Tag Archives: Haiti

DriButts Diapers Save Lives in Rural Haiti

Lawrenceville, GA. During his early September visit to villages in Leogane, Haiti, DriButts founder Michael Wahl distributed 720 reusable DriButts Diapers to 360 rural area families. Each family received just two diapers — enough to last an infant for two years. The specially-made long-lasting diapers are manufactured with the help of Slingshot Product Development Group. […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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Peter Yarrow, Operation Respect Take Center Stage in Ohio

Marietta, Ohio.  I moved from Oxford, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio in 1972 — with a box of Peter, Paul & Mary albums. I was raised by liberal parents in the ‘60’s — Dad fighting the Vietnam War, Mom entrenched in the Civil Rights movement. I was raised with Martin, Bobby, Gene — and Peter, Paul & […]

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Ethnic Cleansing: U.N. Warns Against Haitian Deportations, Racial Profiling in D.R.

New York, N.Y.  United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to take steps to prevent arbitrary deportations and to adopt measures to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations of people of Haitian descent. This woman was born in Haiti, but her eight children were born in the […]

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U.N. Agency Urges Dominican Republic Not to Deport Haitians

New York, N.Y.  The Dominican Republic must ensure that people whose citizenship was thrown into question by a 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Court will not be deported, the UN refugee agency said today “The Court’s ruling and the subsequent regularization plan which gave individuals born in the Dominican Republic until mid-June to regularize their […]

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Battling Inequity for Life: Luce Leader Travels, Reflects

Madison, WI.  In January of this year, I was recognized by the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation as one of two Luce Leaders for the year 2014—an award reserved for young individuals trying to make a difference on a global level (link). For this reason, it seemed only fitting that I was unable to attend the ceremony, […]

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Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  On April 17, 2014, we took one of our trips into rural Haiti. We stopped to say hello to Miriam, who is a young woman who sells our Gadyen Dlo chlorine to local families so they can treat their drinking water.  Miriam is very friendly, so she invited us into her house and […]

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Opening of Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Mouse: Technology with Purpose – Nearly 20 Years of Excitement

Obama Salutes Student-Led Action Day on Climate Change

New YouTube Series #NoHomo by Nelson Moses Lassiter

Highlight of Week: Avec Plaisir: Ceremonies of Love & Desire

UNICEF Proposes Fund for Education in Emergencies