Tags: FEATURED An Interview with Designer Charles Corvsky Dieujuste Written by  Kat with  1 Comment Charles Corvsky Dieujuste creates designs that are on the chic side. Dieujuste’s hip and trendy creations can be seen on women who have a flair for elegance. Born in Haiti, and currently residing in New York, the self-described optimist, got his penchant for fashion…

 Tags: CREATING DANGEROUSLY, EDWIDGE DANTICAT, FEATURED Edwidge Danticat: The Interview On Creating Dangerously Written by  kreyolicious with  10 Comments Creating dangerously—that’s what Edwidge Danticat’s writing ancestors did. One of the most acclaimed writers of this century and last, and arguably the most prominent Haitian-American writer in the United States, you’d think that Edwidge Danticat would put her pen away, and…

 Tags: FEATURED An Interview with Haitian Filmmaker Jean-Claude Bourjolly Written by  Kat with  4 Comments Sonson, Jean-Claude Bourjolly’s most well-known film thus far, was released in 2003. In an era when practically all the other filmmakers were engrossing movie audiences with romantic comedies and dramas, Bourjolly’s Sonson stood out with its country setting, simple plot, and 80’s Haiti background. The movie’s…

 Tags: FEATURED, HAITI DECADES SERIES, HAITI HISTORY 101 Haiti History 101: Haiti by the Decades, The 1910s Written by  Kat with  8 Comments This is one of Haiti’s street markets, as captured in 1910, by Sir Harry Johnston, a historian who visited several black communities in the Caribbean in the 1910s—Haiti among them. Taken in 1919, this photo shows some Haitian…

Music Review: Wanito, Biografi Mwen Written by  Kat with  5 Comments His birth name is Louis Pascal Juanitho Beaubrun. But call him Wanito. And listen hard to his album Biografi Mwen(Peacetones), a 10-track album that touches on everything from the frustrations of slum living in Haiti, to an unplanned pregnancy, to community strife (“Aprann Konnen”), to poverty, and spirituality (“Disparisyon”),…

 Tags: FEATURED, HAITIAN MODELS, JANY REMPONEAU TOMBA Jany Remponeau Tomba: The Untold Story of One of the World’s First Black Supermodels Written by  kreyolicious with  3 Comments In the 1960s, the 1970s, black models shined, and very, very few shined as lustrously as Jany Remponeau Tomba, who became one of the USA’s very first black supermodels. Her modeling career spanned three…

 Tags: FEATURED Miss Turks and Caicos on Life, and Her Marvelous Future Written by  Kat with  1 Comment Standing at 5’6, Easher Parker has sparkling doe eyes, glistening white teeth that makes one think that she wouldn’t have to audition for a toothpaste commercial, lips that look like they’ve been dipped and moistened in strawberry juice, and a face that brightens…

 Tags: FEATURED Jean Amédé Cazé: An Interview with the Jazz Luminary Written by  Kat with  1 Comment Jean Amédé Cazé is one of the most recognizable musicians on the contemporary Jazz scene. After beating out other competitors in the Thelonious Monk Jazz International Jazz Competition in 2007, Caze launched off a career that brought him on the stages of…