Evelyne Trouillot has been chosen to be part of the Yari Yari Conference’s closing panel in Ghana, meaning her voice will be one of the last ones heard by those in attendance and her message one of the last ones retained. She plans to take the audience through Haiti’s history by using her works to highlight journeys of the citizens that history books could not recount.
If the upcoming Haitian artists that have emerging in the past few years are any indication of Haiti’s musical future it is incredibly bright with intricate word imagery, profound messages, proud nods to our culture and history and melodious rifts. Where we were once surprised by then-newcomers Jhanesta, Belo and Tifane, we now have Wanito, J Perry and TALIE. Talie is definitely Haitian and the influence is there, but her voice and style is not particular to Haitian music.
The Curves Conquering With Confidence (CCWC) Network Corp coordinated a small trunk show sponsored by the African American Research Library and Cultural Center that aimed to bring the African culture and fashion to South Florida. The featured designers were African designers Sally Ocran and Wumi’O during Miami Fshion Week.
Dating in your twenties can be a hot mess. You make a lot of mistakes, you date the wrong people, and you learn a lot. I mean it's essentially just like one big Brian McKnight song except there are twenty steps instead of five. And there's a lot more drinking, like a lot more. Let's explore the twenty steps of dating in your twenties and watch the inevitable train wreck unfold.
Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue is a symposium of literature by women of African descent taking place in Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2013. Three Haitian women writers will be part of this conference, including Gina A. Ulysse who exclusively speaks to HIP's Shadine Ménard about Yari Yari and why it's important for Haitian women.
Ever wonder why a man would spend months, sometimes years chasing a woman, then finally get her only to act like a startled alley cat and bolt when he finally gets what he claimed to have wanted? A few brave men give us the answer.