Haiti

VIA THE MIAMI HERALD: The Archdiocese of Miami says it will spend $1.57 million for ongoing relief in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, including medical support, church rebuilding and assistance to new Haitian immigrants in South Florida. “We have seen what the needs are in Haiti, not just Port-au-Prince but all of Haiti, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — It was always hard to be old in Haiti, but after the earthquake, to be old and poor feels like a curse, say those who are both. “We struggle to maintain a little dignity, but look at us,” said Lauranise Gedeon, who sat, embarrassed, in soiled sheets in […]

Supermodel Naomi Campbell’s “Fashion For Relief” show managed to gather a plethora of celebrities to strut their stuff down the catwalk in a bid to raise money for Haiti.

VIA CNN: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — A man pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Haiti’s capital may have been trapped since the January 12 quake that leveled much of the city, doctors reported Monday. The emaciated 28-year-old man was found in the wreckage of a market where he sold rice, his family […]

Celebs like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Wyclef, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Akon, Snoop, Pink, Mya, Brandy, Robin Thicke, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Toni Braxton, Kid Cudi, LL, Usher, Keri Hilson and so many others all hit the studio yesterday to remake “We Are The World.”

From HuffingtonPost.com: In a comparison likely to offend both parties, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly compared the South Side of Chicago to Haiti during a January 23rd stop on his “Bold Fresh Tour,” accompanied by Glenn Beck.

VIA THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Like at a lot of publications, Newsweek was forced to start its week over when the earthquake hit Haiti. Give the magazine credit for an artful recovery. The Washington Post Co.-owned publication has tapped President Barack Obama to pen a cover story on Haiti for the Jan. 25 issue hitting […]

If, by now, you haven’t heard about Pat Robertson’s remarks about the Haitian earthquake being God’s retaliation and judgment upon the country for their pact with Satan, made in order to free themselves from the control of the French government in the late 1700s, perhaps you’ve been living under a rock. (You did know there […]

It is almost unimaginable and certainly unthinkable. Could it happen here in the United States? A natural catastrophe  resulting in scores of thousands of people lying dead on the roadside; under buildings and piled high in a ditch or mass graves unidentified.  This is not some reality television show aimed at locking in viewers in […]

VIA HELLO BEAUTIFUL: Actress Garcelle Beauvais, better known as “Fancy” from “The Jamie Foxx Show,” has been greatly affected by the tragedy that has struck Haiti. She herself grew up on the island, coming to the States with her parents at the young age of seven. The news has continued to report on the status […]

VIA CNN: Pat Robertson, the evangelical Christian who once suggested God was punishing Americans with Hurricane Katrina, says a “pact to the devil” brought on the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Officials fear more than 100,000 people have died as a result of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Robertson, the host of the “700 Club,” blamed […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The news that got through, spotty and sparse in detail, seemed too enormous to comprehend. Port au Prince’s main cathedral had collapsed in a devastating earthquake. So had the presidential palace. The biggest grocery store in Haiti was flattened at an hour when it would have been full of shoppers. When […]