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Haiti (i/ˈhti/; French: Haïti [a.iti]; Haitian Creole: Ayiti [ajiti]), officially the Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haïti; Haitian Creole: Repiblik Ayiti), is a country in the western hemisphere, and is located on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.6 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the third-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.

Originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno people, Europeans first became aware of the island on December 5, 1492 during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic. When Columbus first landed in Haiti, he had thought he had found India or Asia. Deciding to establish the first settlement in the area, a contingent of men were left at an outpost christened La Navidad because of the wreck to their sunken flagship, the Santa Maria, that occurred at Christmas, north of what is now Limonade. The island was named Hispaniola and claimed by Spain, which ruled until the early 17th century. Competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France, which named it Saint-Domingue. The development of sugarcane plantations, worked by slaves brought from Africa, led to the colony being among the most lucrative in the world.

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Manzanita Writers’ Series presents Authors in Conversation

Tillamook Headlight Herald 16 Sep 2020
Join Hoffman Center for the Arts in conversation with novelist/bookstore owner Deborah Reed, and award winning author Apricot Irving, as they discuss Irving’s memoir, “The Gospel of Trees”, winner of the 2019 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction....

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane Laura's damage in this ...

Phys Dot Org 31 Aug 2020
The burning BioLab facility sent dark smoke and chlorine gas into the air over the small community of Westlake, near Lake Charles, and shut down Interstate 10, officials said ... The deadly Aug ... Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti ... This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license ... Citation....

When France extorted Haiti – the greatest heist in history

The Times & Democrat 30 Jun 2020
But to me, there’s never been a more clear-cut case for reparations than that of Haiti ... Haiti officially declared its independence from France in 1804 ... Despite the fact that both of Haiti’s rulers were veterans of the Haitian Revolution, the French had never quite given up on reconquering their former colony....

Join WORK and Rachel Bambrick this month to support a great cause

Metro USA 12 May 2020
WORK launched a decade ago and over the past ten years, the organization has worked tirelessly to further its mission in addressing issues of poverty in Haiti through medical attention, job training, financial education and other needed support ... “Now, more than ever, our community in Haiti needs us....

Shop local, shop fair: How to change the world with your wallet

Cleveland 20 Apr 2020
Editor’s note ... In the Write About Now program, reporters and editors work one-on-one with students to publish whatever they want to write – news, creative nonfiction, satire, fiction. The 55-gallon oil drums arrive in Haiti, packed with dry goods such as clothing. Yet even once discarded, their story does not end ... Related ... Fair trade ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... ....

Hospital works to support rattled health care workers

Atlanta Journal 27 Mar 2020
... a registered nurse, went to Haiti to care for victims of Hurricane Matthew ... Tubbs and Funk still work alongside one another at Northside, and they know they may once again have to work together to find the kind of work-arounds and creative solutions that they resorted to in Haiti....

Vilcek Foundation Awards $250,000 in Literature Prizes to Immigrant Authors

The Philadelphia Tribune 03 Feb 2020
The winners of the 2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Literature are Yaa Gyasi, Valeria Luiselli, and Jenny Xie ... Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Literature are bestowed upon foreign-born authors whose early work ......

UCO International students share global voices in exhibit

The Oklahoman 17 Nov 2019
Elyssa Wong believes differences can bring a community closer together ... There’s never anything personal. “This is personal.”. Global Voices ... The creative endeavors of students from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malaysia, and the Philippines were all on display Friday inside the Forensic Science Institute Building ... ....

“Down with the Rebels against the Bill of Sale!”

Dissident Voice 08 Sep 2019
One lasting legacy of this oppositional movement can be found in the work left behind by politically engaged authors, who, in their creative and critical writings of this period, foreground Haiti and the burning issues its history raises ... Turning to study the history of Haiti just as the formal U.S ... Renda, Taking Haiti ... Fick, Making Haiti....

Donna Karan and Kenneth Cole unveil new footwear collaboration

The Star 28 Jul 2019
The two New York design moguls have unveiled Urban Zen x Gentle Souls, a collaboration between Karan’s Urban Zen line and Cole’s Gentle Souls collection, designed to shed light on the artisans of Haiti ...Kenneth and I share our heart and soul with Haiti and now SOLES.” ... HANDMADE IN HAITI....

Bits and Pieces: 07.18.19

The East Hampton Star 18 Jul 2019
LongHouse Benefit ... In addition to her accomplishments as the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels, Ms. Karan founded the Urban Zen Foundation, among whose philanthropic initiatives is the Haiti Artisan Project, which highlights the creativity of that country’s artisans, creates jobs, and provides vocational education. Mr ... Ms ... ... ....

Jessy Nite's Sun Stories Fills Giralda Plaza With Color and Culture

Miami New Times 18 Jun 2019
Jessy Nite's artist studio, which looks out onto the grassy backyard of her Little Haiti home, is flooded with sunlight. It's an apt creative space for an artist whose work often depends on sunshine — and it's not hard to imagine her dreaming up Sun Stories, her installation that will... ....

Michael Brun Is Taking Haitian Rhythms Global

Rollingstone 12 Jun 2019
These shows were a creative reintroduction of sorts — the stony dance music that fills Anglo arenas receded, giving way to the more complicated, syncopated rhythms that can be found in the musical traditions of Haiti....