Now onto the humanitarian side of things. Since the main stream media loves to talk about all the violence and misogyny in Hip-Hop, it's only right that we here at OKP give them something positive to talk about. From day 1, Wyclef Jean has been an ambassador for Haiti, routinely making trips out there and donating much of his time and money to help his native country. For Clef's latest trip he was joined by President Clinton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The three were on a mission to bring worldwide awareness to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. After the waves of storms that hit the impoverished country in the last year over 800 people were left dead and over 1 million have been left homeless. Jean has been using his Yele foundation to help rebuild, educate, and create jobs for his fellow Haitians.
Wyclef says: “I was honored to show my support when they asked me to join them on this important humanitarian trip which also gave them the opportunity to experience the beauty underneath the devastation my country and its people have had to face. It’s crucial for me to do all I can to raise awareness and help Haiti get through this tough time.” Kudos go to Wyclef for his efforts. Visit his blog for more details about his trip. We are well aware that there are many others within and outside of the Hip-Hop world putting in their best efforts to help the less fortunate, so we will try to shed light on as many of those stories as possible.