Posts Tagged as ‘MTV’

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough launches the I AM THIS LAND video contest on diversity

Breakthrough is thrilled to announce the launch of the I AM THIS LAND video contest, a campaign that aims to start conversations about diversity, acceptance and the future of this country. I AM THIS LAND is a response to a year of divisive rhetoric. We’re saying, enough is enough: the new year provides the opportunity [...]

November 16, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | 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: Kenna, Jessica Biel, Santigold and other celebs climb Mount Kilimanjaro for global water crisis

A 19,430-foot climb complete with harsh weather conditions, nausea, dizziness and a rapidly dissolving atmosphere because one billion thirsty people around the globe are without access to safe and clean water. This was the backdrop for Summit on the Summit’s star-studded team set to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro in February. Musicians, Kenna, Lupe Fiasco, Santigold, and actors, Jessica Biel, [...]

March 12, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Run-DMC honored with a street name for their positive Hip-Hop contributions

Hailing from Queens, NY and comprising of Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, and the late Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, Run-DMC were the most popular Hip-Hop act in the 1980s, and are known for bringing the genre into the mainstream. Not only are they still really popular, and noted for being the second Hip-Hop [...]

September 4, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: TODAY- A Killer music video on human trafficking on MTV

Today, MTV Exit premiered the moving music video to the Killer’s new song, Goodnight, Travel Well. The band has teamed up with UNICEF, USAID and MTV Exit for the production of the video, which highlights the problem of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of young women across the globe. Similarly, Radiohead collaborated with MTV’s Exit [...]

July 13, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: Mix It Up with Breakthrough at Therapy Lounge, Take 2!

Mark your calendars on June 1st from 6-9 pm! After last month’s success, Breakthrough is back, kicking off Gay Pride Month with its 2nd “Mix it Up with Breakthrough” at Therapy Lounge! The evening will feature MTV’s “Brink of Fame” comedian Vidur Kapur, who’s been known to tear up the stage with Margaret Cho, and [...]

May 26, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @urbanfocus: 5 corporations that fight slavery

There are countless companies out there who shamelessly violate the basic human rights of workers by trafficking them into labor, then denying them decent working environments and wages. By focusing our attention on exposing those who engage in such mistreatment, however, we often overlook others, like MTV and Microsoft, who have made it a point [...]

May 20, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Radiohead releases song for MTV human trafficking campaign

The name Radiohead is one that most of us know if we pay any attention at all to popular music. The innovative, alternative rock band released their first album in 1993, and spent the rest of the 90s crafting a unique sound that incorporated electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences into what has become [...]

April 28, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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