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The Haitian Joudalist just learned that Wyclef Jean is out

A reliable source just informed "The Haitian Joudalist" that Wyclef Jean is not among the candidates approved to run in the next Haiti presidential election. Our source told us that the reason why Wyclef was not approved is because he did not meet many of the requirements to run for Haiti presidency position.

Our source did not want to say much but admitted that one of the reasons Wyclef was not approved to run is that he did not meet the residency requirement.

A Pa Li Papa!

What do you think about this breaking news?

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Wyclef Jean made it official. He wants to be President

The Rapper Wyclef Jean arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday (Tuhursday August 5, 2010) and submitted his paperwork to become a candidate for the next Haiti presidential election in November. He stated: " The United States has Obama, here you're going to have Wyclef"

Wyclef also announced that he is no longer the chairman of Yele Haiti foundation. Is this because the organization had management problem in the past. Do you think this move was an attempt to distance himself from Yele Haiti, and consequently remove ammunitions from his opponents who might try to demonstrate his lack of managerial skills.

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Wyclef Jean For President of Haiti. What do you think?

It might become a reality. It is possible that the internationally known Musician Wyclef Jean can become the next president of Haiti.

The Haitian Joudalist received information from Ms. Sara Holbrooke, a CNN reporter, that Mr. Wyclef Jean is thinking about running for President of Haiti. It is also reported that Wyclef already completed all the required paperwork to run in the next Haiti Presidential election scheduled to take place in November of 2010 and told CNN that he can't continue to sing forever.

What do you make of this?

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Homage for three leaders who were victims of the Haiti earthquake

This music video "Rel Nou Ap Toujou Fe Eko" is a homage for the three leaders in the Haitian women's movement who were victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Interpreted by Jan Jan Roosevelt, featuring Netty Dugravil, Renette Desir and Robinson Auguste, "Rel Nou Ap Toujou Fe Eko" was written by Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue, and produced and directed by Regi Chevalier.

Myriam Merlet, Magalie Marcelin and Anne Marie Coriolan, founders of three of Haiti's most important advocacy organizations working on behalf of women and girls, were confirmed dead, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Along with many others, these three women gave women voices, fought against violence and made rape in Haiti a crime. One returned to her Haitian roots, to give voice to women, honor their stories and shape their futures. Another urged women to pack a courtroom in Haiti, where she succeeded in getting a guilty verdict against a man who battered his wife. A third joined the others and helped change the law to make rape, long a political weapon in Haiti, a punishable crime.

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Does Wyclef Jean want to be President of Haiti?

Wyclef Jean has been the star player in Haiti for a while now, does that mean he want to be president of Haiti?

For the past decade, Wyclef Jean has been advocating for Haiti and Haitians all over the world. He has spearheaded relief efforts in Haiti, following the massive earthquake which devastated the country in January, 2010.

In 2005, Jean established the Yele Haiti Foundation which provided scholarships to 3,600 children in Gonaives, Haiti, after the devastation by Hurricane Jeanne. In its second year of operation, Yele Haiti Foundation almost doubled the amount of the scholarships and spreaded them throughout Haiti, providing tuition in 5 regions.

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Haitian Superstar Wyclef Jean is honored by NAACP

Wyclef Jean, the Haitian and International superstar is being honored by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The former The Fugees' star has been one of the key figures leading the relief efforts in Haiti which was left devastated by a 7.0-magnitude Haiti Earthquake in January. The charity work if Wyclef Jean has already earned him the Artist of the Year prize from America's prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts, and now he has been named the recipient of the Vanguard Award for Work in Racial and Social Issues at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards, held in conjunction with Ford Motor Company.

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Haitian-American Noramie Festa Jasmin made History as Mayor of Spring Valley

This is a sign that the Haitian community is moving and if I may say "Up" in the US. The latest is having one of our own elected as mayor in a major town. On behalf of the Haitian diaspora in the United States and all over the world, I would like to congratulate Noramie Festa Jasmin as the new Mayor of Spring Valley.

She has become the first Haitian American and the first woman to be elected as Mayor of Spring valley in 2009.

Before becoming Mayor of Spring Valley in New York, Noramie Jasmin occupied the position of trustee as well as deputy Mayor.

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