Commentary: Haiti, Naomi is also your legitimate daughter!

Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at

By Jean H Charles

Naomi Osaka, the new world sensation in tennis at 20 years old, benefits from an aura that will transform her into one of the most sought after brands in the world. Issue from a mother from Japan, a father from Haiti and growing up in the United States, she has an astute father who plans long ahead the future of his two daughters, Naomi and Mari.

He has them carry the name of their mother Osaka, he has the surname Mari spelled without the e unlike Marie in French and brought the whole family to South Florida in the United States where the environment is friendlier to a mixed race family. Having observed the story of…

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