Results for December, 2009

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We’d like to thank all those that have helped us bring human rights home and to you every single day! Stay tuned on the b-listed blog for more posts, categories and interviews in 2010! And in the meantime check out what else we’re doing at Breakthrough!

December 23, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , | Comments Off

take the poll: How greedy are you? You told us and the results are in!

A few weeks ago, we asked our readers the following question: No one died on Black Friday, but have our bad shopping habits? And the votes are in! Here are the choices and winner! I love getting gifts this time of year, and am not ashamed. Received 20% of all votes I would rather have [...]

December 23, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Do what’s right, Sign petition to tell USA Today that phrase “illegal student” is WRONG

If you haven’t heard yet, USA Today, did the unthinkable in referring to young immigrants as “illegal students.” Where do we begin with the many ways that this is wrong. Well, for one, people are not illegal, and students are not illegal. No one can attend a school illegally. And this is extremly offensive. We [...]

December 21, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Site lets you send soldiers a free card during the holidays

It’s a pain to travel home for the holidays, but one can’t complain when you think of all those soldiers that can’t get home. We came across a really neat site that lets you send printed cards designed by kids across the country, to soldiers for FREE. On Let’s Say Thanks, you just select your printed [...]

December 21, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Sing into your webcam and Starbucks will donate to fight AIDS in Africa

On December 7th, people from across the world U.S., Sweden, Cypros, Lesotho, and more taped “All You Need is Love,” together to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. But you can still add your voice, which in turn raises money. If you have a little bit of performance fever and like to do things [...]

December 18, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Download our “extraordinary” phone app to show us your human rights superhero

Wish your smart phone had superpowers? Hint, hint, iPhone may be genius, but superpowers, not quite. Well, that is until now — enter us and the Extraordinaries, and let your powers take hold. We’re ecstatic to be part of this new smart phone app (which mind you is getting a TON of press, even on Time Magazine.) [...]

December 18, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: It’s about time we heard some “good news” for free

If you’ve watched the news lately, or ever, you know the saying goes, “what bleeds, leads.” Meaning, the most horrific, terrible news always goes first. So if you’re catching the first 5 minutes of the news, you would think that everyone has guns, is committing murders, and being racist.  After a few weeks of watching [...]

December 18, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Sign the petition now for climate change at Copenhagen summit!

We received this email from Avazz and we want you to help for climate change. With just 2 days left, the historic Copenhagen climate summit is failing. World leaders have begun the final hours of direct negotiations. The UK Prime Minister has directly appealed to Avaaz to build the tidal wave of public pressure needed [...]

December 17, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

b-activists: The Huff Post’s 12 days this Christmas, can keep a mom and children off the street

Alright – it’s the holidays, and it’s time to make our feel-good category, even more feel-good. We came across The Huffington’s Post’s feel good project of the year. They just kicked off their 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, to profile those in the U.S. that have overcome rough times and the different nonprofits [...]

December 17, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: High school for “Newcomers” to the U.S., that played a huge part in our immigration video game, is 6th in the nation!

Woohoo! Two Woohoo’s in one week! (This is the first one). We just heard that an amazing high school that we worked with to create our immigration video game ICED – I Can End Deportation – The Newcomers High School, in Queens NY, placed #6 on the nation’s top high school list! The students were [...]

December 16, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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