Results for February, 2010

b-the change: PLEASE VOTE NOW – Breakthrough needs 50 votes for immigration reform

Voting ends today! And we need 50 more votes! We need your VOTE to fix to our broken immigration system on’s Ideas for Change in America and take us one step closer to to ensure that 2010 is the year for immigration reform. Ideas for Change in America is a competition that empowers citizens [...]

February 25, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Shakira visits Oval Office and talks immigration and children’s rights

So we all know the Columbian-Lebanese pop singer, Shakira.  We were all ears when she broke into the English music world withWhenever, Wherever in 2001. But did you know that she is also a full-on activist?  This past Monday, she met with the President and spoke to White House officials about several issues including immigration reform. [...]

February 25, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Ex-judge stands up for what’s right, a troubled teenager, now model adult, who faces senseless deportation

From our Restore Fairness blog: There’s nothing better than a real-life inspirational story. Last week we brought you the amazing story of New York’s favorite District Attorney, 90 year old Robert Morganthau, and his commitment to equal justice for all. Today, we are happy to bring you another story confirming that New York stalwarts of [...]

February 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-the change: VOTE for Breakthrough’s Bell Bajao! campaign against domestic violence!

Breakthrough’s much-talked about campaign on domestic violence, Bell Bajao! has asked tens of thousands to take a stand against domestic violence in their communities and now we need your vote! Please VOTE for Bell Bajao! on the Ashoka Changemakers site – they are searching for the most innovative solutions to raise awareness about gender-based violence.  The winner [...]

February 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: The Girl Effect has an effect on us

We’ve been fans of The Girl Effect for some time now. Just go to their site and click, “disagree.” They make absolute sense.  See – they show how communities benefit when women are educated because these women statistically having less children and are more likely to educate their children. And on average, women reinvest 90 percent [...]

February 24, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our own, Heidi Boisvert, named We Media Fellow

Breakthrough’s own, Heidi Boisvert, behind our ICED game and more, has just been named a 2010 We Media fellow. While dedicating herself to a year with We Media, she will also receive a free one-year membership to iFOCOS, a think tank, which focuses on using media and communication for advancing the common good. Here at [...]

February 23, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Meet on a bridge in solidarity for women

On International Women’s Day, March 8, men and women around the world will meet on a bridge in solidarity with the women of Rwanda and Congo for a campaign called Join Me on the Bridge. On a bridge between Rwanda and Congo, women will join together as a demonstration for the millions of women who [...]

February 23, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Havard Foundation names Wyclef Artist of the Year

The Harvard Foundation has named Wyclef Jean Artist of the Year for his musical contributions along with his work in his home-country, Haiti. Jean started making music as a teenager and released his first studio album with the Fugees, Blunted on Reality, in 1994. It was their second album, The Score, that skyrocketed them to [...]

February 23, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: A Priest and a Rabbi walk into a room for immigration reform

From our Restore Fairness blog: A few days ago we told you about the many events taking place across New York City to mobilize support for immigration reform, building up to the nationwide march in DC on March 21st. We attended one of these events – an inter-faith convocation in which religious leaders of all faiths came [...]

February 22, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Olympic Aboriginal ice-skating performance flopped

Our favorite ice-skaters performed at the Olympics last night with the same offensive routine. This time, however, they lightened the costumes skin color and opted out of brown face paint. They also added more leaves. The judges weren’t impressed by the routine this time. Maybe they were influenced by the uproar among Aboriginal communities in [...]

February 22, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

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