At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
Dear Peaceful People,
Our PEACE initiative continues…from our largest Peace Sign Broadcast in Times Square/NYC in 2013
www.peacedayparty.org, a nonprofit 501 C 3 invites YOU to help strengthen the message of the International Peace Day September 20 & 21, 2014. All the countries of the UN unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. Here are our peaceful details
1 3rd. Annual Day of Awareness & Peace Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, September 20 at 10am. www.amandanetwork.com
13th Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology in Central Park, Band Shell/ 72nd Street Mall, New York, New York, September 21 at 10am. www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Create a HUMAN PEACE SIGN
Have SING ALONG with … [Continue reading...]
Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family. Chrissa Pullicino shares the Good News:)
Omega was founded on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Since 1977, we have offered diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Omega, a nonprofit organization, continues to be at the forefront of human development. We nurture dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; design programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; and lay the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles.
Each year, more than 23,000 people attend workshops and … [Continue reading...]
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana needs your help today! Please contribute at www.ghana.causevox.com
The university that provided them free office space for the last three years is unable to accommodate them any longer and SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is now without an office. We need to raise $1,000 to acquire an official SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana office and continue our African conservation efforts.
HELP POWER AFRICA'S ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION:Did you grow up wanting to help African kids or African wildlife? Well now you can! SAVE THE FROGS!
You then ask your friends and family to contribute. Their donations are securely processed and go straight to our efforts in West Africa. The page will track how much you raise and you will earn cool gifts the more you raise! Plus you'll be helping … [Continue reading...]
And being Good Samaritans for the ALS cause. They are heroes:):):)
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
4 United Kingdom
5 Notable participants
The origins of the idea of dumping cold water on … [Continue reading...]
THE GIVER- THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ON WORLD PEACE, TODAY AND THE FUTURE. DON'T MISS IT.
The Giver. As I watched the Press Conference in awe for this outstanding movie team, I was fascinated with the author of the book Lois Lowry and the screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide. How did they weave her book to make you realize how stupid war is; How Deceitful the Elders (the political leaders) could become and how wonderfully innocent and intuitive our youth are?
The result of this books screen adaption, which is drenched in "the light and the darkness of life" (As suggested by Marcello Padilla, Good News Film Producer), is that our youth SAVE US from OURSELVES, THE GROWN UPS. They see the brighter tomorrow and have the strength to make changes..BRAVO…to … [Continue reading...]
There are few educators in the United States and indeed the world who have made that kind of educational impact that Leonard Baca has made. He is a scholar, teacher, mentor, and most importantly a family man.
Leonard was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the Duranes neighborhood.
After high school he attended Conception Seminary and received a BA and MA in Religious Education and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (STB) from Catholic University. He later left the seminary and earned an MA in Special Education with an emphasis in mental retardation from the University of New Mexico, and an Ed.D in Special Education, non-categorical with an emphasis in administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
After receiving his PhD Leonard … [Continue reading...]
LET'S START WITH THE HUMANITARIAN PEACE CEASE FIRE IN GAZA EMAIL THAT GOOD NEWS RECEIVED TODAY 7/31/14 FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Humanitarian Ceasefire Announcement in Gaza
The United States strongly supports the humanitarian ceasefire announced in Gaza this evening. We urge all parties to act with restraint until this humanitarian ceasefire begins at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, August 1, 2014, and to fully abide by their commitments.
We believe the only sustainable way to address Israel's security concerns and enable Palestinians in Gaza to lead normal lives is through a permanent cease-fire agreement. We urge the Israeli and Palestinian delegations to begin negotiations immediately in Cairo, at the invitation of Egypt, aimed at … [Continue reading...]
To help plan your 2014 disaster coverage and mark the beginning of hurricane season on June 1, Laura Howe of the America Red Cross and Lowe's spokesman Paris Lytle are available to discuss important hurricane preparedness tips and products your viewers and listeners should have on hand to be ready for any emergency situation.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE:
***General information about the importance of disaster preparedness ***Recommended tools, resources and products to help prepare for a
***Important tips and simple steps everyone can use to keep their loved
ones and their homes safe in times of disaster
ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS:
***Preparation is crucial in helping to stay safe before, during and after
disasters. People should create or … [Continue reading...]
