Your Havana, Haiti Stories

Visionary Aponte Symposium

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://havana-haiti.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Visionary-Aponte_1.mp4"][/video]         "You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines.  You may trod me in the very dirt,but still, like dust, I'll rise." -  Maya Angelou   José Antonio Aponte, often known as “Black” José Aponte, (died April 9, 1812, in Havana) was a Cuban activist, military officer and carpenter of Yoruba origin who...

MiAmi: Two Countries, One City Essay#1

Haiti and Cuba: Twin Heartbeats of Miami was inspired by Carl Juste's photojournalism in Cuba and Haiti, and his experience growing up in Miami in the Haitian and Cuban diaspora communities. Over a course of six months Miami Book Fair Programs Director Lissette Mendez partnered with Iris PhotoCollective founder, Carl...

Seeing Havana and Haiti

I have always felt a strong connection to Haiti. I'm not sure why, but I was overwhelmed with emotion the first time I saw the mountains of the country from the plane. I've been twice and both trips affected me deeply. Then, last year, I had the chance to go...