Saturday, October 24, 2009

Haitian National Anthem singing contest!

I am looking for the best rendition of the Haitian National Anthem! All you have to do is to email us an attached video of you signing the Haitian National Anthem/la Dessalienne and we will have our readers vote on who is the best singer! Can't wait to hear from you! This contest is open to all, with no geographic limit! Please make sure you send a Youtube style video!

Map cheche yon moun ki ka chante im nasyonal la pi byen pase tout moun.  Men sa pou-w fè si ou vle patisipe: annik voye yon video ou men kap chante La Dessalinienne nan epi map metel sou blog mwen an konsa moun ap vote pou moun ki chantel pi byen an! Yon gwo kout chapo pou nou! Konkou sa-a pou tout moun nenpot kote-w ye!

Si vous êtes en mesure de chanter la Dessalinienne ou  l'hymne National d'Haiti, vous êtes invité à participer à notre concours de rendition de la Dessalinienne! Pour ce faire, vous n'avez qu'à m'envoyer par courrier électronique votre vidéo moi, lorsque cesera posté sur mon blog, le public en sera le seul juge. Cette compétion n'a pas de frontière!
Merci de votre participation!

Depending on the number of participants, the winner will be announced on January 1st which not only is the new year but also the anniversary of our independence. There is a good price for the winner. 

Also if you are interested in sponsoring this event please let me know!

Please post all your questions or comment on the blog on the comment section and I will be glad to answer all of them

Here is an example! 

Sunday, October 18, 2009

City dedicates DuSable sculpture on Mag Mile

City officials have dedicated a sculpture in honor of a fur trader dubbed the founder of Chicago.
A bronze bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable was installed Saturday on the east side of Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River.

DuSable was a Haitian-born fur trader who was the first non-indigenous settler to the Chicago area. The state of Illinois dubbed him "Founder of Chicago" in 1968.
The sculpture is based on a 19th century drawing. It is mounted on a granite pedestal and stands over six-feet tall.
The sculpture was donated by members of Chicago's Haitian-American community.
Associated Press and staff report

Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable (c. 1745 - August 28, 1818) was the first non-native settler in the area which is now Chicago, Illinois. He was long ignored by historians, partly because he was a Haitian and not white, and partly because the early histories were written by the friends and descendants of John Kinzie, to whom du Sable sold his house in 1800.

Du Sable built his first house in the 1770s, thirty years before Fort Dearborn was established on the banks of the Chicago River. By the time he sold to Kinzie's frontman, Jean LeLime, his property included a house, two barns, a horsemill, a bakehouse, a poultry house, a dairy and a smokehouse . The interior was richly appointed as well.

Du Sable married the daughter of one of the local Potawatomi chiefs. During the Revolutionary War, he was imprisoned briefly by the British at Detroit, Michigan.

Jean had a son and daughter, Jean and Suzzane.

In 1800 Baptiste left Chicago and headed west for unknown reasons. Some speculate that he was disappointed the local Potawatomi tribe did not make him a chief. --

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy birthday Wyclef Jean

 Please join me today in wishing our very own Wyclef Jean a very happy birthday! He is been a real representative of Haiti as a matter of fact he is an ambassador and he is been doing a real good job! Visit his charitiy yele Haiti and donate for a good cause. Thanks Wyclef for loving Haiti and for all you are doing for the Haitian people.

Wyclef Neluset Jean (born October 17, 1972) is a multiplatinum Haitian-American musician, actor, producer and former-member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. Wyclef has sold more than 31 million albums throughout his career, together with his album sales with The Fugees.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Days of the week in creole

Let's learn the days of the week: Ann aprann jou yo ki genyen nan semèn nan
What day is it today: Ki jou jodi-a ye?
Today is ...: Jodi-a se ...

Monday : Lendi
Tuesday: Madi
Wednesday: Mèkredi
Thursday: Jedi
Friday: Vandredi
Saturday: Samdi
Sunday: Dimanch

Contact us for suggestions, comments or for a complete creole course!

