7/21/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News and Blog Review | Eberwein, Haitian Army #LOF1804







Co-hosts this Friday Night (Tonight): Alice Backer | Hugues Girard

 Time: 9P-11PM

 Topics: Klaus Eberwein | Campaign for the resurrection of the Haitian army


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7/14/17

Legacy of 1804 | Afrolatino Festival | Afrolatinidad & Haiti #LOF1804




Join me this Friday night at 9PM as I play and comment live in interviews and clips I recorded last weekend at the Afrolatino Festival 2017.


Topics: Afrolatino Festival 2017 | Afrolatinidad

 Guests: Dr. Steeve Coupeau (Film professor, Filmmaker) | Ayanna Legros (History Doctoral Student) | Amilcar Priestley (Founder, Afrolatino Festival) | Afrolatino Festival Awardees (Gloria Karamañites, Kahira Kelly, Susana Baca, Elizabeth Acevedo)


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POST SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

I played my thank you remarks at the Afrolatino Festival ( I received a Cultural Preservation Award for my Wikipedia work with Afrocrowd) as well as those of awardees Susana Baca, Gloria Karamañites, Zahira Kelly and Elizabeth Acevedo.

I also discussed what an Afrolatino is and the purpose of the Afrolatino Festival with Amilcar Priestley, whether Haitians are Afrolatinos with Ayanna Legros and the film on Father Joseph and Fonkoze that Steeve Coupeau is distributing.

7/6/17

Legacy of 1804 | Musician Keb, Filmmaker Will Prosper, Strike Leader Dominique St-Eloi #LOF1804







Join me this Friday night at 9PM for an amazing lineup on Legacy of 1804.

This is a pre-recorded show as I am receiving a cultural preservation award from the Afrolatino Festival on Friday night.

In segment one, we listen to Jafrikayiti interview Montréal-based Haitian artist Keb (Kebert Bastien) on why he considers it his duty to reflect and amplify important Haitian political issues in his music. (Kreyòl)) They are joined in the segment by Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Will Prosper to discuss his activism in Montreal on behalf of Pierre Coriolan, a mentally ill Haitian Canadian who was recently gunned down by the police in his home. (Fr.ançais)

In segment two, we hear Dahoud André of Eritye Papa Desalin interview Haitian labor leader Dominique St-Eloi on where the labor strikes in Haiti and their demands stand. (Kreyòl)


Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com at the player below or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/08/legacy-of-1804-a-haitian-artists-duty-with-keb-st-eloi-on-haitian-strikes# . You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.






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6/30/17

Legacy of 1804 | Sherlee Skai, Natacha Jn-Simon #LOF1804 #Haiti #Bahamas











Join me this Friday night at 9PM to discuss her new album with singer Sherlee Skai  (9 to 9:30PM) and Haitians in the Bahamas and the film My Father's Land with Natacha Jn-Simon. This last segment will be started with audio of a Q&A with My Father's Land protagonist Papa Jah at  Haiti Film Fest. 

Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/07/01/legacy-of-1804-sherlee-skai-and-natacha-jn-simon-lof1804 . You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

In the first segment (00-00:30) Sherlee Skai talked to us about her upcoming album and the premiere for it taking place July 8 in Brooklyn.  We also listened to her music.

For the rest of the show Hugues Girard and I talked to Natacha Jn-Simon, a Bahamian of Haitian descent and student in Florida after listening to the Haiti Film Fest panel discussion for My Father's Land, a film about the journey to Haiti of Papa Jah, a Haitian living in the Bahamas.  She answered questions about how she was able to become a "paper Bahamian" and get scholarships while other stellar Haitians in the Bahamas were not. We also discussed Haitian identity and living standards in the Bahamas, the colonial origins of the stigmatization of Haitians in the Bahamas,  inevitable upward mobility, parallels and distinctions with the situation of Dominicans of Haitian descent, Bahamian Haitian young adult organizations, Papa Jah's neighborhood The Mud, home of a recent Bahamian Miss Universe candidate of Haitian descent and Ms. Jn-Simon's and her parents' personal experience. 


6/23/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | Community Empowerment, UEH, Haiti Film Fest Panel #LOF1804










Join me, UEH (Université D'Etat d'Haiti) professor Dr. Judite Blanc and Hugues Girard this Friday (tonight) at 9PM as we review and react to:


  • Eritye Papa Desalin radio segment by Fabienne Hyacinthe on efforts needed for Haitian community empowerment in the US and beyond;
  • Eritye Papa Desalin segment by Dahoud André reacting to UEH car incident 
  • Haiti Film Fest panel discussion on films by Haitian Dominican  Jean Jean and Papa Jah, a Haitian Bahamian. 

Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/24/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-community-ueh-haiti-film-fest . You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.






