I was born in Haiti, but I am a citizen of the world. When I was with the Fugees, we played a concert to benefit Tibet to help Tibetans fight, and we stepped up to give voice to those being slaughtered in Rwanda. When the Twin Towers went down on 9/11, I played in the benefit show. It feels natural to me to take a stand on issues that are important to all citizens of this great world.
A decision on who is eligible to run for president in Haiti has been postponed until Friday, leaving hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and the other presidential hopefuls in limbo, said Berto Dorce, Jean's lawyer.
It's been almost six months since the January 12 earthquake that devastated my beloved Haiti. Speaking for myself -- not for my organization Yéle Haiti -- I will say it: Speed is of the essence. I feel that progress is being made at the speed of a turtle.
Solemn music from the world's biggest stars served as the soundtrack to Friday night's telethon for Haiti relief, but the fundraiser ended with Wyclef Jean shouting "Enough of the moping, let's rebuild Haiti."
Wyclef Jean The Haitian-born musician became emotional as he denied accusations that he misused funds from his charity, Yéle Haiti. Experts on nonprofits said they saw no evidence of serious wrongdoing, other than slowness in filing taxes, CNNMoney.com reported.
As musician Wyclef Jean tearfully denied recent allegations that he misappropriated funds from his Yele Haiti charity, experts on non-profits said they couldn't find serious wrongdoing, except for a lapse of discipline in filing his taxes.
In 2005, Haitian-born and Brooklyn-raised musician Wyclef Jean created the grassroots charity organization Yéle Haiti. The former member of the Grammy-winning group The Fugees coined the term Yéle in a song and imbued it with the meaning, "a cry for freedom."
Wyclef Jean The Grammy Award-winning musician and producer has set up a relief fund for earthquake victims in Haiti and has returned to his native country. He was born there in 1972. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was 9 and later to New Jersey.
Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and Tyler Perry are among the names that have surfaced on a long list of people in a current New York investigation of those who may have obtained steroids or human growth hormones, the Albany Times Union reports.