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With the large number of Haitian-born celebrities and Haitian-American (and Canadian) stars doing it big, we couldn’t pass on the chance to highlight some of our favorites–and a few we actually didn’t realize were repping Haiti. They are a variety of singers, rappers, actors and artists, but they all have one thing in common (besides being black of course), they go hard for their favorite country (or at least one of their favorites…). Enjoy!
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If you hadn’t heard, my imaginary husband is indeed a Haitian brother. While his father was raised in Puerto Rico and was of Pentecostal faith, the singer’s mother grew up in Haiti and was Baptist. When helping to raise money after the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Maxwell spoke about his Haitian roots and his work before the catastrophe to help the fight against hunger. His song, “Fistful of Tears,” was used to help in the relief effort.
Film festivals like Sundance and Cannes are well known for making otherwise unknown indie flicks into blockbusters, but black film festivals like Urban World and Pan African also highlight quality films. Last year’s festival favorites included a variety of black films about everything from 30-something romantic dilemmas to an infamous thoroughfare in Detroit. The casts are just as diverse as the plots. Wood Harris, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Omari Hardwick, Golden Brooks and Meagan Good are just some of the actors in theses movies.
Here are five black films from the black film circuit that you just might see in a theater near you this year! Click here to see the list! Are some of your favorite actors in these films?