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Remembering two journalists, two nations, but one vision

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Memphis, TN
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, United States, Blacks, Haiti, Culture, Publishing industry, Dominique, Jean Leopold, Rodgers, Bennie G., Journalists
Bennie G. Rodgers left us recently. Bennie G. Rodgers, 86, longtime executive editor and columnist for the St. Louis American, one of the leading black community newspapers in America. Jean Leopold Dominique (1930-2000) was violently snatched from our lives. Jean LĂ©opold Dominique was a Haitian journalist who spoke out against successive dictatorships. He was one of the first people in Haiti to broadcast in Haitian Creole, the language spoken by most of the populace.