Here is a picture of Lionel Moise who is a news co-anchor at WBBM-TV/CBS 2 in Chicago
The Chicago based CBS owned WBBM-TV/CBS 2 television channel has announced the name of Lionel Moise as the co-anchor for weekday morning news, beginning Monday, September 21. Moise will join Erin Kennedy behind the anchor desk. This would be his first appointment in Chicago. Service has always been a central part of Lionel's life. Earlier, he has worked at WLTX - News 19 in Columbia, South Carolina, with similar responsibility of a morning newsreader. He was a reporter/producer at WXIA in Atlanta, GA. In Atlanta he started through Gannett's Talent Development Program. Prior to joining his news career, Lionel worked with President Clinton's Haiti Team. His Haitian-American root involved him on the development work following the 2010 earthquake. This insightful and energetic broadcaster has also served as an adjunct professor in visual storytelling at the University of South Carolina and completed his MBA at USC in June this year, earned an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism and psychology. Moise is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and won two Emmy Awards for his work at WXIA.
Nichole White Kennedy owns and operates her own art studio and gallery. Recently juried into the Women's Painters of the Southeast Exhibits and the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibit, Kennedy has won numerous awards in the field, and her paintings, running the gamut from still life to portraits and scenes depicting beach, European and country life show the talent that drives her success.
Visit the Nicole Gallery at 2320 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, or call at (312) 787-7716.
Here is a picture of the statue for Haitian born Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable as it was recently the subject of vandalism. It was marked by black paint likely to prove a point on this Martin Luther King anniversary. The paint was successfully removed without any permanent damage
The Haitian born DuSable is credited for actually creating this major city of Chicago by opening Chicago's first trading post and settlement in the 1770s
A bust of Chicago's founder, born in ST. Marc, Haiti, was set upon by vandals during the anniversary of Martin Luther King. the statue is of Jean-Baptiste Point DuSable, who opened a trading post, the first in the city, driving people to the unsettled area in the 1770's. While the damage wasn't permanent, the defacing of the statue, in these racially sensitive times, has some thinking the prank had dire connotations, especially since it happened around Martin Luther King Day. The black paint, sprayed around the eyes of the statue, was removed with no permanent damage done to the bust.
As Haitians throughout the country celebrate the 210th anniversary of their freedom from France, those in the Chicago Diaspora join in with them to observe their shared independence. In an address to the Chicago Haitians, the city's Consul General, Lesly Condé, reminded all, while wishing them the usual 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year', that the 1st and 2nd of January would bring Haiti's Independence anniversary and, in the case of the latter date, Ancestors' Day.
Here is a picture of a great Haitian man, Jean-Baptiste Point Du Sable. As it is widely known, He is the founder of Chicago.
All we know about Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable is that he was born in the city of St Marc, Haiti, in 1745. and likely moved to New Orleans after his mother passed away. Thanks to his best friends Clemorgan, and Choctaw, he got involved in trading. With his intelligence, Du Sable was involved in negotiation between Indian tribes and counties such as Canada and the US. We learned that he later married Catherine. By 1776 Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable had a large fortune, including commercial buildings, docks, a mansion house and livestock