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Venezuela: The Guaidó’s scheme is unraveling

Venezuela: The Guaidó’s scheme is unraveling

Ardain Isma CSMS Magazine On January 23rd, 2019, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó self-proclaimed president of the Republic before a cheering crowd numbered in the thousands. It was a pompous declaration...
Venezuela’s faltering coup: A bloody feuilleton foretold

Venezuela’s faltering coup: A bloody feuilleton foretold

By Ardain Isma In the end, we will not only remember the crimes of our enemies but also the indifference of those who pretended to be our friends but stood by and did nothing. (Midnight at Noon) This could very...
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...

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