An Afro-Caribbean community on the Atlantic coast of Central America uses its rich musical tradition to fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic.
For centuries, drumming has been the signature sound of celebration for the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people on the Atlantic coast of Central America. Now this music has found an additional purpose.
Garifuna singer-songwriter Aurelio Martinez renews a passion for helping his community in Honduras.
Listen to "Sandi Le," the song Garifuna music greats Aurelio Martinez and Rolando "Chichiman" Sosa wrote and recorded with Jens Erik Gould about HIV.
Basilia has been living with HIV for 13 years. She tries to balance work and her health, and travels to a health clinic for monthly appointments.
Instagram scenes of people living with HIV and the communities where they live.
Migration for work, common among Garifuna men, helps feed families. It also contributes to an HIV epidemic.
In the Garifuna village of Corozal, the impact of HIV isn’t a mere statistic in a report. It’s everywhere. And everyone knows it, whether they talk about it or not.
One of the most difficult things about being HIV-positive in the Garifuna community is simply telling your friends and family.
"Voices of Haiti," the second in the Pulitzer Center's series of iBooks on issues that matter, is now available. Visit the iTunes store to download a free sample or purchase the full book.
Partners In Health has been an important organization in post-earthquake Haiti—a key to its success is listening to what the communities want, rather than telling them what they need.
WLNR-Miami Herald News features an interview with poet Kwame Dawes and composer Kevin Simmonds about the "Voices of Haiti" performance at the University of Miami.
"The Abominable Crime" scores honors, audience at Belize International Film Festival.
Kirkus Reviews awards a star to our enhanced e-book for iPad, "Voices of Haiti." Get your copy today.
Micah Fink's documentary on stigma and homophobia in Jamaica called "disturbing and urgent," "an outstanding film."
This April, explore the world's underreported issues through poetry.
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.
The Pulitzer Center’s innovative multi-media journalism iBook was recognized by Pictures of the Year International Awards as one of the best e-books of the year.
Documentary producer Micah Fink is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 to finish a film on the stories of gay people in one of the most violently homophobic countries: Jamaica.
Follow grantees David Rochkind and Jens Erik Gould in the field on Storify as they report on the Garifuna and their use of culture to fight the spread of HIV.
Due to the popularity of the initial broadcast, WLRN/Miami Herald re-broadcasts the Voices of Haiti interview with Kwame Dawes, originally featured on air in February 2012.
Millions of girls missing: Pulitzer Center stories honor International Day of the Girl.
In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac, flooded tents and concerns about the spread of cholera show that Haiti is still vulnerable to natural disasters.
The Pulitzer Center and Chicago-based Free Spirit Media present summer workshop documentaries.