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February 11, 2016


To My Purpose Driven Free Thinkers aka PDFTs! May this month exceed your expectations! As we all know February is Black History Month. I don't know if you study or research Black people who significantly contributed to the Black experience during this month but personally, I don't need a month to tell me it's okay to be Black, speak on Black, or act Black. I'm always Black minded but for y'all who do celebrate Blackness on this month, do it big! As you know (or maybe don't) my book will be dropping on February 14th aka Valentines Day. It'll be available on this website on the STORE page for purchase. If you want to know the synopsis of MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD go to the Book page on this website. Also, you can check out my youtube channel VIEIS_ME to get more in-depth with my story. I'll add the link below this blog post to the video. And if all that doesn't quench your thirst for MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, follow my IG for past and future Daily Snippets from my book. They'll always be available but after February 14th, I won't be making any new Daily Snippets from MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkyyjXJIiYU


***EDIT I will be making daily vlogs for the countdown to MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, ending on Valentines Day! You can check them out on my Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Here's the eleventh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbBz6L97nek

I'm honoring Padre Jean. Padre Jean also known as Padrejean and Pedro Juan died in 1679. He led an uprising near Port de Paix, in the northern part of Saint-Domingue in 1676. Padre was a slave owned by a Spanish male that he killed and fled to La Tortue. He finally settled in Pointe Palmiste which is located east of Port de Paix, and he organized 25 Haitian slaves to rebel. The group began their rebellion near Port Margot where they murdered slave owners and retreated into the mountains close by.


Padrejean and his freedom fighters were murdered by pirates known as boucaniers, that were able to hunt him down in the mountains in 1679. This rebellion was one of the first recorded in Saint-Domingue (later known as Haiti) history. Today Padrejean is respected and honored along the likes of François Makandal and Dutty Boukman (though he came before them), the admiration is because they avenged for their ancestors cruelty at the hands of the French. 

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