Results for September, 2009

breakthrough beat: Tyra’s not excited as we are about (our) award season!

This photo at right isn’t a picture of us at Breakthrough. It’s Tyra at the Emmy’s. And she looks pretty excited, but she’s not nearly as excited as we are to announce our THREE recent awards: *A Gold Spike at the recently concluded Spikes Asia 2009 – First Asian Advertising Festival held in Singapore. *The [...]

September 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: You can say what you want about American Apparel’s CEO, but his new letter and co. are very much about immigration

American Apparel is one of the most controversial mainstream companies with the CEO Dov Charney being slapped with numerous sex suits.  This isn’t much of a surprise when one looks at the stores’ ads – many of AA employees are in all-sorts of revealing/compromising positions. But one thing that can be said about the company [...]

September 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

b-activists: Michelle Obama on Sesame Street and that famous pinball counting song

We’re in mourning that Reading Rainbow, one of the big TV classics that helped many of us learn to read on PBS has unfortunately left us,  but we’re glad that Sesame Street is still going strong. To celebrate the 40th season (starting to feel quite old) the special guest star will be Michelle Obama, who [...]

September 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Nonprofits remember passing out when opening TweetDeck? Enter Google Wave

If you haven’t heard of Google Wave, tomorrow (Sept. 30th), an overly excited 100,000 people will be test-driving the desktop overload. We usually right-align our photos, but this deserved full-on-center attention. What is Google Wave you ask? From our Mashable friends: Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, [...]

September 29, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Take the poll: What do you think about Roman Polanski? (Jewel thinks he’s in the wrong)

As an org that works on women’s rights issues, we want to know in the right-hand column of the page what you think about the recent arrest of filmmaker Roman Polanski. If you didn’t know, he was picked up in Switzerland for a allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl 30 years ago in Los Angeles. After [...]

September 29, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

b-activists: French actress that supports immigration is shocked at the way her film is being used in Italy

Sometimes immigration can be thought of as something that’s a hot-button issue in the U.S. but that’s just not the case. Europe has it’s own issues with the latest headlines showing French actress Cecile Cassel being shocked that her latest film, is being used as propaganda tool by Italy’s xenophobic Northern League Party. The party [...]

September 29, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: On Oct. 22nd make sure you’re at Let’s Breakthrough Together 2009

Where are you going to be on October 22, 2009? Hopefully, along with many more, you’ll be at the Harvard Club in NYC for the Let’s Breakthrough Together, 2009 event. Buy your tickets and enjoy renowned speakers, authors and more all in support of Breakthrough and human rights.   See full info below: Thursday, October 22, [...]

September 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Join us! Mallika Dutt is honored with the American Courage Award by the Asian American Justice Center

We’re excited to announce that our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt, is being honored with the American Courage Award by the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), one of the nations leading civil rights organizations. This award goes to an individual who has shown extraordinary courage or commitment to the cause of civil rights. The award ceremony [...]

September 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Hey Letterman, check out the Queen of Jordan’s Top 10 List on YouTube (and there’s a laugh track)

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan was a featured attendee at at this week’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting 2009. You may remember that former President Clinton at the CGI Annual Meeting recognized Breakthrough’s Value Families Campaign in 2006. The Queen recently established an organization called 1Goal, which aims to provide education [...]

September 25, 2009 by nikki | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Artist, poet, genius – Happy Birthday Shel Silverstein!

Born: September 25, 1930–May 10, 1999 Claim to fame: Shel Silverstein was a beloved children’s author, poet, artist who wrote and illustrated numerous children’s books including best selling A Light in The Attic which was the first children’s book to make the NY Times Bestsellers list and stayed for 182 weeks. Did you know? Shel [...]

September 25, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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