5 minutes read July 3, 2015 A Look at Hillary (and Bill) Clinton’s Past in Haiti Hillary Clinton might have some explaining to do before she can claim the top spot in the Democratic primary. Any pro-Hillary voters who prioritize moral plans for American foreign policy….. Read More 5 minutes read July 3, 2015 A meditation on that space I need for my rage, or, an independence manifesto The space I need for my rage was taken from me long ago. I have spent the better part of my adult life recognizing both its social and personal absence….. Read More 5 minutes read June 18, 2015 Meditation on Haiti (and Charleston) as a Certain Kind of Black Yesterday morning I received a text from my uncle that reduced me to tears. It read: “Hi! Gina I want you to focus on the Dominican Republic and Haiti today…… Read More 4 minutes read June 17, 2015 How history has been distorted to justify the Dominican deportations Over the past two years, a legal nightmare has grown in the Dominican Republic. Taking aim at Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent, the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal issued a ruling in….. Read More 9 minutes read February 2, 2015 Football, Disappearances and Disasters in Haiti Disappearance Tonton Macoute is the bogeyman of Haitian myth that steals misbehaving children in the dead of night into immortal slavery. That’s why, during the 1960’s, the members of a….. Read More 4 minutes read August 12, 2013 When Jean-Michel Basquiat went to Africa Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first American artist of African descent to achieve international stardom, often referenced Africa or the African diaspora in his work. Take, for example, 1983′s “The Nile” (a….. Read More 1 minute read March 16, 2012 Friday Music Bonus Edition Five for the weekend. First up, via AfriPOP!, Nomsa Mazwai’s new video for her song ‘Nguwe.’ (The video comes with a translation.) Then, Vox Sambou (below) and The Narcicyst tell how….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.