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When Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler decided to give three runaway slaves refuge at Fort Monroe as "contraband" of war in May 1861, he barely described the incident in his daybook. But by 1863, the epic consequences of his landmark order could be...
Before her panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Book, journalist and author Amy Wilentz dropped in at our video booth to talk about how she came to write her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo." Written after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, this...
Five hundred bags of groceries, and 50,000 prepared meals later, one local school made a dent in world hunger. North Broward Preparatory School sponsored two activities aimed at helping those less fortunate by providing food and other everyday...
For Samuel Dalembert, trips to South Florida are always welcome, even when they come without playing time. The Bucks center is the only Haitian-born player in the NBA and he feels a connection to the area, despite having played college ball at Seton Hall...
Tags: Voting, Milwaukee Bucks, Politics, Paul George, Ersan Ilyasova
Deep into Marie Arana's wonderful new biography of Simón Bolívar, "the George Washington of South America," there's a deliciously unexpected pause in the action. It's 1816, and Bolívar has set sail from Haiti. He's on his way back to Venezuela, with...
Tags: Venezuela, Rome (Italy), Caracas (Venezuela), Authors, Spain
READER SUBMITTED: Saint Patrick Youth Group Holds 30-Hour Famine To Raise Money And Hunger AwarenessFarmington ValleyThe St. Patrick Church high-school youth group LEGACY (Living Eternally Grateful As Catholic Youth) is participating in a 30 hour famine to raise money for the feeding program at the church's sister parish, St. Thrse in Lilavois, Haiti. On Friday thirty-...
Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...
The Baltimore SunBOWIE — On his first off day as an Orioles minor leaguer, Double-A Bowie outfielder Henry Urrutia took a trip to Baltimore, where he got a tour of Camden Yards — the place he hopes his uphill and divot-filled baseball journey reaches its...
South Windsor High SchoolHaiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA certain beauty exists even in the worst devastation and circumstances. Have no doubt: the conditions in Haiti, where I recently spent a week, are appalling. Yet, amidst the scenes that overwhelm your mind and break your heart, a quiet child will...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.Things seemed simpler this year at the enormous annual trade show for the natural products industry. There was a bit of a back-to-the-old-days vibe among the thousands of things to eat or drink, to use to clean your person or your house, to improve your...
The Baltimore SunSARASOTA, Fla. -- When the Orioles made the unprecedented move to play the Cuban national team in Havana on March 28, 1999, the stated purpose was to improve relations between the countries through a sporting exhibition. There was no way of knowing...
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