United Nations Peacekeeper Soldiers Fire on Protestors in Haiti | #OYRchallenge

Haitian protesters attacked by United Nations peacekeeping forces. Notice that protesters are young unarmed men, demonstrating peacefully as is being done all over the globe.
Haiti revolution 12/13/2014

Haitian police and UN peacekeepers have attacked protesters with live ammo and chemical agents as several thousand opposition supporters tried to march on the presidential palace, demanding new leadership.

UN peacekeepers firing on Haitian protesters on 12/13/2014 as they protest for a new government leader.

via United Nations Peacekeeper Soldiers Fire on Protestors in Haiti.

Edwidge Danticat Receives Honorary Doctorate While Her Nonfiction Joins the Big Read | NEA

Many, many Congratulations to Edwidge Danticat on receiving her Honorary Doctorate from Brooklyn College, NY. This woman interwove the stories of Haitian immigrants and their journeys through settlements in New York. A favorite quote from her non-fiction, “Brother, I’m Dying” exemplifies the entirety of the immigrant experience, straddling two lives with one breath:

“It’s not easy to start over in a new place,’ he said. ‘Exile is not for everyone. Someone has to stay behind, to receive the letters and greet family members when they come back.”
― Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying”

Today, Brother, I’m Dying became the first nonfiction book to join the Big Read library, and will be available for communities applying for a 2015-16 Big Read grant. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the book tells the story of Danticat’s family, and their journey from Haiti to the United States. Danticat herself came to the U.S. at age 12, joining her parents after years of being raised by an uncle. Danticat’s poignant family saga is entwined with Haiti’s civil war and contemporary immigration issues, making the book as much about history as it is about heartbreak, tradition, and courage.

via Nonfiction Joins the Big Read | NEA.

The Haiti Series Launch Exhibit – Eventbrite

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One Moore Book is a publisher and distributor of culturally sensitive children’s literature. Please join us as we celebrate the launch of The Haiti Series–a collection of six stories that feature the vibrant culture and people of The Republic of Haiti. The launch event will be an art exhibition featuring illustrators of The Haiti Series, including Edouard Duval Carrie.

Each ticket we sell will pay for purchase and shipping of one book to a child in Haiti through a partnership with the LitWorld organization. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit The Haiti Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.

Come out and enjoy a night of music, literature and art.

To learn more about the benefiting organizations, please visit their websites:


The Haiti Cultural Exchange:

The Last Mapou: An Exhibition for the launch of One Moore Book’s Haiti Series

Space on White

81 White Street


6 pm – 10 pm

$40 Admission

Live Music by Obed Jean-Louis

Open Wine Bar

(Includes one book to take home and one book to be donated to the LitWorld organization)

via The Haiti Series Launch Exhibit – Eventbrite.

The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men

Bass Reeves | Django


PUBLISHED: 09:44 EST, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 EST, 19 January 2013

Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans

Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38

During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

via The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men.


Voodoo in My Blood

An interview with Carolle Jean-Murat, the author of Voodoo in My Blood: A Healer’s Journey from Surgeon to Shaman.

Voodoo in My Blood

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! Her latest book, The Dew Breaker, is a remarkable story of family, heartbreak and new beginnings, both personal and political. Series: “Voices” [10/2004] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8904]


Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

Award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat discusses her book “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.” Danticat reflects on her work and exile, what it means to be an immigrant artist, and responsibility to one’s home country. Featuring an introduction by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this event is co-presented by Cambridge Forum, Harvard Bookstore, and Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.