Brooklyn Nine-Nine Creators, Cast Donate to Protester Bail Funds

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Creators, Cast Donate to Protester Bail Funds

Jul 24

During the protests over police brutality in the United States after the death on video of George Floyd, the police arrested over 10,000 protesters across the country in just the first two weeks, and they haven’t stopped. Some of the arrests for looting and violence, but others have been plainly unjust, such as the arrest of Evan Hreha, who was arrested for “unlawfully discharging a laser” by a...

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sells Valuable Guitars for Climate Causes

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sells Valuable Guitars for Climate Causes

Jul 17

David Gilmour has been on the world stage since he joined Pink Floyd in 1968, just a few months after they released “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” and made the charts. In ’85, he took over leadership of the band after Roger Waters departed. It’s in no small part to him that as of 2012, Pink Floyd was one of the best-selling bands of all time, with over 250 million sales worldwide....

Dwayne Johnson Donates Water to Essential Workers

Dwayne Johnson Donates Water to Essential Workers

Jul 15

In April, the nation was calling its health care workers ‘Essential heroes,’ and applauding as they left for work. But now it’s July and the applause has faded, as a sort of COVID-19 fatigue has set in on us all, and our health workers remain as they were before all of this; underpaid, understaffed, underappreciated, and critically overworked. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, of...

Sam Mendes Establishes Fund for Theater Workers with Help from Netflix

Sam Mendes Establishes Fund for Theater Workers with Help from Netflix

Jul 08

On Monday, July 6, the British government announced a £1.5 billion effort to help hard-hit arts organizations in the UK through the pandemic. Art institutions like the National Gallery have only just begun reopening, but performance venues still probably have months to go before they can resume operating at their normal occupancy levels. Several major venues have already announced they’re...

Jack Dorsey Gives $5M to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Experiment

Jack Dorsey Gives $5M to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Experiment

Jul 07

In early March, while governments were still figuring out how seriously to take the COVID-19 crisis, Andrew Yang seems to have seen the writing on the wall. The former Presidential candidate launched Humanity Forward, a nonprofit focused on continuing the promises of his platform, especially Universal Basic Income (UBI) and data privacy by encouraging new voters and voting down-ballot, clear...

A Man in India is Buying Oxygen Tanks and Giving Them Away

A Man in India is Buying Oxygen Tanks and Giving Them Away

Jun 29

Months into the pandemic’s grasp, Mumbai remains one of the worst-affected cities in India by COVID-19, with over 60,000 current cases overrunning hospitals. Staff and facilities are overwhelmed, their workload far greater than they have supplies, time, space, or stamina for. Shahnawaz Shaikh is not a doctor or an EMT, just a businessman. But for months, he’s been servicing as a...

K-Pop Group BTS and its Fans Donate Millions to Black Lives Matter

K-Pop Group BTS and its Fans Donate Millions to Black Lives Matter

Jun 10

BTS, aka Bangtan Sonyeondan, 방탄소년단, or the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-man boy band from Seoul. Performing, writing, and producing together since 2010, They’ve evolved from hip hop to a diverse pop-influenced style, trading heavily on the trials of personal growth and coming of age for material. Massively popular in South Korea, they used Youtube to leap into the international music market in...

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Address Racial Inequality

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Address Racial Inequality

Jun 03

In 2013, Bank of America was fined $2.2 million after a judge found them guilty of racial discrimination in the hiring practices at their Charlotte, North Carolina offices. Over 1,100 African-American job seekers were denied due to what the judge called “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” over the previous two decades. While a formal complaint about that discrimination was filed against...