SavingSpecie’s projects: Baby Olinguito
February 16, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

SavingSpecies fully funded the Colombia Cloud Forest Restoration Project. This project was initiated for a rare mammal discovered in 2013. The first new carnivore to be scientifically described in 30 years. You are now able to visit the site and see images of a Baby Olinguito. http://www.savingspecies.org/2015/a-conservation-success-story-savingspecies-completes-the-first-ever-conservation-project-for-the-olinguito/

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The 17-Year-Old Adults – The Marshall Project
March 5, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

Article by Maurice Chammah

Excerpt: If you’re 17 years old and arrested for a crime, where you go depends mostly on what state you happen to live in. Although prosecutors and judges are usually able to pull teenagers out of the juvenile court system and charge them as adults if the crime is severe enough, nine states automatically classify 17-year-olds as adults. In North Carolina and New York, 16-year-olds always face adult courts.

But these states are the holdouts. In the last few years, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Connecticut have raised the age of who is automatically considered an adult by the criminal justice system to 18. Plenty of policymakers still believe that certain individuals merit adult prison time no matter their age, but as a matter of blanket policy, lawmakers are increasingly setting the age of adult “criminal responsibility” at 18, citing the fact that adolescent brains are still developing at age 17 — and continue developing well into the 20s — and that these youths are particularly vulnerable to abuse in adult prisons. (Read The Marshall Project’s feature on the sexual assault of youth in prison).

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The 17-Year-Old Adults – The Marshall Project
March 5, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

States are raising the age of who counts as an adult, but it’s no simple task. The 17-year-old adults

Fox News Displayed and Embedded Unedited ISIS Video of Jordianian Pilot’s Murder
February 4, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment
Fox News Displayed and Embedded Unedited ISIS Video of Jordianian Pilot’s Murder

Fox News has chosen to embed on its website the video of Islamic State burning a hostage to death, a move which makes them the only US media organisation to broadcast the video in full. read article at the guardian

A Generation of Geniuses Formed From a Radical New Teaching Method
December 22, 2014 – 7:56 pm | No Comment
A Generation of Geniuses  Formed From a Radical New Teaching Method

Article by Joshua Davis José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies […]

News Use Across Social Media Platforms
December 9, 2014 – 7:30 pm | No Comment
News Use Across Social Media Platforms

BY JESSE HOLCOMB, JEFFREY GOTTFRIED AND AMY MITCHELL How do different social networking websites stack up when it comes to news? How many people engage with news across multiple social sites? And what are their news consumption habits on traditional platforms? As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, the Pew Research […]

Hagel Resigns Under Pressure as Global Crises Test Pentagon
November 24, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Hagel Resigns Under Pressure as Global Crises Test Pentagon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama at a White House news conference announcing Mr. Hagel’s resignation on Monday. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation under pressure on Monday, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond […]

Penélope Cruz is Water
November 10, 2014 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

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New World Order – Foreign Affairs
July 16, 2014 – 5:40 pm | No Comment
New World Order – Foreign Affairs

New World Order Labor, Capital, and Ideas in the Power Law Economy Recent advances in technology have created an increasingly unified global marketplace for labor and capital. The ability of both to flow to their highest-value uses, regardless of their location, is equalizing their prices across the globe. In recent years, this broad factor-price equalization […]

U.N. Leader Deplores Syria War’s Spread to Iraq
June 22, 2014 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
U.N. Leader Deplores Syria War’s Spread to Iraq

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday drew attention to perhaps the bleakest chapter of his tenure at the United Nations: the three-year-old war in Syria, and now the prospective unraveling of the region along sectarian lines. “Suddenly, the cohesion and integrity of two major countries, not just one, is in question,” he said, as the […]

Defending the Open Internet
May 12, 2014 – 4:36 pm | No Comment
Defending the Open Internet

The future of the Internet — which means the future of communications, culture, free speech and innovation — is up for grabs. The Federal Communications Commission is making decisions that may determine how open the Internet will be, who will profit most from it and whether start-ups will face new barriers that will make it […]

LUZ September 28 – October 14, 2012
August 15, 2012 – 1:17 pm | Comments Off
LUZ              September 28 – October 14, 2012

Limited engagement, only 16 performances, Tickets $18 LA MAMA presents LUZ  – A new play by CATHERINE FILLOUX   Directed by JOSE ZAYAS, A Watson Arts Project Featuring: KIM BROCKINGTON*, PETER JAY FERNANDEZ*, LYNNETTE R. FREEMAN*, BOBBY PLASENCIA*, KIMBER RIDDLE*, STEVEN RISHARD*, JULISSA ROMAN, TERESA YENQUE* * Members of Actors’ Equity Association     Catherine Filloux is […]

Rooftop Films 2012
June 26, 2012 – 3:01 pm | Comments Off
Rooftop Films 2012

 Rooftop Films Summer Series is in full swing. Here are a few of the events coming up. Wednesday, June 27   The Comedy (Rick Alverson | 96 min.) Tim Heidecker stars in this black comedy about a self-absorbed, filthy-rich, obnoxious hipster, insulting his friends and condescending to strangers, and yet somehow appearing compelling, pitiable, perhaps […]

Climate Refugees
August 25, 2011 – 11:07 am | One Comment
Climate Refugees

Climate Refugees, written and directed by Michael P Nash, explores international policy regarding the current and future victims of climate change. The film examines several global locations that are already being affected by climate change and are the most susceptible to future destruction. Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the Tuvalu Islands in the south pacific, featured in […]

The Bully Project – update
August 8, 2011 – 7:36 am | No Comment
The Bully Project – update

