Posts Tagged as ‘cnn’

Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Haiti faces aftershock as Wyclef Jean runs for Haitian Presidency

Born in Haiti, settling in Brooklyn, NY at age 9, rising as a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, and gaining international acclaim for his humanitarian disaster relief foundation (Yele Haiti), Wyclef Jean now pursues Presidency in Haiti. Serious doubts persist that Jean is ready for a role beyond that of goodwill envoy – most of them focused on his controversial management of [...]

August 4, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Conservative evangelicals are pro-life and pro-immigration reform

Take the statement: “Pro-life Christian conservative groups stand headstrong against Obama’s recent pro-abortion policy in Pennsylvania.” Most know this to be true.   But what about these: “All members of these groups criticize Obama for his acts toward socialism and immigration reform,” or  ”All are currently printing out pictures of Obama with the Hitler mustache.” [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Tell CNN that referring to Miss USA as a Hezbollah Spy is wrong

CNN – a “reliable” mainstream news source – published an article discussing the racist rumor that Rima Fakih, a Muslim Lebanese-American crowned Miss USA, is a spy for Hezbollah, a U.S. classified terrorist organization. Although CNN initially denounced these rumors made by a neo-conservative blog and calls them “outlandish,” groups point out the poor choice [...]

June 7, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: How to be a citizen journalist

Original post by Causecast by SARAH NELSON, Contributing Writer The explosion of the internet has redefined the way the world obtains news and who we trust to deliver it. A market for news media that used to have a few key voices is now driven by the voice of the audience. The grass-roots movement of [...]

April 19, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: 360 degrees of Haiti

CNN released several interactive videos on the ground of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The videos show a 360-degree view of earthquake-affected city allowing watchers to control the view, zoom in or zoom out. This is probably the closest anyone can come to seeing the city without actually being there. They were taken by Immersive Media, with the same [...]

January 28, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Tune in to MSNBC tonight at 9pm to watch ad – Drop Lou Dobbs!

In September we asked you to sign the petition to Drop Dobbs. Meaning Lou Dobbs.  Since then, with your help, America’s Voice raised money ($16,000 to be exact) to produce and air an ad, “Drop the Hate,” (see below) that urges CNN to drop Dobbs and his hate-spewing, one-sided “news” show. Unfortunately CNN has taken [...]

October 29, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: South Africans know racism, so what does Dave Matthews think about Obama?

The Dave Matthews Band (DMB as fans like to call it) seem to embrace inclusivity.  The band’s namesake comes from South Africa, a major hot-bed of racial issues, and the band makes a statement on visuals alone as it is pretty multicultural.  And the music, this rock, jazz, soul fusion clearly shows the input of [...]

September 21, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Nivea and Garnier want men in India to lighten their skin

When I went to India for the first time, I saw how beautiful everyone’s skin was. Being a person of color, regardless of what was on TV or in magazines I was raised to believe that color is beautiful. But what I did see too in India, were commercials on TV from companies advertising fade [...]

September 9, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

culture shockers: African-American Harvard and MacArthur Genius arrested going into his own home

While we’re clearly capable of electing an African-American President, racism still runs through our country in both obvious and nuanced ways. One of the more obvious instances occurred last Thursday when one of America’s most prominent scholars, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., was arrested in his own home on Harvard University campus where he teaches. [...]

July 22, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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