Peacekeeping - MINUSTAH

The Shattuck Down Low Lounge on Shattuck and Bancroft is donating its space for two nights to benefit earthquake relief in Haiti.  On Saturday, January 16 and January 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. an all-star line-up of hip hop, reggae, Latin and Afrocaribbean DJs will be performing at the Down Low. Suggested donation at the door is $10 and all door proceeds will go to a Haiti relief charity chosen by visitors who post on the event’s Facebook page.

Photo from UN Development Program on Flickr

Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel (co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine in Britain,...

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  1. This dead body is my older brother his name is Isaac jean baptiste he was 24 he was at home eating me I was with my cousin my name is Jephte jean baptiste I’m 21 we were more than just brothers we were friends and as soon as he done eating and ready to go to school so I had his bag if only I was 5mn late he’d still be here today I got home on time gave him the bag and he left after like 30mn I felt a vibration I was like what was that then the ground was like the sea waving left and right so I took off was looking for a empty spot I thought my dad was dead my mom but they were alive so I just ran and started to looking for my bro but the thing is I dint know where he was at so I was just asking and looking then I just stop in front of the School he was trap at and I was like no that’s a not a school and I saw my dad came for me he was like your mom said she lost her oldest son she’s not gonna lose another one and I walked home the same day no one was able to sleep in their crib so we went somewhere safe and that safe place was infront of my brother’s school but none of us new the place it’s not really a school they were just looking for another spot so my bro was alive asking for help but nothing happened cause everybody that heard him was scared he gaves his name address everything still nothing he got trapped bad we were still looking the school was right there infront of us but were looking for some other places then hopefully we saw some rescue was getting student outta the school we was like is that the law school or something and they said yes and I asked for him a dude said oh yeah he’s there alive I was like yeah I knew it hang on bro I’m here but he was gone already it was Thursday afternoon I screamed Isaac he didnt respond and my friends and I went back home cause it was too dark we were getting ready for Friday and the dude that is on top of him he’s like my bro from another mother so we got the body and bring it back on the street everybody was like dying cause he was a cool caring respectfull young man and he was so quiet not looking for trouble all that all he knew was his book and every afternoon we walk across the street joking aroung after a certain time like 12pm we just go back home so we took the body and berried him with tears running down our cheecks then we went back home after that we had to walk like from Connecticut to new York almost everyday to my cousin house alain st cyr he was so close to my bro and of course he was like dnt be sad Jeff I’m there and will always be you lost one you found more than five you gotta be strong so your mom could live okay I was like you right bro and we couldn’t stay there so we left to Dominican republic then Miami then now Connecticut I was blessed so do all my fam but today I was just looking for some Haitian celebrities that live in America and just like that his picture pop up I was like what I know that picture and took a close look so that was brother I cried of course and man up cause I’m the man in the house now cause ever since he’s gone I took his place can’t be crying just to keep my mom pain away for a lil bit and my dad so that’s basically it I wanted to share that we y’all since you took his picture you deserve to know how he died that day was the worst day of our life so I miss him so much but I can’t bring him back all I can say is RIP to my lovely brother and thank you all those that that opened their hearts to Haiti