Wyclef Jean

Wyclef and Bono to Receive RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights Award

By Bryan Schaaf on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has announced that Wyclef Jean and Bono will receive the organization's 2009 Ripple of Hope Award. The award, which will be presented at the Center's annual dinner on November 18th, recognizes bold leadership demonstrated by the two honorees on humanitarian issues. Read more »

BBC 2009 World Challenge: Online Campaign for Haiti Gains Momentum

By Bryan Schaaf on Monday, October 12, 2009.

The Decheteries De Carrefour Feuilles factory, founded by CASCAF, was selected among 12 finalists in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Challenge 09 Competition.  This project has created jobs, cleaned up neighborhoods, and made available a reasonably priced alternative to the wood charcoal that has left Haiti's hills and mountains largest deforested.  If you also feel that this program deserves to be expanded and replicated, vote for it at the BBC World Challenge website.  Bon Chans!  Read more »

FIAF and Partners Bring Haitian Culture to New York City in May

By Bryan Schaaf on Friday, April 3, 2009.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with S.O.B.’S, PEN World Voices and The Maysles Institute will be holding a number of Haitian cultural events in New York City this May.  There will be musical performances by well known bands such as RAM, screenings of Haitian films, and discussions on different aspects of Haitian culture.  More information is below.  Read more »