This song is important because it is part of the oral record of how the Haitian people contributed to making human rights universal. A key figure in that transformation of the world was Dessalines. The song is about one element of Dessalines' contribution to the Revolution....Read More
Chante sa a enpòtan paske li fè pati de jan chante tradisyonèl montre kontribisyon pèp Ayisyen lan ede lemonn rekonèt dwa tout moun kòm moun. Yon lidè enpòtan lan mouvman sa a se Desalin. Chante a pale de youn lan kontribisyon Desalin lan Revolisyon Ayisyen an...Li Plis
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DesalinyènJustin Lherisson understood the making of Ayiti Toma and within the national anthem, he captured the words of Dessalines: Du sol soyons seuls maitres- Tè sa a rele n, chè mèt, chè metrès..
Honoring DessalinesHaiti’s founding father, Jean Jacques Dessalines understood the fundamental worth of every human being ..
Three Lies About HaitiDessalines' government was the only one to impose capital punishment for those who engaged in the monstrous crime of human trafficking..
Jeneral Sòti lan NòThis song is just one of the many ways that the Haitian people pay tribute to Dessalines
Dessalines' DeclarationDessalines' Declaration of Independence begins with these words: "Sitwayen, sa pa kont pou nou met sovaj yo deyò apre yo fin senyen peyi n pandan 2 syèk... Fòk nou retire espwa y ap janm poze grif sou nou ankò.."
Ibo GranmounAmong the many Ibo influences present in Haiti, perhaps the most enduring is the Ibo passion for self-determination..
The African Roots of Humanity This study reports that modern humans first appeared in the Namibia region of Africa 200,000 years ago and then dispersed..
Holding the UN Accountable:The United Nations accidentally introduced cholera into Haiti in October 2010. Since then, more than 9,000 people have died from the disease. The UN owes Haiti reparations. It has yet to fulfill this responsibitity. Nineteen members of the United States Congress have signed a letter urging the UN to aknowledge its responsibility. http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/World_News_3/article_9974.shtml
Cholera in Haiti (Rehydration Fluid Recipe)An estimated 2,000 people in the Artibonite region have been struck by a killer diarrhea epidemic caused by Cholera Vibrio. Like the other islands in the Caribbean, during the past 100 years, Haiti has been sheltered from this disease....
Free Education Monday, October 3rd, 2011 was the first day of school in Haiti and the official launch of a plan to give all of Haiti's children access to a free education (up to the 6th grade by 2015 and up to the 9th grade by 2020)....
Family Planning May 9th 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, an event that Haiti helped to launch...
The Measure of our WealthHaiti is often applauded for having been the richest colony in the Americas. Today, the country is frequently derided as the poorest nation in the hemisphere. Haiti as the region's poorest nation is based on the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) even though GDP is not a measure of wealth....
Haitian StockMany of the most successful companies operating in Haiti are not publicly traded. Public companies currently investing in Haitian Gold include: Newmont Mining Corp (NEM), Eurasian Minerals (EMX.V), and Majescor Resources (MJX.V)]
Speaking in his native tongue Creole, Mr. David took us on a 65 million year journey to clearly understand the origin of Haiti because one has to know where the country has been to know how to move it forward in a sustainable manner.,,,