Earthquake

UK BLACK MAINSTREAM PERSONALITIES FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE HAITI CRISIS

Do you know what I’ve noticed? That not one black personality in this country (currently enjoying mainstream success) has bothered to address the situation in Haiti or helped to drum up support for the relief effort. Not ONE! Taio Cruz, Dizzie Rascal, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Lemar, JLS, Alexandra Burke, Alesha Dixon, the list is endless! – What’s the matter??? Cat got your tongues??? TYPICAL! ………………………………………………………………………. If you wish to donate to the Haiti earthquake appeal then please click HERE.

MTV TO SHOW HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT IN THE UK

Via BBC News George Clooney’s star-studded benefit show for the victims of the Haiti earthquake will be shown on MTV in the UK, the network has announced. Featuring performances from Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, the two-hour telethon will be screened live from 0100 GMT on Saturday, 23 January. It will then be repeated at 0900 GMT on Saturday morning. Funds raised will go to Oxfam America, Red Cross, Unicef, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation. Performances are also due from Bono, []

JAMAICA JOINS HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS

Via The Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaican Government is helping it’s Caribbean neighbour, by freeing up its ports and shores to humanitarian assistance heading to Haiti and fleeing Haitians. Daryl Vaz, minister with responsibility for information, said on Saturday that Prime Minister Bruce Golding had made it clear that no Haitians found in Jamaican waters should be turned away. The Government, on Friday, announced that Jamaica would waive all landing fees and invite aircraft parked in Haiti to come to Jamaica in a bid to free []

EARTHQUAKE HITS HAITI

Via BBC News A powerful, magnitude 7.3 earthquake off the Haitian coast has rocked the capital and sparked a tsunami alert for states in the immediate vicinity. Eyewitnesses in Port-au-Prince told the Associated Press a hospital and other buildings had collapsed and people were calling for help. Continue Reading…. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone there.