Famous Haitians 

David Malebranche

October 13, 2014
David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, is a clinician-researcher with expertise in the
clinical management of HIV and behavioral HIV prevention research with Black men in the
United States.Dr. Malebranche's work has been featured in medical and public health journals such as:
The Annals of Internal Medicine,The American Journal of Public Health, The Journal of General Internal Medicine,
Health Affairs, Men and Mascunilities, The Archives of Sexual Behavior and The Journal of the National Medical Association.
Dr Malebranche has appeared in documentaries on CNN, ABC News Primetime, TV One and Black Entertainment Television (BET).
Dr Malebranche is also an assisstant professor at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. David Malebranche is a first generation Haitian-America. His father was born in Anse-a-Veau and his mother was European American.
 


 

Danny Laferriere

October 13, 2014


Danny Laferriere was born April 13th 1953 in Port-au-Prince. The author of 14 french novels is one of the most respected Haitian writers. Danny Laferriere's father was a mayor of Port-au-Prince before he was forced into exile by the Duvalier regime, leaving the young Danny with his maternal grand mother in the sea side town of Petit-Goave, Dany grew up in Haiti and became a journalist and radio broadcaster. Danny Laferriere migrated to Canada in 1978, after a colleague who was working  on a s...

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Michael Jean

October 13, 2014
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 Emigrated from Haiti at the early age 11, Michael Jean left Haiti with her family in 1957 in fear of then Dictatorship government of François Duvalier and settled in Montreal. 
Jean pursued her master's studies in comparative literature and taught at the Montreal University's faculty of Italian studies after earning a bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and Hispanic languages at that same university, While teaching and still attending college. Michael Jean, for eight years, worked with Quebec...


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Reginald Fils Aime

October 13, 2014
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Reginald Fils Aime, mostly known as Reggie, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo America. The North American Division. 
Reggie was the Executive Vice-President of sales and Marketing prior to his actual role as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Reggie was born in New York in 1961 to Haitian Immigrants who permanently moved to the United States in order to escape the conflicting political views of Reginald's grand parents. Throughout his career, Reginald was Senior Vice-...


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Ralph Gilles

October 13, 2014
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Ralph Gilles was born in New York on January 14, 1970 fro two Haitian parents who left Haiti under the dictatorship of Francois Duvalier. Shortly after birth, with his parents he emigrated to Montreal, and stayed there till his adulthood. 
At the age of only 14, one of his aunts, Giselle Mouscardy noticed his enormous talents of sketching cars, wrote to the CEO of Chrysler at the time, Lee Lacocca, informing him of her nephew talents and sent a few of the sketches along as proof, impressed, Ch...


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Edwidge Danticat

October 13, 2014

 Edwidge Danticat was born January 19, 1969 in Port-au-Prince and was separated by her father when she was only 2 years old. He emigrated to the United States, in search of a better life. 2 years later, her mother also left for the United States. Along with her younger brother, Edwidge was left with her father's brother who was a minister living in one of Port-au-Prince poorest area. Bel Air, for the next eight years. At the age of 12, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, to join her parents and ...


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Pierre Richard Prosper

October 13, 2014

 Pierre-Richard Prosper is the son of two Haitian physician who emigrated to the United States under fear of Francois Duvalier. He was born in Denver, Colorado in 1963. Raised in upstate New York, he graduated from Shenendehowa high school and attended Boston College and Pepperdine University School of Law. From 1989 to 1994 he was a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles where he prosecuted gang related murders. From 1994 to 1996 he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the central D...


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Mia Love

October 13, 2014

 Mia Love is the current Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah,  the first person of African descent to hold that position in the State's history. She came to prominence after bringing down her city's deficit from $3.5 million to just $779.000 in just one year. In 2012, she was the Republican Party's nominee for the US House of Representatives in Utah's 4th congressional district, and was also a speaker at the 2012 Republic National Convention. Mia Love was born in Brooklyn on September 6th, 1975 f...


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Garcelle Beauvais

October 13, 2014

Garcelle Beauvais was born in Haiti on November 26, 1966. Her mother was a nurse and her father a lawyer. At the age of 16, after the divorce of her parents, she moved to Massachusetts with her mother and then to Miami the same year. Within a year, at the age of 17, Garcelle moved to New York in pursuit of modeling career. She got hired by the very well-known modeling agency of Eileen Ford. While modeling for the agency, she  got some early acting parts in the "Cosby Show" and other series. I...


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Jimmy Jean Louis

October 13, 2014

 Born on August 8, 1968 in Petion-Ville, Jimmy Jean Louis is an actor and model. At a very young age, Jimmy moved to Paris. After a few years, he enrolled in business courses, but quickly grasped the idea that he was meant for performance. He dropped out of his business courses and joined the Paris International Dance Academy. For around a decade later, a producer discovered Jimmy Jean Louis at a French club during one of his dancing stints. Deeply impressed, he made him appear in a Coca Cola...


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