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Wyclef for President?

That was the big talk yesterday when news broke that mega music star Wyclef has filed the necessary paperwork to run in Haiti’s November 28 election.  The New York Times reports: “You can either live trying to do something or die having done nothing,” he said, adding that he did not want history to remember […]

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Island folk part of massive Hope for Haiti telethon

And I can’t tell you how…  how moved I am that everybody cares. It means a lot because for so long, no one cared. For so long, no one knew us. And this really means a lot. – Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon Those were the words from a tearful Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon earlier this week on Larry King […]

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UPDATE: Wyclef defends Yele at NYC press conference

In our last post, we spoke about how the chorus of cynics had been threatening to swamp all the good that Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity has been doing. Well it seems now that the tide may be turning. Wyclef held a press conference in New York City today where he  defended Yele […]

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UPDATED: Wyclef under attack: doubts raised about Yele Haiti

It  has been less than a week since Haiti, a member of our Caribbean family, was hit by an absolutely devastating earthquake. But already the cynics’ chorus is tuning up. On Thursday (two days after), The Smoking Gun website launched a salvo with an article entitled ‘Wyclef Jean Charity’s Funny Money’, claiming that Jean’s Yele […]

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Island folk honoured by Congressional Black Caucus

  Islandistas and islandistos were all up in the do two weekends ago when the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held their annual Phoenix Awards and dinner in Washington D.C.   As ever, the event was a high-wattage gathering of true black star power and this year was topped off by an address by President Barack […]

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Islandistas at the BET Awards & after-parties

Sighhhh…. oh BET. BET, BET, B.E.T. What can we say about Black Entertainment (or is that Exploitation?) Television’s awards show on Sunday night? Well for one, we like others really only tuned in for the expected Michael Jackson tribute. If it weren’t for that, we doubt we would have made it all the way through. […]

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Islandistas at the Inaugural balls and more…

Washington D.C. is only just coming down from a crazy, once in a lifetime weekend of parties and celebrations to  herald the inauguration of the first black president of the United States. One of my favourite sights of the night (and I say one of because it happened ten times and YES I watched all […]