Oscar Winner Actor Jeff Bridges is dedicated to the cause of leaving No Kid Hungry. He is using his star power to call attention to this unnecessary crisis. He has used his star power for over 30 years and he has not shown any signs of slowing down. Bridges has participated in many activities to raise awareness and money to help bring much needed food items to children in schools and all across America. He has participated in concerts, fundraisers and events to bring like-minded individuals together to eradicate child hunger. Bridges recently teamed up with website design company SquareSpace to have a website designed that gives donations and album proceeds to the No Kid Hungry Charitable Organization. For each album Sold on his website 100% of the retail price goes directly to No Kid Hungry! For more information on how to help actor Jeff Bridges leave No Kid Hungry. Log onto www.nokidhungry.org
Actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam is the founder of Kamp Kizzy in Atlanta Georgia. Kamp Kizzy is a week- long camp with an educational curriculum for girls between the ages of 11-16 years old. The camp is designed to create self-esteem, motivation and empowerment for the young ladies who attend this free camp.
Pulliam wanted to take a hands-on approach to helping young women. Kamp Kizzy serves as a safe place for young ladies to have a place to develop and grow and their mental ideas and questions. The camp works to take a wholistic approach to the mental, emotional and physical well-being of each young woman at the camp. The camp takes on about 100 students every year and provided them with the space to grow, dream and think big!
Sources state that at Kamp Kizzy the young ladies also participate in yoga, sexual health and hygiene workshops, body image workshops, team building exercises, creative writing, social media etiquette, etc.
The camp provides guest speakers for the young women who share their s life experiences with them. Kamp Kizzy serves as a sort of manual or guidance into womanhood. For more information about Keshia Knight Pulliam’s Kamp Kizzy Organization, log onto www.kampkizzy.org.
Kerry Washington, the superstar of ABC’s outstanding TV Show, “SCANDAL” is now using her star Power to shine a light on the subject of Domestic Violence. Kerry Washington has joined forces with Allstate Foundation in support of its “Purple Purse” Challenge.
The Purple Purse challenge raised money to support the survivors of domestic violence and the organizations that support the survivors.
As the 2014 Purple Purse Ambassador, Kerry Washington walked the red carpet at various functions carrying her purple purse that she designed for Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge. Allstate Foundation made it fashionable to talk about domestic violence as well as the financial strain women face while trying to escape their domestic abusers.
Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime. Domestic violence includes the financial violence the women suffer. Financial debilitation is why many victims of domestic violence fear leaving their abusers. Washington is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge to increase awareness and create conversation regarding domestic violence.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. It touches the lives of women and men across gender, race, education, financial lines, etc. If you or someone you know is suffering in a domestic violence situation, don’t let them become a statistic, help them do something about it. For more information, log onto www.purplepurse.com or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 800 799 7233.
Yes! We all remember the cute little actress Imani Hakim who played the little sister of Chris Rock ( Played by Tyler James Williams) on the hit TV Sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris." Well she is all grown up now and using her Star Power to help others.
Imani Hakim Took to Twitter @anakih1 on November 9th to support World Adoption Day. The actress posted a photo of herself on twitter with her hand up smiley face and the hashtag #WorldAdoptionDay in an effort to create awareness.
Actress Julia Roberts was honored for her philanthropy and work in "The Normal Heart." She received the Respect Award from the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network). The GLSEN is the leading national education organization working to create safe schools for ALL students. GLSEN was established to ensure that each member of the school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
According to GLSEN still 8 out of 10 LGBT students still experience harrassment at school each year because of their sexual orientation and 6 in 10 because of their gender expression. To learn more about this network you can log onto www.glsen.org.
Other celebs in attendance included Ms. J from "America's Next Top Model, Actor Shemar Moore from TV show, Criminal Minds and Goodmorning America Anchor, Robin Roberts,
Janet Mock recieved the Inspiration Award, Laura Taylor Recieved the Teacher Of The Year Award and AT&T recieved the Commitment To Diversity Award.
The Presenting Sponsor for GLSEN was Wells Fargo Bank and the Senior Class sponsor was JPMorgan Chase & Co. David Dechman & Michael Mercure were the events Junior Class Sponsors while Prudential, Target, Morgan Stanley and The Ludwig Family Foundation was the Sophomore Class Sponsors. A whole host of companies served as the Freshman class sponsors including Viacom, State Farm Bank, Mattel, Pfizer, Gucci, The NFL Foundation and more.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her daughter Willow Smith are not only superstar musicians and actresses but they are also bonafide political activists.
Jada and Willow have joined the fight against human trafficking and slavery. The dynamic duo (sorry batman and robin) have even gone to the Senate Caucus to lend their star power in an effort to help end human trafficking. Human Trafficking is defined as abducting, forcing, deceiving or recruiting someone into working against their will, most commonly for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
On the eve of the United States human trafficking report, Pinkett Smith stood before Congress and urged them to increase money to fight against “modern day slavery” of human trafficking. With her daughter Willow and her husband, Will Smith, in the room supporting her, Pinkett Smith asked for an extension of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This is an Act that provides funding to combat trafficking and helps trafficking victims. Democratic Senator of Massachusetts, John Kerry is trying to obtain bipartisan congressional financial support for the Act, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to chair the task force of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Pinkett Smith, who says the human trafficking issue was brought to her attention by her daughter Willow, tirelessly fights for the freedom of human trafficking victims.
Pinkett Smith founded the organization “Don’t Sell Bodies” as an avenue to bring awareness of this global plight and to help victims of human trafficking. Pinkett Smith also works with former trafficking victims to raise awareness of this worldwide catastrophy.
According to Pinkett Smith’s website www.dontsellbodies.org, “between 700,000 to 4 million women and children will be trafficked this year with the majority being forced to work in the sex trade.” The website gives those who visit it a look into the world of human sex trafficking, the current initiatives being put in place to stop it, stories of former human sex traffickers and much more.
Pinkett Smith is joined by Selma Hayek and Ricky Martin to fight this human travesty. Award winning singer, Ricky Martin, is building a Tau Center facility through his Ricky Martin Foundation that will assist women and children in recovery from human sex trafficking in Loiza, a town east of the Caribbean island. Consequently, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco that has the highest numbers of child sex trafficking in the United States and the state of California has received an “F” rating in its efforts to stop human trafficking.
To learn more or to see how you can help Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Salma Hayek and Ricky Martin stop human trafficking log onto www.dontsellbodies.org
Sharon Osbourne Rocks On!
Sharon Osbourne has been in the entertainment business for over 2 decades. She was instrumental in making her husband, Ozzy Osbourne a Rock Star. Sharon has also become a household name of sorts herself with her successful TV shows, The Osbourne's and CBS's "The Talk."
Just recently Osbourne had some honest conversations about plastic surgery and having her breast removed. On the topic of plastic surgery, Osbourne says she will not go under the knife again. She even goes on to say that as she catches a glimpse of herself from time to time she thinks, "Oh I should have never done that...."
Nevertheless, the main surgery that Osbourne recently had was the double mastectomy. Osbourne had her breast removed when doctors discovered she carried the gene for breast cancer. According to sources, Osbourne states, I wasn't diagnosed with cancer, but I had the gene."
Sharon 's son Jack was recently diagnosed with Multiple Schlerosis (MS) and he and his wife just gave birth to Sharon's and Ozzy's new granddaughter which definitely is a reason to try and have as much time on the planet as possible.
If you want to find out more about breast cancer or need assistance or even your own mammogram, please contact the breast cancer foundation or log onto www.breastcancerfoundation.org