By: Jahbrielle Henning-Rayford, Your Black World
Yesterday marked the 2nd year since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
The 7.0 magnitude quake, that entered our lives only through CNN, newspapers and the internet, hit the town of Leogane, west of Porter Prince and was reported to have affected approximately 300 million people with 316,000 deaths, and 300,000 injuries. Among those who died was the Arch Bishop of Port-au-Prince, Joseph Serge Miot.
As time passes by, such events often recede in memory. Therefore, it is necessary and appropriate that we acknowledge the Haiti earthquake and continue to hold our brothers and sisters of the Black Diaspora in the light as they are still deeply affected by those events.