Many know that Haiti's help was crucial in the liberation of many Latin American countries, the most remembered being the liberation of Venezuela, however most are unaware that the first Black Republic also helped many other countries.
Between 1821 and 1832, the Greek revolutionaries waged wars against the Ottoman Empire, which had been ruling most of Greece 🇬🇷 since 1453. Out of money, supplies and help from their European neighbors, the Greek revolutionaries decided to seek help from Haiti 🇭🇹.
They sent a letter to then Haiti's president Jean Pierre Boyer, asking him for military and monetary help for their fight against Ottoman rules. Haiti was in financial ruins but still found a way to help. The country had lost nearly all of its sources of revenues in the wars for independence against the French empire. Plus the recent integration of the (Dominican Republic) into Haiti was also having some financial restraint on the Haitian government.
In a lengthy letter, on January 15th 1822, President Boyer explained to Adamantios Korais, then Governor of Greece, that due to Haiti's financial situation he would not be able to send money nor men to Greece, but promised to do all that he could to help in their cause for freedom. Some historians claim, President Boyer agreed to send a cargo of 25 tons of coffee, one of the most important commodities of the time, to be sold on behalf of the greek revolutionaries for the procurement of supplies; thus making Haiti the first country in the world to recognized Greece right to freedom, and the first one outside Europe to help the country of Socrates achieve self-determination.
Source: hougansydney.com and Greece.org
For those who wrestle with life’s direction: Now is all we have. You are every bit of capable to dig deep and uncover that next step… even if the whole road has yet to be uncovered. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Not knowing what you want to do with your life is a defense against the terror of being in control of your life. It is a resistance to admitting the possibilities are not entirely endless. It is a way of pretending now does not matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Perpetually being confused by choices is nothing more than hoping that maybe there is a way to get through life without taking charge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Perhaps it is time to make a choice and be happy, rather than treading water. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Choose your own path. Seek peace and joy along your journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☝🏽”I bet you thought 🤷🏽♂️ #modeling#modelingagency 😂👉🏽💃🏽”That’s what I paid her to do.💫” #pretty#startups#haiti#agriculturelife 🌴 #treeoflife 🌳 #tree_brilliance 🌴 #beautyandthebeast 🍁 #beautytips#technology#betatesting#geolocation#fruits#vegetables#fresh#tea#plantsmakepeoplehappy 🎍 #explorers 👓 #mounboursiquot#siliconvalley#bayarea#sf#sanfrancisco#haitianbusinesses ®️🤔
💫....👨🏽💻. Project Manager to help design and build an indoor farm facility (Farm 1.0). The project management position will lead the process from design to construction for the solicitation and contract phases of the project. This role will require the development of design documentation, request for proposals, contract development and construction management. Duties include: • Develop design and system documentation for the indoor farm to include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, data management, control systems and HVAC operations. • Research and pre-qualify partners and vendors to participate in the proposal process. • Establish a comprehensive list of requirements for Farm 1.0. • Develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Farm 1.0 and solicit responses by pre-qualified candidates. • Negotiate and develop Farm 1.0 Design-Build contracts with firm fixed cost and schedules. • Execute and manage the Farm 1.0 contracts and develop a work plan with the partners that ensure timely and on-budget delivery of the project scope. • Develop criteria for acceptance of the Farm 1.0 design and construction scope. • Manage the project execution of the contract to include the facilitation of meetings, management of contract milestones, negotiate and administer any contract modifications, or change requests. • Implement a process for contract change using a change control board to involve OPO management and engineering. • Maintain single point of contact with the design-build construction managers. • Manage the facility permitting process, inspections and eventual occupancy of the facility. • Drive the successful completion of the farm facility, and lead initiation of operations for the working farm. • Document and manage the as-built 💪🏽
💚💛❤💙💙❤💛💚👑 H.I.M ORIGINAL MASUON #true#mothers are appreciated
I come home from training to be surprised a couple mins before my soular earth strong return ( #birthday) my Afrikan/indigenous hebrew decent #queen passed by and surprised me with some gifts. This woman is a gift alone she has indured and overcame a plethora of obstacles, that when people look at her they wouldnt be able to imagine that she is alive.Shes indured racism, discrimination,She has indured prison, being held at gun point, to name the least shes ebdured much of the suffering made by design in this so called society. She is inspiring, she visits woman in prison to council and guide them, feed the homeless, shes done activism,shes raw with it and direct.A true intellectual who also home schooled me for some time and taught me to always learn self knowledge, to always do my own research, Shes the one who first introduced me in eating raw vegan food since pickney(youth) im just mentioning minimal virtous actions of principles,value as a human being ,character humblness ,meekness, and indomitable strength she has shown as a true human beauty and she is very proud of her afrikan/indigneous roots too.. Praise be to the almighty creator for Ama..
#artist - #chiefraka19_aka_stigma
Les pensées de Dany Laferrière, écrivain haïtien sur les affaires du monde, la mode, son pays, la guerre, la dictature, son enfance, les mannequins, l'Occident, son métier d'écrivain, les écrivains, les femmes... Etc. Des enfilades de tribunes très lucides sur la post-modernité gorgées d'humour ironique propre à l'auteur avec des intercalaires de ses poèmes.
".. Dans quelle langue écrivez-vous ? Me demande le quotidien Le Monde. (...) J'étais si habitué à ce qu'on me fasse le reproche de ne pas écrire dans ma langue maternelle. Comme si un huissier m'indiquait brutalement que le terrain sur lequel je venais construire ma maison ne m'appartenait pas. Avec cette dernière question, j'ai l'impression d'avoir enfin le choix (...) Ceux qui écrivent dans leur langue maternelle ignorant le drame des pays conquis, ne comprennent pas ma surprise.(...) Ce sera un moyen pour eux d'expliquer à la droite identitaire que la littérature est une fenêtre par où s'envole l'esprit que la nation tente justement de garder enfermé."p. 188
"Montrez-nous les corps. On veut les voir. Ils n'appartiennent plus aux veuves, mais à tous ceux au nom de qui ils sont allés là-bas. La guerre dit une seule chose : notre société repose sur une immense fumisterie. " p. 247
Et pour faire lien une relecture du grand classique du compère caraïbéen poète Aimé Césaire.
What an eventful couple of weeks. Been cheered up to no end by these beautiful souls who despite living in a country that has gone through so much hardship, have nothing but love to give. A real lesson for me right now. So pleased to be in Haiti with @MarysMeals visiting schools to see the wonderful work they do. Communities are transformed by what @MarysMeals does to feed children in a place of education. It’s such a simple idea that works really well. I’ve seen it in action in Liberia, and now Haiti. Link in bio for their website MarysMeals.org, or follow @MarysMeals for more pictures and videos from this trip! #Haiti#MarysMeals#school#meals#hope#joy#food#education
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