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The Charming life of the Haitian Elite class

The Charming life of the Haitian Elite class

After the slave revolution, the Haitian Elite or upper class was comprised of Haiti Military class, Haiti's Mulato class and free Blacks. This picture is the lovely wife of Emperor Faustin Soulouque, Adelina who is a member of the Haitian elite class.

Wealthy families could only married into wealthy families. Poor women could only be mistress

The Haitian Elite or upper class is always comprised of Military class, Haiti's Mulato class and free Blacks. An estimate suggests that about 1% of the total population, constitute the Haitian bourgeoisie--an elite group that the world rarely focuses on. They are often related through years of intermarriage and business dealings. They are educated, worldly, multilingual and rich, sometimes exceedingly so (about 300 are millionaires). A few of them are black, some are white, and most of them are mixed who have separated themselves from ordinary black Haitians in every respect. Pétionville's discothèques, casino, and health spas are packed on the weekends with affluent Haitians-- it is where you can witness the disparity of Haiti's wealth. The society is trapped in cycles of poverty, corruption and exploitation. Some of them have prospered mainly in the import-export or textile businesses. One percent of Haitians control 50 percent of the country's economy, and its top 500 taxpayers generate 80% of its tax revenues. In 2013, Haiti had a GDP of $8.199 billion, and 95% of that was roughly in the hands of about 10 families (eleven or twelve extended families in Haiti, many of them linked through marriage over many generations).

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Louis Dejoie, a political leader in Haiti with Daniel Fignole

Louis Dejoie, a political leader in Haiti with Daniel Fignole

During the Pre-Duvalier time. The political environment in Haiti was very unstable and one of the leaders was the mulatto, landowner, industrialist, and Haitian Politician Louis Dejoie. The next president of Haiti was expected to be either Daniel Fignole or Louis Dejoie. Unfortunately none of the two became president.

Francois Duvalier was elected president of Haiti. After his landslide victory, Francois Duvalier exiled Dejoie's supporters and established a new constitution.

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Elie Lescot during a reception in United States

Elie Lescot during a reception in United States

This is the picture of Elie Lescot, a former Haitian President. He is seeing here during a reception in United States.

Elie Lescot benefited from the American occupation of Haiti due to his close political and economic ties to the United States
After his return from France, during the United States occupation of Haiti between 1915 and 1934, and held various positions in the government of Louis Borno and Sténio Vincent.

One important role was when he became Haiti ambassador to the neighboring Dominican Republic. This allowed him to develop an alliance with President Rafael Trujillo

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Nou tout sanble, menm le nou diferan

Nou tout sanble, menm le nou diferan

Here is the winning logo for Nou tout sanble, menm lè nou diferan

On Monday, December 21, 2015, as part of the second civic education campaign, Nesmy Manigat, the Minister of National Education, launched the music and literary contest "Nou tout sanble, menm lè nou diferan" in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action. The music and literary competitions and a DJ contest at the national level was launched in the presence of several artists such as, Roosevelt Saillant aka "BIC" Eunide Édouarin aka "Princess Eud "and K-Libr. At the first phase of this initiative, Neyssa T. Demorcy (17 year old), a student of the Institution of the Sacred heart of Turgeau won the competition logo placed in the framework of the campaign "Nou Tout Sanble, menm lè nou diferan", defeating five other competitors. The first phase of the competition started in October 2015. The objective of the program was to incorporate values among the youth so that they understand the value of togetherness, respect and search for excellence.

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Help wanted ad in Pennysaver, "No Haitians Need Apply"

Help wanted ad in Pennysaver,

Here is a picture of a help wanted ad posted by company Pennysaver with the sign: "No Haitians Need Apply.

An innocent looking 'help wanted' classified has sparked a torrent of outrage because it was a blatant form of discrimination towards the Haitian community. Interim Healthcare Inc., a Florida-based healthcare company has published an advertisement on October 15, 2015, which says, "Laid back nurse, no haitians, must have strong respiratory mngt". The advertisement was published in the Rockland County Penny saver newspaper, in an area with one of the highest concentration of Haitian population in the country. According to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the advertisement has violated federal and state civil rights laws because it clearly prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of national origin. After an outrage among local politicians as well as the Haitian American Nurses Association, an apology has been received from the president Katherine McNally on Monday, October 19, 2015.

