Filmaker Ava DuVernay Makes Fashion Film for Miu Miu
On Monday February 11, MiuMiu.com will premiere their collaboration with the first African American to win a Sundance Best Director Award. The film stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Adepero Oduye.
Last May, Bethune-Cookman University senior, Joshua Williams, graduated from the institution with the odds against him. The 23 year-old, whose life has been marked by loss and other adversities, had been homeless for almost three out of the four years that he…
“Nguyen Thi Ly, 11, skips rope in her village south of Da Nang, Vietnam.
Her grandfather served in the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War, and she is a third generation victim of dioxin exposure, the result of Agent Orange and other herbicides sprayed by the U.S. military during the conflict more than 40 years ago.
Like her mother, she suffers from severe facial deformities and chronic bone pain, but is otherwise a normal little girl with hopes and dreams for the future. Skipping rope is her favorite activity. The Vietnam Red Cross estimates that 3 million Vietnamese suffer from illnesses related to dioxin exposure, including at least 150,000 people born with severe birth defects since the end of the war.
The U.S. government is paying to clean up dioxin-contaminated soil at the Da Nang airport, which served as a major U.S. base during the conflict.
But the U.S. government still denies that dioxin is to blame for widespread health problems in Vietnam and has never provided any money specifically to help the country’s Agent Orange victims. May 28, 2012.” x
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor and show our support to so many brave women, the Charge team will be wearing lots of pink
“I wear pink because I stand behind every man and woman caring for a loved one with breast cancer.” -Briana
The truly inspiring story of the Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised THIRTY babies abandoned at the roadside
A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.
Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.
She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives.
Her youngest son Zhang Qilin - now aged just seven - was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.
‘Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.
Why doesn’t this have more notes?
This woman is nothing short of an angel.
She has so little and gives so much, and organizations such as the government and school systems won’t do anything for this cause.
I am at loss of words at this lady’s sacrifice.
I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.
Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.
Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening
It’s not a war if they aren’t fighting back. The residents of Ferguson are peacefully protesting.