Bullying is a serious epidemic in the American school system and it is unfortunately an issue that is often belittled. Bullying can have serious psychological effects on children that can easily lead to suicidal depression. Award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch has taken it upon himself to expose this bullying crisis in his film The Bully […]

The “Make It Better Project” update
July 31, 2011 – 6:33 pm | No Comment
The “Make It Better Project” update

An October 5, 2010 Tribal Truth article featured the “Make It Better Project,” an initiative to end bullying in schools against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) children. The “Make It Better Project” was launched October 1, 2010, receiving inspiration from a video posted by gay columnist Dan Savage entitled “It Gets Better.” In the Video, […]

Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Trip To Cental America
July 26, 2011 – 10:51 am | No Comment
Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Trip To Cental America

On November 5th 2010, Tribal Truth ran an article about Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC), outlining their efforts to combat our society’s plastic pollution output by spreading awareness of bio-plastics.  In the last year, PPC has continued to develop their outreach and education programs, promoting environmental and social change not only here in the U.S. but […]

UNA-NY – Film Screening
July 18, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
UNA-NY – Film Screening

United Nations Association of New York is having a special film screening of the documentary Climate Refugees on July 29, 2011 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel at 7pm. This film is about what happens when an over-populated world lacking in resources and a changing climate collide with each other. There is a discussion following the screening with Daniel […]

WILD Foundation
April 19, 2011 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
WILD Foundation

The WILD Foundation is an international organization dedicated to wilderness protection around the world. They believe that intact wolderness areas are an essential element of a healthy human society.  Their vision is a planet with ample clean water, fresh air and natural resources to support all life. The WILD Foundation works in a grass roots, […]

March 24, 2011 World TB Day
March 24, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
March 24, 2011 World TB Day

Today is World TB Day. To learn more about the advances in preventing, diagnosing and treating this disease take a look at these sites: Global Health Council: http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=1140 World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2011/TBday_20110322/en/index.html Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-l-sturchio/world-tb-day-2011_b_838822.html TB  in the Global Community: http://www.tbepidemic.org/ AREAS: http://www.aeras.org/home/home.php Also revisit our featured artist David Rochkind, who has been working on […]

Rooftop Films: Up With Me
March 1, 2011 – 9:19 pm | No Comment
Rooftop Films: Up With Me

 Join Rooftop Films at this Thursday, March 3rd at the Bruckner Bar and Grill for Greg Takoudes’s gritty and gripping drama UP WITH ME, where love and loyalty are put to the test when a Harlem teenager is offered a prep school scholarship upstate. The film is a remarkable collaboration between director Greg Takoudes and at-risk […]

TB epidemic around the world
February 1, 2011 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
TB epidemic around the world

TB is a worldwide pandemic. Among the 15 countries with the highest estimated TB incidence rates, 13 are in Africa, while a third of all new cases are in India and China. More than two billion people, equal to one third of the world’s total population, are infected with TB bacilli, the microbes that cause […]

ARC 20th Annual Artist for Africa Benefit
January 13, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
ARC 20th Annual Artist for Africa Benefit

African Rainforest Conservancy’s 2oth Annual Artist for Africa Benefit is February 9, 2011 in New York City. This event features a cocktail party, dinner, silent and live auction of donated art work which benefits the African Rainforest Conservancy.  ARC conserves and restores African rainforests – among the oldest and most biodiverse in the world – […]

Kandahar Treasure
December 8, 2010 – 3:00 pm | One Comment
Kandahar Treasure

Rangina Hamidi founded Kandahar Treasure in 2003 with a group of 25 women from the Kandahar area. It started out as a non -profit project of the Afghans for Civil Society and has expanded to over 300 women and turned into a for profit operation.  They offer home décor items, such as pillows and tablecloths, as […]

Rooftop Films Event
December 7, 2010 – 1:32 pm | No Comment
Rooftop Films Event

If you live in NYC, check out the Rooftop Films event this weekend. Rooftop Films, best known for showing underground film outdoors is having a screening of short films Dec 11 and Dec 12 underground in the Atlantic Avenue subway tunnel in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. There will be an after party at The Last Exit […]

Harris Polls: Americans Donating Less, Volunteering More
November 9, 2010 – 12:01 pm | One Comment
Harris Polls: Americans Donating Less, Volunteering More

Last week, Harris Polls published their most recent survey of American donations and volunteer work. They surveyed 2,620 adults across the country and asked questions about what causes are most important to them personally, their giving habits, and how many organizations they support. We have put together some of the data from the survey into […]

Root Capital
November 8, 2010 – 10:50 am | No Comment
Root Capital

In Latin America and Africa, Root Capital is providing loans to small businesses and Fair Trade products to socially-minded consumers. From coffee and honey in Tanzania to cotton and timber in Peru, Root Capital invests in small business ventures that are too big for microfinance but considered too risky for bigger lending organizations. The approach […]

Plastic Pollution Coalition
November 5, 2010 – 9:53 am | No Comment
Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Plastic Pollution Coalition knows that fighting plastic pollution means more than just recycling. The truth is that ninety-three percent of plastics in the United States end up in landfills despite recycling and cash redemption programs, and plastic bottles that are recycled are used for doormats and textiles, not more plastic bottles. This means that […]

CHF International
November 5, 2010 – 7:29 am | No Comment
CHF International

CHF International was started in 1952 to provide low-income housing in the United States, but its mission and influence has long since moved past strictly housing in the United States to encompass health care, emergency response, and economic development all over the world. CHF International works in low and middle income societies all over the […]

Stop the Execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
November 4, 2010 – 1:45 pm | One Comment
Stop the Execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Stoning is a punishment that many people associate with the Old Testament and times long past, which is probably why the story of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has shocked world leaders and human rights activists alike. Sakineh made the news this past year when the Iranian government sentenced her to death by stoning for cheating on […]

