blaizin is a New York based DJ, promoter, community activist, who some on NYC’s house music scene may know from her brand Oyasound, which gives homage to the ancestors and promotes warrior women in music with a host of great events and excellent Afro Deep House mixes.
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  12. Mitch Luv - San Ou II

  13. haitiana:

bon bagay 😍

    haitiana:

    bon bagay 😍

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  14. kiskeacity:

Tonight’s Legacy of 1804 is an adventure as I attend the Lakay se Lakay Haitian electronica summit at Selebrasyon! and interview Haiti-based DJ Gardy Girault and hopefully other DJs present.

Listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwholeradio/2014/06/28/legacy-of-1804-on-selebrasyon-finale-lof1804 or on the phone at (323) 927-2913. You can listen to past shows on iTunes by searching keywords ‘Legacy of 1804’. Past shows are also available at http://www.kiskeacity.com/search/label/LOF1804. On Twitter: react to or ask questions by using the hashtag #LOF1804

    kiskeacity:

    Tonight’s Legacy of 1804 is an adventure as I attend the Lakay se Lakay Haitian electronica summit at Selebrasyon! and interview Haiti-based DJ Gardy Girault and hopefully other DJs present.

    Listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwholeradio/2014/06/28/legacy-of-1804-on-selebrasyon-finale-lof1804 or on the phone at (323) 927-2913. You can listen to past shows on iTunes by searching keywords ‘Legacy of 1804’. Past shows are also available at http://www.kiskeacity.com/search/label/LOF1804. On Twitter: react to or ask questions by using the hashtag #LOF1804

    Reblogged from: kiskeacity
  15. AfroLatino Festival NYC
Saturday, June 28th, 12pm-6pm
Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Free Entry

    AfroLatino Festival NYC

    Saturday, June 28th, 12pm-6pm

    Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY

    Free Entry

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