Hermanie Pierre, Miss Haiti International 2012, has been tapped by the organizers for Miss/Mrs. Haiti International and Miss Teen Haiti to direct the competitions for the upcoming pageant productions in April 2014 taking place in Evanston, IL at Dawes Elementary School (440 Dodge Ave, Evanston IL 60202) on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 6pm. The list of performers and guests include legendary singer Emeline Michel comedian and actor Sifrael, Mrs International 2013 Amy Gregorio, Mrs International 2000 Joanne Beauvoir Brown, Mrs Europe 2012 Anastagia Wiseman, singer Jade Passion, rapper Rhino G, reggae pop singer Rooby Man, Miss Black Arkansas Ariel MacFadden, Miss Teen Arkansas Previah White, General Consul of Haiti in Chicago Lesly Conde and many more.
Hermanie was selected as one of the top ten finalists in The Miss International 2012 and won MISS congeniality at the very same pageant. Hermanie is the 4th woman in Haiti pageant history that ever made to finalist since 1975. Hermanie says she wants to continue her work with young people and future involvement with pageants as a way to promote a positive image for Haitian communities around the US.
“I want to continue the legacy to our teens, young and married woman to promote Haiti to the positive image and help come Up with solutions for some of our issues we are having in our community and in Haiti.”
says Hermanie, who resides in Little Rock, Arkansas and at 28 is one of the youngest Civil Engineers, not to mention one of the few female and African Americans currently working on $90 million projects at Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. To learn more about Hermanie click here.
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Haitian American actress Vicky Jeudy is best known as Janae Watson on the Netflix breakout hit “Orange Is the New Black” (2013). Originally from Queens NY and of Haitian descent Vicky got her start in the entertainment world competing in beauty pageants.
She was a top 25 Semifinalist in the Miss NY USA competition, where she also took home the title of Miss Photogenic. As a college student, Vicky began to seriously study the craft of acting and gained experience in the indie film world. Her emotionally nuanced performances coupled with her professionalism created fast opportunities. A humanitarian at heart, Vicky is an avid reader in holistic health who, when not on set, can be found empowering the youth in her urban community. – Source
Here is a few excerpt from BlackGirlLongHair with Vicky about her show:
I’ve read that you started out as a beauty queen in New York. How did you make the transition into acting?
V: I started off in beauty pageants when I was younger. I went to college and I studied theater so I have my B.A. in theater. Then I attended an acting conservatory in New York City. I feel like my journey is like a long route. From there I went to Atlanta and was shooting indies until I relocated back to New York City and started hitting the acting pavement here. I signed with my manager Sana, at Steinberg Talent and 6 months later booked the show.
Little Known Historical Facts about Haiti.
During the reign of Paul Magloire, Haiti was featured on the Feb 22, 1954 cover of TIME magazine.
The period of 1950-1954 became known as Haiti’s Golden Age.
Tourists flowed into the country and Haiti became the Caribbean hot spot.
The music, the culture, and even the fascination with the Island’s language and culture soared.
Tourism was at its peak and Haitian coffee exports drew high prices.
*Under his photo cover reads, “His Black Magic: Roads, Dams, and Schools”
Bonus: Little known fact, the country still has the passion, the culture, the colors and the music. Here’s hoping for the Platinum Age.
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WHY SHE WANTS TO BE A JET BEAUTY: This section has a long-standing reputation of showing women of color in a positive light. When I first saw these photos as a little girl, they made me feel both beautiful and proud.
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Henri Christophe who is one of the most admired heroes of Haiti, (6 October 1767 – 8 October 1820) was a former slave and key leader in the Haitian Revolution, which succeeded in gaining independence from France in 1804. In 1805 he took part under Jean-Jacques Dessalines in the invasion of Santo Domingo (now Dominican Republic) against French forces, and was documented as killing hundreds of Dominicans, including prisoners.
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Henri Christophe learned everything he knew from experience. A Negro born into a slave family on the island of Grenada, he never went to school and was illiterate his whole life. His life’s purpose was to eradicate slavery and build Haiti into a strong country, and the slave boy who would be king took seriously the power and perks that came with the job. Christophe was a rambunctious kid. At age seven the plantation owner turned his unchanneled energy into profit when he sold the boy to a Negro mason as an apprentice. Christophe ran away from his master and stowed away on a boat bound for the island of Saint Domingue (now Haiti). At age twelve, Christophe ended up the servant of a French naval officer, hired to oil his boots and serve his meals. This job took him north to America where Christophe fought with the French in the Siege of Savannah before returning to Haiti where he was again sold to a free Negro who owned a hotel. The ambitious young man moved up from stable boy to cook, waiter and billiard marker. He saved enough money to buy his freedom. When Christophe was 26 years old he married the boss’s daughter, Marie Louise, who was only 15. They had two sons and two daughters.
Clifford Samuel Avril (born April 8, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the 2014 Superbowl Champions Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Jacksonville, Florida and attended Clay High School in Green Cove Springs. He was Second-team All-State selection as a defensive end his senior season, after recording 80 tackles, including 11-for-losses, nine sacks and four pass breakups.
Avril was drafted in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He signed a three-year, $1.634 million contract. In 2008 he recorded 23 tackles and five sacks. He was named to the Sporting News All-Rookie team. 2009 saw even better tackle statistics for Avril. Wikipedia
In an ESPN interview, Highly Questionable With Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones, the Seattle Seahawks defensive end and Superbowl Champ talks about getting beat up as a kid for being Haitian.
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SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 02: Defensive end Cliff Avril #56 of the Seattle Seahawks knocks the ball from quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter during a game at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Mirebalais is a town in Centre Department, Haïti, approximately 60 km northeast of Port-au-Prince on National Road 3. The city was established in 1703. American Rotarians have made a number of mission-type trips to the city and surrounding areas since the 1980s. Located along the hydroelectric power transmission grid, the city normally has electricity throughout the day and night. During the United Nations occupation of 2005, Nepalese troops were stationed in the city, utilizing the city jail as its headquarters. A U.S. military C-17 cargo plane carried out a large airdrop of food and supplies here in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
The Love For Everything Haitian Is Definitely Becoming A Big Deal. Diddy Just posted a few pictures off him, Rick Ross, French Montana and friends in Lil Haiti in Miami shooting the video for Big Homies. As you can see from the picture posted below, Diddy explains he can go to any hood.