The Best of Eco-Tourism
November 2, 2010 – 3:49 pm | 5 Comments
The Best of Eco-Tourism

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism accounts for more than 230 million jobs worldwide, and it is the principle export for the world’s developing countries. Eco-tourism seeks to turn tourism into a win-win situation for travelers and developing countries by giving indigenous people an incentive to preserve their wildlife. At […]

PhotoPhilanthropy
November 1, 2010 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
PhotoPhilanthropy

Photographers looking for work and non-profit organizations looking to document their work can find each other on PhotoPhilanthropy. Founded in 2009, PhotoPhilanthropy is best known for its yearly photography contest. The Photophilanthropy Activist Award honors photographers working with non-profit organizations around the world. Through the competition, hundreds of photographers have won cash prizes from student […]

Neil Gaiman’s “Modest Proposal” for Halloween
October 26, 2010 – 9:45 am | No Comment
Neil Gaiman’s “Modest Proposal” for Halloween

Halloween is coming up next weekend, and some folks are thinking beyond trick-or-treating and costumes and coming up with new traditions. Last Saturday, author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods) posted a “Modest Proposal” for his fans on his blog. Gaiman pointed out that there are too few holidays where people give each other books. With […]

AIDG
October 25, 2010 – 10:07 am | No Comment
AIDG

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, or AIDG, is a different kind of NGO. AIDG understands that not every community is created the same way. Many communities are facing similar problems like access to electricity, clean water, and sanitation, but solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Their approach gets the community involved and working to find solutions that fit […]

Kalabante School and Artcirq
October 21, 2010 – 12:08 pm | One Comment

What could a group of Inuit teenagers possibly have in common with impoverished children of Guinea, West Africa? As it turns out, people from all corners of the world all love the circus. Cirque Eloise acrobats Yamoussa Bangoura and Guillaume Saladin traveled to Guinea, West Africa and Igloolik, Nunavut to start their own acrobatics programs. […]

Caleb’s Hope
October 20, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
Caleb’s Hope

In Northern Uganda, women and children are ostracized and left to die by their communities because they carry the stigma of being a former child soldier and being HIV-positive. Caleb’s Hope has made it their mission to help these women and children and in the process also rebuild their communities. In 2007, Caleb’s Hope founder […]

JoVE
October 15, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
JoVE

The Journal of Visualized Experiments, or JoVE, is an online peer reviewed medical journal that allows medical professionals around the world to share their research through video. By recording and sharing medical research by video, medical professionals can learn and repeat techniques more easily than by reading a medical paper on the procedure and attempting […]

The Girl Effect
October 15, 2010 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

The Girl Effect believes that investing in girls benefits an entire community not just for this generation but for generations to come. They first made waves in 2008 for their animated video “The Girl Effect,” and last month, they released the follow-up “The Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking.” The Girl Effect focuses its efforts […]

Change.org: Blog Action Day, October 15, 2010
October 15, 2010 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

Change.org|Start Petition Tribal Truth is participating in Change.org’s Blog Action Day. We want to encourage our readers to support Blog Action Day and sign the petition for clean water or donate if you are able. Go to http://blogactionday.change.org/, and read Tribal Truth’s coverage of clean water organizations like 4Others’ African Water Project and other clean […]

4Others’ African Water Project
October 14, 2010 – 3:17 pm | 2 Comments
4Others’ African Water Project

After watching too much 24-hour news, people can get the impression that American youth are selfish, drugged up brats who can only think about getting their hands on the latest fashions and electronics. 4Others completely defies that stereotype, and their work proves that young people have the ideas and passion to end poverty. 4Others is […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Kidnapped Brides
October 13, 2010 – 4:17 pm | One Comment
Kyrgyzstan’s Kidnapped Brides

In 2006, movie audiences roared when Sacha Baron Cohen snatched Pamela Anderson after getting an autograph from the actress. While Borat was a comedy, the scene actually showed a frightening reality for women in Kyrgyzstan where bride kidnapping is a widely accepted practice. In small mountain villages, there is sometimes a lack of available young […]

Acumen Fund
October 12, 2010 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
Acumen Fund

Every person wants to take pride in themselves and their work, and every community wants to thrive. The Acumen Fund realizes that people in need are seeking “dignity, not dependence,” and their programs provide life’s necessities at reasonable prices and create jobs in the community. Instead of offering temporary band-aid solutions that only help a […]

Do You See What I See?
October 11, 2010 – 10:59 am | One Comment

Refugee children are learning photography through the UNHCR’s “Do You See What I See?” program. Photographer Brendan Bannon has taught photography classes in refugee camps in Namibia and Yemen, and he has seen the change in his students as they are given a creative outlet and see the fruits of their labor. Surprisingly, the pictures […]

Philanthropy and Social Networking: Awareness or Laziness?
October 8, 2010 – 11:22 am | No Comment
Philanthropy and Social Networking: Awareness or Laziness?

