Cheryl Mills has been a long-time loyal Clintonite. A Stanford Law School graduate, she became an aide for Bill Clinton's transition into the White House. During the Clinton impeachment proceedings, she served as his counsel.
When Hillary Clinton ran for president, Mills served as counsel to her also. In 2009, when Hillary became Secretary of State, Mills managed the State Department's directives on Haiti.
President Obama praised Mills as an outstanding public servant.
Haiti, in 1915, was on the brink of failure. Several anarchist groups, called cacos, were fighting to gain control of the island. German immigrants had funded the cacos, and in desperation implored Germany to come and stabilize the situation.
President Wilson, alarmed anti-American Rosalvo Bobo might rule, ordered U.S. warships to occupy Haiti.
From 1915-1934 the U.S. ran Haiti with straw-man governments. Only when the Great Depression occurred did the U.S. leave. It could no longer afford the Occupation.
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Patrick Gaspard in a conference with the most powerful man in the world, Mr. Barack Obama. Do you know that he actually was not born in Haiti. Like in the case of many Haitians families, he was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but is 100 percent Haitian. Both of his parents are Haitians.
Patric Gaspard who is currently the DNC Executive is expected to occupy a key role in the reelection of president Barack Obama in 2012. One key state that will determine the next president of the US is Florida and it is to be expected that Gaspard will use his leverage as a Haitian-American to carry the Haitian votes to the president
Here is another Haitian-American occupying high position in the government of Barack Obama
Karine Jean-Pierre is of Haitian descent. Before serving as deputy battleground states director for the 2012 reelection campaign of Barack Obama, Karine Jean-Pierre worked as the regional political director in the political affairs office of the White House. She was also the White House liaison to the US Department of Labor.
Lying in the Caribbean Sea, two-square mile Navassa Island rests 30 miles off Cape Tiburon, Haiti.
Its rocky landscape permits no human life there, its only use for guano mining, which ceased post the 1898 Spanish-American War.
Navassa became active again in 1914, when a light house was installed there. At the close of World War II, the island stood empty once more.
Fish and Wildlife Service received a deed to Navassa to use as a wildlife refuge in 1999.
A descendent of free slaves in the United States, Reverend James Theodore Holly was baptized and confirmed as Roman Catholic, but left and joined the Episcopal Church in 1851.
He sees the newly independent Caribbean Island of Haiti as an opportunity for blacks to bind together and establish a Black nation in the Western world.
During various governments, he traveled to Haiti in order to negotiate an emigration treaty with the country. Holly later requested from the Board of Missions of the Episcopal Church to be sent to Haiti to serve as a missionary, but was denied. After serving as consul for Liberia at Port-au-Prince from 1864 to1874, Holly was consecrated missionary bishop to Haiti. He continued to live and work in his adopted nation of Haiti, returning rarely to the United States, until his death in 1911
The possibility for Freed Black to live in the Haitian island Ile-à-Vache was a real possible solution contemplated to solve the the "Race problem" in the U.S.
In, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln encouraged the shipment of 453 freed slaves from Virginia to the Haitian island of Ile-a-Vache. They were mostly men and women from Virginia. The experiment failed due to inadequate planning and poor leadership. In less than a year, the survivors returned to the U.S. The island is located off the southern coast of Haiti, close to the town of Les Cayes.
Ile-a-Vache has its history of pirates including Captain Morgan, a British pirate who led several buccaneering expeditions across the Caribbean to attack Britain's enemies
U.S. Vice President Biden spoke by phone with Haitian President Martelly recently. During their one-hour conversation, they talked about post-2010 reconstruction projects, improving government of Haiti's (GOH) efficiency and responsiveness, and initiatives to tackle anti-corruption practices within GOH.
Biden assured Martelly of the U.S.'s continuing support in re-building Haiti. He also advised Martelly Haiti needs to hold free, fair, and transparent elections before year's end. The Permanent Electoral Council must be seated for this to happen.
La navase also spelled La Navaze is a Haitian Island locate about 25 miles southwest of the city of Jeremie and 37 miles from Haiti's western-most peninsula. It is a 1,300-acre land with no fresh water. La Navase is uninhabited but Haitians have fished its coasts regularly
In 1856, The United States Congress passed the Guano Islands Act, given authority to any US citizen to seize any uninhabited island. One year later, in 1857, Captain Peter Duncan and Edward Cooper invaded La Navase,
The island of La Navase is reach in guano, a mixture of nitrate and phosphate that could used as fertilizer and powder in armament.
In a major upset, Haitian-American Jean Monestime defeated Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle to become the first Haitian-American Commissioner in Miaim-Dade County. Monestime is a former real estate broker and former North Miami City Council and was eble to get the victory with less then a quarter of the fund available to Dorrin D. Rolle