Naomi Osaka, championne en titre de l’US open, effectuera sa deuxième visite en Haïti en 1 an, le 6 novembre prochain. L’information a été révélée au Nouvelliste par son père Léonard Maxime […]
Articles about Naomi Osaka tends to skip this important fact — about her Haitian heritage. This omission has generated many online conversations. One headline next to her family photo for instance reads, […]
A couple of weeks ago, defending champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out in round one of the US Open by Haitian-Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka. The victory marked Osaka’s first top 10 wins of her […]
This is the story of the father and the mother of Naomi. It started when young Jean Louis obtained a scholarship to study in Japan. At the university he met the young […]
Born to a Haitian father, Leonard “San” François, and a Japanese mother, Tamaki Osaka in October, 1997, Naomi and her older sister, Mari were given their mother’s maiden name for practical reasons when the family lived in Japan.
A major example of Osaka’s whitewashing is the wildly racist cartoon published this week in Australia’s Herald Sun, which depicted the tennis player as a white woman with blonde hair. More often, […]
La décision de visiter Haïti, dit-elle, a été une décision personnelle. Elle ne tarit pas d’éloges envers la cuisine haïtienne. Elle en avait profité pour expliquer : « À New York, j’ai […]
Naomi Osaka became the first Haitian and first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam after she defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the US Open on Saturday.Williams had a shot to […]
She is half-Japanese, half-Haitian, representing a country whose obsession with racial purity has shaped her own family’s history. Though born in Japan, Osaka has lived in the United States since she was 3. She is not fully fluent in Japanese. Yet nearly a decade ago, her father decided that his two daughters would represent Japan, not America.
She was already due to announce a significant new blue chip sponsor this coming Thursday, while her adidas clothing deal is up for renewal at the end of the season and could […]