Entertainers 4 Education Alliance’s grassroots movement, the “I WILL GRADUATE CAMPAIGN” focuses on school dropout prevention and is a call to action for students, parents, and the entire community to increase educational achievement in our youth. The group is pleased to announce its 2nd annual “I WILL GRADUATE DAY” on October 26, 201
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I’ve compiled some suicide prevention and awareness videos in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2010. Feel free to post your stories, videos, and links as well.
On September 10, 2010, the world recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) use this day to focus public attention on the unacceptable burden and costs of suicidal behaviors. It is estimated that about one million people die by suicide every year. This is a huge global burden and one that can often be prevented.
In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday, September 10, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) urges public education about mental illness and suicide. According to The World Health Organization, nearly one million people around the world die from suicide each year.
Greeting cards are opening the path for a new beginning for a group of women who have escaped prostitution in the Philippines. They are now handcrafting cards for Sanctuary Spring, a new line of beautiful, handmade, fair trade greeting cards that launched today.
Below is an excerpt from an article written by Naima Morales Cozier, AIDS.gov Training Adviser: The cultural diversity of communities of color is to be celebrated. We have overcome adversity and barriers at every turn with the hope of change. With this same determination, we face the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Communities of color disproportionately account for an alarming number of HIV/AIDS cases…
Vienna, Austria – July 20, 2010 – Today’s announcement about a breakthrough in microbicide development is reason to celebrate. While it is too early to declare mission accomplished– we are still years away from actually having an effective microbicide- a few hugs and kisses with a little patting of the back might very well be called for.
The 2010 Freedom Awards by the National Civil Rights Museum will be presented to Dr. Wangari Maathi of Kenya for environmental and human rights, Dr. Dorothy Cotton for civil rights and social change and Eva Longoria Parker for philanthropy and humanitarianism.
I received some information about another project called “See Where The Good Goes” put forth by the Ad Council and Save the Children. The purpose of “See Where The Good Goes” is to raise awareness about the importance of local health workers in developing countries.
The Magic Johnson Foundation/Black AIDS Institute HIV/AIDS partnership is pleased to announce the 2010 inductees into the Heroes in the Struggle AIDS exhibition…This year’s heroes include: President Bill Clinton…Blair Underwood…Lee Daniels…Soledad O’Brien…Marvelyn Brown…Frank Oldham.
In an exclusive analysis by The Global Language Monitor’s NarrativeTracker™, there are now several differing story lines emerging from the Gulf Oil Spill. The ‘narrative’ refers to the stream of public opinion captured by blogs and other social media outlets on the Internet, as well as the leading print and electronic databases.
May 18, 2010 will mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), an annual observance day that recognizes the thousands of volunteers, community leaders, health professionals, and scientists that work to develop a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – the Federal sponsor for HVAD – hopes the day will encourage communities to learn more about HIV vaccine research and support those who are currently volunteering in clinical vaccination trials.
The Somaly Mam Foundation has been named the beneficiary of Michael Angelo’s The Lipstick Portraits, a series of striking and provocative portraits that stand in solidarity with women and children enslaved by the sex trade. Using red lipstick as a unifying motif, the portraits capture the strong and independent spirits of sixty inspiring women and men who have marked themselves with red lipstick as a statement of solidarity, personal freedom, and condemnation of those who destroy countless lives with the shackles and brutality of sexual slavery.
Lionqueen 192 Productions, Inc. and Bleu Life Media today announced the release of the GET DOWN public service announcement and accompanying HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. GET DOWN, written, produced and directed by Kim J. Ford (Lionqueen 192 Productions, Inc.), is an edgy new HIV/AIDS PSA that candidly portrays sexually active youth of various sexual identities who are experimenting with multiple sexual partners and the consequences they deal with as a result. The PSA also features celebrities Dawn Richard (of Dirty Money and formerly of Danity Kane/MTV’s Making The Band), Demarco Majors (formerly LOGO’s Shirts & Skins), and Siri Music artist Stefani Vara, who lent their time and voices to the project.
I posted information about this super easy to participate event, Stamp Out Hunger, last year (see “May 9, 2009- Leave a grocery bag of perishable food and help Stamp Out Hunger!”), and the time has returned once again! On Saturday, May 8, 2010 support the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in the largest food drive of its kind in our nation. All you need to do to participate is the following: