Veteran TV producer Claude Mancuso in partnership with Manuel Sanchez have started a new Haitian television network channel for the states which will be available on analog as well as digital satellite services. This channel will start off as an offering to residents of south Florida then branch off into New York, and other states then to Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
New Haitian Television Network
The New Haitian Television Network Will Provide Exciting Programming For Haitians
They will offer both pre recorded Haitian show and newly filmed and produced show from Florida. The venture is to be sustained by revenue generated from ads.
Here is a video of the Yele Foundations good works in Haiti, during and after the earthquake of 2010. Wyclef Jean has been getting some slack for his foundation but I know he has been doing good works in Haiti for years before the earthquake, before all of the NGO’s and media.
In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves hard fight for liberation became a double edged sword.
In this CNN documentary, the rapper Common visits Haiti in efforts of stopping modern day child slavery known as Restavec. This is the practice of poor families giving their children to families who are able to feed them. In return the child becomes a servant in that house until he or she gets older, usually the late teenage years and then is discarded and put out of the house.
Watch as Common and Fabiola Desmont or the Restavek Freedom Foundation work towards freeing children in Haiti from being indentured servants.