Gran Colombia, Haiti, and the Prospects of Regional Integration

The following article was prepared by Daniel I. Pedreira – political historian, author, and President of Cuban Cultural Heritage.  The article is a part of the Le Flambeau Foundation Heritage Educational Series. By Daniel I. Pedreira, September 9, 2018 The dawn of the 19th century paved the way for an era of independence for the […]

September 20, 2018 in Education, Foundation News, Haiti News by

Self-Determining Haiti – by James Weldon Johnson

In the spirit of Le Flambeau Foundation’s commitment to education for youth in Haiti, provided is access to archived readings.  Haiti has historical connections to many countries and cultures throughout the world.  Our collective experiences shed light on future paths.  These readings offer perspectives that serve as the foundation for building the framework and leading the transformation, to sustainable […]

August 3, 2018 in Education, Foundation News, Haiti News by

Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day in U.S. and Canada – May 13, 2018 Mother’s Day in Haiti – May 27, 2018 (vintage photo of wall at La Jacmelienne)

May 13, 2018 in Foundation News, Haiti News by

Happy Fête du Drapeau (May 18)

Happy Haitian Flag Day / Fête du drapeau.  A little background on this celebration. (Encylopedia2)… Haitian Flag Day is observed on May 18 in Haiti and in a number of U.S. cities with large populations of Haitian Americans. Many Africans of the diaspora, regardless of their ancestry, also join in the holiday celebration, because it […]

May 13, 2018 in Foundation News, Haiti News by

Things to do in Miami during Haitian Heritage Month

The month of May holds a special place in Haitians’ hearts Miami Curbed, By Carla St. Louis May 6, 2018 Get in touch with Miami’s Haitian side by celebrating Haitian Heritage Month, 31 days filled with parties, art exhibits, and festivals. The City of North Miami released a list of events to help locals celebrate. Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Jean Monestime, always […]

May 7, 2018 in Foundation News, Haiti News, Upcoming Events by

Youth Perspective on Toussaint Louverture

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., April 2018 April 7th, 2018 is the 215th anniversary of the death of Toussaint Louverture; a founding father of an independent Haiti.  Toussaint Louverture died at Fort Joux (Doubs, Savoie France), where he was incarcerated on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte, for opposing by arms, to the reestablishment of black slavery.   Following is […]

April 7, 2018 in Education, Foundation News by

Haiti’s Positive Contributions to the U.S.

As we move forward with 2018, carry with you examples of the many positive constributions Haiti has made to the U.S. and to the world. Haiti’s conributions to the U.S. are an integral part of the very fabric that makes America great. 1779 – During the Battle of Savannah Haitians fought alongside Americans and sacrificed their lives […]

January 22, 2018 in Foundation News, Haiti News by

Celebrating Achievements – Past and Future

Dear Friends, The year 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. College graduations, educational advancement, new job in Haiti, and our 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration; shed […]

December 28, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News, Uncategorized by

Soup Joumou – The Taste of Freedom

Haitians throughout the world make Soup Joumou every New Year’s Day to celebrate the independence of Haiti (January 1st, 1804).   Haiti cast off the bonds of slavery and declared its freedom from France in 1804, making history as it set a precedent and became the first post-colonial black-led nation in the world.  To read the declaration Declaration […]

December 28, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News, Uncategorized by

10th Anniversary Celebration Inspires

The Le Flambeau Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration brought together a diverse group of those passionate about education and Haiti, to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center on the evening of October 26th, 2017. The gathering was particularly symbolic since Chicago was founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (also DuSable), […]

November 12, 2017 in Education, Foundation News, Haiti News by

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