Category : Charity

  • This week in African Style 1/20 – 1/26/07

    Posted Jan 26th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 1/20 – 1/26/07

    • Oprah Winfrey defends her South African school in open letter. • Dakar Rally takes drivers through Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and ends in Dakar, Senegal. • Bill Gates and Africa’s green revolution. • Fashion Television reports fromCape Town Fashion Week Spring 2007 • The World Economic Forum is under way in Davos, Switzerlad and …

  • Buying water for charity

    Posted Jan 15th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, General, Travel With | 1 Comment

    Luxist points to another interesting African charity initiative, the charity: water organization, launched by NYC club guru-turned-aid worker and photojournalist, Scott Harrison. The organization was launched after Harrison travelled the length and breadth of the African continent onboard the mercy ship Anastasis, which brought basic medical care to thousands of people. Through the proceeds from …

  • New (RED) sneakers in NYC and Hawaii

    Posted Jan 15th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, General With | 1 Comment

    It was only a matter of time until the NY streetwear scene contributed to the African charity trend. SlamXHype points to Complex Magazine’s news that one of NYC’s popular streetwear boutiques, Dave’s Quality Meat, has teamed up with Converse for it’s contribution to the Product (RED) campaign. Dave’s Quality Meat (DQM) has designed a limited-edition …

  • This week in African style, 1/6 – 1/12/07

    Posted Jan 12th, 2007 By in Art, Charity, Events, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African style, 1/6 – 1/12/07

    • Will Smith plans to move to South Africa: • Wesley Snipes wants more Africans making films • Chris Rock vows to help Kenyans • Yale puts African art on a pedastel • DiCaprio adopts a South African girl. Thats one way to open the door to immigrants • George Clooney advocates for Darfur with …

  • Starbucks spotlights child soldiers

    Posted Jan 11th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Starbucks spotlights child soldiers

    Starbucks is making a second book selection this February. On Feb. 15, Starbucks will be selling “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” by first-time writer and Sierra Leone native Ishmael Beah. Amazon says: “In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now in his mid-twenties, tells how, at the age of twelve, he fled …

  • Apple’s iPhone meaningless to a Masai herdsman

    Posted Jan 10th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Events, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Apple’s iPhone meaningless to a Masai herdsman

    Yesterday Apple debuted another revolutionary product, the iPhone. It has everything anyone would need in a phone. That is unless you’re one of Kenya’s Masai herdsmen. Psfk pointed me to a great article and short film by Paul Mason on how the mobile phone industry is having an enormous economic and social impact in Africa. …

  • Botswana Bushmen win land after DiCaprio appeal

    Posted Dec 14th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, Film/Television, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Botswana Bushmen win land after DiCaprio appeal

    Earlier this week the NY Daily News rang the bell on the newest blood diamond match this time between Russell Simmons and Blood Diamond director Ed Zwick. The director’s critisism comes as the latest part of the fallout from Simmons’ fact-finding African diamonds mission. Since last week’s press conference, Russell has been fending off all …

  • African diamond facts according to Russell Simmons

    Posted Dec 6th, 2006 By in Business, Charity, Events, Fashion, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | 2 Comments

    As I mentioned, yesterday I attended Russell Simmons’ press conference to reveal the results of his fact-finding Africa mission. In attendance was Russell Simmons, Dr. Ben Chavis, Kimora Lee Simmons (Russell insisted she’s still his wife), Rev. Run(Run DMC), the Dipset’s “capo” Jim Jones (again I say, WTF does he have to do with diamonds …

  • Russell Simmons returns from African trip

    Posted Dec 5th, 2006 By in Charity, Events, General, Music, Travel With | 1 Comment

    I just got back from Russell Simmons’ press conference for his fact-finding mission to Africa (Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa). All I can say is Jim Jones?!!! WTF does he have to do with anything. More of my reaction later. In the mean time read up on the blood diamond controversy and hear what LA Weekly’s …

  • Nas shines on with diamonds video

    Posted Dec 4th, 2006 By in Charity, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics With | Comments Off on Nas shines on with diamonds video

    With a new album nearing release, one of hip-hop’s elder statesmen and baddest lyricists, rhymes about blood diamonds. This video is for the track “Shine On ‘Em” from the Blood Diamond movie soundtrack which Nas is reported to have scored. Good work Nasir. Now you need to let a real Sierra Leonean in on the …

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