YouTube vlogger who is widely known for her Panton's Squad channel. She has gained popularity there for her couples' pranks and challenges alongside her husband <a title='Don Panton' href='/famous/don-panton.htm'>Don Panton</a>.
Wyclef Jean is an American-Haitian rapper and song-writer who is widely recognised for his album, ˜The Score' that became a roaring success. Raised by a preacher father, he initially started his musical career by singing in church choirs. As a young boy, he was forbidden to listen to rap music and whenever he did so, he was severely caned for ˜playing the devil's music'. Despite being prohibited by his father, Jean formed a band with two of his singer-songwriter friends. Though their first album was received warmly, it was their second album that brought them recognition. But soon, the trio split to venture ˜solo' and Jean released his debut solo album that made waves in the world of music. This lead to the release of a series of hit singles and he was even invited to collaborate with several musicians and singers. Apart from his musical career, he also hinted his political ambitions by filing his candidature in the 2010 Haitian presidential elections. He is the founder of the ˜Yele Haiti' organization, known for its charitable works for the poor and victims of natural disasters. He has received many prestigious awards for music and honoured for his humanitarian services.
Digital creator whose comedic videos have won him a huge following on YouTube. He has attracted over 200,000 subscribers to his EJDaGoat channel and racked up over 5 million views.
Became famous for playing Fancesca on The <a title='Jamie Foxx' href='/famous/jamie-foxx.htm'>Jamie Foxx</a> Show. She also played Valerie Heywood on NYPD Blue.
Center who played for five NBA teams from 1987 to 2003: the Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz.
DJ and producer who first rose to fame in 2010 under the named Kaytradamus. In 2012, he turned to his stage name Kaytranada and became known for a number of remixes and EPs including At All/Hilarity Duff and Kaytra TODO.
TikTok personality and content creator known for reacting to tweets, as well as, comments on his videos. He has amassed more than 160,000 followers on his iamdrisaac account.
Rapper who released his album Zoe Motivation 101 in September 2016. She has 270,000 followers on her itshaitianfresh Instagram account.
7-foot power forward/center who became one of the top recruits in the 2015-16 freshman class, committing to the University of Kentucky. After one year at Kentucky, he was selected 28th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, joining the Sacramento Kings.
Toussaint Louverture was a former slave who led the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. The Haitian Revolution is the only successful slave revolt in modern history”at a time when most of the slave revolts ended in executions and failure, he led a revolution that culminated in the establishment of an independent state. Born into slavery at an era where the harsh treatment meted out to blacks was legal, he was fortunate enough to have white masters who treated him kindly and allowed him to gain an education. An intelligent and hardworking young man, he also acquired knowledge about medicinal plants and was a talented horseman. He was deeply influenced by the writings of the French philosophers who wrote of individual rights and equality. Inspired by the French Revolution that called for radical social and political reforms in France, the colored people in Saint-Dominigue (present day Haiti) also decided to revolt for their right to freedom and dignity. Soon a major slave rebellion began and Toussaint emerged as the leader of this movement. He was a very tactful, courageous and idealistic general who converted a society of slaves into an independent state of which he became the governor.
John James Audubon, also known as Jean-Jacques Audubon, was one of the major contributors of masterpieces to American art. With an avid interest in birds and drawing right from his childhood days, Audubon went on to be the most distinguished illustrator of the 19th century. Venturing into nature and observing and exploring different American birds, he documented the species so meticulously in his books. His books The Birds of North America is believed to be one of the finest contributions to ornithology and art. From trying out his hand at a number of business ventures to following his heart to birds and nature, Audubon had quite an eventful life. From being born in Haiti to travelling to France, America and England, he most certainly excelled at what he was best at. He tried his hand at different businesses, failing in each of them. Ultimately, he left everything to documents birds of America, leaving his wife to take care of the family and sustained himself with portrait painting and tutoring. The result of his expeditions, published as his magnum opus, ˜The Birds of America', is now considered as one of the best ornithological works, ever completed.