Why is Haiti so Poor?

Why is Haiti so poor?

No better tribute to Martin Luther King … Why is Haiti so Poor? 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 … 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

Veteran’s Day Reminds Us We’re One 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

Night before Hallow’s Eve Pranks

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Since Hurricane Matthew – we (like thousands) have been in crisis mode overtime.  Laughter reduces stress.  October 30th is a fitting day for a chuckle.  In fact, the eve prior to Halloween is our national be naughty night. It’s the one night a year kids big and small are allowed to prank friends and neighbors. Here’s what some around the country call it: New Jersey = mischief night New York = Goosey Night or Hell Night Massachusetts = Cabbage Night Detroit = Devil’s Night North and South Dakota = Mat Night (huh?)  Anyone … Read More

Defy Superstition Day

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September 13th  is the day to throw caution into the wind — walk under a ladder, cross paths with a black cat, hold an umbrella in a lightning storm while out golfing (okay, that’s not really a superstition – that’s just plain stupid).  But there are some weird superstitions roosters have never heard of: Pointing to a rainbow will cause you to lose your finger If you sweep the floor at night, the mother of the household will die (hey, put that broom away) Put … Read More

Wholesale Haitian Art for Gift & Garden Stores

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There’s something magical about specialty gift shops, fair trade stores, and garden centers.  They smell good.  They inspire. They calm. They create a sense of awe. Haitian art does this too, and we can help you put it on the shelves.  We’re Singing Rooster, a member of the Fair Trade Federation and an advocate for Haitian artists.  We’ve been working shoulder-to-shoulder with small producers in Haiti for years; your growing Millennial customers support stories like Singing Rooster’s. Our wholesale #Haitianart can help you put unique pieces on … Read More

Happy B-day America from Singing Rooster

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Time Magazine lists 240 reasons to celebrate America this 4th. It’s a great read and reminds us why print is not dead.  Happy B-day America Some of the Rooster’s favorite reasons include: 85 MILLION acres of national parks. We’re generous – we give a BILLION+ every day to charity (yep, every day). There’s more that unites than divides us; we keep seeking inclusion (1 in 10 of Americans is born in another country and our neighborhoods are more integrated than ever). We Roosters wish all … Read More

Cherry Hills Community Church

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Singing Rooster helps lots of groups reach goals in Haiti — like Cherry Hills Community Church of Denver.  They’re building a church in Haiti using coffee and chocolate proceeds.  It’s a new concept — raising money while supporting Haiti’s small producers. Here’s how they’re doing it: Help build our church! Drink coffee! Haitian coffee is classically Caribbean – Chocolaty sweet with mellow citrus-highlights. • Pledge to drink Haitian coffee for a year! • Sell coffee to friends & family • Hook us up with a … Read More

Sustain Thousands – Eat Chocolate, Drink Coffee

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Come Alive this Spring – Renew Your Commitment to Building Autonomy in Haiti Spring is a time of renewal for souls, nature, humans. Finding a passion centered on helping others enlivens and enriches lives for both givers and receivers.  We invite you to share the passion of job creation in Haiti.  Your only task?  Drink Haitian coffee.  Eat Haitian chocolate.  Thousands will benefit. Singing Rooster has been creating and sustaining jobs in Haiti since 2009. We are committed to strengthening farmer-owned cooperatives by building meaningful and lasting … Read More

WORT Interviews Singing Rooster

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Radio Talk w/ an Ambitious, Madison nonprofit A BIG thanks to Lee Row and the WORT FM team in Madison, WI for inviting the Rooster’s Corinne Hale for an interview on Third World View  Sunday, February 28th. The oldest news show at WORT, Third World View covers issues relating to the “Third World” from a critical, anti-imperialist perspective. The broadcast includes a half-hour round-up of international news, followed by a 20-30 minute feature — that’s us! Listen in and learn how you can make a difference … Read More