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i am unapologetically haitian, womanist, and human.
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tisamy2k:

••• Okap •••
by @tisamy2k
#2kphotography
© Haiti

tisamy2k:

••• I am too young to retire •••
#FacesOfHaiti
by Samuel D.
@tisamy2k
#2kphotography
Haiti, 2014
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[ Marcel: Dedicated 64 years old worker with 3 children. His wife passed away in 2010, he is doing quite a good job providing for his family. He has to work “hard” despite his age to send his youngest daughter to a prestigious nursing school. Like he said to me: “when you have kids at this age I am too young to retire”. ]
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#Haiti #ayiti #haitian #hardwork #experienceit #thisishaiti #respect #photography

tisamy2k:

••• Se pitit gason’m •••
#FacesOfHaiti by Samuel D.
#2kphotography
Haiti, ©2014
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[ I particularly love the way one of the “Bòs Mason” shouted to me with an obvious pride that the young apprentice is his son: “Misye Se pitit gason’m!” I could notice all his pride, his future rely on him, his “Baton vyeyès”. Further on, I understood that the young Rolson isn’t actually his biological son, but his spouse first union’s son. “Mwen fè Msye antre vin jwenn mwen map voye li nan yon lycée an janvye a la”, he continued with self-satisfaction. Rolson is such a hard worker he has won his “step” father respect and devotion. Hard work and humility pay off. ]
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#haiti #ayiti #fatherhood #hardwork #work #bòsmason #experienceit #thisishaiti #selapouwla #people #photography

artofvibration:

joseph kendy - chevelin illustration

Following the October 1929 student strikes, general demonstrations and insurrections in the following months, Washington was forced into reviewing its position in the Republic of Haiti. The Forbes Commission,presided by William Cameron Forbes held hearings in the country in hopes of investigating the situation and better advise the Hoover administration in its policy in Haiti. Aside from rapid “Haitianization” and other concerns, the Commission also recommended the gradual withdrawal of American Marines form Haiti, as their presence had become too unpopular in almost every sectors of Haitian society. This Commission was of significant importance in Haitian/American relations and, amongst other factors, did lead the the “end” of the Marine occupation of Haiti. The full document is available at the University of Florida Digital Collections.   

haitianhistory:

Portrait of Haitian doctor and politician Rosalvo Bobo (Pierre François Joseph Benoit Rosalvo Bobo). Date Unknown.

Most scholars agree that Bobo was next in line for presidency after the bloody assassination of Vilbrun Guillaume Sam (that triggered the beginning of the U.S. Marine Occupation of Haiti). American ultimately choose Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave for the role, feeling that he was more “stable” and more likely to collaborate with occupation forces. 

Original Image: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. // Template: Itsphotoshop.

bkcarib:

thecoolintellectual:

Viola Davis is “less classically beautiful,” huh? *kisses teeth*

VIOLA DAVIS….i am finally woke

bkcarib:

thecoolintellectual:

Viola Davis is “less classically beautiful,” huh? *kisses teeth*

VIOLA DAVIS….i am finally woke

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tisamy2k:

••• ZeBouyi PistachGriye FigMi •••
#FacesOfHaiti by Samuel D.
#2kphotography
Haiti, ©2014
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[ You have been sweating on the treadmill for 40-50 minutes run, or with a distinguished tone of elitism, you have been going for a couple of miles walk to lose some extra, right ? …So now imagine you have to wake up before the sun, leave something for that kid you were not supposed to have at young age, carry that heavy weight on top of your head, walk back and forth for miles, and shout out loud just to have the minimum to survive one day at the time… Let your respect quietly salute these strong women next time you hear “Ze bouyi Pistach griye Fig mi” while you’re still in your bed. ]
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#women #haiti #ayiti hardwork #thisishaiti #selapouwla #experienceit #morning #machann #people #photography

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jugzdaclown:

black—lamb:

THIS THIS THIS

praise!

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haitianhistory:


Jonathas Granville by Philip Thomas Coke Tilyard, 1824.

Jonathas Granville was a special emigration agent under the Boyer administration (1818-1843). In 1824, he began touring the United States from Philadelphia in hopes of co-ordinating efforts for the emigration of free American blacks to Haiti. This portrait was executed the same year by American artist Philip Thomas Coke Tilyard. Many question whether this portrait actually resembles the man in any form. 
Edited: 6-09-14 // Original Image: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. 

haitianhistory:

Jonathas Granville by Philip Thomas Coke Tilyard, 1824.

Jonathas Granville was a special emigration agent under the Boyer administration (1818-1843). In 1824, he began touring the United States from Philadelphia in hopes of co-ordinating efforts for the emigration of free American blacks to Haiti. This portrait was executed the same year by American artist Philip Thomas Coke Tilyard. Many question whether this portrait actually resembles the man in any form. 

Edited: 6-09-14 // Original Image: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Let go of people who have already let go of you.
note to self (via c0ntemplations)

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tisamy2k:

••• Anba Solèy Cho •••
By @tisamy2k
Haiti, 2014

haitianhistory:

Rare Photos of Dumarsais Estimé’s Presidency (1946-1950). Images: Courtesy of CIDIHCA.

Following the United States Marine Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934) the Haitian military, Gendarmerie d’Haïti (later known simply as Garde d’Haïti), received major transformations, from what, by the turn of the last century, was a decentralized and often unorganized coalition, to a modern military force. While the army was key in protecting the regimes of Sténio Vincent (1930-1941) and Élie Lescot (1941-1946), it was through the election of 1946, that which brought moderate noiriste Dumarsais Estimé in power that it was able to test its strength as arbiter of Haitian politics

Ironically, the same men who installed Estimé in power later disposed of him due to disputes and Estimé’s attempt to stretch his presidency. He was replaced by Paul Eugène Magloire, one of the key military figures behind the 1946 junta.  (Sources: XX and X)