United Nations (UNHCR) Census Targeted Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry to Be Denationalized
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168 of September 23, 2013 denationalizes over 200,000 Black Dominicans belonging to four generations whose ancestors entered the DR between 1929 and 2007.

Haiti-Dominican Republic Conflict: IACHR Commission Says DR Court Ruling Is Discriminatory

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By AlterPresse | Haiti Chery. Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168.13 is discriminatory and violates the rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent, according to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, CIDH). (English | French)

Violence, Arson Against Haitians in Dominican Republic
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. For every embargo against the Dominican Republic (DR), there come a rash of repatriations and other abuses of Haitians. Rights groups call on the Haitian government to speak up for its nationals and denounce the abuses against them in the DR.

U.S. IKEA Furniture Workers Unionized With Help from Counterparts in Sweden

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By Jenny Brown, Labor notes | William Rogers, Left Labor Reporter. Workers at IKEA, a Swedish furniture company that had outsourced its labor to the U.S. because of low wages, have managed to unionize with support from Swedish workers. The win showed the promise of linking unions across borders to pressure European owners.

Shopping in Petion-Ville While Black

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By Nicole Simon, Le Nouvelliste | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The worst thing was to find this French friend — blonde with blue eyes — two days later, who admitted that she has visited the same store on Louverture Street with all her gear, and no one has ever denied her access. “My dear, let’s call a spade a spade. We’ve got a color problem.” (English | French)

Alice Walker Interview on Why She Declined to Publish ‘The Color Purple’ in Israel

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By Alice Walker, Facebook page | PACBI. Recently I wrote a letter to Yediot publishers in Israel declining an offer they’d made to publish my novel The Color Purple. Though the letter is self-explanatory there have been many erroneous and curious interpretations of it…. I have chosen to give one interview only. I accepted the invitation to be interviewed by an Israeli paper because I feel it is important to speak directly to the Israeli people; both Jewish and Arab.

Lolita in the Dominican Republic

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By Staff, Diario Libre | Humberta, Diaspora Women | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Dominican Republic has the highest percentage of pregnant adolescents of all Latin American and Caribbean countries. According to the Statistical Yearbook of Public Health, there were 118,730 births in 2011, 60% of them to mothers under 18 years old. Moreover, 40% of these births were by Caesarian section. Instead of confronting these problems, Dominicans have focused on Haitian births.

Taking It to the Streets: Justice for Alan Blueford! Release Chris Moreland!

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By Davey D, Davey D’s Hip Hop Corner Blog | twitter: @alyssa011968 | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. At a recent townhall meeting in Oakland about the shooting of 18-year old Alan Blueford, attendees turned their backs on what they perceived as being lies from the police chief. A bullhorn called “Justice!” and got the response “For Alan Blueford” Chris Moreland, the man who cried “Justice!” into the bullhorn, is himself now in jail on trumped up charges.

Charlemagne Peralte: Haitian Hero, ‘Supreme Bandit’ of First US Occupation – Part III
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. “These Southerners have found Haiti to be the veritable promised land of ‘jobs for deserving democrats’…. In Port-au-Prince many of them live in fine villas. Many of them who could not keep a hired girl in the United States have a half-dozen servants. All of the civilian heads of departments have automobiles furnished at the expense of the Haitian Government… It is interesting to see with what disdain, as they ride around, they look down upon the people who pay for the cars.” – James Weldom Johnson

Charlemagne Peralte: Haitian Hero, ‘Supreme Bandit’ of First US Occupation – Part II
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Charlemagne Peralte organized the Cacos after escaping his enslavement by the U.S. occupation. The revolutionary Cacos soon grew to thousands of guerillas, including many Dominicans won over by Peralte to the anti-imperialist cause, and a provisional Caco government was declared in northern Haiti.

Charlemagne Peralte: Haitian Hero, ‘Supreme Bandit’ of First US Occupation – Part I
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. After more than a century sailing along as an independent black nation, Haiti collided with the Monroe Doctrine in the person of U.S. kingmaker Roger L. Farnham in 1915. He soon met his match in Haitian hero Charlemagne Peralte.

Trayvon Martin’s Mom: Call Your Governor On Mother’s Day

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By Sybrina Fulton, Justice for Trayvon and Global Grind, YouTube | Stephen C. Webster, Raw Story. For Mother’s Day, Sybrina Fulton asks the U.S. public to spare other mothers her grief by calling the governors of their states and urging them to reconsider laws like the one cited by the man who killed her son Trayvon Martin. Includes link to drop down scorecard with status of each state on “Stand Your Ground” law.

Record Numbers Deported, Thousands of Their Children Taken By Current U.S. Administration

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By Staff, Huffington Post. More than 5,100 children were living in foster care in January 2012 because their parents were detained or deported, according to a study released by the Applied Research Center, which advocates for immigration reform.