Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean, who was born in Haiti, makes an emotional statement in support of the victims of the devastating earthquake. She still has family and friends there, as well as her concern for the Canadian diplomats, missionaries and other aid workers on the island.
You can make donations online for the victims of the Haitian earthquake at the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the World Food Programme, or the Wyclef Jean sponsored charity: Yele Haiti.
God bless Haiti through all our efforts!
I was about to do a post on the continuing Tiger Wood’s saga when I decided to watch BBC World News to get my morning international news information. They did a piece on Haiti’s child slaves known as “Restaveks”, (read news report here). I wonder what they would think of our fascination and insatiable hunger for daily gossip on the lives of celebs like Tiger Woods and wanna-be celebs like the Salahi’s, while we totally ignore the daily exploitation, abuse and hunger for basic necessities they face.
- TheLoop21.com and the Magic Johnson Foundation have teamed up for an online AIDS awareness campaign this summer called Stop Black AIDS. Visit the site to get involved and participate in online discussions, read enlightening and thought-provoking articles (I found “the racial politics of AIDS” very informative), get their logo for your blog and sign the petition to lobby Congress to do more to address this crisis within the African-American community.
- This story of UN troops killing mourners at a funeral in Haiti, got little or no mainstream news or media coverage that I saw and I’m a news junkie.
- BBC news report that according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 1 billion people worldwide suffer from hunger, while developed countries are now richer than ever. Read more on the FAO website.
- A couple of articles from STRATFOR on the Iranian election crisis: Western Misconceptions Meet Iranian Reality and The Iranian Election and the Revolution Test.
- I needed to add this and you need to read this! From The World of Ensayn Reality: How to overcome H1N1 or Swine Flu: man made weapon or not!
- A thought-provoking post over at Muslim Bushido: An Open Letter To African-American Women Who PUBLICLY State That They Would Never Date/Marry Outside The Race