When I see the images and hear the stories about what is happening in Haiti, it reminds me of an Octavia Butler novel. Everything is so apocalyptic and horrible. I've limited my exposure to media because I think it's traumatizing to keep looking at pics of devastation. In my true Libra I have to find the balance.
I found an article about a Haitian family with our last name. I called my mom and asked her if she had anything to tell me. She said there are Jean-Gilles' in Ti Goave, in Jacmel in Gonaives. They owned a hotel that collapsed during the earthquake.
Here is Nicole Lee is president of TransAfrican Forum. She gives some historical context to Haiti. It's Quick Time or Windows Media Player.