April 5, 2020         
MEDIA ALERT: ESSENCE & The U.S. Black Chambers Join to Provide Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses With Information on COVID-   •   Canada announces support to those experiencing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence during the coronavirus disea   •   Telemental Health Company Partners with Veteran Caregivers During COVID-19 Pandemic   •   IGN To Deliver Global Online Summer of Gaming Event   •   Solis Health Plans Provides Medical Staff For COVID-19 Testing Site In Hialeah   •   Carvana to Webcast 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders   •   Cheeriodicals Continues to Deliver Cheer to Hospitalized Children and Veterans   •   FiftyFlowers Donates Flowers to a Local Senior Facility and Local Hospital   •   Colgate Supports the World Health Organization (WHO) #SafeHands Effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19   •   Wizards of the Coast Brings the King of the Monsters to Magic: The Gathering with Godzilla Series Monsters   •   TurboTax to Help Millions of Americans Get Their Stimulus Payments with Launch of Free Stimulus Registration Product   •   Bright Hope Booklet Available: COVID-19 & the Extreme Poor: Why the Poor May Be Hit the Hardest   •   HARDCAR and Its Military Veterans Leverage Their Extensive Training in Order to Keep California's Transportation Channels Safe   •   Startup Helps Seniors & Families Dealing With Quarantine   •   HARDCAR and Its Military Veterans Leverage Their Extensive Training in Order to Keep California's Transportation Channels Safe   •   AEO Takes Steps to Ensure Financial Strength in Response to COVID-19   •   SBA Clarifies Eligibility of Faith-Based Organizations to Participate in Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan P   •   Publix Pharmacy Expands Hours   •   Sallie Mae’s Donna Vieira Named One of ‘Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America’ by Savoy Magaz   •   MC Residential Communities Ranks 13th Best Company To Work Multifamily® For Women In The Nation
Bookmark and Share

Jamaican PM: No Repeat Of History In Haiti

MIAMI, FL - Former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson is adamant that history should not be repeated in Haiti in the post January 12th earthquake era.
Delivering the twelfth annual Florida International University Eric Williams Lecture on Haiti`s reconstruction, PM Patterson, the Caribbean Community`s Special Representative on Haiti`s Reconstruction told the audience in Miami that prescriptions for reconstruction should not be imposed on Haiti but that the Haitian people should chart their own destiny.

`Every crisis presents an opportunity,` Patterson said.

His comments come as 1.3 million continue to live in tents ten months after the devastating earthquake and as more than a dozen people died this week following rains from tropical storms.

The event was held at Florida International University`s South Campus, as part of its African & African Diaspora Studies Program Distinguished Africana Scholars Lecture Series under the theme `The Renaissance of Haiti: A Template for Caribbean Integration.`

Numerous US federal and Florida elected officials, including Governor Charlie Crist attended the event.

The Memorial Lecture honors the distinguished Caribbean statesman Eric E. Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and head of government for a quarter of a century until his death in 1981. He led the country to independence from Britain in 1962 and onto Republicanism in 1976. A consummate academic and historian, and author of several books, Dr. Williams is best known for his groundbreaking work, the 66-year-old Capitalism and Slavery, which has been translated into seven languages, including Russian, Chinese, Japanese and soon-to-be, Korean.

The Brazilian and Spanish versions will be reprinted in 2011 for the first time in some 40 years.  


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News