Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
by Megan Mukuria for Good
What is the simplest thing you can do to change the world? I’ve asked myself that question constantly since I moved to Kenya in 2001. My experiences have led to my wholehearted belief that investing in girls’ education is truly the best thing we can do to change the world.
And how to best invest in girls' education? I found my answer in a peculiar package... a sanitary pad. You may be asking, how can a pad dramatically change a woman’s life? Considering that pads are a luxury out of reach to 80% of women across East Africa, they are items that have quite the potential for impact.
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Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 11/22/2013 01:02:00 PM
Friday, November 01, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
“for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much”
by Keith Antar Mason
in the Spoken Word Tradition)
African American male actors needed for:
Staged reading of "for black boys...."
in the late winter in Charlotte, N.C.
Age range: 18 – 45
Contact: Alicia firstname.lastname@example.org
In the days of tragedies like that of OSCAR GRANT, the 22-year-old man who was shot to death at the Fruitvale train station in 2009; the killing of 17-year-old TRAYVON MARTIN in 2012, by armed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman; SEAN BELL, who was killed in 2006 when two police officers fired more than 50 shots at the 23-year-old and killed him; and JONATHAN FERRELL, the 24-year-old who was shot by a Charlotte police officer as he himself was seeking help – THIS PLAY IS RIGHT ON TIME.
“Somehow i know, i wuz' born to die, to die too soon.”
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 10/28/2013 12:40:00 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013
Here's why I love the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, all of its choreographers, dancers, and especially Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey, and Rennie Harris.
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 10/25/2013 01:01:00 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Here is Steve McQueen's profound answer to Tavis Smiley's question regarding why he wanted to make the film 12 Years a Slave (Oct. 15 airing of the Tavis show). Yes, he did, indeed, say the first line twice. He stresses that point, with good reason.
"To look again -- never forget. To look again -- never forget. And to remind ourselves where we are, where we come from and hopefully, where we can go in the future. You have to go back to your past to see where you're going."
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 10/22/2013 09:19:00 PM