Wyclef Jean urges Haiti support at Nation of Islam

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Singer Wyclef Jean urges Haiti support at Nation of Islam event in Chicago
By Associated Press
3:28 PM CST, February 28, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wyclef Jean says he feels he must continue working on relief efforts in his native Haiti.

The singer and producer spoke Sunday on the last day of the Nation of Islam's Saviours' Day convention.

Jean told the thousands gathered at Chicago's United Center about his life growing up poor in Haiti, including how he was born in a hut. He says he felt lucky when he moved into public housing in New York.

Jean has worked on relief efforts since the Jan. 12 earthquake, particularly through his Yele Haiti Foundation.

He says he feels it's the thing he was called to do.

Jean spoke before the Minister Louis Farrakhan was expected to give a keynote address.

Sunday's events also included a performance by R&B artist Raheem DeVaughn.


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Nation of Islam Saviours' Day 2010: www.noisd.org

Maxo Benjamin, February 28 2010, 8:20 PM

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hello, I am an infrastructure specialist and construction company who can teach haition citizens the trades to rebuild... read more >
Chris Glenn, 28-Feb-10 9:23 pm
Maxo Benjamin, While I greatly admire Wyclef's devotion to his native country of Haiti, I can't help but to notice a... read more >
Tiba, 1-Mar-10 11:17 am
wyclef is telling the truth.I have my wife's relatives that live with us for two weeks.they are like foreigners in... read more >
Llyod, 1-Mar-10 12:10 pm
Llyod, Calm down before you blow a gasket. You are insulting Haitians of lack of education, and yet, looking at the... read more >
Tiba, 1-Mar-10 1:16 pm


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