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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 

We listened to and discussed:

  • Eritye Papa Desalin radio segment by Fabienne Hyacinthe on efforts needed for Haitian community empowerment in the US and beyond;
  • Eritye Papa Desalin segment by Dahoud André reacting to UEH car incident 
  • Haiti Film Fest panel discussion on films by Haitian Dominican  Jean Jean and Papa Jah, a Haitian Bahamian. 
Hugues Girard and Dr. Judite Blanc,a professor at UEH, reacted abundantly to the last two segments, discussing various difficulties faced by Haitian students, including gatekeeping.

6/16/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | What is going on at UEH? #LOF1804







Join and co-host Hugues Girard, commentator Jean  Elissaint St-Vil and me tonight at 9PM to discuss the latest Haiti and Haitian diaspora news including:












  • UEH university student hit and severely injured by (unpunished) Professor's car and MINUSTAH/PNH/Government repression more broadly
  • Prison riot
  • Jovenel in Miami with Pence
  • UN & cholera money 


  • Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com on the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/17/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-what-is-going-on-at-ueh-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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    POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    Announced issues were discussed in the following order:



  • Prison riot
  • UEH university student hit and severely injured by (unpunished) Professor's car and MINUSTAH/PNH/Government repression more broadly (Dr. Judite Blanc)
  • Jovenel in Miami with Pence
  • UEH university student hit and severely injured by (unpunished) Professor's car and MINUSTAH/PNH/Government repression more broadly (Jafrikayiti)
  • UN & cholera money
  • Labor Strikes update

  • In addition to my announced guests, Hugues Girard and Jafrikayiti, we were joined by Dr. Judite Blanc, a professor at UEH who has been held hostage in student/faculty negotiations in the past. In a long intervention in Kreyòl, Dr. Blanc deplored various Haitian stakeholders' indifference to the running over of a student (John Rock Gourgieder) by a car by of Professor Yves Blot. She explained the deterioration of the atmosphere at UEH and recalled her days as a student there when faculty actually debated issues rather than the current climate where violence seems to be the initial means of conflict resolution. She surmised that the social extraction of the students, who come from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in Haitian society, probably explains both the tensions between them and their middle class professors and the general indifference to or worse, endorsement of the violence with which their legitimate demands as students are met.

    Jafrikayiti Jean Elissaint explained that based on his reputation as a leftist many are shocked that Professor Yves Blot could have committed such an act but also condemned it. (Note that the same sentiment is expressed by Dahoud André, host at Radyo Panou's Eritye Papa Desalin on Monday June 19th's installement of that show.)

    I found out after the show that a petition is now being circulated in solidarity with John Rock Gourgieder, the student who was run over by a car on the UEH campus.


    6/9/17

    Legacy of 1804 | Meet Those who Protested Hillary at Medgar #LOF1804











    This Friday at 9PM,  join co-host Hugues Girard  and I as we play interviews of protestors of Hillary Clinton as commencement speaker for Medgar Evars College's graduating class last Thursday June 8th.

    Among those interviewed are life long activist Fritzner Pierre of Komokoda, Haitian-American Gem Isaac of Bronxites for NYPD Accountability, Haitian-American Yole César and Dwayne Neckles of the United Africa Movement. 

    Hugues also offers a (short) rundown of the spate of labor union strikes in Haiti that have caused certain factories to shut down.

    Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com on the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/10/legacy-of-1804-meet-those-who-protested-hillary-at-medgar-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.





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    POST-SHOW NOTES


    As you'll see below we discussed the protests and reactions by its attendants in conjunction with the labor strike going on right now in Haiti.

    Fritzner Pierre of Komokoda gave us the longest interview, strong that he is of having been a labor activist in Haiti since the days of Magloire. We also talked to Haitian-American Gem Isaac of Bronxites for NYPD Accountability, Haitian-American Yole César and Dwayne Neckles of the United Africa Movement who discussed how his perception of Haitians and Haiti changed after discovering this show and other historical facts about Haiti during his activism in the last two years.

    00-15:00 -- Hugues Girard rundown of ongoing factory worker strikes in Haiti

    15:00 - 53:00 --  Interview of Fritzner Pierre from Komokoda and reaction by Hugues Girard

    53:00 - 63:00 -- Interview of Gem Isaac from Bronxites for Police Accountability and reaction by Hugues Girard

    63:00- 65:35  -- Hugues Girard on teacher strikes in Haiti 

    65:35 - 70:00  -- Musical Break: Legba Blues, Paul Beaubrun 

    70:00 - 81:25  --  Interview with Dwayne Neckles of United African Movement and reaction

    81:25- 94:00 -- Telesur English Article on three weeks of worker strikes in Haiti 

    94:00 to End -- Interview with Yole César and Outro

    Articles that have appeared in the press since the protest :
    New York City: Haitians Protest Hillary Clinton Commencement Address via

    Top U.S. & World Headlines — June 9, 2017 via [go to 9:38 for coverage]

    Stand Up for Your Identity, Hillary Clinton Tells Graduates in Brooklyn [See last third on Komokoda protest]