Obama picks Corvington for national service post


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has named a veteran of nonprofit groups to head the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The president said Friday that Patrick Corvington will lead the agency that oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America.

Corvington is a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He previously worked at the nonprofit Innovation Network and the Urban Institute.

Corvington is a native of Haiti who earned degrees at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press

Patrick Corvington’s Summary

Patrick Corvington is a recognized expert on non-profit sector leadership and capacity issues, new and emerging philanthropy, and volunteerism. He currently serves at the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a Senior Associate responsible for guiding the foundation’s grantees on issues related to leadership development, next generation leadership, and capacity building. He also acts as Senior Advisor to the Foundation’s Executive Vice President, Ralph Smith, who is the Chair of the Council on Foundations. As part of this work Corvington is engaged directly with some of the top social innovation intermediaries in the nonprofit sector and has co- authored publications such as Ready to Lead: Next Generation Leaders Speak Out and Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis. From 2003-2005, Corvington was Executive Director of Innovation Network,he conducted policy research at The Urban Institute, and also worked to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations abroad.

A native of Haiti, Mr. Corvington grew up in Africa immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He earnrd his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his M.A. in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, where he received the National Minority Leadership Fellowship from the Kellogg Foundation. Corvington has devoted his life to serving and empowering communities, beginning his career traveling the East Coast migrant stream as a case manager working with migrant workers. He has also served as an advocate for adjudicated youth as Interim Director at the Sykesville Group Shelter Home and has worked as a patient advocate in a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic; and has volunteered his time working in an infirmary of a shelter for homeless persons. He currently serves on the board of directors of Echoing Green, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and the advisory board of the American Humanics Nonprofit Workforce Coalition.
Patrick Corvington’s Specialties:

Leadership Development, Nonprofit Capacity, Strategy Development, Philanthropy, Volunteerism, Research.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

World challenge/ vote for Haiti

Votez pour Haïti !

Haïti fait partie des 12 finalistes mondiaux pour son projet de recyclage de papiers et de cartons pour la fabrication de briquettes, qui se réalise depuis peu dans le centre de collecte et de tri de déchets de Carrefour Feuilles (CASCAF).

Votez pour le projet pour que plusieurs petits centres de tri soient financés dans d'autres villes du pays.
Donnons une autre alternative à la coupe de bois et aussi favorisons la propreté de nos rues et la création d'emploi.

Votez pour Haïti sur ce site:
et faites passer ce message à tous vos connaissances!

VOTE FOR HAITI! BBC WORLD CHALLENGE 2009! Haiti's project is called Love 'N Haiti which focuses on Decheteries De Carrefour Feuilles, a factory that produces recycled paper charcoal (briquettes). During former President Bill Clinton's speech during the Haitian Unity Diaspora Congress last month, he talked about this factory and how these briquettes can help make a big difference in Haiti. If Haiti wins the most votes, they will win a grant that will go towards this project.

Here are just some of the top reasons as to why you should support and vote for Love 'N HAiti:

*Save trees by decreasing deforestation
*Create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment
*Reduce incidence of floods (by unclogging canals)
*Alleviate poverty
*Create jobs
*Reduce violence

Voting is from September 28, 2009 - November 13, 2009 at midnight. To vote, please go to the World Challenge website at Voting is limited to one vote per person.

How warm is it?

Warm temperature, ranging year-round from 70-93° F in the coastal regions, and 50-75 in the mountainous areas; rainy seasons are April-May and August-October.

Enjoy the music!

You might be going through some tough time and you feel like you can not take it anymore. Remember there is a friend who cares and his name is Jesus. He says cast all your care upon him for he caress for you. He will give you rest! The road might be treacherous, nevertheless, don't ever give up!

It is time...

Time does not stand still. So, Make the best use of it!