With great Twitter power comes great responsibility. At least, that’s the lesson this week after the owner of the @DietDrPepper Twitter handle made an epic deal with Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
But Diana Hussein didn’t want money or even free soda for life in exchange for her undoubtedly valuable Twitter handle. All she wanted was for water to be donated to Flint, Michigan, to aid in their water crisis.
Hussein, a communications specialist, has lived in Dearborn, Michigan, for almost 25 years. She says there’s a strong sense of community within Dearborn, within the Detroit Metro area and in connection to Flint.
Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:
- Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
- Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
- Shackling for prolonged periods.
- Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
- Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.
This isn’t like the secret police, this IS the secret police. You should be pissed and complaining about this to anyone who will listen. Note that this is a BRITISH newspaper exposing this travesty. – Ed
Nine days after unarmed Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, and after days of police aiming tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, pepper balls, and beanbag rounds at protesters, a group of young students from Georgia released one response to the problem of police abuse: A new app that that lets citizens rate any interaction with a cop.
“We’ve been hearing a lot about the scary, negative issues occurring in the media, for example, most recently, the Michael Brown case,” says 16-year-old Ima Christian, who built the app along with siblings Caleb, 14, and Asha, 15, with help from Joshua, age 10.
The video speaks for itself. I found it while scanning CNN online. Mathew Cordle confessed to the drunk driving death of Vincent Canzani in Ohio last June. Watch it and draw your own conclusions.
What is more amazing is the good that will come of this. The site it is posted on, because I said I would. is a social change site that encourages people to keep their promises by writing and exchanging promise cards. An idea that I would have thought was a nice piece of piffle, until I saw this video.
What Matthew Cordle did was horrible; what he did about it is amazing. because I said I would was the vehicle for it.
Did you know your favorite nail polish contains toxic chemicals? Going by recent research, the nail polishes you commonly use contain at least three harmful chemicals.
Investigators at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control sampled as many as 25 brands of nail polishes commonly used in California salons and found that 10 of 12 samples that claim to be free of toluene actually contained the substance in a serious level.
They also discovered that five of the seven samples that claim to be free of the “toxic trio” actually contained those in dangerous levels. The three toxins – dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde – may cause serious health problems, including asthma, birth defects, cancer, and other chronic health conditions.
Our client Steve Tsirtsis, the owner of the Citrus City Grille restaurants in Orange and Corona, lost his son to cancer this year. Wanting to make his son’s passing meaningful, he and his wife Agatha established Tasos Projects for Kids, a non-profit foundation that,
“…is dedicated to helping kids who have lost a parent to cancer. From counseling services to music, athletic and educational scholarships and monetary support, Tasos Project is a resource center for kids 0-18 years old.”
Tasos Projects for Kids is having its inaugural fundraiser at the Citrus City Grille on Sunday, June 23, 2013 starting at 5:00pm. The event includes wonderful food, two drinks and a great time. Also will be a silent auction featuring including signed Fender guitars, (1) night stay in a bungalow at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado Canyon, Dodger Tickets, Private Flight to Catalina with Lunch, Heidi Burkhardt artwork, Teeth Whitening/Sonicare Basket, Wedding Dress, Jewelry, Starr Motorcycle School Class Gift Certificate, Stila MakeUp GIft Basket, Mini Grand Piano and much, much more!
Tickets are available at Citrus City Grille in Corona and Orange, Blush Bridal Couture in Tustin.
A coat developed by a social entrepreneur and designed for homeless people is now a somewhat hot item in the high-end fashion world.
Earlier this month, 23-year-old Veronika Scott told PBS News Hour that she had plans to add a for-profit arm to her non-profit company, The Empowerment Plan, which has donated over 1,000 coats to the homeless since launching in late 2010.
Scott’s foray into the private market comes after she debuted the coats at last year’s Aspen Fashion Week to much fanfare, helping her land a $100,000 investment from the billionaire founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely.
Youth Advisory Board member Alexis, attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards earlier this week. She discusses how inspiring the awards ceremony was in honoring women of all ages, across all fields, and in particular, the Millennial women who have made a difference this year. She explains what stood out below and how women are changing the world.
On Monday night, I had the opportunity to attend Glamour’s 22nd Women of the Year Awards. The event took place at Carnegie Hall and was filled with influential people from all over the community, most of whom were women, including many Millennials! As a Millennial woman myself, I was extremely inspired by each of the winner’s speeches and how these individuals are shaping the world.
Ten awards were given to outstanding women who have exhibited some sort of achievement or contributed to a cause they are passionate about.
What is Small Business Saturday®?
Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally — to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving.
It began in 2010 when American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the day. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger.
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Target: Northside Independent School District
Goal: Prohibit the punishment of students who decline new microchip photo IDs.
In San Antonio, Texas, schools have employed new tactics to fight the state’s abysmal truancy levels. Both John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School have instated the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips by imbedding the small devices in student ID cards, enabling officials to track every pupil’s location. Although educators insist the new technology is necessary to stem widespread truancy, many students and parents believe the new requirement invades personal freedoms. Many have chosen to opt-out of the new IDs. According to the new guidelines, students are allowed to continue using their old photo IDs, but recently teachers and officials have begun to target those students who decline the new protocol, finding ways to punish them for their refusal. Students have the right to protect their personal liberties, and should not be subjugated to recriminations and reprisals due to their beliefs.