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Make Bono History

Firstly Bono is collaborating with brostep pioneer Skrillex to save the African children. (They were together in Ghana last month.) Secondly The Observer (or The Guardian; it’s the same thing)…..

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Bono’s Big Ideas (for Africa of course)

A new post on one of The Atlantic’s blogs breathily covers Bono appearing at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to talk about Africa and foreign aid. It’s not clear why a publication like…..

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Bono knows an immense amount

The Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog” on Friday claimed “… there is no simple answer to whether we should or should not use stars to promote good causes,” especially when it…..

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Bono did something right

You know we give Bono a lot of grief on this site, but in this commercial for ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup–bar a few disagreements here and there–he…..

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Bono saves the World Cup

The New York Times has published another of rock star Bono’s stupid “op-eds.” This time some nonsense titled “Ten for the Next Ten.”  The last item on the list is…..

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Save The Children Tries Models and Sex Appeal

Is your NGO looking for innovative tactics to reach new Northern donors? Here’s one for the books. Last week, Save the Children released a video in which they dupe models into…..

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The Edutainment Industrial-Complex

The ONE organization (it counts one of Warren Buffett’s sons as well as Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleezza Rice, Nigeria’s unpopular finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, among its leadership) dropped a new African pop star…..

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The Curious Tale of Victor Vinnetou

Mbuyisa Makhubo was the teenager captured in Sam Nzima’s iconic photo of June 16, 1976 -fleeing the bullets of the apartheid police on a street in Soweto, South Africa and carrying the murdered Hector Peterson in his arms, with the latter’s sister, Antoinette, running alongside. The faces in the photo are frightened, evidence of the trauma of that day and the brutality of those times. They are also the faces of brave children who, in the midst of the chaos and carnage, cared enough to take the dying Hector Peterson with them.