Posts Tagged ‘Yele Haiti’

Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Charity, Aided by 9:30 Club Show, Will Only Receive Fraction of Telethon Funds

Wyclef Jean's charity organization, Yéle Haiti, will only receive a fraction of the $35 million raised by the Hope for Haiti telethon in January, Gawker is reporting. The charity collected millions in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince last month. That included money raised at a number of benefits in D.C., most notably [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: Wyclef’s Haiti Charity, Comics Shops, Jane Austen Erotica

This week on Arts Desk: Yéle Haiti! The charity founded by the former Fugees musician Wyclef Jean has raised millions for earthquake relief since last week, and received half of the $36,000 netted by a benefit concert at the 9:30 Club Monday—while at the same time, it came under fire for making a series of [...]

Yéle Haiti Has Long History of Dysfunction, Gawker Report Shows

Update: Wyclef Jean went on Oprah today and described the scenes of devastation he saw while aiding in relief efforts in Port-au-Prince last week. Original post below:
When the former Fugees musician Wyclef Jean called a press conference Monday, he seemed to lay to rest allegations that his nonprofit organization, Yéle Haiti, had mismanaged its funds. After reviewing [...]

9:30 Club’s Haiti Concert Will Still Aid Wyclef Jean’s Charity

The organizers of tonight's 9:30 Club benefit for victims of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti say they still plan to donate half of the evening's proceeds to Yéle Haiti, a nongovernmental organization founded by the Haitian-born performer Wyclef Jean.
Yéle came under fire over the weekend after the Smoking Gun reported that the organization's tax [...]

9:30 Club’s Haiti Benefit May Aid Wyclef Jean’s Dubious Charity

UPDATE – 7:55 p.m.: Hugh Locke, the president of Yéle Haiti, has released a statement: "Wyclef Jean, the founder of Yéle Haiti has never profited from his organization." Read the full statement at the bottom of the article. Original post below:
On Monday, some of the District's biggest rap names will perform at the 9:30 Club [...]