ICRC Seeks Ceasefire to Deliver Aid in Yemen


“We urgently need an immediate halt to the fighting, to allow families in the worst affected areas, such as Aden, to venture out to get food and water, or to seek medical care. For the wounded, their chances of survival depend on action within hours, not days.”

-Robert Mardini, ICRC’s Head of Operations for the Middle East

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Mark Cuban on Patriotism

“The most patriotic thing you can do is get filthy rich and pay lots of taxes so we can fix the issues we’re talking about.”

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban (Photo credit: jdlasica)et filthy rich and pay lots of taxes so we can fix the issues we’re talking about.”

—Billionaire entrepreneur, Landmark Theatres and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sits down with guest host Tony Robbins on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. In the interview, Cuban talks business, politics, patriotism, wealth, and yes, taxes.

Forest Whitaker on World Heritage

Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We have to not just open our eyes to what’s going on in other places; we need to open our eyes to what’s going on right in front of us.”

Forest Whitaker, artist and UNESCO goodwill ambassador

Mira Sorvino on Human Trafficking

Social Good Summit 2012
Social Good Summit 2012 (Photo credit: Mashable.com)

“More is spent in a single month [in the U.S.] fighting the war on drugs than all monies ever expended domestically or internationally fighting slavery from its inception. Per month, we spend more on the drug war than we ever have trying to free slaves.”

Mira Sorvino, actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador

Emmy Award Winner LeVar Burton Joins AIDS Research Alliance’s Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 2012 –(PR.com)– AIDS Research Alliance (ARA) today announced that actor/activist LeVar Burton has joined its Board of Directors. As one of seven members of the Board, Burton will play a key role in shaping AIDS Research Alliance’s program and fundraising.

“AIDS Research Alliance is honored to welcome Emmy Award-winning LeVar Burton to its Board of Directors,” said Carolyn Carlburg, CEO of ARA. “Since LeVar became our national spokesperson just over a year ago, his energy, knowledge and commitment have furthered the mission of this organization and cause. We are thrilled that his involvement will now grow.”

AIDS Research Alliance helped to make HIV/AIDS treatable, but 8,000 people still die of AIDS every day, while millions more with HIV may lose a third of their life spans. As an independent research organization, AIDS Research Alliance has moved the science forward, contributing to the approval of half of today’s HIV/AIDS treatments. Now, AIDS Research Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure, and is conducting research on its drug candidate, prostratin. Continue reading Emmy Award Winner LeVar Burton Joins AIDS Research Alliance’s Board of Directors

One in Four Homeless Students Graduate High School- This One’s Going to Harvard

Homeless to Harvard Student Speaks at Stanbridge College Commencement

Homeless to Harvard student Dawn Loggins inspired graduates and guests at the Stanbridge College 2012 Commencement Exercises with her story of overcoming homelessness with her acceptance into Harvard University. Continue reading One in Four Homeless Students Graduate High School- This One’s Going to Harvard