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COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT: CAMPUS COLLECTION

We would like to introduce you to Alphonse Campus. A line that’s sure to keep you in style on or off campus.

Run over to Alphonse and pick up yours today!

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HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS PROTEST INEFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT

Residents of camps set up for people left homeless by the Jan. 12 earthquake demonstrate in front of the collapsed presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Aug 12, 2010. Demonstrators said the government is failing on its promises to provide housing as private landowners pressure the camp residents to leave.

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Wyclef Jean – Delilah (feat. Barrington Levy)

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New song from Wyclef Jean titled Delilah featuring Barrington Levy, off of his New Album, The Haitian Experience coming soon.

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WYCLEF JEAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN VIDEO

CNN follows the Presidential hopeful to the streets of Haiti as he talks about politics and his plans if elected President.

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George W. Bush says Mangoes Will Help Haiti “Grow Into Prosperity”.

On Tuesday August 10, former President George W. Bush visited a mango warehouse in Haiti where he meets with the owner and local farmers. Then Bush — who is co-leading a fund to help Haiti since the Jan. 12 earthquake, along with former President Bill Clinton — talked of rebuilding. He assertively said that mangoes will help the country “grow into prosperity” and spoke of a half-million dollar grant from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to help 25,000 mango farmers

According to NPR There are 10 million mango trees in Haiti, and tens of thousands of mango farmers scattered about the country. Mangoes are the Caribbean nation’s second-biggest export, behind coffee, and are a $10 million a year industry. Fruit industry leaders think they have the potential to blossom into a tasty, $90 million a year export business.

Haiti grows a specific variety that is indigenous to the country. Called the “Madame Francis,” it is juicy and sweet, and a bit fibrous.

In March, Coca-Cola announced a $7.5 million, five-year project to help mango farmers. The Atlanta-based beverage giant said it will invest $3.5 million in the project, with the Inter-American Development Bank also contributing an undisclosed amount.

With so many people pitching in mango farmers will get a sweet recovery.

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Usher Honors President Bill Clinton With World Leadership Award

Usher Raymond’s New Look Foundation hosted a high energy, celebrity filled gala Friday evening (August 6th) at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

The first annual World Leadership Awards show was a star-studded. President Bill Clinton was honored with a Service Leadership Award.

 After the awards ceremony Usher treated guests to a live performance of several of his songs. He hit the stage first with “There Goes My Baby,” then performed “Yeah” and ended with “O.M.G.”

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Fuggees Member Pras will not stand by cousin Wyclef for President of Haiti

Pras doesn’t think Wyclef is qualified. Ironically Pras is supporting another musician/activist named Michel Martelly who is better known as Sweet Mickey who according to some Haiti activists also has right leaning politics in terms of him opposing Aristide.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NBA DREAM TEAM

President Obama’s NBA dream team celebrated his birthday with a friendly game of basketball on Sunday. The event was part late birthday celebration and part showcase for wounded warriors in the White House mentoring project.

Obama’s guest list included NBA greats, past and present. The commander-in-chief turned 49 on Wednesday, so he figured he’d do it real big.

Obama’s Dream Team included:

Shane Battier

Carmelo Anthony

Chauncey Billups

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Kobe Bryant (not playing)

Pau Gasol

Derek Fisher

Grant Hill

LeBron James

Dwyane Wade

Maya Moore

Alonzo Mourning

Joakim Noah

Derrick Rose

Bill Russell

Etan Thomas

David West

Chris Paul