Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More Help for Haiti - African-Led Initiatives

For African-led initiatives to help Haiti and donate for relief, supplies and more, see:

More News from Haiti

Haiti Grassroots Initiatives

For more ways to donate to Haiti, see:

Help Survivors of Quake in Haiti.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

150,000 Reported Dead in Haiti

The current death toll in the Haiti earthquake disaster is 150,000 people. Many more are still buried under the rubble. Click here to read more.

Many more are at risk of death due to
  • starvation
  • thirst
  • serious injuries
  • lack of medical care and supplies.
Many people are having to have limbs amputated. There is a lack of anaesthesia and other medical supplies. Many people all over the world are raising money to help the victims of this devastating earthquake. There are many initiativef from Black/African communities all over the world.

Click here to read more about grassroots organising for Haiti.

Click here for more about how you can help.

A lot of the devastation was preventable - the infrastructure of Haiti has literally been crumbling for many years. Let us work together to bring about a more positive future for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

More News on Haiti + Grassroots Organising

The Hairoine Haiti Fundraiser tomorrow, Sunday 24th January

The Hairoine shows you how you can help Haiti : Due to the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti , our Hairoine Expo event is now a charity event. When you buy a Hairoine product, all profits will go to the Haitian earthquake relief effort. The Hairoine Founder, Angie (originally from Haiti ) and her husband will also match every Franc / Euro / Dollar raised on the night with their own funds. On Sun 24 Jan at 3pm at The Hairoine HQ, Paquis, Geneva , Switzerland . Tel: 076 414 5456. If you would like to make a contribution go to: www.thehairoine.ning.com

My fellow AfroSpear member African American Political Pundit (AAPP) on his Political Slugfest radio show asks some key questions including:
  • Is the U.S. doing enough to help Haiti?
  • What are the Black churches doing to help Haiti?
Doctors have been turned back in order to let in the U.S. military.

He makes the point that the response to the Haitian crisis mirrors the response to Katrina.

Alkebulan are organising via Voice of Africa Radio.

Wyclef Jean argues that food aid to Haiti must be sustainable.

People being treated in hospital have been lying in beds without being fed for four days or more. Many of them have had to have limbs amputated. And when they leave hospital, they will be homeless. Click here to read more and to watch the videos.

For more videos on the Haiti crisis, see Africa and Africans on Film.

United Haitins UK (uhuk.org) are organising on the ground. They have sent a representative to Haiti who has a wide grassroots network. People in the UK will be liaising with them.

They report that there is a need for wind-up radios so that people can remain in communication.

The people of Haiti are largely unaware of how strong the response has been around the world. The need to be aware of the love and care that is coming from African people everywhere.

The Israeli response has also been phenomenal.

Feminine hygiene products are also needed.

Next Saturday, 30th January, there will be a follow-up meeting to the press conference last weekend. The meeting will be held at Southwark Town Hall in South London.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Help at Last for Haiti

At last, some aid is getting through to the people of Haiti.

The U.S. armed forces are dropping supplies. This has been criticised as the supplies are not necessarily reaching the people who need them most. At least, this is a start, although some say this will lead to riots as people fight over food and other supplies.

Click here to donate blood for Haiti.

Click here for more about how you can help.

The current death toll is reported as 200,000 but this is sure to rise due to shortages of water and other supplies, as well as medical help. Many people are suffering serious injuries.

Historically, Haiti has been impoverished from slavery onwards. However, the people of Haiti have always fought back against oppression. Check out this video posted on All about Race, in which the Haitian Ambassador to the United States describes how the Haitian Revolution liberated South America. Simon Bolivar travelled from Haiti.

The whole region and the European powers, which held colonies which were worked by slave labour, as well as the United States, were all shook up by the Haitian Revolution. The country has been used as a political football ever since. To read more, see Two Films about Haiti. See also, African People's Self-Liberation.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More News from Haiti

Remember, we can help by sending money. We can also help by sending energy. To read more, see Healing Our Communities.

Reports are that 30,000 or more people have been killed in the current earthquake. People are seriously injured and the local hospital has collapsed. The medical services are overwhelmed.

The hospital has collapsed. Local aid agencies and medical services are overwhelmed.

Lack of electricity means people are having to be rescued by hand and planes are also having to be unloaded by hand.

Lack of water means that more people will be dying.

Bodies piling up will lead to the spread of disease.

Wyclef Jean is helping out, picking up bodies all day.


For up to date information, see the Haiti Support Group.

