Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help Haiti NOW

Help Haiti NOW, by TransAfrica Forum President Nicole Lee, NNPA Column January 15, 2010 I write this column with a broken heart. The evening of January 12th, I received a message from a friend that read, “Earthquake. Very bad. Many deaths.” That statement remains true and will remain true for weeks and months to come. It didn't have to come this way. Haiti has been the victim of bad U.S. policies, indifference and outright hostility for centuries. Purchasing Louisiana for 3 cents an acre following the Haitian revolution of 1804, the U.S. joined the Europeans in an economic blockade. This embargo lasted until Haiti agreed to compensate France for its loss of land and slave labor. More...

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