is an intern at The Root and senior journalism major at Howard University.
Co-founder of The Fugees and ubiquitous producer Wyclef Jean has been a long-time champion for charities and relief organizations in his native, Haiti. He has an organization called Yele Haiti that enabled supporters to donate $5 through a text message.
Haitian native Edwidge Danticat is a celebrated writer whose Breath, Eyes, Memory has been an Oprah Book Club selection. She has written moving novels about being Haitian and about the Haitian-American experience.
Reginald Fils-Aimé led Nintendo to roaring success with the Wii and was promoted from senior marketing VP to president and CEO of the Japanese game giant's American unit.
Werleigh was the first female prime minister of Haiti. She studied in the United States and Switzerland and currently serves as the secretary general of Pax Christi International. She was born in Cap-Haitien.
New Orleans Saint middle linebacker Vilma has learned that no one in his family in Haiti was harmed in the earthquake.
Indianapolis Colts receiver Garcon has received news that his some family members in Haiti survived the earthquake; but others were still missing.
Born to Haitian parents in Florida, Altidore is reported to have lost two uncles in the Haitian earthquake. The 20-year-old soccer player is headed to the World Cup with the U.S. national team.
Haitian-born actor Jamie Hector is best known for his role as Marlo Stanfield on the HBO series, The Wire.
Berto, a Haitian-American boxer and WBC welterweight champion, was born in Miami but represented Haiti in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Basquiat went from graffiti artist to international art star in a New York minute. Of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent, his comet flamed out in 1988 when he was just 28.
Anthropologist, University of Chicago Professor and nephew of Haitian historian Henock Trouillot, Michel is an international author.
According to reports, Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert was the only Haitian-born NBA player to personally donate to UNICEF and to pledge to match donations made by fans at his team's Jan. 15 game.
Montreal Canadiens hockey player Laraque’s immediate family was in Haiti when the earthquake hit. He told a Canadian newspaper that the next few months would be difficult as the world learns the depth of the impact.
Maxwell has dedicated the home page of his Web site to Haitian relief efforts. The Grammy-nominated singer is Haitian and Puerto Rican.
The director of the Office of Political Affairs for President Obama was born in Haiti. He waited anxiously to hear from many family members after the earthquake.
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Roumain is a Haitian-American composer and violinist who has fused jazz and classical music.
NBC's Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis's character was the sinister "Haitian" who made people forget. Jean-Louis was relieved to learn that both his mother and father survived the devastating earthquake.