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breakthrough beat: Award-winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa gives thoughts on diversity for contest

For 25 years, award-winning journalist, anchor and I AM THIS LAND judge, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell diverse stories in America and around the world for CNN, NPR, PBS and more.  Now she wants you to tell your stories on diversity for our I AM THIS LAND contest. Watch her PSA below and then a [...]

January 5, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Ben Harper wants you to register to vote

In a matter a months we’re going to be in the middle of midterm elections.  Are you registered to vote? Because artist Ben Harper and band Thievery Corporation are — see what they say here: Headcount, a group that gets musicians involved in spreading the importance of registering to vote, wants you to register and [...]

August 31, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Indian filmmaker, Onir, tells us that a modern, urban India needs to be recognized in the mainstream

Breakthrough had the pleasure of chatting with award-winning filmmaker Onir. He is most notable for directing and co-producing his first film, “My Brother Nikhil.” It was the first mainstream Hindi film specifically addressing homosexuality in the context of human rights and HIV/AIDS. Breakthrough is a proud Co-Producer of a new series of films called “I AM” by Onir [...]

August 23, 2010 by Jitin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: This V-Day Eve Ensler inspires young women to embrace their emotional creature

Last week, there was a fierce performance reading of Eve Ensler’s newest work: I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World (published by Random House, February 9, 2010). Students in New York City read and performed monologues inspired by the stories of girls from around the globe – stories of [...]

February 12, 2010 by nikki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We always knew Mallika Dutt was cool, but now everyone else does too

How many of you can say that your boss was one of the coolest. ever. Well, we can. Mallika Dutt, Executive Director of Breakthrough has been voted as one of the Top 50 coolest Desi’s of 2009.  She’s listed with Kal Penn, Rachel Roy and the #1 man, A.R. Rahman. She made #41, but to [...]

January 5, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Thumbs up to Luis Gutierrez and those that work tirelessly for immigration reform

There has been a great deal of news surrounding Congressman Luis Gutiérrez’s (D-IL) presentation of a new immigration reform bill, called Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009.” We would like to applaud Gutierrez and the many people that have worked tirelessly on this bill to protect workers, keep families together, [...]

December 16, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Maps of HIV positive bloggers who work to eliminate stigma this World AIDS Day

Global Voices has done it again.  (Going global that is). It’s something they do extremely well, especially nearing World AIDS Day, tomorrow, December 1st. Check out their mapping project-  they have updated and added HIV/AIDS positive bloggers across the globe who are blogging about the disease and work/write tirelessly to eliminate the stigma.

November 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Target says no to illegal alien costumes (but they shouldn’t have sold them in the first place)

On Friday we asked you to take a moment and inform Target that their Halloween “Illegal Alien Adult Costume” was racist and offensive and needed to be pulled from their stores. We are happy to announce that following pressure from numerous immigrant rights activists the following stores: Target, Walgreens and Toys r Us have stopped [...]

October 19, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: @JessieNYC: Interracial roommates can reduce prejudice (NYT)

Check out this post by our friend @JessieNYC: Interracial roommates can reduce prejudice (NYT) At many Northeastern liberal arts colleges there appears to be social separation between blacks and whites on campuses that is often times not addressed.  We can all agree that racism exists today whether on college campuses nationwide or at a local [...]

July 8, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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