Haiti

UK MUSIC NEWS: CHERYL COLE SINGS HER HEART OUT FOR HAITI

The “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole took time out of her busy schedule last week to lay down vocals for charity single Everybody Hurts, which will aim to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Click HERE to view pics of Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, a “serious” looking Cheryl Cole and other contributors… The convicted batterer of a toilet attendent, ‘alleged racist’, media darling and Simon Cowell’s right-hand woman said,  ‘It’s heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti. ‘Hopefully the money from Everybody Hurts will help the people of Haiti []

ACTOR JOHN TRAVOLTA FLIES SUPPLIES IN TO HAITI

  Via BBC News  Hollywood actor John Travolta has flown his own jet to Haiti to deliver relief supplies to those affected by the recent earthquake.  Travolta, 55, flew the Boeing 707 from Florida on Monday carrying four tonnes of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies.  He also flew in a team of doctors with him and his wife Kelly Preston.  “We have the ability to actually make a difference in the situation in Haiti,” said Travolta.  “I just can’t see not using []

UK NEWS: SIMON COWELL TO ARRANGE HAITI FUNDRAISER

Music mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed that he is in the process of organising a charity single to help raise funds for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. He disclosed, We made the decision today. We had a request from the prime minister and The Sun newspaper, ‘Would we put a record together?’ So we haven’t got a lot of time but we are going to do something and attempt to raise as much money as possible. The “nations sweetheart”, convicted batterer of toilet attendents and ‘alleged’ racist Cheryl []

U2, JAY-Z AND SWIZZ BEATZ RECORD SONG FOR HAITI

I just love it when major artists from different genres come together and produce a song within a matter of minutes to raise money for charity… Via BBC News U2, Jay-Z and producer Swizz Beatz have recorded a song together to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. U2’s guitarist The Edge told Irish radio station 2FM the band “wrote a song, finished and recorded” last week after being contacted about the idea. The Edge, Bono and Jay-Z, along with Rihanna, are due to appear in []

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.

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 []

RUSSELL SIMMONS APOLOGISES FOR PREMATURE TIGER WOODS HAITI TWEET

Several days ago the ultra annoying Russell Simmons EXCITEDLY tweeted to the world that “disgraced” golfer Tiger Woods was planning on donating aid to Haiti.  Click HERE to read all about it if you missed it. Well it now appears that Mr Know It All Simmons got it oh so wrong! Via TMZ Tiger’s people say they are still evaluating the best way to help, but that didn’t stop Russell from committing Tiger to something he hasn’t committed to yet.Tiger’s camp says they plan to be a part []

RUSSELL SIMMONS ANNOUNCES TO THE WORLD THAT TIGER WOODS HAS DONATED AID TO HAITI

Russell Simmons announced to the world today that “disgraced” golfer Tiger Woods has donated aid to Haiti. The annoying little man tweeted , Tiger Woods is “doing something amazing,” “I heard tiger woods donating to send a cargo plane with a mobile hospital out there. Keep our prayers high!” Is Tiger using the tragic situation in Haiti to gain favour with the public, and to gain back his million dollar endorsement deals? Is this just a PR move?   Or is he simply doing this out of the goodness of []

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.

UK NEWS: “PEACE KEEPERS” ABUSING CHILDREN IN AFRICA AND HAITI

Children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers, says a leading UK charity. Children in post-conflict areas are being abused by the very people drafted into such zones to help look after them, says Save the Children. After research in Ivory Coast, southern Sudan and Haiti, the charity proposed an international watchdog be set up. A 13-year-old girl, “Elizabeth” described to the BBC how 10 UN peacekeepers gang-raped her in a field near her Ivory Coast []