The 21st Century has embarked us to a new world of global economy and outsourcing where cultural interactions have also become a huge part of the dynamic. In fact, we are more interconnected in many ways than we were previously.
By becoming the first Black Independent nation from slavery in the Western Hemisphere during the 19th Century; Haiti’s independence wasn’t cheerfully celebrated among the world most powerful leaders and nations. Haiti’s independence was an insult to them.As a result, Haiti paid its “arrogance” with threat of invasion, embargos, as well as political and diplomatic isolation. Our isolation along with political instabilities has dragged us deeper and deeper in poverty while we were before that considered as the Pearle of the Caribbean. In addition to that; our own retraction, ambition, and selfishness have made us the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Sadly, today many Haitians emigrate everywhere in the world seeking for a better life, better physical and emotional security, better education, and better economic stability; while Haiti is left behind and gets deeper in the hole of despair…
Luckily, globalization along with technology has given to our generation the necessary tools to reach milestones that our predecessors we unable to imagine. We would like to give back to our communities by going to our roots and heritage. Our primary goal is to help first our brothers and sisters in the Charlotte area as well as other communities. Most of them have left Haiti to the United States in search of a better life, but are unable to reach their goals due to lack of education and poor necessary skills. We would like to empower them in many ways. And, we strongly believe by doing so; we will we will have better communities, less juvenile delinquency, less drugs on the streets, and less crime.
We are well aware of the complexity of the tasks ahead and upon us. We clearly understand that we cannot get our communities better, nor getting Haiti out of its trials byourselves only. It is completely impossible! Therefore, we urge our friends and neighbors to join in this effort. We are very positive that while we are doing our best as Haitians who care to strengthen and serve our communities; evidently, our country of origin will benefit from the effort because “United, We Are Strong!“
We really need our friends’ help and understanding to overcome the challenges of the 21st Century. This is why we exist! If global warming is in everyone’s mind, Haiti should too! On behalf of everyone involved in this long journey, welcome to Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti!