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Morning Show crew takes spring vacation by lending a hand in Haiti
By Jackie Jones
22, 2010) "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" crew gave a live demonstration
of a "party with a purpose" by taking their spring vacation to Haiti.
The group of nearly a dozen people worked with staffers from Project
Medishare, which is running the largest tent hospital in the Caribbean
nation to help those most impacted by the massive earthquake that rocked
the island on Jan. 12.
"Being in Haiti was a remarkable experience," said Nikki Woods, senior
producer for "The Tom Joyner Morning Show." "What stood out the most for
me was how the Haitian people continued to live their lives against a
backdrop of disaster and devastation. Outsiders marvel, pity and take
pictures while they simply keep going, accomplishing as much as they can
with brooms, shovels and wheelbarrows. Amazing."
"We visited an orphanage off site and also did some work witth the
logistics center checking in patients," Woods told BlackAmericaWeb.com.
After efforts to get into Haiti just days after the earthquake were
thwarted, the TJMS team - which included Joyner, his wife, Donna
Richardson Joyner and sidekick Sybil Wilkes - spent last week touring
the hospital and the city of Port au Prince to survey the damage left by
the earthquake and to donate their time to assist in a number of ways.
Some in the Joyner party helped organize the supply tent, while others
worked with Project Medishare's logistical team at the command center.
The group also worked with the PlayCare Program of Project K.I.D, a
non-profit organization that sends response teams to assist with
emergency preparedness and response systems in communities to meet the
needs of children in disasters.
Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc., was founded in 1994 by doctors Barth
Green and Arthur Fournier, who assembled a team of faculty from the
University of Miami Schools of Medicine and Nursing to assess the health
care situation in Haiti and explore ways in which they could help
improve the health conditions there.
Information about Medishare's efforts and ways to volunteer to assist
their efforts can be found on its Web site, its blog and on Facebook.
Annual Edition 'Buying Power of Black America' report
breaks down billions in expenditures (January
19, 2010) Black consumers are responding to tighter economic
condition by focusing more of their spending on items and services
that improve their homes and lifestyle. That's one of the trends
revealed in the 15th annual report, "The Buying Power of Black
America," published by Target Market News. The report analyzes
spending for black households in 2008 and finds that