Haitian-Born Author Dady Chery Discusses ‘We have Dared to Be Free’ With Anita Stewart – Part I
Dady Chery


Tweet The following interview was originally broadcast on Wise Women Media on August 5, 2015 and later rebroadcast as a three-part series on Challenging the Rhetoric, on August 26-28. For the audio for the first part of the series, scroll … Continue reading

Interview: Haitian-Born Author Dady Chery Dissects Haiti’s Ongoing Occupation


Interview of Dady Chery With Gilbert Mercier, Haiti Chery | New Junkie Post. A few months ago we decided to launch News Junkie Post Press, aka NJP Press. Dady Chery will be the first author published by us; Gilbert Mercier will be next in line. On the occasion, Mercier introduced Chery’s book and conducted this interview.

Francois Duvalier Interview in English, 1968

Dr Francois Duvalier President of Haiti 1st December 1957 Haiti / Mono Print

By Alan Whicker and Frank Pocklington, BBC, ITV, Yorkshire Television | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Selected scenes of 1968 Haiti, plus a remarkably extensive and candid interview, in English, between a quite fearless British reporting team and Francois Duvalier.

Copa Mundial 2014: Hermoso juego muestra fea desigualdad


Por Gilbert Mercier, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Durante décadas, “joga bonito” era una manera inocente de la vida. Ahora bien, es un gran negocio en el que la corrupción, la codicia, la mentalidad de mercenario, y el comportamiento criminal, incluso francamente proliferan.

Un poème par René Depestre: ‘La révolution sans fétiches’


Par René Depestre, du receuil En Etat de Poésie (Les Editeurs Réunis Francais, Paris, 1980) | Haiti Chery. Il y a ceux qui crient sur tous les toits / Vive la Révolution! / derrière ce cri se cache parfois le voeu / secret que la révolution se casse une jambe….

Biodiversity and Sustainability Closely Linked to Language and Culture
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. As linguistic and culturally diversity disappear, so too does biological diversity. This is because the world’s indigenous cultures know best how to create the conditions to maintain species and keep ecosystems functioning in areas where humans also live.

Haitian Hot Cocoa
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In Haiti, a freshly baked roll with a cup of hot cocoa is a typical dinner. We have the Aztecs and Mayans to thank for the elaborate process for manufacturing chocolate from the seeds of Theobroma cacao: “food of the gods.”

Standing Ovation and 11 Medals for Haitian Culinary Team!Onze médailles pour la cuisine haïtienne en Floride!


By Evens Prosper, HPN | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The culinary team that represented Haiti in the “Taste of the Caribbean” contest in Miami from June 20 to 24 won 11 medals for Haiti in several gastronomic categories, and Haiti received three consecutive minutes of standing ovation. (English|French)

Instant Gratification U.S.A.

Infographics created by Online Graduate Programs | Courtesy of Tony Shin | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. What kind of culture is compatible with instant gratification? Certainly not one that nurtures spirituality, because a spiritual life requires being still sometimes. Or one that promotes creativity, because prolonged focus and practice are needed for mastery over one’s talents.

With Havana Flights, Cuban Musicians Return to Bay Area


By C. K. Hickey, Oakland North | YouTube | Haiti Chery. The opening up of Oakland airport to Havana represents a unique cultural and political connection between Cuba and the US’ Bay Area. “Culture cures: culture leads to communication between countries, and communication leaves everybody better off than before.” – William T. Martinez

‘Black Elk Speaks’ Excerpt: The Offering of the Pipe


By shaman Black Elk, as told through John Neihardt, from: Black Elk Speaks, Washington Square Press, 1972, originally published in 1932. Introductory chapter of a great classic on spirituality. The book is a translation and transcription by John Neihardt of oral history, as told to him in 1931 by shaman Black Elk of the Oglala Sioux.

Documentary Tracks Cultural Genocide of American Indians


By Rose Aguilar, Truthout | YouTube. From 1879 until the 1960s, more than 100,000 American Indian children were forced to attend boarding schools. Children were forcibly removed or kidnapped from their homes and taken to the schools. Families risked imprisonment if they stood in the way or attempted to take back their children.

Now I Am Without Weight: Excerpt from Katherine Dunham’s ‘Island Possessed’


By Katherine Dunham, Doubleday 1969, University of Chicago Press Edition 1994 | YouTube | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Katherine Mary Dunham was a dancer extraordinaire, choreographer, anthropologist, writer, and political activist. In 1936, Dunham, a brilliant and adventurous young woman torn between dance and anthropology, went solo to Haiti to study primitive dance and ritual. Includes videos of Dunham in the dance sequence of Stormy Weather and a 1962 interview.