Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution Was Too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a Haitian slave turned revolutionary general. When Dessalines declared Haiti’s independence from France in 1804 after a 13-year slave uprising and civil
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Gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians kill 4, wound 9 in Mexico City tourist area

MEXICO CITY — Mexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by a brazen shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who killed four people and wounded nine in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square in the capital where the bands serenade tourists. The Mexico Cityprosecutors’ office said at least one
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North Carolina braces for Florence’s devastating deluge

LUMBERTON, N.C. — North Carolina officials warned residents Saturday not to become “complacent” about Tropical Storm Florence, which, despite weaker-than-expected winds, is poised to cause historic flooding and devastation for many days across much of the region. “We’re trying to make it totally clear that this is deadly,” Fayetteville Mayor Mitch
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