Monday, January 31, 2011

Tulane student in Egypt gets an education she didn't expect

"This was supposed to be Lara Getz's junior year abroad, 'but it got cut a little short,' the Tulane University junior said Monday."

Click here for Lara's story.

Honoring a heroine of the civil rights movement – Dorothy Height – in song

"The name Dorothy Height isn't nearly as familiar to the general public as it should be, which is why B.B. King, Taj Mahal and others will be converging on Chicago in coming weeks. Guitarist King and friends rest will be celebrating Height's legacy – and marking Black History Month in Chicago – with 'Godmother: A Music and Dance Tribute to Dorothy Height and the Civil Rights Movement,' which will be filmed for broadcast next year."

For more on the planned event, click here.

Movie Review - 'What If'

"'What If' stars Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson and John Ratzenberger in an inspirational story of the road not taken. GMC, formerly known as the Gospel Music Channel, debuted the television release of the movie, which was produced by Jerry B. Jenkins, best-selling Christian author."

Click here for more on this uplifting movie.

Mattel Announces $500,000 Donation to Save the Children’s New Corporate Partners in Emergencies Fund

"Save the Children, one of the leading global humanitarian and relief agencies, has partnered with Mattel [NASDAQ: MAT], the world’s largest toy company, and the Mattel Children’s Foundation to create a multi-year disaster response strategy, which includes a $500,000 cash donation and toy donation program for Save the Children."

Click here for more on this humanitarian initiative.