By Kim Ives This article was originally published by Haiti Liberté Father Gérard Jean-Juste was entirely without any pretensions of grandeur. Photo: Wadner Pierre/Haïti Liberté Here’s one anecdote that captures the man. While he was jailed for political reasons in late 2005, the priest took part of his prison rations and any extra food friends and family … More Father Gérard Jean-Juste: The People’s Priest (1946–2009)
The Former Charge d’Affaires for Haiti in London (Permanent Head Of Mission for Haiti to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland 2014-2015), Jean R. Pillard decried the sexual exploitation of underaged Haitian girls by humanitarian aid workers. Mr. Pillard says: “As a Haitian, I am deeply saddened and distraught by another instance of abuse of … More Former Permanent Head Of Mission for Haiti to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Calls for ‘a Conference of all NGOs Operating in Haiti’
By Wadner Pierre This Op-Ed was originally published by the Loyola University New Orleans students newspaper, The Maroon on January 18, 2018 It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, our current president, who claims to be “genius” and “stable” uses racist, vile and undiplomatic language vehemently to describe a nation in which he’s … More Opinion: Without Haiti, there Would Be no Louisiana Purchase
By Wadner Pierre In a fragile, volatile and globalized world, diplomacy continues to remain the best tool to address local, national and global issues. The states are no longer the only actors in the international arena, but also the non-state actors. First, what is Diplomacy? Traditionally, Diplomacy, according to Britannca.com is “the conduct of official … More Reflection on the Role and the Importance of Diplomacy in Our Today’s World
By Wadner Pierre Congressional Black Caucus joined a growing chorus urging the Trump administration to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In their letter, the lawmakers urge the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly “to extend the existing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti by 18 months and to include all Haitians present in the United States … More Congressional Black Caucus Urging Pres. Trump to Renew TPS for Thousands of Haitians Living in the U.S.
By Wadner Pierre As over a billion Catholics celebrate the “Jubilee of Mercy” around the world, the Holy Father invited the faithful to pray for a war-free world. Hours before he attended the closing ceremony of an international summit of interfaith leaders to pray for world peace in Assisi, Italy, Pope Francis told the audience … More Pope Francis, the Missionary of Peace
By Wadner Pierre PBS Published a documentary about the Black Panthers titled, The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution. This documentary reveals the real goal of the Panthers, which was to end racial discrimination, social injustice against people of colored in America. In this documentary former Black Panthers members talked about their struggle to overcome social inequality … More The Black Panthers Party: A Story of Fighting Against Racial Discrimination in America and a Plea for Change
By Wadner Pierre Haitians bid farewell to President Michel J. Martelly. Martelly left office without a successor to replace him. The former president tried at the last few months of his 5-year-term to organize elections, unfortunately, they were plagued by massive frauds and irregularities according to reports. In the next coming months, Haitians will need to … More Haiti: The End of Martelly’s Regime, What’s Next?
By Wadner Pierre In a world where state actors are unlikely to declare war to each other, but non-state actors like terrorist networks such as ISIS will do to either fulfill their political ideology or religious beliefs. That is why it is critical that global leaders carefully explore different options and use the appropriate tools when dealing … More Obama’s Way of Dealing with Global Crisis