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Haiti: What’s next after last week’s mass protests?

Haiti: What’s next after last week’s mass protests?

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine They said the entire Haiti was behind them. They said they were invincible. They said they were on a mission to restore Haiti’s past glory. But last’s week angry protests that swept...
A special “Black History Month”

A special “Black History Month”

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine This year’s Black History Month was commemorated nationwide as if it was a national funeral—for Black America that is. It’s been fifty years already since a single bullet struck...
Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine No one can deny the pivotal role women play in our world. Too often, however, their contributions seem ignored, and unacceptable injustices committed by men against women have reinforced...
Ardine and her father Ardain Isma in a conversation on race and on Haiti

Ardine and her father Ardain Isma in a conversation on race and on Haiti

CSMS Magazine Last week, Ardain and his daughter Ardine touched some pertinent issues in a conversation that focused on the rising racial tensions in America since the election of Donald Trump. But the father-daughter...
Why do writers ignore their fellow writers?

Why do writers ignore their fellow writers?

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine This was a question a young writer asked me last month during a meeting. I couldn’t’ answer the question because I honestly did not know. Human heart is very complex. But I know...
Ardine Isma speaks to his father Ardain on race and on Haiti

Ardine Isma speaks to his father Ardain on race and on Haiti

CSMS Magazine Donald Trump’s racist comments last week regarding Haiti have sparked a major debate among Haitian-Americans who feel their dignity have been under attack. Many of them are still trying to make...
Donald Trump’s derogatory comment on Haitians is no surprise

Donald Trump’s derogatory comment on Haitians is no surprise

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine Only weak-minded, naïve Haitians would believe the Trump administration was somehow lenient towards Haitians because he has used Haiti in the past to prove his case against Hillary...
In the pursuit of lost time: a postcard from Alsace, France

In the pursuit of lost time: a postcard from Alsace, France

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine A writer cannot be true to himself unless he has in his mind this sense of urgency, the will of a conquistador to discover and explore the beauty of faraway lands and their inhabitants—their...
A weekend in Havana, Cuba

A weekend in Havana, Cuba

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine The story of Cuba, an island of 11 million people in the Caribbean, has long been one of the world’s most intriguing ones. This fascination stems from Cuba’s resilience and determination...
A postcard to my Valentine

A postcard to my Valentine

Honey, ne fais pas cette tête. This is the day love is reaffirmed. This is the moment to express what has been felt so deep within the fibers of our hearts. I know the difficulties of life have been keeping...

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