Posts Tagged as ‘new york times’

b-the-change: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”

When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed  light on a huge issue.  He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a [...]

July 14, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: It shouldn’t take a tragedy to bring people out of the shadows

From our Restore Fairness blog: In the early hours of March 12, a bus ferrying passengers from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut met with a horrific accident on the I-95 expressway in the Bronx, en route to Chinatown in Manhattan. The crash killed 15 of the passengers onboard, and the driver was later accused of being [...]

March 24, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

b-activists: Subversive artist JR uplifts stories of despair by putting them out there

An elusive French artist known to the world as “JR” has come to be synonymous with larger than life street art that makes bold statements about freedom and identity in cities around the world. His work, which has been called “pervasive art,” comprises of  enormous black-and-white photographs of people who are surviving abuse, conflict, violence [...]

October 25, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: The specter of SB1070 haunts Nebraska

This summer, while the nation was in the throes of the debate around the extremely harsh anti-immigrant law, SB1070, set to be introduced in Arizona, our Restore Fairness blog had mentioned that the small town of Fremont, Nebraska had joined the bandwagon of taking immigration law into its own hands by passing a law that [...]

October 4, 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: An American in Congo – Nicholas Kristof profiles Lisa Shannon

Originally posted on Causecast.org Originally posted by ERICA LIEPMANN, Causecast Associate Editor The Democratic Republic of Congo has been involved in one of the world’s most deadly wars for almost two decades. Millions have been killed, maimed or displaced by the complicated multi-front war. The conflict weighs most heavily on the country’s women and girls, [...]

February 9, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: The truth about “colorism” and Harry Reid’s comments

If you haven’t heard yet, democratic majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, found himself in hot water last week for saying in John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book Game Change that America could embrace Obama as President because he is “light-skinned… with no Negro dialect.” Now is Reid racist or was this just a pessimistic judgment [...]

January 21, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: Story from Homeland Guantamos project in “NY times” article on immigrant detention deaths

This past Saturday, the New York Times published an article that reveals investigative reports of a system of secrets to keep deaths and gross mistreatment in immigration detention under wraps. The article goes into numerous senseless deaths including the death of Boubacar Bah, who was featured in our interactive project on inhumane detention centers, End [...]

January 12, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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