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Reflection on the Fourth Anniversary of the 2010 Haitian Earthquake

Rapadoo Observateur

As the fourth anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti approaches, it’s important to remember both the progress the Caribbean nation has made and the fact that Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid.

In 2013, SOS Children’s Villages worked harder than ever to provide children and families in Haiti with the support they need to overcome the lasting trauma of the earthquake. In September, SOS opened a new Children’s Village in Les Cayes, on the southern part of the island. Although there is still work to be done on the new Village in 2014, all of the essential SOS Children’s Villages programs are up and running. Family strengthening outreach, the Hermann Gmeiner School ( serving not only SOS children but impoverished children from around Les Cayes), and the SOS Social Center (which includes a free daycare) are all open and available to local members of the Les…

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The One Prepared to Stand on the Mess

Katrina and ObamaThere is so much to say about the theater production that involves President Obama, that I would not know where to begin, if I even wanted to start.

Sure enough, I enjoyed reading conspiracy and crazy theories alike. My favorite story was about one of the ‘secret’ government time travel projects. I cannot remember if he met schizophrenic Abra’m Lincoln or only reptillionaires, but I look forward to reading the story that explains how his soul kept up with his body disappearing from the assigned time line. It probably got lost.

Yes, bullshit bingo. The puppet theater show means nothing if you are left without a house to live in nor food to feed your family. Too bad that those assigned to help the poor masses are to care for their own asses before they can think of really helping someone else. So many people have been dealing with a personal Katrina, yet white America got bored really quick when Katrina proved to have hurt the Black community and disunity the most. Continue reading

Haitian-French Alexandre Dumas

Alexander Dumas - WikiAlexandre Dumas: Prolific 19th-Century Writer

Black European Alexandre Dumas, one of the most prolific writers of the 19th century, was born July 24, 1802, in Villers-Cotteréts near Paris, as Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie.

He is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, The Borgias.

His father Thomas-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, born in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Haiti), was a general in Napoleon’s army. His mother was Marie-Cessette Dumas, an enslaved African woman from Saint-Domingue (Haiti). At age 14 Thomas-Alexandre was taken by his father Marquis Antoine-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, to France, where he was legally freed Continue reading

King Henri Christophe and Haiti

HenriCristopheKing Henri I
On June 10th, 1767, Henri Christophe was born. He was an enslaved West African and became an early Black king in the Western Hemisphere (Haiti).

Christophe was born on the island of Grenada, a British colony. His parents were Africans who were enslaved and taken to Grenada with thousands of other West Africans to work in the sugar industry. These West Africans in the sugar industry were known for their fierce and determined nature to resist the white institution of slavery. The revolutionary nature of Henri Christophe has its roots deeply embedded in his African ancestry. Christophe’s obstinate nature led his father to ‘sell his services’ to a French ship’s captain as a cabin boy, before had reached the age of ten.

The ship’s captain sold Henri to a French sugar planter in the French province on the island of Saint Dominique called Haiti, which was a Carob Indian name meaning “the land of the mountains.” The brutality of the French planters led to much discontent among the enslaved Africans in Haiti. Continue reading

The Enormous Wealth of Haiti

Haiti Man-Made Quake Story StarkMassive Reserves Of Gold And Oil In Haiti?
By thisistheend[…].com (2010) [Edited]

The great tragedy of the 7.0 earthquake that almost destroyed the nation of Haiti has many wondering if that nation can ever recover. In fact, as you read this Haiti continues to be a disaster zone of unprecedented magnitude. Lots of money has been raised, but victims of the earthquake in Haiti are still absolutely desperate for food and water.

But even as Haiti struggles to recover from this disaster, information is coming to light that the key to a brighter future for the Haitians may have been lying under their feet all this time.  It turns out that there are massive reserves of gold and oil in Haiti.  Continue reading