dailyphoto100118Martin Luther King Jr.’s message lives
On Monday, America will celebrate — if that’s the right word — Martin Luther King Day. Today, there are two generations of Americans who are too young to personally remember Dr. King as he led what would become known as the Civil Rights Movement. I am not too young. I can recall Dr. King vividly from my childhood. As a black person, he was not a civil rights leader. He was my leader. I remember my father bringing home a copy of Time magazine with King on the cover. He had just won the Nobel Peace Prize. It was 1965. (Continue Reading…)

Wyclef Jean defends Yele Haiti
Celebrity musician Wyclef Jean denounced charges that he misappropriated funds from his charity, Yele Haiti, and defended the foundation and his commitment to Haiti relief efforts. “Let me be clear: I denounce any allegation that I have ever profited personally through my work with Yele Haiti,” Jean said in a statement released Saturday. “These baseless attacks are simply not true.” (Continue Reading…)

Resettle Haitians in Africa: Senegal president
Senegal’s president on Sunday called for Africa to make room for victims of Haiti’s earthquake to restart their lives on the continent from where their ancestors were snatched as slaves. “The repeated calamities that befall Haiti prompt me to propose a radical solution — to take measures to create somewhere in Africa… the conditions for Haitians to return,” President Abdoulaye Wade told France Info radio. “They did not choose to go to that island,” he added, referring to the mass deportation of African slaves to Haiti, then a French colony, from the 16th century. (Continue Reading…)

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