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Fairly certain New Orleans is cursed

I went to New Orleans a few weeks ago and was pretty affected by it. I wanted to share a journal entry I wrote in my hotel room that weekend. Well, part of it. ***** New Orleans. A sad city. … Continue reading

White woman is raped by a Haitian man – white patriarchy is to blame?

It has taken me two days to respond to this: Ever committed to preserving the dignity of Black men in a world which constantly stereotypes them as violent savages, I viewed this writing as yet one more opportunity to fight “the … Continue reading

Raisin' Hale Returns! Special Haiti Edition.

So I’m back… and I’m relaunching my podcast with a recap of my Haiti trip. No guests – just a 30 minute stroll through my head. Talking about people, places… and how I may or may not be wanted by … Continue reading

This is Haiti.

Here is a video montage I put together of some of my photos from Haiti. I’ve been trying to find outlets for the pictures I got – Haitians are beautiful. And the country is too. When it’s not, you know, … Continue reading

Blancs In Citae

Yesterday we went to a small village called Citae outside of Jacmel. The journey there was an adventure in and of itself there really aren’t any roads by American standards, more like paths wide enough for a car to get … Continue reading

More on Sisters of Charity

Yesterday morning was spent at the Sisters of Charity orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. I was told going in that they follow the “Mother Teresa” model – in other words, they only take the poorest of the poor and the sickest … Continue reading

The first night in Jacmel

It was not quiet. We went to bed early. I feel asleep quickly – it was a long day and we started at 4:30am, it was like 10pm when I crashed. After a cold shower that smelled like Haiti, I … Continue reading

First impressions. And the boy in the blue sweatshirt.

I got to Jacmel today. We left Miami early this morning and flew in to Port au Prince. I’m not sure what I expected – but the scene at the airport was crazy. I was told that it wasn’t all … Continue reading

Expectations.

So I’m in Miami. It was a fun flight. I’m traveling with close friends. We encountered Apnea Man: Seriously, I had to double check and see if the sound coming from this guy’s nose was actual snoring or a plane … Continue reading

In spite of me…

This Haiti trip came up pretty quickly. And by that I mean I had about two weeks to raise money, get a passport, get my shots, and other little things… and the first week I was involved in an all … Continue reading