In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, 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 over N[...]
We all know how annoying it is when your phone charger won't reach your bedside post - But when a small impoverished child repeats your words with a backdrop of a run down tin roof and a muddy road suddenly the troubles of life in the Western world take on a slight air of silliness. At least, this is the intention of Haitian charity "Water is Life" that uses people on Twitter who emplo[...]
More from the BBC Storyville Why Poverty? initiative, which includes shorts and feature films, that will explore why, in the 21st century, 1 billion people still live in poverty. Today, an heartwarming, inspiring short film titled, Colors In The Dust, from director Jonathan Stack, which asks the question, Can a boy paint his way out of poverty? 1.5 million Haitians were left homeless by the [...]
 On October 11th 2012 Haitian American rapper Wyclef Jean's world shook with a faint rumble: The New York Time unleashed a stark review of the hip hop star's funds in charity in Haiti and it was a math equation that was found lacking. Wyclef Jean in his memoir claims he was persecuted like Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr, crucified by the public when he faced questions about his charity's ina[...]
Starring Idris Elba, Sometimes in April is a 2005 historical drama television film about the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, written and directed by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. The story centers on two brothers: Honoré Butera, working for Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, and Augustin Muganza, a captain in the Rwandan army (who was married to a Tutsi woman, Jeanne, and had three children [...]