As the Nation marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding - national address for Black-Jewish relations- FFEU will mark the date when three civil rights activists, one African-American and two Jewish-Americans: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner; were brutally kidnapped and murdered.
We would like to invite you to join us on June 19, 2014 between 4-6pm in the Mansfield Room S-207 of the United States Capitol at a special ceremony and reception that will recognize the heroism, sacrifice and commitment of those three activists, and countless other civil rights activists, who gave their time, energy, and resources to bring political and social equality to the disenfranchised citizens of Mississippi and the … [Continue reading...]
GOOD NEWS PLANET WILL BE BROADCASTING AND MODERATOR OF THE WORLD PEACE PANEL
THURSDAY - APRIL 24TH, 2014
Subud Chelsea Center
230 West 29th Street, New York City
4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
To Register Call: 212-222-5432
"Once a year we gather in friendship, love and light to celebrate
the rare gift of this glorious Planet Earth.
With wisdom, inspiration and gratitude we invite you
to join us for this Annual Festival at the Subud Chelsea Center,
and be counted as a Wisdom Keeper of our great planet."
Listen here to PLANET HEART's PSA for 8th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration ! Voice Over Script written by Andrew Kaen; Vocals by Christine Marie aka IMOV; Produced and Edited by … [Continue reading...]
Good News Agency
A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour
Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life – news that doesn’t “burn out” in the space of a day. It is distributed free of charge through Internet to 10,000 media and editorial journalists in 54 countries and to 3,000 NGOs and 1,500 high schools, colleges and universities.
It is an all-volunteer service of Associazione Culturale dei Triangoli e della Buona Volontà Mondiale, an educational charity based in Rome, Italy, associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information
It is a supporter of the … [Continue reading...]
By Terri Hirsch
Rediscovery of the African Burial Ground alerted the City and the world to New York’s early history and the African people who worked and lived here. This burial ground is the final resting ground for ancestors from many African descended cultures. Their living legacy makes an important reminder of a dark and often forgotten period in New York City history.
The African Burial Ground National Monument is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building located at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. A Visitor Center and exhibition space includes exhibits about the history of the cemetery, the African contribution to the building of early New York City as well as the more recent events surrounding the site's discovery and construction. Approximately 15,000 … [Continue reading...]
In tribute to the passing of the Nelson Mandela, I am sending a poem that the mother of one my student's reminded me helped sustain Mr. Mandela during his years of unjust imprisonment.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest … [Continue reading...]
“An uplifting story of personal sacrifice amid historical significance.” -Kirkus
PATHS OF PROMISE by Donna J. Grisanti
Like the Old Testament heroine who inspired her name, Ruth Yuell faced a life of disadvantages. As a Negro born in St. Louis, 1939, Ruth entered a world dominated by segregation and racism. As a young woman who fought for her people through nonviolence, Ruth encountered brutality from powerful whites and ridicule from militant blacks. She also weathered terrible storms of scandal and betrayal. Like her biblical namesake, Ruth overcame her hardships through hard work, determination, piety, and courage.
PATHS OF PROMISE (Phoenix Publishing Group; October 2012; ISBN: 978-0970886019) tells the story of Ruth Yuell—a woman of conviction and honor who made remarkable … [Continue reading...]
DIVERSITY AFFLUENCE 3RD ANNUAL BRUNCH AND AWARDS SET FOR AUGUST 19
IN THE HAMPTONS TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS AND DIVERSITY IN AMERICA
More than 100 leaders in the philanthropic,business and entertainment industries will gather for the 3rd annual Diversity Affluence Brunch, an exclusive, invitation-only event celebrating individuals who have achieved success as a minority or who have advanced the diversity agenda in America. The private brunch and awards ceremony will take place August 19 at B. Smith's on Long Wharf Street in Sag Harbor.
"The Diversity Affluence Brunch is about honoring individuals who are driven and determined to empower others and are relentless in their pursuits," says Andrea Hoffman, founder and chief executive officer of Diversity Affluence.
"Our honorees wake … [Continue reading...]