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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Using #BringBackOurGirls to #GiveFirstLadiesSomethingToDo

When exactly did #BringBackOur Girls jump the shark and become less about 200+ kidnapped girls and the lack of regard their government has for their safety, but more about every B-lister, politician (and his wife) attempting to use the girls’ disappeared bodies in order to make themselves more visible? Was it when model Irina Shayk, that champion

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Amber Rose went to Ghana

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

50 Cent Wants to Help Africa

Remember when rapper 50 Cent announced that he would try to provide 1 billion meals over the next five years to poor Africans? His strategy: make some money while “helping” Africans. Watch the video. With every shot...

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The inequality of news

Simon Kuper in the FT Weekend, takes shots at “the news,” maybe also at his own newspaper: … ews has become news about rich people. Today’s economic inequality is reflected and driven by inequality of news. Much...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Must Be Something in the Water

Seriously, this is not ironic. UNICEF is bottling Rihanna and other celebrities’ tap water and raffling it off. This is all–to coincide with Water Week–to raise awareness about “… the lack of access to safe, clean water for...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Clooney in Africa

The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s ridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind of statesman”) highlight the titilating; i.e. Clooney’s...

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