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New York Attorney General getting into the No Haitians Ad

New York Attorney General getting into the No Haitians Ad

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launches inquiry into 'no Haitian' nurses ad.

As per the Daily News dated October 19, 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a member of the Democratic Party, has launched an inquiry into the nature of an advertisement published by Interim Healthcare Inc. of Nanuet on the October 15, 2015, issue of 'New City Pennysaver'. The Interim Healthcare Inc., had published a help-wanted advertisement on the above mentioned issue for a nurse that goes like: "Laid back nurse, no haitians, must have strong respiratory mngt,... The Attorney General believes, the advertisement has violated federal and state civil rights laws, because the law clearly prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of national origin. If the Attorney General is satisfied with the gravity of charges, would frame the said home care, hospice and medical staffing company in charges of discriminatory practices.

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Ebenezer D. Bassett, first African-American ambassador to Haiti

Ebenezer D. Bassett, first African-American ambassador to Haiti

Here is a picture of Mr. Ebenezer D. Bassett. He was the first African-American ambassador to Haiti.

Ebenezer D. Bassett, Ambassador to Haiti and an African American, will be paid tribute to during September's Freedom Trail Month at the Grove Street Cemetery.

Bassett broke the color line at Central Connecticut State University, then became principal at Cheney University, the first black university.

Scheduled to speak are New Haven Mayor Toni Harp; Preservation Representative Marian O'Keefe; and CSCU Provost Carl Lovitt. The post-ceremony reception will take place at Jean Pope Park.

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Deportation of Haitians in DR illegal, immoral and racist

Deportation of Haitians in DR illegal, immoral and racist

Let's call a dog a dog. What the Dominicans are currently doing to Haitians and Dominican-Haitians is not the behavior of a civilized society. At least we can go along with the statement of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who described the behaviors of the Dominican government as illegal, immoral and racist.

The Dominican Republic (DR) is getting ready to expel thousands upon thousands of Haitian migrants and their natural-born progeny as the date for implementation of the new immigration law draws near. Human rights organizations claim the law is based on race-hatred of darker-skinned Haitians.

DR President Medina states no mass deportations will happen and 210,000-plus Haitians have registered for the regularization program. Meanwhile dozens of buses stand poised to transport deportees to Haiti's border.

NYC Mayor de Blasio denounces DR Haitian Migrant Deportation Plan

The Dominican Republic's (DR) plan to deport Dominican-born Haitians has drawn the ire of NYC Mayor de Blasio. He describes the DR's intentions as "illegal, immoral, and racist".

In Washington D.C. the Association of Haitian Professionals (AHP) are organizing a protest at the
Embassy of the Dominican Republic, where they will call for ending deportations. AHP says Dominicans target anyone, who possess "Haitian facial features" and commit violent acts on them.

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Nelson Mandela in Prison

Nelson Mandela in Prison

Nelson Mandela was held in prison for 27 years. He was first imprisoned in Robben Island and was then shifted to Pollsmoor Prison and was later moved to Victor Verster Prison. In the year 1990 he was granted freedom after international pressure and increasing civil strife. After he gained freedom, he became the President of the ANC and went on to publish his autobiography. He later started and spearheaded the negotiations with F.W. de Klerk and asked him to abolish the apartheid policy and demanded the establishment of multiracial elections for year 1994.

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Jean-Pierre Boyer and American black migration

Jean-Pierre Boyer and American black migration

During the 1820s, six thousand black Americans were taken to Haiti as part of a migration scheme in which President Jean-Pierre Boyer had a heavy hand. It followed Haiti's establishment as a free black state and was an open invitation for black Americans to find freedom from slavery in Haiti. Many think the plan failed, but for different reasons, one was that thousands returned to the U.S., and the other was because the expectations of the prospect weren't considered met.

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