On Tribal Truth, we are big believers in the power of social networking and philanthropy. In the past, we covered the online Restore Truthiness campaign which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Donors Choose and philanthropy social networking sites like Crowdrise. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and so far, the online “I like […]

The Forgotten Kingdom
October 7, 2010 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
The Forgotten Kingdom

Major feature films about Africa are few and far between, and films produced in Africa with African actors are even rarer. The Forgotten Kingdom is trying to be a film starring Africans, telling a uniquely African story, and shining light on the HIV/AIDS crisis in Lesotho. In The Forgotten Kingdom, Atang Mokoenya is a young […]

Mothers2Mothers
October 6, 2010 – 9:44 am | One Comment

One percent of the pregnant women in the world are HIV-positive. Out of that one percent, ninety-five percent of pregnant HIV-positive women are living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The transmission of HIV from mother to child can absolutely be prevented, but even so, nearly a quarter of these children are born with the virus. There are […]

The Make It Better Project
October 5, 2010 – 2:02 pm | One Comment

On September 21, 2010, columnist Dan Savage posted a video of himself and his husband Terry talking about anti-gay bullying and the recent suicides by gay students. In the video entitled “It Gets Better,” Dan and Terry talk about their life growing up, how they met and fell in love, adopting their son DJ, and […]

Social Networking and the Future of Philanthropy and Indie Art
October 5, 2010 – 11:06 am | One Comment
Social Networking and the Future of Philanthropy and Indie Art

Social networking sites have revolutionize job hunting, friendships, and video production, and some philanthropists have discovered new ways to connect people, spread awareness for their cause, and raise funds. Check out some of the absolute best of the best websites out there that are helping artists and philanthropists share their work and raise money for […]

The Bully Project Featured on CNN
October 4, 2010 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

Director Lee Hirsch was on CNN’s American Morning today to talk about his documentary The Bully Project which has received more attention in the past few weeks following a slew of suicides by young people who were bullied. You can read our coverage of The Bully Project here. Problems viewing the video? Watch it here […]

Peace through Sports
October 4, 2010 – 10:16 am | One Comment
Peace through Sports

According to the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, students who are involved in after-school sports gain leadership skills and develop a better social intelligence than their peers who are uninvolved in sports or other extracurricular activities. For kids growing up in gang neighborhoods and conflict regions, sports can be […]

“Sound+Vision: At War” Review on Neighborhood NYC
October 1, 2010 – 12:30 pm | No Comment
“Sound+Vision: At War” Review on Neighborhood NYC

Neighborhood NYC checked out “Sound+Vision: At War” which was presented this week at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. The program’s combination of photography and classical music was a “powerful look at the humanity behind the war.” Read their review at http://neighborhoodnyc.com/blog/neighborhood-highlights-hells-kitchen-soundvision-at-war/, and check out our coverage of “Sound+Vision: At War” at http://tribaltruth.org/2010/09/soundvision-at-war/.

James O’Keefe’s Failed CNN Prank: Stupid, Not Satire
September 29, 2010 – 4:22 pm | One Comment
James O’Keefe’s Failed CNN Prank: Stupid, Not Satire

This morning, CNN investigative reporter Abbie Boudreau posted a blog entitled “Our Documentary Takes A Strange Detour.” Boudreau has been filming “Right on the Edge,” a documentary about young right-wing activists. As detailed in her blog, things took a strange turn when she scheduled an interview with James O’Keefe. O’Keefe is best known for the […]

Solar Sister
September 29, 2010 – 10:28 am | One Comment
Solar Sister

Solar Sister proves that entrepreneurship and environmentalism can work together to improve the living conditions of African communities. Solar Sister works with women in Sudan and Uganda to set up their own solar micro-businesses and sell solar-powered lights to schools, clinics, and families. These small businesses provide women with additional income, give developing countries access […]

The Bully Project
September 28, 2010 – 12:39 pm | 2 Comments

The American school system has been under scrutiny of late thanks to the recent documentary Waiting for Superman, but a new film is examining bullying, a painful reality in schools across the country. The Bully Project follows Alex Moody from Georgia, Alex Hopkins from Iowa, Kelby Johnson from Oklahoma, Aisha Lalor from Mississippi, and Tyler […]

Sound+Vision: At War
September 27, 2010 – 4:11 pm | One Comment
Sound+Vision: At War

Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros is teaming up with musician Kenneth Hamrick for “Sound+Vision: At War,” a musical/photographic media experience on September 29 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. “Sound+Vision: At War” pairs up Chris Hondros’ photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach performed live by Fusion […]

Stephen Colbert’s Testimony Proves Congress and Media, Not Himself, Are the True Embarrassment
September 27, 2010 – 12:47 pm | 2 Comments
Stephen Colbert’s Testimony Proves Congress and Media, Not Himself, Are the True Embarrassment

Last week, comedian Stephen Colbert testified before the House Judiciary committee’s subcommittee on immigration, stirring up controversy in the media and from both sides of the aisle. “Embarrassment” is a word that has been thrown around a lot, but when the media and Congress call Stephen Colbert an embarrassment, I feel the need to point […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 Million Donation: Gift or Diversion?
September 24, 2010 – 2:42 pm | One Comment
Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 Million Donation: Gift or Diversion?

This week, entertainment news has been anticipating the release of The Social Network and speculating about how much of the film is true. The film follows the creation of Facebook and the story of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and all early reviews are indicating that the portrayal of Zuckerberg is very unflattering. Coincidentally, Mark Zuckerberg […]

Stephanie Sandberg
September 24, 2010 – 10:20 am | No Comment

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Calvin College professor Stephanie Sandberg is challenging minds and hearts through theater, and her newest play Lines: The Lived Experience of Race is timely and bound to stir up conversation about race in the United States. Sandberg’s previous work includes Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Disciples at Calvin College and […]

Tapestries of Hope-September 28, 2010
September 22, 2010 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
Tapestries of Hope-September 28, 2010

Next Tuesday, the documentary film Tapestries of Hope will be screened for one night only in theaters around the country. Tapestries of Hope follows Betty Makoni, the founder of the Girl Child Network. Last year, she was recognized by CNN for her work with rape victims in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, there is a widespread myth […]

Kiva
September 21, 2010 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
Kiva

Kiva is making a difference for small businesses around the world by combining loans and a really smart web strategy. Like other micro-loan organizations, Kiva works with field partners who know the community and bring in potential clients, and they put together the clients’ stories, pictures, and business details for the website. People can then […]

