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Collection of shoes to aid Haiti project

Starting Thursday, the Little Rock Fire Department is partnering with a nonprofit to collect shoes, the sale of which will benefit a clean drinking-water initiative for people in Haiti. Donation boxes at every Little Rock fire station, as well as City Hall, will be set out from Thursday through Apri

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What Mecca Lost in Our Long War

As the war in Iraq begins its 16th year, take a moment to ponder the Purple Heart that the army posthumously awarded Sgt. Mario Nelson along with a Bronze Star after his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade in 2006. The medal is of the same shape as the hearts of Valentine's Day, only pu

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Deforest pitches in to help hungry families

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- The Deforest FFA Chapter teamed up with Food for Kids to help feed those in need by packaging meals for families in Wisconsin and Haiti. According to UNICEF, almost half of all deaths in children under five are due to under-nutrition. This means almost three million young liv


String concert to benefit Haiti children

Tri-Town student musicians will perform a benefit concert, "Strings Welcome Spring," at 3 p.m. March 25 at the First Church Congregational, 4 Georgetown Road, Boxford. Now in its 25th year, this string concert will raise funds to sponsor three children in Haiti through Partners in Development of Ips


Haiti: Report calls for prosecution of rights abusers under Duvalier

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Human rights organizations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship. In a report, The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) highlighted the urgency of bringing justice as only seven of 17 people accused of


50 years of inspiration from Alvin Ailey in Boston - The Boston Globe

Back on Jan. 27, 1968, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made its Celebrity Series debut with a pair of performances on the same day at John Hancock Hall. Since then, the company has become an almost annual Celebrity Series visitor to Boston. Fifty years later, this weekend's appearance will be its


New dean for UM's medical school is a Haitian immigrant success story | Miami Herald

From immigrant beginnings, Dr. Henri Ford has reached rarefied heights in American medicine, graduating from Harvard Medical School, training as a pediatric surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and, over the past 13 years, serving as vice president and chief of surgery for the Children's


Timberland Is Helping Revive Cotton Farming In Haiti

The retailer is partnering with local groups to plant seeds and grow trees in the hopes of restoring the industry as well as improving the environment The Haitian cotton industry has been lacking for the past three decades due to corruption and dire farming practices. Timberland, along with local or


World View: Burundi's Hutu 'Eternal Supreme Guide' Nkurunziza to Remain in Power Eternally

Burundi's Hutu president Pierre Nkurunziza has declared himself the 'eternal supreme guide' (AFP) I keep telling the same story in country after country, particularly African countries, but other countries as well. A leader stays in office for years and decades, and takes steps to stay in office fo


UNICEF and partners continue to support children in the Caribbean, six months after Hurricanes Irma and Mara

PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 19 March 2018 - Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the US$11.5 million ra


North Shore student musicians to perform benefit concert

North Shore student musicians will perform their benefit concert, Strings Welcome Spring, on Sunday, March 25, at the First Church Congregational in Boxford. Now, in its 25th year, this outstanding string concert will raise funds to sponsor three children in Haiti through Partners in Development (PI


Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Missionary's Daughter in Haiti

"My father has never known how to be gentle with those who do not live up to his expectations," Apricot Irving writes in her new memoir, "The Gospel of Trees." Ms. Irving spent part of her childhood in Haiti, where her father, an agronomist, was a missionary. He believed strongly, often stubbornly,


Nacogdoches self storage hosts city wide garage sale

The city of Nacogdoches hosted a city-wide garage sale today. Vendors rented out storage units for $10. Among many of the merchants, was a church organization raising money to build homes in Haiti. Church members told us, the city-wide garage sale was the perfect way to jumpstart their campaign. "


Trudeau pushing 'Canada is back' narrative with Mali UN peacekeeping mission: experts

Canada will soon send over 200 aviation troops to the embattled country of Mali, marking Canada's first mission to the Africa since the 90s, other than a small presence in South Sudan. A senior government official anonymously released the news to several outlets Friday night, and a formal announceme


African-American immigrants honored - The Boston Globe

Boston City councilors recently honored four black immigrants who have made significant contributions to their communities and neighborhoods. Dr. Jean Bonnet of Mattapan, Deeqo Jibril of Roxbury, Yvette Modestin of Panama, and Natalicia Tracy of East Boston were honored at "The African Diaspora: A C


Prout projects strive to help those in need

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Once a week for the last month, students at The Prout School have heard a now familiar sound - a voice, impersonating Arnold Schwarzenegger, directing them over the intercom system, to bring nonperishable food items to school. Behind the impression is Mike Frappier, the schoo


Singing Mayo Clinic doctor uses power of music to help heal

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KMSP) - A singing doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. is catching the eyes and ears of people across the internet. Dr. Elvis Francois incorporates the power of song to help his patients heal. He shares videos of him singing on social media. His latest video where he perfo


Soles4Souls wants your old shoes to help people in developing co - CBS46 News

A nonprofit organization collecting old shoes and sending them to people in the world's poorest countries just opened a new warehouse in Norcross. It's one of five new centers across the country. They just opened their doors, but already thousands of shows have been donated. If you have old shoes at

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W MI student devotes senior project to family in need

Morgan Sullivan (left) presents Shari Farrell (center) and John Walton a check on March 16, 2018 at NorthPointe Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Shari Farrell remembers the day she met her son at an orphanage in Haiti. "He was just being a little boy, having


Match Day excitement fills UMass Medical School as graduating students learn of their residencies

WORCESTER - Every spring at UMass Medical School, a single letter has the power to reduce medical students to tears of joy and collapses of relief. Friday was no different, as 112 future physicians found out where they will do their medical residency at UMass's Match Day ceremony. "It's an incredibl