Results for June, 2009

our daily chirp: German writes tell all book after being racially profiled and thrown into Guantanamo

A governor is all over the news for having an affair, but when do we ever hear of accounts like this? Today, @SusanneUre of Amnesty International posted this man’s story of racial profiling and injustice from the ACLU’s Blog of Rights. Murat Kurnaz, a 27-year-old German man of Islamic origin was sent to an American [...]

June 30, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: ‘Brüno’ will expose homophobia to the world on july 10th

Ads have been popping up on top of cabs all over NYC for weeks- Sasha Baron Cohen has done it again, starring in another film that will be outrageously controversial and hilarious. Its coming out (no pun intended) on July 10th. Brüno centers on a flamboyantly gay fashionista who aspires to be “the most famous [...]

June 30, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Spread Persepolis 2.0 – Iran’s post-election uprising depicted through a graphic novel

Just four years ago, in the 2005 Iranian presidential election, only about 48% of eligible voters cast their ballots. On June 12, 85% of eligible Iranians voted and were galvanized by Hussein Moussavi who would represent political reform and change. As most of us know by now, the election results were highly controversial. Persepolis 2.0, [...]

June 30, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Violence, women and art go global and virtual

Though most of us will not be able to travel to Norway to attend an art show about violence against women around the world, take in “Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art” online. Female artists from 14 different countries show the ways in which women are discriminated, harmed, and dis-empowered all over the [...]

June 30, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp/gadgets for good: Eye tracking domestic violence ad knows where you’re looking

Check out this post by HeyHeyLouisaMay: Eye tracking technology used for domestic violence campaign There is a new eye tracking ad poster that can sense when you’re looking at it. The new technology displays an image that appears one way through the corner of your eye and a different way when you look straight [...]

June 29, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Help the nonprofits – No more weekends at Bernie Madoff – hung out to dry

Madoff is going to have a loooong time to think about what he did. He was sentenced to 150 years in prison for committing the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He couldn’t have been sentenced for longer; he will die in prison after stealing anywhere from $50-60 billion. Unfortunately, as we know, billions of that [...]

June 29, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: RSS + Widget = you being on top of an issue all the time

We all know how important it is to stay updated on topics we are passionate about. What better way then to use  an RSS widget that anyone can download to a computer that will keep you in-the-know on your website.  For those of you who don’t know what a RSS widget is, it is a little [...]

June 29, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Immigrants “Dream” of graduating

On June 23, over 500 youth from across the country rallied together on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to hold a mock graduation ceremony. Dressed in caps and gowns, they were rallying to support the Dream Act, a bill in Congress that would open a path to citizenship for undocumented individuals who completed two years [...]

June 29, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: MJ said he was “bad” but he did a lot of good

We’re all pretty shocked about the sudden death of MJ. Look at a tweet from today: @Lolasfeedanfuel Michael Jackson‘s Legecy. USA For Africa. From the post: “USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five predominantly U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel [...]

June 26, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: GRITtv panel on recent surge in hate crimes (and our ED’s on it)

Our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt joined a panel on GRITtv on the recent surge of hate crimes, including the 40% increase of hate crimes towards Latinos and the 50% increase of hate crimes overall. Other panelists include: Rich Benjamin, senior fellow at DEMOS and Author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart [...]

June 26, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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