Results for June, 2010

because we found it: Go offline on Social Media Day!

The advances in social networking have given a voice to the voiceless. It has connected people to the seconds of a crisis, a celebration, a discovery, a human being. It has made everyone famous! Today, Social Media Day is upping this infinitely wide Internet conversation and giving you the opportunity to physically meet these voices. [...]

June 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Zach de la Rocha and 200 other artists Rage Against Arizona with protest vids and concerts

“The reality is that if you go to Arizona and play, it is no longer a neutral act,” said Zach de la Rocha, lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. 16 musicians have recently joined the growing number of 200 artists who refuse to perform in Arizona and pledge to De La Rocha’s Sound Strike [...]

June 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Colbert says – Always wanted a farm worker job? Now’s your chance

Unfortunately many in America consider the major issues facing our country – high unemployment and undocumented people – as interrelated, so they support inhumane immigration laws to reclaim the low-paying jobs undocumented immigrants have stolen. But, these individuals fail to realize that agriculture, a major low-paying job that gives us the food we all eat, [...]

June 29, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our Bell Bajao campaign on domestic violence wins BIG at Cannes!!

We are thrilled to announce that Breakthrough’s Bell Bajao! Campaign, which calls on boys and men to take a stand against domestic violence, has been honored with the prestigious Silver Lion in the Film Category at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2010! The films have been created pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai [...]

June 28, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Ciara urges all to take charge of their sex lives on National Annual Testing Day

Statistics show that by age 25, if you are having sex, a large percent of the population has come in contact with an STD – many without even realizing it. In fact, one out of every five people in the U.S. has HIV and doesn’t know it.  R&B star Ciara fronted MTV’s Get Yourself Tested (GYT) [...]

June 28, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s President, Mallika Dutt, receives an award from Women in Islam

We are proud to announce that our President, Mallika Dutt, is receiving the Compass Award of recognition from Women in Islam, Inc., the oldest Muslim women’s human rights organization in NYC. Women in Islam, Inc. is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz – the late wife of Malcolm X – and the living examples of [...]

June 25, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: AriZONA exhibits our ICED video game in response to Arizona

We have been keeping you updated on the stories of people affected by our nation’s harsh immigration laws.  We are now pleased to announce that our ICED video game on immigration is part of an exhibition following the new anti-immigrant law in Arizona. Visual artist and curator Andrea Arroyo invited New York artists from diverse [...]

June 24, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: For Pride month – Watch “Two mom’s fight to stay together”

From our Restore Fairness blog: In countries around the world, the month of June is celebrated as LGBT Pride month, and is a time for people to come together in affirmation of the LGBT community and the movement for gay rights. June was chosen as Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969 which [...]

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

b-activists: John Legend wins BET Humanitarian Award and “shows” the power of education

According to an article published in the Washington Post, many people believe that “we will never fix education in America until we eradicate poverty,” and go along with it. John Legend is out to reverse this concept. This six time Grammy winner will be honored with the Humanitarian  Award at the BET Awards on June [...]

June 24, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Write a letter to Obama and face deportation?

We covered the story about Eric Balderas, a promising Harvard sophomore on scholarship, facing deportation to Mexico, a land he called his own for only the first 4 years of his life.  The harsh immigration system continues to crack down on innocent people, like Hervé Fonkou Takoulo (at right) who hold the promise of America’s future, and [...]

June 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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