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The Incredible Determination of Mr. Celestin Odilon

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  From Working on a Chicken Farm to Owning One of the Biggest Haitian Restaurants (O’King Créole) in South Florida By Sarah Brutus Q: Where are you from? A:...
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“A Balanced Life” Author Anis Blemur Believes He Can Do More for the Community...

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  By Sarah Brutus  Where are you from? I am the sixth of seven children born to Rosemond & Nelta Auguste Blemur, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. I came to the United...
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How Mr. Alex Saint Surin Turned His 5-Year-Old Dream into an Empire

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  Miserably Fired from his First Radio Job, he Now Owns Six Radio Stations By Sarah Brutus Where are you from? I was born in Jeremie, Haiti. Where did you go to...
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Junior “DJ 5 Etwal” Belizaire: The Haitian Nightlife King of South Florida

First published in SPRING 2016 “TOP 10 HAITIAN Business Leaders in South Florida” edition.  From Delivering Pizza to Delivering Hit Music that Keeps the Gouyad Going, All Night Long By Sarah Brutus Q: Where are you from? A: Port Au Prince, Haiti. I came...

DAWN Richard: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of “Haitian Descendants Among the Stars” Vol. 1 Birth of Darkness for a Beautiful Dawn Dawn Angeliqué Richard is scheduled to release her next album 'Blackheart', a sequel to 'Golden Heart', soon. The albums...
Alain Lemaire

Top Chef: Alain Lemaire “Showing the Richness of Haiti”

This Q&A first published in the Spring 2015 print edition. Get to know “Chef Alain Lemaire” Q: Where did you grow up? A: I was born and raised in P-au-P Haiti until I graduated from high school and moved to Florida to pursue...

Jessica Lucas: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 Dark-haired, Canadian actress Jessica Lucas has played main roles in several successful movies, TV series, and also in her local theater. She was also...

BASQUIAT: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 The Complex, Painful Phantasmagoria of Jean-Michel Basquiat Artists are mental explorers, and that is probably the most painful aspect of anything in the world. The...
Natacha Gomez

Top Chef: Natacha Gomez “Keep Cooking with Love”

This Q&A first published in the Spring 2015 print edition. Get to know “Chef Natacha Gomez” Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up on the northern side of Haiti, the beautiful town of Cap-Haitien. Q: When did you know you wanted...

Maxwell: Haitian Descendants Among the Stars

First published in the Spring 2015 print edition, as part of "Haitian Descendants Among the Stars" Vol. 1 Neo Soul Pioneers, Gerald Maxwell Rivera is among them Musician Gerald Maxwell Rivera is better known by his stage name 'Maxwell'. Maxwell had difficulty...