Haiti Struggles With Death And Destruction After Catastrophic Earthquake

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Trump Administration’s Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the ‘Black Criminal’

Black immigrants are once again in the cross-hairs of the federal government’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies. Last week, via e-mails uncovered by the Associated Press, we learned that the Trump Administration is considering ending a detrimental humanitarian protection afforded thousands of Haitian immigrants, based on a ubiquitous, racist stereotype of Black migrants in particular — the myth of the Black criminal.

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International Aid Begins to Move Into Hurricane-Ravaged Haiti

People unload food and water boated in from the "Mission of Hope" charity after Hurricane Matthew swept through Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 8, 2016. (Dieu Nalio Chery / AP)
People unload food and water boated in from the “Mission of Hope” charity after Hurricane Matthew swept through Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 8, 2016. (Dieu Nalio Chery / AP)

A small airstrip at the edge of town hums with activity. Aid convoys are arriving from the capital, now that some roads washed out by Hurricane Matthew have been cleared. A barge carrying food and water is moored offshore of this coastal town. Continue reading “International Aid Begins to Move Into Hurricane-Ravaged Haiti”

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Red Cross Reportedly Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

Haitians outside a Red Cross field hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, on Dec. 14, 2010, 11 months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the country's capital, Port-au-Prince. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images
Haitians outside a Red Cross field hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, on Dec. 14, 2010, 11 months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.
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The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake — or almost $125 million — on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released Thursday by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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Major Failures of Red Cross in Haiti Detailed in New Report

The Red Cross came to help in Haiti after the disastrous 2010 earthquake, but their efforts are criticized in a report by the ProPublica organization and NPR. (AP)
The Red Cross came to help in Haiti after the disastrous 2010 earthquake, but their efforts are criticized in a report by the ProPublica organization and NPR. (AP)

With the lack of reconstruction and continued homelessness in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as a backdrop, the nonprofit ProPublica investigative journalism organization and NPR last week outlined major relief failures of the Red Cross, which reportedly received about $500 million in donations after the 2010 disaster. Continue reading “Major Failures of Red Cross in Haiti Detailed in New Report”