Haiti got free today! – What are you waiting for?

2017 is here and you can feel the shift in the air. People are preparing and planning, resolving and recalibrating. It’s especially poignant this year because in less than 20 day the United States will have a new president. It’s sobering news for some and inconsequential to others. One thing for sure is that this is the moment to get free. The time has come where the oppressed must galivanize and affect change directly.

On this day in 1804 Haiti claimed it’s independence. After ousting the French and the Spanish from the island the first independent Black Country was established in the Western Hemisphere. This is important to recognize all the time because it shows what can be done when a people have a resolve and one goal. The courage, bravery and orginazation it took for a group of slaves to overthrow their rulers should not be overlooked. There is power in the collective. A focused determination can and will shift the tide. 

In the spirit of Dessalines, in the spirit of Toussaint in this moment we claim our freedom and expect the best for our existence. Happy New Year and Happy Haitian Independence Day!!

-Precise

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Soup Joumou – Haitian Independence

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Along with a New Year…We also celebrate Haitian Independence. 
The Haitian Revolution was the only slave revolt that led to the the slaves creating there own republic. The Haitians defeated both the French and Spanish military.

Soup Joumou is winter squash soup, it is symbolic because the Slaves were not allowed to eat it. So it is served every year in Haitian households as a reminder of this revolution and our ancestors.

My Mom makes it best. Of course I’m biased…lol 

L’Union Fait La Force

-Precise

 

HAPPY FREEDOM!!!! 2013

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The significance of this flag speaks to possibility. It speaks to unity. It speaks to FREEDOM!! We welcome 2013 with a sense of accomplishment and achievement. 

In 1804 a slave revolt led to the birth of a Nation. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!! Ayiti Cheri!!! 

We are FREE!!! 2013 The year of realized dreams.

-Precise

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