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
September 20, 2010 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

This week, the Clinton Global Initiative will be having their annual meeting in New York City. Leaders, philanthropists, and great minds from around the world will be hosting sessions on a wide range of issues including human trafficking, climate change, education, and economic empowerment. On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and CBS Evening […]

TOMS Shoes
September 20, 2010 – 11:28 am | 2 Comments
TOMS Shoes

TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie is a young social entrepreneur, and TOMS Shoes is a wonderful example for young people looking to build a successful business and change the world at the same time. TOMS Shoes is best known for its One for One Movement. For every shoe that TOMS Shoes sells, they donate a […]

MDG Five
September 17, 2010 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
MDG Five

The name MDG Five refers to Millennium Development Goal #5 which was adopted by the United Nations in September 2000. With MDG #5, they wanted to improve maternal health and decrease the number of deaths due to pregnancy or delivery complications. They planned on achieving MDG #5 by raising public awareness of the issue and […]

How Pro-Life or Pro-Choice Could Be Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
September 16, 2010 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
How Pro-Life or Pro-Choice Could Be Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on woman’s rights or contraception/abortion access, and this article does not necessarily reflect the beliefs of Tribal Truth. I want this article to be the start of conversation, not the end of it, and it does not cover all aspects of this complex issue. This week, […]

Global Giving
September 16, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment
Global Giving

There are a lot of people and organizations who need help and  sometimes it’s hard to decide who to donate money to.  Also, if you have limited means you might think that a small donation can’t do much.  GlobalGiving.org is a unique site that gives people the opportunity to fund smaller projects or grassroots organizations […]

Colbert Rally Stirs Up Record-Breaking Online Donations
September 14, 2010 – 1:02 pm | One Comment
Colbert Rally Stirs Up Record-Breaking Online Donations

Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally got mixed reactions from the media with accusations of racism and fear mongering from the left and praise from the right. One Reddit user, however, has used a satirical counter-rally with Stephen Colbert to raise $95,000 for charity. While The Colbert Report was on vacation, a Reddit user known as […]

UPDATE: New Yorkers Turn Out For 9/11 National Day of Service
September 13, 2010 – 10:37 am | One Comment
UPDATE: New Yorkers Turn Out For 9/11 National Day of Service

Last Friday, Tribal Truth covered the 9/11 National Day of Service, a day where people remember those lost in the September 11 attacks by giving back to their community. According to NY1, the 9/11 National Day of Service was an enormous success in New York City with hundreds of volunteers working in soup kitchens and […]

9/11 Day of Service
September 10, 2010 – 1:23 pm | No Comment
9/11 Day of Service

This Saturday is the anniversary of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. While some groups are planning hateful events like the Qu’ran burning that has dominated the news, the 9/11 Day of Service is encouraging people to honor the memory of those who died by giving back to the community. The 9/11 Day of […]

PEHT-“The Price of Sugar” screening, 9/21/2010
September 9, 2010 – 12:50 pm | No Comment
PEHT-“The Price of Sugar” screening, 9/21/2010

The Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking will be screening the documentary The Price of Sugar at the Museum of Tolerance on Tuesday, September 21 at 6 PM. In the Dominican Republic, a tropical island-nation, tourists flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians have toiled under armed-guard […]

United Nations Association of NY-BookTalkUNA, 9/27/2010
September 9, 2010 – 11:57 am | No Comment
United Nations Association of NY-BookTalkUNA, 9/27/2010

BookTalkUNA along with the Institute of International Education will be hosting a book discussion of Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains on Monday, September 27 at 7:00 PM. There will be a reception from 6:30 to 7 PM followed by the discussion and a book signing with Deogratias (Deo) Niyizonkiza, the subject of Strength in […]

Waiting For “Superman”
September 8, 2010 – 1:30 pm | 2 Comments
Waiting For “Superman”

Waiting For “Superman” is a new documentary film from Davis Guggenheim, Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth. This time, he takes on America’s broken school system. The theatrical trailer can be viewed above. At Tribal Truth, we are excited about this film because it is shedding light on a problem here in our own cities […]

International Literacy Day
September 8, 2010 – 12:18 pm | No Comment
International Literacy Day

855 million people in the world are illiterate. Out of that, two-thirds are women. In today’s world, this is an unacceptable statistic, and the International Literacy Day is working to change it. As part of International Literacy Day, Tribal Truth is showcasing organizations that are fighting illiteracy around the world. International Reading Association: The IRA […]

Howcast on Using Twitter for Social Change
September 7, 2010 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

Howcast on YouTube teaches a wide variety of skills like attracting girls, dancing like Beyonce, or studying hardcore, and at Tribal Truth, we enjoy their mix of humor and solid advice. Many organizations that are working for social change are learning how to use Twitter to keep their supporters in the know while also bringing […]

Men’s Wearhouse Suits Up the Unemployed
September 3, 2010 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
Men’s Wearhouse Suits Up the Unemployed

On the New York City sitcom How I Met Your Mother, character Barney Stinson has a deep love for his well-tailored suits. The real world truth is that there are many unemployed people in the city who do not even own a suit or proper interview attire, and as a result, they are having a […]

California Teachers Benefit from Generous DonorsChoose.org Donation
September 2, 2010 – 11:43 am | One Comment
California Teachers Benefit from Generous DonorsChoose.org Donation

Tribal Truth has mentioned DonorsChoose.org in the past. Donors Choose gives teachers the opportunity to post their classroom needs online and solicit donations. Stephen Colbert serves as a board member for Donors Choose and is a major supporter of the organization. Yesterday, California teachers benefited in a big way from Donors Choose and Hilda Yao, […]

