Posts Tagged as ‘b-activists’

b-activists: Young people across the country get involved with The DREAM Act

Following years of discussion surrounding The DREAM Act (The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,) lawmakers are finally facing a vote on the issue in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress. The DREAM Act, legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats, would give smart, motivated and passionate students, who were brought to [...]

December 3, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: We will be “taking it down a notch” in D.C. – Will you?

This Saturday, October 30th, the self-proclaimed “million moderate march” announced by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show will take Washington, D.C. in the form of the Rally to Restore Sanity.  As a counterpoint to Mr. Stewart’s efforts, his satirical nemesis Stephen Colbert will be hosting the competing Rally to Keep Fear Alive. Carrying the message [...]

October 28, 2010 by Ava | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: On International Day of Democracy, winners of Democracy Challenge are announced

If you haven’t heard, it’s the the International Day of Democracy!  As the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, “Let us recognize that democratic governance is a yearning shared and voiced by people the world over.  Democracy is a goal in its own right, and an indispensable means for achieving development for all humankind.” We have [...]

September 15, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Indian and American stars come together for film on breast cancer awareness

We received an email this morning about a great initiative and film based on the following staggering stats on breast cancer: 465,000 women die each year from breast cancer, which translates to one death every 69 seconds. On Wednesday, October 6, to kick start Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in partnership with Susan G. Komen [...]

September 1, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Second Annual Nelson Mandela Day celebrated around the world

Original post by Causecast Associate Editor, Erica Liepmann On Sunday, July 18, people around the world honored the legacy of South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela. The date was selected because it is Mandela’s birthday — and has been celebrated as the official “Nelson Mandela Day” for two years. In addition [...]

July 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TONIGHT: “Take Our [farm worker] Jobs” on Colbert and funnyman D.L. Hughley on immigration

Last week, we told you that Stephen Colbert is teaming up with U.S. farm workers to present a “tongue-in-cheek” campaign called “Take our Jobs”. Don’t miss out — UFW President, Arturo Rodriguez, is going on the Colbert Report tomorrow! Tune in to Comedy Central: Thursday, July 8th 11:30 pm EST / 11:30 pm PST The [...]

July 8, 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

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

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

b-activists: After Father’s Day – Real men band together against violence against women during the World Cup

Yesterday, we honored the men in our lives; the ones who lend us love, nurture and comfort above all other things. Unfortunately, however, Women’s Aid reports that the number of these good fathers is dwindling, especially during the World Cup season. According to Women’s Aid, domestic violence increased 30% during the 2006 World Cup on [...]

June 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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