earthquake

VIA: Billboard Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are putting together a re-recording of the 1985 charity single, “We Are The World.” Plans for the 25th anniversary re-recording were already underway when an earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12th. Richie and Jones are planning the massive recording session, already slated to include Usher, Natalie Cole and […]

7:30 a.m. — Wednesday morning’s earthquake sent patients at a hospital  near Haiti’s airport in Port-au-Prince into loud prayers for forgiveness and protection, a nurse said. 6:03 a.m. — A strong magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck Haiti. Its epicenter was 36 miles west-southwest of Port-au-Prince, the United States Geological Survey said. 4:17 a.m. — The Navy […]

VIA: New York Times TITANYEN, Haiti — A few miles north of the busted-down buildings in Port-au-Prince, up a hillside where cows graze, an empty hole awaits the dead. Rectangular, 20 feet deep and wide, 100 feet long, it is one of the newest mass graves, but there are many more. The government’s dump trucks […]

VIA: CNN.com Nearly a week after the devastating earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital, donations for relief efforts are still pouring in — in excess of $200 million. Charities, companies, individuals and celebrities across the U.S. have been rallying together in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude quake last Tuesday, and their efforts are paying off. As […]

VIA: AJC.com Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry said he will donate $250,000 to Haitian relief efforts, according to his Web site. “If you are like me, I know you want to do something,” he said in a message. ” If you are like me, I know you want to make sure that whatever you do, it […]

Actress Garcelle Beauvais, better known as “Fancy” from “The Jamie Foxx Show,” has been greatly affected by the tragedy that has struck Haiti. She herself grew up on the island, coming to the United States with her parents at the age of seven. The news has continued to report on the status of the country, […]

VIA: MTV News Since the first news of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti began trickling out, former Fugees member Wyclef Jean has been urging people to text donations to aid his homeland. As he flies back to the U.S. on Friday (January 15) after assessing the damage on the ground from the 7.0 earthquake that […]

VIA: CNN.com Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Fears of civil strife grew Friday in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as emergency crews raced against the clock to rescue those trapped under rubble and to keep survivors alive, fed and sheltered. Despite relative calm, there were reports of sporadic looting and violence after Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake clobbered the capital, affecting millions […]

Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake near the capital that destroyed buildings and left thousands of people dead or missing. The United States is sending first responders to Haiti to assist victims of a powerful earthquake, as part of a coordinated American response that includes the […]

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and televangelist Pat Robertson are no strangers to insensitive, racially charged comments, but the two crossed a line recently with comments regarding the earthquake tragedy in Haiti. Watch this video of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann giving an inspired response to the hateful comments made by Limbaugh and Pat Robertson about the […]

VIA: New York Times WASHINGTON —President Obama promised $100 million for the relief effort in Haiti on Thursday morning, vowing that the United States would stand with the impoverished nation as it counted what could be tens of thousands of dead and grappled with the devastation of the Tuesday earthquake. In an emotional address from […]

Musician Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti, implores Haitians in America to “step up” in this clip from CNN. “As we sit here there are people in the dark…we are in a state of emergency,” said Wyclef. PREVIOUS: Haiti native Wyclef Jean is asking for assistance for victims of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that […]