YPIC Book Club-“The Value of Nothing”
September 1, 2010 – 4:49 pm | No Comment
YPIC Book Club-“The Value of Nothing”

The YPIC (Young Professionals for International Cooperation) Book Club will be having their first meeting on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 PM. YPIC teaches students and young professionals about the United Nations and international issues. Throughout the year, they host informational and networking events including film screenings, panel discussions, and art exhibitions. The YPIC Book […]

Flint Bowling Alley Offers Free Bowling for Kids
September 1, 2010 – 3:07 pm | 2 Comments
Flint Bowling Alley Offers Free Bowling for Kids

In Flint, Michigan, the unemployment rate is about 14 percent. Many kids in the area live in unsafe neighborhoods and don’t have the money to participate in league sports or other after school activities. Despite the struggling local economy, the local bowling alley Richfield Bowl has offered free bowling to 3,000 children, the equivalent of […]

Author J.K. Rowling Sets Up Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
September 1, 2010 – 11:05 am | One Comment
Author J.K. Rowling Sets Up Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

J.K. Rowling, the author of the bestselling Harry Potter book series, is setting up a multiple sclerosis research clinic at the University of Edinburgh. The clinic will be named for Rowling’s mother Anne Rowling who died from multiple sclerosis at 45 years old. The Anne Rowling regenerative neurology clinic will research Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s, and […]

The Fun Theory
August 30, 2010 – 1:45 pm | One Comment
The Fun Theory

What is the most compelling way to get people to recycle, pick up their trash, or use the stairs? Volkswagen’s initiative The Fun Theory believes that the best way to teach responsible behavior is to add an element of fun. The Fun Theory encourages people to think outside of the box and come up with […]

Child Witches: How Ancient Superstitions Are Leading to Child Abuse
August 30, 2010 – 12:39 pm | One Comment
Child Witches: How Ancient Superstitions Are Leading to Child Abuse

There is a disturbing new trend of child abuse happening in Africa and in African immigrant communities in the United Kingdom. Children are being accused of witchcraft or demon possession, and families are paying exorbitant fees to have their child exorcised by a religious leader. Religious beliefs are excusing child abuse, and this practice by […]

Rooftop Films
August 26, 2010 – 2:15 pm | 2 Comments
Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is probably best known for their outdoor film screenings on New York City rooftops, but this non-profit arts organization offers so much more to fans and filmmakers alike. Screenings by Rooftop Films feature films like the upcoming Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl, Spike Jonze’s I’m Here, Funny or Die’s Drunk History, and Let’s Harvest […]

Lower Ninth Ward 5 Years After Hurricane Katrina
August 26, 2010 – 12:09 pm | No Comment
Lower Ninth Ward  5 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Sunday, August 29 will be the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans. The Lower Ninth Ward District was hit the hardest with most of the houses either destroyed or heavily damaged. Five years after the hurricane, recovery and success is measured one house at a time. Only 25% of the people who left […]

Domestic Abuse and Technology
August 25, 2010 – 1:36 pm | No Comment
Domestic Abuse and Technology

New technologies have given people new ways to communicate from video chatting with Skype to status updates on Facebook and even the good old-fashioned e-mail. For victims of domestic abuse, however, these new technologies can be misused to further isolate and hurt them. Spyware is a popular way for husbands to keep tabs on their […]

Despite Summer Meal Programs, U.S. Children Still Going Hungry
August 24, 2010 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
Despite Summer Meal Programs, U.S. Children Still Going Hungry

According to AOL News, there are 16 million children who receive subsidized school meals who are not covered during the summer. Despite efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, local food banks, and other private organizations, many children still go hungry during the summertime months. Federal funding is in place for summer meal programs, but […]

Beer Company Funds Social Entrepreneurs
August 24, 2010 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
Beer Company Funds Social Entrepreneurs

Guinness & Co. might be best known for their beer, but the Arthur Guinness Fund is providing aid to social entrepreneurs located all over the world including West Africa and Indonesia. The Arthur Guinness Fund has partnered with Ashoka, the world’s leading association of social entrepreneurs. 30 entrepreneurs will be chosen by the Arthur Guinness […]

Color Me In-Updates
August 19, 2010 – 2:02 pm | No Comment
Color Me In-Updates

Recently, we received some very exciting updates from the organization Color Me In! We previously wrote about Color Me In! and CMI founder Sarah Grant, and we wanted to share them with the Tribal Truth community. From the Color Me In! August newsletter: Itamina: An organization of ten members sharing physical disabilities, their name translates […]

Zwelethu Mthethwa and David Goldblatt South African Photographers
August 18, 2010 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
Zwelethu Mthethwa and David Goldblatt South African Photographers

If you live in New York City, there are 2  photography shows by South African photographers that you might enjoy. First is Zwelethu Mthethwa, a photographer and painter from Durbin, South Africa. He is best known for his large format color photographs and has had over 35 solo exhibitions all over the world. Currently, his […]

PEHT Panel: “Trafficking in Persons-Modern Day Slavery: The Social, Legal, and Economic Implications”
August 18, 2010 – 11:41 am | No Comment
PEHT Panel: “Trafficking in Persons-Modern Day Slavery: The Social, Legal, and Economic Implications”

On Monday August 23 at 6 PM, PEHT (The Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking) will be hosting a panel discussion at the City Bar Justice Center at 42 West 44th Street. The discussion is entitled “Trafficking in Persons-Modern Day Slavery: The Social, Legal, and Economic Implications,” and the seven-person panel includes Rachel Yousey […]

End Sex Trafficking and Violence Against Women
August 18, 2010 – 11:31 am | No Comment
End Sex Trafficking and Violence Against Women

