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Day: <span>January 23, 2010</span>

P.U.R.G.E. EXPANDING MISSION TO ELIMINATE GUN-VIOLENCE

2010 Speak-Out Campaign Launched from Calvary Fellowship AME Church Rest-in-peace elegies and images embellish exterior  walls of buildings throughout New York City.  To some these are fitting work-of-art memorials to lives once lived. But to so many others, like members of the anti-violence organization PURGE, founded in 1993 by community activist and child advocate Freddie […]Read More

View From Here – Help For Haiti

In this most calamitous of human tragedies in Haiti, the further devastation of people who already start from scratch, we’ve seen a global response of nations and individuals.   If you’re in the search and rescue profession anyplace on the planet, or a medical professional able to travel and driven by a need to heal, Haiti […]Read More

People Didn’t Believe This was The Big One

By Rachel Pratt and Garry Pierre-Pierre PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Marjorie Louis was sitting in her kitchen eating dinner when she felt the house shaking but she didn’t get up. “I didn’t think it wasn’t going to be serious…and was waiting for it to stop. But I noticed it wasn’t stopping and finally tried to get […]Read More

Churches Rally to Support Haiti Relief

“For the past 15 years, the Haiti Support Project has been working to build a constituency to increase the understanding of Haiti.  Founder Ron Daniels was speaking at a press conference of the Churches United to Support Haiti strategy meeting called by Reverend Dennis Dillon and held at the Brooklyn Christian Center on Atlantic Avenue, […]Read More

Bed-Stuy's Own Volunteer Ambulance Corps on the Ground in Haiti

“First on the Scene” is the motto of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and they earned it when founders Rocky Robinson and Joe Perez were working without an ambulance running with oxygen tanks strapped to their backs in the organization’s fledgling days in 1988.   And now in response to the Haiti earthquake, “Nobody expected us […]Read More

On Sunday, Mass Was About the Dead

by Garry Pierre-Pierre The Haitian Times PORT-AU-PRINCE – Rosemarie Tintin’s black hat and veil barely covered the sorrow on her face. She has recently lost her entire family from the earthquake and the only place she could find solace was at her church. But that too was not possible. Tintin was one of about 300 […]Read More