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Wyclef Jean

Haitian Orphans Launch Celebrity Intervention in LA

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Los Angeles - A group of Haitian orphans is in Los Angeles for a week-long trip to raise awareness for the cause they consider essential to the recove...

Beyond Wyclef: What Haitians Want From Elections

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

We'll participate in elections once the candidates respond to our demands, once they address the problems of people living in temps, once they stop forcing women to sleep with men who control distribution of humanitarian aid to get any.

Sean Penn 'Very Suspicious' Of Wyclef Jean's Haitian Presidential Bid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Rapper and former Fugees singer Wyclef Jean made the first televised announcement of his bid for Haitian president last night on CNN. After several sa...

Dear Wyclef: Do Business, Go Green

Michael Seager | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Seager

Instead of focusing on making a difference in Haiti through the public sector, why not try the private? Let me tell you about some good social enterprise ideas, and who might find them appealing in Haiti.

Haiti: Working Together at Last

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

As horrific as it was, the earthquake in Haiti provided a chance to begin the reconstruction process anew. And the gatherings in New York reinforce the urgency of the need to focus the world's attention on Haiti.

Lisa Lampanelli Talks Morrissey's Remarks, Venus Williams's Outfits & Wyclef For President (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We caught up with Lisa Lampanelli this morning at SIRIUS XM Radio to get her take on Venus Williams's outfits, Wyclef Jean for President ("America has...

Wyclef: Sean Penn Sniffs Cocaine, Penn DENIES (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Wannabe Haitian president Wyclef Jean accused Sean Penn of sniffing cocaine, and Penn has shot back. Penn previously criticized Jean's potential candi...

New Orleans' Rebuilding: An Inspiration

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wyclef Jean

New Orleans is still in the process of reviving, and on the 5th anniversary, there are many great plans for people to come together to rebuild where it's still needed. I'm inspired by the scores of people who have stepped in -- it gives me hope for Haiti.

Third Person Once Removed

Sean Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Penn

The real and devastating human issues in Haiti must be handled and led by a qualified president's deft hand. These elections are crucial, and I have no part in them. Neither should Wyclef Jean.

What I've Learned From Wyclef Jean

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marian Salzman

When Wyclef Jean hired my agency about six months ago, I knew that our mission would be to help him pursue his mission: tirelessly working toward Haiti's recovery.

Haitian-American Professionals Returning to Haiti to Help Post-Quake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haitian-Americans are becoming increasingly vital to the reconstruction of Haiti. I accompanied several back to their native land last week to work w...

A Letter from My Brother

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

Here is a letter written by my brother Sam Jean regarding my interest in running for president of Haiti.

Wyclef Jean NOT On Haiti's Presidential Candidates List

Globe and Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean's bid to become the next president of Haiti has been quashed....

Wyclef Jean Hiding In 'Secret Location' After Death Threats

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Hip hop artist Wyclef Jean said he was in hiding Tuesday after receiving death threats as he and more than 30 other pote...

Is "Wyclef for President" best for Haiti?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The international community can deliver its aid commitments without Jean's solicitation. That way, whoever becomes president can stop acting as a collection agent and start helping Haiti help itself.

Inspiration All Around

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

In the face of adversity and tragedy that sometimes seems insurmountable, the Haitian people continue to inspire the world with their optimism, their grace, their generosity.

Haiti's Electionaval 2010

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gina Athena Ulysse

The historical neglect of the masses by the elite has brought Haiti to this point where many people are so fed up that they will put their hope for change in an artist who promises miraculous deliverance.

Naomi and Wyclef -- A Celebrity Week in Foreign Affairs

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

The stars must be aligned strangely in the heavens this week, because it's the stars who are dominating foreign policy news. Stars - or at least some ...

Wyclef Jean Defends Presidential Bid: Number 1 Qualification Is 'I Am Not A Haitian Politician'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wyclef Jean is continuing to push back against criticism of his bid to become Haiti's president and allegations that he mismanaged post-quake charity ...

Wyclef's Prospective Presidency: A Reflection of the Global Reach of Hip-Hop

Craig Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Craig Wilson

Going back to the roots of hip-hop, more folks need to realize and understand that the foundation of hip-hop culture was built on community uplifting, positive influencing, and providing a voice for the voiceless.

Wyclef Jean Officially Running For President Of Haiti After Filing Papers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, t...

Open Letter: Why I Decided to Run for President of Haiti

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

My concern for my family was my primary thought as I was urged to seek the presidency of Haiti. But then I came to realize that I have to make this decision for them, especially for my daughter, as much as for myself and my country.

Haiti's Ransom

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isabel Macdonald

France's scoffingly dismissed the idea of restitution as a "farce" when it was raised by the Haitian government back in 2002. Yet the case for repayment is no joke.

6 - 5 - 10

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

Six -- last week was six months since the earthquake devastated Haiti. Five -- this month is five years since Katrina destroyed parts of New Orleans. Ten -- next year it will be ten years since the Twin Towers were reduced to rubble.

Wyclef Jean To Run For President Of Haiti

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Singer Wyclef Jean plans to run for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti and will announce his candidacy in the coming ...