Posts Tagged as ‘Haiti’

b-the change: One year later, Haiti needs us more than ever

One year ago, we saw the first photos of the ravaged land of Haiti. We heard on-the-ground accounts of what it was like to be standing in a building when the first rumbles were felt. Then, we saw video. We watched people walk through battered streets looking up at what had once been an office [...]

January 13, 2011 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Haiti faces aftershock as Wyclef Jean runs for Haitian Presidency

Born in Haiti, settling in Brooklyn, NY at age 9, rising as a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, and gaining international acclaim for his humanitarian disaster relief foundation (Yele Haiti), Wyclef Jean now pursues Presidency in Haiti. Serious doubts persist that Jean is ready for a role beyond that of goodwill envoy – most of them focused on his controversial management of [...]

August 4, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: NGO sets up radio program in Haiti

When you think of the needs for survivors of a major earthquake, you probably think of food, water, medical care and shelter, right? Well, Intranews saw a hole to fill and set up radio communications in Haiti immediately following the earthquake. The international media development organization sent a team of media specialists and radio technicians [...]

April 27, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Google’s Person Finder helping Chile and Haiti earthquake victims

Google has launched Person Finder, a way for loved ones to find each other in the aftermath of 2010′s Chile and Haiti earthquakes. Indeed, traditional relief efforts in the form of medical care, shelter, food and water are invaluable, but Google has come up with a different kind of aid. The Person Finder tool, available [...]

March 4, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Havard Foundation names Wyclef Artist of the Year

The Harvard Foundation has named Wyclef Jean Artist of the Year for his musical contributions along with his work in his home-country, Haiti. Jean started making music as a teenager and released his first studio album with the Fugees, Blunted on Reality, in 1994. It was their second album, The Score, that skyrocketed them to [...]

February 23, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Architect shares skills to house those in Haiti

Architect Andrés Duany designed light, collapsible houses called “core houses” to help Haiti’s homeless. Although small, the design allows for 8 people to sleep in while being earthquake resistant. When packed up, it is less than two feet thick for easy transportation and distribution. It is also waterproof, which will come in handy when the [...]

February 22, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Haitian-American student takes academic leave to document stories in Haiti

It was hard not to see the symbolism in the pictures portraying the crumbling Presidential Palace. The fact is the problems of Haiti didn’t start with the earthquake. And it won’t end there either. The relief efforts have been astounding and the global response touching. But after the wounds heal, and the rubble is cleared, [...]

February 8, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: 360 degrees of Haiti

CNN released several interactive videos on the ground of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The videos show a 360-degree view of earthquake-affected city allowing watchers to control the view, zoom in or zoom out. This is probably the closest anyone can come to seeing the city without actually being there. They were taken by Immersive Media, with the same [...]

January 28, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: The American Red Cross, a $10 text well spent

Originally posted on Causecast by Anne Driscoll, Tonic. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, $147 million has been donated to the American Red Cross for Haitian relief efforts — including $26 million raised by 2.6 million people who texted their $10 donation. So where will all that money really go? American Red Cross officials tell [website] Tonic [...]

January 28, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Find out who’s helping Haiti with the grant tracker

We found a great website, part of, that has been tracking grants made to Haiti by corporations, charities and foundations for the earthquake relief. The page shows how many grants have been given and how many times. You can also track how much an organization has received. This does not include individual donations. But, [...]

January 25, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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