Haiti never seems to be far from Elizabeth Blake’s mind. Or so it seemed when she spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta downtown on Feb. 21 or even when she gave a lecture at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., two years earlier. The wife of former Home Depot CEO Frank Blake, Mrs. Blake has […]
United Parcel Service CEO David Abney has been re-elected as the chairman of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the organization announced after its June 15 board meeting. Newly elected board members include Jackie Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology, along with Gandy Thomas, consul general of […]
Though she has still never visited her ancestral country, soccer is giving Georgia State University freshman Taina Anglade a chance to reconnect with her Haitian roots. The 18-year-old in January joined the Haitian women’s national soccer team for a weekend training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as the team prepares for qualifying matches later this year for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France or Korea. As […]
A new Atlanta-based nonprofit is using crowdfunding to build homes for Haitian families, hoping to use its model to scale up to other countries and causes. New Story provides an online platform to allow anyone to give toward the $6,000 it costs to build a home in the island nation ravaged by an earthquake in […]
Racked by corruption, instability and poverty, conventional wisdom might direct smart travelers away from Haiti, but Consul General Gandy Thomas says his country is seeking “intellectual tourists” who can see its broader narrative beneath the rubble of the past few years. On Dec. 11, he’s inviting Atlantans to experience Haitian culture through dance.
The leaders of Ties That Matter, a non-profit that helps Haitian women grow their incomes by creating fashionable and decorative products from recycled neckties, are using their experiences in the poverty-stricken country to inspire Atlanta’s youth. Laura Martin, co-founder and executive director, has written a storybook about three children who addressed the issue of childhood hunger in Haiti by helping […]
The David Livingstone of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume,” fame — H.M. Stanley’s reported salutation on the banks of Lake Tanganiyka on Nov. 10, 1871, held a mythic status during the Victorian era as being simultaneously a missionary and an advocate of Britain‘s commercial empire, an extraordinarily adventurous explorer and an anti-slavery crusader.
On Jan. 12, 2010, Lizzy Sandlin was a 12-year-old eighth grader at the Atlanta International School busily studying the courses required on the international baccalaureate diploma track and practicing the viola, her instrument of choice.
There’s no telling what will bring former President Bill Clinton and Canadian mining executive and philanthropist Frank Giustra together. In 2004, it was the earthquake and tsunami that caused enormous damage to Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The next year it was uranium and business in Kazakhstan leading to their creation in 2007 of […]
CARE has long been interested in rooting out poverty in Haiti by empowering women through Village Savings and Loan Associations and solidarity groups.