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"Instituting patterns that generate improving living standards requires its foundation in a well-informed public."
- Samuel Maxime

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Sentinel 1.0

Haiti Sentinel Android and iOS application, version 1.

Budget: $7,800

Stage: Testing


  • Online Community
  • Discussion Forums
  • User Profiles
  • Push Notifications

Next meeting: May 13, 2019

April 10, 2019
Bel Bal

Bel Bal events and dating mobile application. Sentinel Discussion Forums integration.

Budget: $19,500

Stage: Research


  • Event listings
  • Geo location
  • Singles and Couples Dating Profiles
  • Classifieds
  • Advice

Next meeting: May 13, 2019

April 10, 2019
YouTube Live Roundtable Discussions

Hallelujah! It's a Sunday morning roundtable panel discussion show, inviting distinguished and private members to speak on current events and matters of public concerns.

Budget: TBD

Stage: Ideation

Features: TBD

Next meeting: TBD

March 12, 2019


May 1, 2019: Return to regular production.

November 3, 2017: Last post before extended hiatus.

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I started the brand Defend Haiti as a university student in Tallahassee, Florida. This was in 2004. The idea came to me as I watched weeks, months, of images broadcasted worldwide on CNN of upheavel in Haiti, rebels storming through Port-au-Prince, ultimately sending President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into exile. Like most, we had no idea of what was really going on, but we knew something has been long wrong in this great nation, among these great people.
In 2007, rather than selling Defend Haiti t-shirts to college students, I embarked on a mission to do more for social and economic change. I launched the Zoelando Magazine, an entertainment and cultural magazine, in July of that year. It didn't take long to realize that print publications are hard to startup and would become a failing industry. In 2009, I launched the Defend Haiti Facebook page which would post content from Zoelando Magazine as well as from others. I became increasingly interested in the events of Haitian politics during this time while covering the