Why is Haiti so Poor?

Why is Haiti so poor?

No better tribute to Martin Luther King … The following essay was written by Bob Corbett, a longtime advocate for this sovereign island nation; Bob gave Singing Rooster permission to put his essay on our site. Bob wrote this essay in 1986 — and EVERYTHING he said then still stands. Another long-time supporter of the Rooster, Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, has published a more comprehensive book on Haiti: Haitian History: New Perspectives — an excellent compilation of articles. Plus, it takes readers into the impact … Read More

Merry Christmas from Singing Rooster #peaceonearth

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  Handel’s Messiah is a treasured part to so many people’s lives this time of year.  Here are fun facts you may not know about this beautiful music: Handel completed the entire piece in only 24 days including a 259-page score, 20 choral numbers and more than 30 solos and instrumentals. NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman estimates there are a quarter of a million notes in the piece. At a little more than three weeks of 10-hour days, this means Handel wrote (on average) 15 … Read More

Unique Oil Drum Haitian Art, Eugene Jacques

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Meet Eugene Jacques, #Haitianartist Singing Rooster is opening up markets for Haiti’s small producers, including metal artists in Croix des Bouquets. When you purchase unique pieces of upcycled oil drum art from Haiti, you’re directly helping artists put their kids  through school (over 98% of schools in Haiti are private and require tuition).  With unemployment in Haiti upwards of 70%, when a member of the family like Eugine has employment, it becomes his / her responsibility to pay tuition for nieces and nephews too.   … Read More

Veteran’s Day Reminds Us We’re One #haitiancoffee Nation

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Veterans Day, November 11th As we remember and thank our past and present Americans who have served our country, it puts petty and not so petty differences into perspective. Let’s give pause this day and recognize our collective strength and goals. Let’s give thanks to those among us who gave their lives, families, health, and emotional spirit to fighting for basic American rights, like voting. These brave souls protect our liberty, freedom of religion, and yes, even our right to peacefully assembly and protests. There … Read More