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Every year, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children are kidnapped or tricked into believing that they are going to find work in another city or country. Their passport, papers, and identification are taken away by their captors, and they are forced into labor or sex trade, usually for no pay. Anti-trafficking groups rescue and rehabilitate […]

Same Sky
August 10, 2010 – 11:09 am | No Comment
Same Sky

Surviving the 1994 Rwandan Genocide was a miracle, but life afterward was difficult for many women, particularly women who were HIV-positive. Same Sky is a “trade-not-aid-initiative” that gives these women the opportunity to be self-sufficient by learning how to crochet and make beaded bracelets. Through Same Sky, the artisans make ten-times the average wage of […]

Camfed Graduate Invited to White House
August 6, 2010 – 4:25 pm | One Comment
Camfed Graduate Invited to White House

Tribal Truth recently did a profile on Camfed, an organization dedicated to helping African girls stay in school and receive a higher education, and this week, a Camfed graduate was invited to the White House. Abigail Kaindu, a former Camfed student from Zambia, was in Washington for President Obama’s Forum with Young African Leaders. There […]

Camfed USA
August 6, 2010 – 3:45 pm | One Comment
Camfed USA

Camfed‘s primary mission is to help African girls stay in school despite financial difficulties. Schools keep an eye out for girls who are likely to drop out of school due to financial reasons, and Camfed takes care of all expenses including books, school uniforms, and boarding. These girls want to be doctors, lawyers, business owners, […]

Central Asia Institute-Pennies for Peace
August 6, 2010 – 2:35 pm | One Comment
Central Asia Institute-Pennies for Peace

Greg Mortenson, the co-founder and executive producer of the Central Asia Institute, has worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 1993, and since 1996, he has been doing his work through the Central Asia Institute. The Central Asia Institute builds schools, helps existing schools, and encourages young women to stay in school. At last count, the […]

Jane Goodall Institute
August 4, 2010 – 9:53 am | One Comment
Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute supports chimpanzee research as well as preserving the chimpanzee’s habitat and educating young people about taking care of the environment. Their program Roots & Shoots encourages young people to get involved by planting trees, participating in Earth Day, and raising funds to build a center for orphan chimpanzees. The Jane Goodall […]

World Learning
August 3, 2010 – 12:54 pm | No Comment
World Learning

World Learning is an organization focused on giving people life-changing cross-cultural experiences. Their student programs allow American students to visit countries all over the world and students from countries all over the world to visit America. These exchanges give students the chance to immerse themselves in a different culture and find ways that they can […]

The World Future Council
August 2, 2010 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
The World Future Council

The World Future Council works with politicians and other world leaders to bring about lasting change in the world. Their goals include “Peace and Disarmament,” “Climate and Energy,” “Sustainable Ecosystems, “Sustainable Economy,” and “Just Societies.” They strive to achieve their goals through what they call “Future Justice,” an overall societal change which strives for “showing […]

loveLife
August 2, 2010 – 2:22 pm | One Comment
loveLife

In South Africa, a country struggling to stop the spread of AIDS, loveLife is educating young people about safe sex practices while also addressing the reasons why young people choose to have unprotected sex. On their website, loveLife states: To tackle HIV in South Africa, loveLife believes that a broad, holistic approach is needed; one […]

Clean Water Organizations
July 30, 2010 – 4:27 pm | One Comment
Clean Water Organizations

There are a lot of organizations working for the same goal of clean water and sanitary living for all people. This is our on-going list of organizations that are working to increase access to clean water. If you are aware of other organizations working towards this goal, please contact us at info@tribaltruth.org. Charity: Water: Builds […]

Oxfam
July 30, 2010 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
Oxfam

Oxfam was formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations. Their aim was to work together for greater impact on the international stage to reduce poverty and injustice. They are now an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries with partners an allies around the world. Oxfam works directly with […]

SurfAid International
July 29, 2010 – 2:52 pm | 2 Comments
SurfAid International

SurfAid International came to our attention the other day when we were searching the internet, and we think they have a pretty incredible story. Surfer/doctor Dave Jenkins went to the Mentawai Islands in search of the “perfect waves,” but his life was changed by the people of the islands. When he saw that they were […]

Nelson Mandela Foundation: “The Necessity of Art”
July 29, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
Nelson Mandela Foundation: “The Necessity of Art”

The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a conversation between Achmat Dangor, Mongane Wally Serote, Nadine Gordimer, Elinor Sisulu, and Ariel Dorfman about the role of art in strengthening democracy. The discussion entitled “The Necessity of Art: Reflections on Writers and Artists in Defeating Oppression and Deepening Democracy” was held at Freedom Park in Pretoria. This excerpt is […]

Conversation with Malcolm Morley Part 3
July 28, 2010 – 11:23 am | 2 Comments

Here is Part 3 of a conversation with Malcolm Morley where he talks about his art,other artists and shows some of his lithographs. This video is broken up into 3 sections: Jump to part 1 here http://tribaltruth.org/2010/07/conversation-with-malcolm-morley-part-1/ Jump to part 2 Here http://tribaltruth.org/2010/07/conversation-with-malcolm-morley-part-2/

Conversation with Malcolm Morley Part 2
July 28, 2010 – 11:23 am | One Comment

Here is Part 2 of a conversation with Malcolm Morley where he talks about his art, other artists and a variety of other subjects. This video is broken up into 3 sections: Jump to part 1 here http://tribaltruth.org/2010/07/conversation-with-malcolm-morley-part-1/ Jump to part 3 Here http://tribaltruth.org/2010/07/conversation-with-malcolm-morley-part-3/

