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Lionel Moise weekday morning news co-anchor in Chicago

From September 21, Lionel Moise has been appointed as the co-anchor at CBS owned WBBM-TV/CBS 2 television channel. He will join Erin Kennedy behind the anchor desk on the weekday morning news. He had served with similar responsibility as a morning newsreader for WLTX - News 19, in Columbia, South Carolina. This insightful and energetic broadcaster was a producer cum reporter at WXIA in Atlanta, GA. In Atlanta, he started the program on Gannett's Talent Development. Lionel Moise has earned an undergraduate degree on broadcast journalism and psychology and has completed his MBA at USC in June this year. Moise had also served as an adjunct professor in visual storytelling at the University of South Carolina. Earlier, Lionel had spent five months with President Bill Clinton's foundation serving on the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission committee following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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Haitian Diaspora in Chicago celebrating 210th anniversary

The Haitian Consul General in Chicago, Lesly Condé, was quick to send out his Season's Greetings to those within the Haitian Diaspora in his area of Chicago. With well wishes for a Merry 2013 Christmas season and a message for a Happy 2014 New Year, the consul also toasted to the festivities of those friends of Haiti throughout the American Midwest.

Through his address to his audience, Condé also took the time to remind all that, while January 1st is easily recognized and celebrated as the start of the new year, Haitians at home and in the wider Diaspora were not to forget that it, and the following day, January 2nd, serve as prominent Haitian holidays in their own right, The 210th anniversary of the Haitian National Independence and Ancestors' Day respectively.

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Kwame Raoul Haitian-American, Senator of Illinois

Kwame Raoul is Illinois Senate's Democratic member and an American politician. He was born on September 30, 1964 and he has been representing the 13th district ever since he was appointed to the seat in 2004 after Barack Obama, who resigned because of being elected to US Senate. Kwame Raoul is the chairman of Redistricting Committee and Pension & Investments Committee of Illinois Senate.

Kwame Raoul is a Haitian descendent and was born to Dr. Janin Therese Raoul and Marie Therese Raoul who immigrated to US. Kwame earned a bachelor degree from DePaul University in Political Science. Later he achieved a degree in law from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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