There are many places you can donate money, including the relief fund set up by Wyclef Jean. This blog also gives some historical context.

See also: The Haiti Earthquake Response Group.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wyclef Jean Sets Up Haiti Relief Fund

In case you haven't heard, international music star Wyclef Jean, a native of Haiti, has set up a website to raise funds for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

You can read his statement and donate to the relief effort at Yele Haiti.

Other places you can donate are:

Direct Relief International

International Medical Corps

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. The great military leader Toussaint L'Ouverture defeated Napoleon's armies and the British Army, thereby liberating the Haitian people from enslavement.

Haiti was surrounded by slave-owning nations and their colonies, including the United States, Jamaica, Cuba and other Caribbean islands, and Brazil. Although L'Ouverture's victory over the Napoleonic and British forces sent shockwaves around the world, in the treaty that followed, Haiti agreed to reimburse France for the loss of this lucrative colony. As a result, the Haitian people continued to be shackled by the national debt for approximately 200 years. This contributed to the extreme poverty and political instability of the country.

To read more about recent Haitian history, see Two Films about Haiti.

Within the past two years, it has been reported that some Haitian people were reduced to eating mud pies as they could not afford to buy food.

Two years ago, most of the buildings in the capital Port Au Prince were condemned as unsafe.

The current earthquake has added to the country's troubles. Many of Haiti's people have been made homeless. They are in need of food, clothing, shelter and medical attention, all of which are in very short supply.

Please give genererously.

Please note, in 2004, there was another devastating earthquake in the Caribbean but this was largely forgotten after the Tsunami, and was not mentioned again in major news coverage.

Let us remember our brethren and sistren in Haiti in their time of need. Please give generously.

Remember, we can also send healing energy. The more of us who do this, the greater the effect will be. For more about this, see Healing Our Communities.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where Do You Get the Information You Need?

I have some questions for you. Please take a few moments to read this.

The most important questions I have are:

What do you need information about? What questions do you have? What problems are you facing in your business and your life?

Where do you get the information you need for your business?

To read more, see: The Best Content for Your Ebook.

To read my free ebooks, visit: Books for Truth-Seekers

If you would like to submit an article, please contact me at the email address on that page.

To read my articles, see:
Black Success
Achieve Fabulous Success

Here's to Your Success!

Friday, January 01, 2010

What Is Your Vision for 2010?

Click here for Healing Our Communities. You can send your positive energy to help the people of Haiti. This will make a real difference.

What is your vision for 2010? What change or improvement do you most want to see?

I know that real change is possible. I’ve seen it and I’ve created it myself, in my own life and in other people’s. You can create it too.

My vision for 2010 is for everyone to have a better life. Yes, I do mean everyone. Including you.

A world in which everyone has enough to eat, to spare and to share, in which children do not go to bed hungry.

A world in which there is no conflict in Iraq. In which there is no need to send troops into Afghanistan, or anywhere else.

A world in which violence is not seen as a solution. In which there is no domestic violence. Where parents do not beat their children or use intimidation to control them.

A world in which there are no so-called "honour killings".

A world in which women and children are not trafficked for the sex trade.

A world in which people do not exploit each other.

A world in which children are not drugged and forced to fight as child soldiers, amputating people’s hands or killing adults and each other.

A world in which the economies of whole communities do not depend on the drug trade.

A world in which tasers and other forms of police violence are not used to control the population.

A world in which people are not executed, where human life is respected, and all life is treated as sacred.

A world in which we find solutions to resolve our differences in ways that respect the needs of all concerned. In which we all live together in peace and harmony.

My vision for 2010 is for peace on earth. I’m sure you share this vision. I sure know I can’t do this on my own. We need to work together on this one.

Peace on earth is totally achievable. By us. Together.

We can heal our families. We can heal our communities. We can heal the world.

When people of African heritage succeed and prosper, everyone all over the world benefits from our success.

Peace on earth begins within – within each of us. When we create inner peace, this points the way to how we can create peace on our planet.

This is not a vision just for 2010, it’s for the rest of my life, and yours, and your children’s lives, and their children’s, and so on.

We can change the world. We can create global prosperity and global peace. Together, we can achieve this.

To read more, see:

Getting Past the Hate (to Have More Love)

Nonviolent Communication

7 Reasons Why We Break Our New Year's Resolutions

Achieving Fabulous Success

If you are willing to join with me to create our shared vision, join:

Nurture Success for people of African heritage.

The Key to Everything for everyone.

Here’s to your success in 2010.