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. Click here to see what she had to say about the tragedy.
As of Friday morning, Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti had raised more than $2 million from mobile giving, according to Albe Angel, CEO of Miami-based Give on the Go, the mobile-communications company working with the non-profit to coordinate donations.
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.
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 Robertson.
In an emotional address from the White House, President Obama promised $100 million for the relief effort in Haiti, 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.
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.
The Haitian Community of Atlanta is having an emergency meeting to discuss earthquake relief. The meeting is Thursday evening at Fisherman Missionary Church, 300 Merchant Drive, Norcross, GA 30091 at 7:00 p.m. Call 404-245-4178 (Frantz Bourget) for more information.
In his first interview since the earthquake, Haitian president René Préval said the country was destroyed and he believed there were thousands of people dead. “Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed,” he said. “There are a lot of schools that have a lot of dead people in them.”
Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake crushed thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters.
7.0 earthquake rocks the island of Haiti. Millions have been affected by this devastating disaster.