Friday, October 21, 2011

Flipping out. Someone's got to do it.

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Worried you have a hangover and not seeing straight?  It's your lucky's not you ...... that’s Wyclf Jean breaking things up at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants at the Mellon auditorium where the Grammy Award winning artist performed. 
Wyclef Jean
The political activist was a recent headliner when he ran for President of Haiti, his birth country.  It's in the blood.  His uncle was Raymond Alcide Joseph an Ambassador of Haiti to The United States from 2005 to 2010.  He and his uncle became forceful spokespersons for Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010 by appealing for international aid.  While he was not destined to be President (yet, some say), he was appointed Ambassador-at-Large by Haitian President René Préval in 2007 and continues the fight for the good life of all Haitians.

"As a child of immigrant parents and an immigrant myself, I know first hand the difficulties refugees and immigrants face,” said the superstar. “Organizations like the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and their supporters serve a crucial role in protecting the lives, rights and most importantly the dignity of refugees and immigrants. I cannot express how proud I am to be a part of this incredible event."

The event was hosted by Cynne Simpson, local ABC News Anchor, and comedian/tv personality Chris Spencer. It was like a Thanksgiving dinner; an evening with all the fixings: silent and live auction, live entertainment and tons of dancing.  We're hoping the guest below got home in tact.