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Wyclef Jean Haiti

Wyclef Jean Wishes Himself A Very Happy Birthday

Posted 10.19.2012 | Celebrity

Sounding dangerously close to a personal ad (kidding!), singer Wyclef Jean congratulated himself for turning 43 on Wednesday. "TODAY I AM 43 YEARS...

Major Celebrity Obama Supporter Now Loves Sarah Palin

Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment

Back when President Obama got elected, Wyclef Jean promised to sit in the freezing cold January morning to watch him get sworn into office. "I'm like ...

Wyclef Jean Describes Being Shot In Haiti: 'Shock and Awe'

people.com | Mark Gray | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment

Wyclef Jean is looking on the bright side of his being shot in Haiti last week. ...

On the Move to Change

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

Despite the many stories about my wound on the eve of the Haitian election, the story shouldn't be about my hand.

Wyclef Jean Shot In Haiti

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Musician Wyclef Jean said Sunday that a bullet grazed his hand as he stepped out of a car to make a telephone call, but ...

Wyclef Jean Threatens Protest Over Haitian Election Recount

guestofaguest.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Last night we caught up with Wyclef Jean at the Urban Zen Center. In Eli Obus's Video, the Haitian musician explains how he's handling the election re...

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.

Former Fugee Pras Not Backing Wyclef In Haitian Presidential Bid

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Wyclef Jean's presidential bid in Haiti is receiving criticism from his childhood friend and fellow Fugees bandmate, Pras. The Haiti...

Wyclef Jean Records Song Against Haiti Officials For Rejecting Candidacy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean has a new song blasting Haitian officials for rejecting his presidential bid. It's the lates...

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.

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's Yele Haiti Under Scrutiny After Presidential Announcement

The New York Times | DEBORAH SONTAG and STEPHANIE STROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mr. Jean, who is considered a potential front-runner in the campaign, said his charity was saving lives, especially in "the roughest communities." He ...

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 Responds To Sean Penn Criticism Of Haiti Presidential Bid: 'Even If I Lose, I Win'

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — After the hip-hop party was over, the cheering supporters back in their tents and the speaker trucks parked for the nigh...

Sean Penn On Wyclef: 'He Has Been A Non-Presence'

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn poured cold water on Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency on Wednesday, questioning the moti...

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.

Wyclef Resigns From Charity Before Haiti Campaign

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

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

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 ...

Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus, Wyclef's Mistress, Received $105,000 From Yele Haiti, Blogs Allege

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti, a nonprofit organization that has delivered water and supplies to the earthquake-ravaged country, is under fire yet a...

Yele Haiti Gets Miniscule Portion Of 'Hope For Haiti' Money

Gawker | John Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Yele Haiti, Wyclef Jean's troubled charity, will get just $1 million, or 2.8%, of the more than $35 million raised so far by the Hope for Haiti Teleth...

Wyclef Jean's $100K Performance Fee Too Expensive For Fundraiser, Reports Gawker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A planned fundraiser for Wyclef Jean's charity in 2006 was canceled in part because Jean's personal $100,000 performance fee made the event too expens...

Wyclef Jean STATEMENT: Video Response To Accusations Against Yele Haiti Foundation (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wyclef Jean posted a video statement on YouTube today to respond to accusations against his Yele Haiti Foundation, which has been collecting Haiti rel...

Bill Clinton, UN Chief, Wyclef Visit Haiti In Effort To Bring Attention To Impoverished Nation

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Bill Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sought to refocus international attention on Haiti with a visit Mond...