Conversation with Malcolm Morley Part 1
July 28, 2010 – 11:22 am | 2 Comments

Here is Part 1 of a conversation with Malcolm Morley where he talks about his art, other artists and many other topics. This video is broken up into 3 sections: Jump to part 2 here http://tribaltruth.org/2010/07/conversation-with-malcolm-morley-part-2/ Jump to part 3 Here http://tribaltruth.org/2010/07/conversation-with-malcolm-morley-part-3/

United Nations Association of New York
July 26, 2010 – 1:37 pm | No Comment
United Nations Association of New York

UNA-NY Screening the Issues Sergio Please join us for this one night screening followed by a discussion with Dr. Jamal Benomar, Chef de Cabinet to the President of the UN General Assembly For more information on the screening of SERGIO go to their website http://www.unanyc.org/events/current/20100730_sergio.html

The United Nations Association Young Professionals For International Cooperation New York
July 26, 2010 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
The  United Nations Association Young Professionals For International Cooperation New York

Wednesday July 28,2010  Screening of  Call + Response Click here for more info

George Mark Children’s House
July 15, 2010 – 2:39 pm | No Comment
George Mark Children’s House

George Mark Children’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides the gift of time to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families – time for kids to be just kids and parents to be “mom” and “dad”, instead of round-the-clock caregivers. As the first— and, currently, only—freestanding residential pediatric palliative care facility in the United […]

The Strongheart Fellowship Program
July 6, 2010 – 3:06 pm | No Comment
The Strongheart Fellowship Program

The Strongheart Fellowship – located in Liberia, West Africa – provides extraordinary opportunity for exceptional young people from extremely challenging circumstances. Often displaced or orphaned by war, these are young people who have a marked “inner resilience” that has set them apart as remarkable potential leaders despite their conditions. What truly sets the Strongheart Program […]

Synergos
June 28, 2010 – 10:03 am | One Comment
Synergos

Synergos comes from the Greek root meaning “working together.” Synergos is working to create a more just and equitable global society in which all individuals, families, and communities have a meaningful opportunity to improve the quality of their lives . Synergos and it’s partners mobilize resources and bridge social and economic divides to reduce poverty and […]

Children Rise – Billy Raftery
June 23, 2010 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

Watch this trailer of Children Rise a documentary by Billy Raftery

Echoing Green
June 18, 2010 – 1:24 pm | No Comment
Echoing Green

Echoing Green invests and supports emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver high impact solutions.  These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to solve social, environmental, economic, and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help people reach their full potential. Echoing Green has been in the business of identifying, funding, and […]

Peace Parks Foundation
June 16, 2010 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Peace Parks Foundation

Peace Park Foundation envisages the establishment of a network of protected area that links ecosystems across international borders. Peace parks are about co-existence between humans and nature, about promoting regional peace and stability, conserving biodiversity and stimulating job creation by developing nature conservation as a land-use option. To learn more about Peace Parks Foundation and what […]

Jeanette McPeek video
June 16, 2010 – 2:55 pm | One Comment

Jeanette McPeek talks about her art

Shared Interest
June 15, 2010 – 11:40 am | No Comment
Shared Interest

Shared Interest’s mission is to mobilize the resources for South Africa’s economically disenfranchised communities to sustain themselves and build and equitable nation.  One of the ways Shared Interest helps is by guaranteeing bank loans to local communities – which enables them to build houses, create jobs and support small businesses. To learn more about the […]

Culture Project – Theatre Productions
June 9, 2010 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
Culture Project – Theatre Productions

Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time. Blending prize-winning theater with […]

Counterpart
June 8, 2010 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Counterpart

The mission of Counterpart International is to empower vulnerable people to implement innovative, holistic and enduring solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. Our mission reflects our longstanding commitment to building the capacity of individuals and communities to control their own future. We are proud of our past innovations in community-based development and aspire to […]

The Advocacy Project
June 8, 2010 – 1:30 pm | One Comment
The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project (AP) is a nongovernmental organization based in Washington, DC, with a field office in Kampala, Uganda. AP secured non-profit status in July 2001. Our mission is to produce social change by helping marginalized communities claim their rights. This is done by partnering with advocates that represent these communities. We believe strongly that […]

Taking Back The Stable
June 7, 2010 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
Taking Back The Stable

In the mid 1970’s Kessie Govender founded the Stable Theatre in Durban, South Africa. It was the first independently owned theatre in South Africa. Because the Stable Theatre catered to a mainly black audience and because many of the plays performed at the Stable Theatre poked fun or criticized apartheid funding for the theatre was […]

The Sharing Foundation Cambodia
June 3, 2010 – 10:30 am | No Comment
The Sharing Foundation Cambodia

The  Sharing Foundation‘s mission is to help meet the physical, emotional, educational and medical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Our goal is to help prevent some of the problems associated with poverty by developing, in consultation with Cambodian community leaders, programs to improve the health and welfare of these children and […]

African Rainforest Conservancy
June 2, 2010 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
African Rainforest Conservancy

The African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) promotes the restoration of African rainforests — among the oldest and most biodiverse in the world — by funding indigenous grassroots conservation organizations. By providing new economic and educational opportunities to local men, women, and children, they empower these communities to preserve their natural heritage for all mankind. For more […]

Dr. Peter Magubane: Shared Interest Speech
June 2, 2010 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
Dr. Peter Magubane: Shared Interest Speech

Click here to see Dr. Peter Magubane’s speech at Shared Interest’s 16th Anniversary Awards Dinner.

Color Me In
May 27, 2010 – 2:45 pm | One Comment
Color Me In

. Color Me In! pairs micro-loans for small business development with local tree planting in Zambia to empower communities to build an economic and environmentally sustainable future. Be sure to visit them today http://www.colormein.org UPDATE check out this new video from Color Me In NEWS Sarah Grant just got back from her trip to Zambia […]