Results for March, 2010

culture shockers: To celebrate Al Gore’s birthday, Obama gifts oil drilling

Coincidentally, President Obama announces new oil drilling initiatives offshore in the US on the birthday of one of the world’s most public environmentalists, Al Gore.

March 31, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Happy Birthday César Chávez!

March 31st is the birthday of civil rights activist and labor organizer, César Chávez, and also a national holiday in the works.

March 31, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Dear video game companies, stop promoting horrific crimes against women

Japanese hentai game, RapeLay, was successfully taken off the shelves, but it’s still available online for anyone to download—sometimes for free. The game stays true to its title, giving the player the ability to simulate rape. It begins with you looking at a 16-year-old girl in a train. You then have the option to molest [...]

March 31, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Today the international community creates an action plan for Haiti

Governments and organizations congregate today at the United Nations in New York to develop a reconstruction plan for Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 2010.

March 31, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Ten things you should know about world literacy

Orginally posted on Causecast.org by SARAH NELSON, Contributing Writer 1. An estimated 26 percent of the global population, one billion adults around the world, are unable to read or write. 2. Two-thirds of illiterate adults are women. The gender education gap is improving, but girls are often given an inferior education to their male classmates [...]

March 30, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-day: New York gives African Americans the right to vote 140 years ago today

Ratified by New York: March 30, 1870 Added to the Constitution: Feb 3, 1870 The 15th Amendment was apart of the Reconstruction Amendments, and it gave African-Americans the right to vote throughout the country, by banning voter discrimination based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” Did you know? After the amendment was ratified, [...]

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b-activists: Mr. Scary Guy teaches us not to judge

What’s the first thing you think about when you see a guy with tattoos from head to toe, piercings in places you didn’t know could be pierced, and a colorful Mohawk with a matching goatee? Well more than likely its not love, compassion, tolerance or pacifism. But that’s exactly what The Scary Guy is about. [...]

March 30, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: What is The Learning Channel thinking?

The Sarah Palin phenomenon is far from over. The Learning Channel (TLC) just announced they will show her eight-episode travelogue, Alaska, paying the former Governor $250,000 an episode, $2 million in total. The reality-show is not supposed to be politically charged, but rather gives audiences the chance to learn about the beautiful Alaska from one [...]

March 29, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Some schools aren’t shunning but embracing Facebook – it can help students learn

Social media is perhaps the fastest growing technology being wholeheartedly supported by young people. Educators from around the country are confused by this new wave of distraction in the classrooms since Facebook and twitter has invaded cell phones. While many schools ban the mediums and often block the sites on their servers, others are saying, [...]

March 29, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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